People/Events/Accounts: News About N.Y.S.A.E. Award, Gucci Osteria Los Angeles, Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin, and More

BOSTON: Mandarin Oriental, Boston is undergoing a renovation of its guest rooms, spa, fitness center, and event spaces. It is slated for completion in April.

LOS ANGELES: Celebrity chef Massimo Bottura has revealed that he will soon open an outpost of Gucci Osteria, his Michelin-starred restaurant in Florence, at the Gucci boutique on Rodeo Drive, according to Eater. Bottura, who also is at the helm of Osteria Francescana, another Michelin-starred eatery in Italy, appeared in Netflix’s Chef’s Table series. 

NEW YORK: New York Society of Association Executives has announced that Alan Steel, president and C.E.O. of the New York Convention Center Operating Corp., which runs the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, is the Synergy Awards 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award winner. He will accept the inaugural prize May 13 at N.Y.S.A.E.’s Synergy Award luncheon at the Harvard Club.

ORLANDO/CENTRAL FLORIDA: The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has tapped Jim Curtis as director of sales and marketing. A 30-year veteran of the industry, Curtis most recently served as area director of sales for Omni Hotels & Resorts, overseeing efforts for the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate and five other properties around the country.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: Visit Salt Lake has appointed Kaitlin Eskelson as its new president and C.E.O. She most recently served as executive director of the Utah Tourism Industry Association.

SAN ANTONIO: Undergoing a $36 million renovation, the upcoming Marriott San Antonio Airport hotel has brought Mark Vilagi on as general manager. A hospitality industry veteran of 30 years, Vilagi is expected to oversee the hotel’s transformation from a  Holiday Inn.

With contributions from Ashton Pike in Atlanta, Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles, and Rayna Katz, Beth Kormanik, and Michele Laufik in New York.

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