US: Hilton’s EventReady Program, GLAAD’s Virtual Award Show, and More

NATIONAL: Hilton has launched its EventReady with CleanStay program, which offers expanded cleanliness protocols and a focus on health and environmental concerns; the program also offers flexible pricing, simplified contracts, and a propriety Hilton EventReady Playbook filled with curated resources. 

GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer media advocacy organization, will host a virtual ceremony for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards via Facebook and YouTube channels on July 30 at 8 p.m; the event will also air on Logo on Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. The award celebration honors fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues.

KEY WEST, FLA.: The organizers of Key West’s Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival announced that the 2020 event, originally scheduled for Oct. 16-25, has been canceled to protect against the potential spread of COVID-19.

LOS ANGELES: Chameleon Chairs LLC has announced a new sales distribution partnership with Los Angeles-based Atlas Commercial Products and its affiliate, EventStable.com. Chameleon Chair Collection is the designer, manufacturer, and distributor of its proprietary line of chairs, barstools, chair covers, and accessories. Aside from Chameleon itself, Atlas and EventStable.com will be the only third-party distributor authorized to market and sell Chameleon Chair Collection products.

For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit Masterplanner: masterplanneronline.com/losangeles

NEW YORK: The Mayor’s Office of Citywide Event Coordination & Management has announced the Citywide Events Advisory Group. Members of New York City event community—including reps from The Bowery Presents, Citifield, NYC Pride, Macy’s, and many more—have been selected to reimagine models and standards for safely proceeding with events in the five boroughs.

The Mark Hotel was named the "Best City Hotel in the U.S." and "Best Hotel in New York" by Travel & Leisure for its World’s Best Awards 2020. This year is the 25th anniversary of the Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards, where winners are selected through a reader’s survey that asks respondents to vote for their favorite travel experiences. 

For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: masterplanneronline.com/newyork

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