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US: Foot Locker’s Holiday Campaign, Miami’s Frost Museum in Search of New President and CEO, the Moxy Hotel’s Pink Winter Lodge, and More

GLOBAL: Foot Locker kicked off its Holiday House Party campaign in Asia on Dec. 16, and went on to release it at select Foot Locker locations around the globe within a 24-hour period. Fittingly, the campaign includes real-life experiential moments like a sneaker holiday tree and curated shoe refrigerator as well as gift wrapping stations, live DJs, and talent appearances. Following its release across Asia—in Indonesia, Singapore, and the Phillipines—the Holiday House Party is set to travel to Paris, New York, and Los Angeles.

Watch brand Timex, the official timekeeper of the metaverse, has partnered with Bored Ape Yacht Club for a collection of ultra-rare timepieces and corresponding NFTs. Exclusively available to members of the Bored Ape and Mutant Ape communities, the NFTs and hand-assembled watches were developed in partnership with Bored Ape’s council. The watches are based on the Timex Waterbury Classic design to showcase one of 30,000 possible Apes or Mutants. There are more than 17 additional customizable options, including the NFT holder’s Ape, the case, strap, etching, and more.

ABILENE, TEXAS: Hilton has announced the appointment of John Kukreja as the general manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Abilene Downtown Convention Center, which is set to open summer 2023. Upon its debut, the hotel will boast 200 rooms and more than 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space—the most of any hotel in the city—including a ballroom that can accommodate 1,000-plus guests. Kukreja brings more than 30 years of experience to the role, having previously worked as the rooms manager at New York City’s Trump Tower and the vice president of operations at the New Orleans outpost of the London-based, Michelin-starred restaurant Tamarind.

MIAMI: The CEO and president of the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science Frank Steslow has announced that he intends to step down in the first quarter of 2023. Steslow joined the museum’s leadership team as COO in 2007 and is an accomplished scientist and veteran nonprofit museum executive. He assumed the role of CEO and president in 2016 and oversaw the development of the Frost Museum’s newest campus, which debuted in May 2017. The Frost Science Board of Trustees is now conducting a national search to fill Steslow’s role.

NEW YORK: The Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge at the Moxy Times Square has officially kicked off its holiday pop-up. Open now through March 2023, the seasonal activation is dubbed “The Pink Winter Lodge: Frosted Edition” and was produced in collaboration with Design House Decor in nod to a white winter wonderland and ski lodge. Guests can expect to sip on curated cocktails—courtesy of the venue’s beverage director, Nikki McCutcheon—such as the Double Pink Diamond with pomegranate; the Après Ski, Magic Hour’s signature boozy pink hot chocolate; and the Après All Day, a party pouch with vodka and yuzu citrus. A full dinner menu with seasonal desserts is also available.

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