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US: Interactive Entertainment Group’s New Website, Seltzerland's Tour Dates, Omni Amelia Island Resort's Dinner Series, and More

GLOBAL: Valor Hospitality Partners—a global, fully integrated management and operations solutions company—has announced its partnership with the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD). The ICD manages a portfolio of commercial companies and investments, and in a joint venture with Valor Hospitality, is set to transition more than 800 keys across popular hotels in the Emirate under Valor’s management. Of those hotels is Dubai’s first five-star property, the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek.

NATIONAL: Event production company Interactive Entertainment Group (IEG) has announced the launch of its new website, The online refresh follows IEG’s rebrand, which took place in August 2021. The new site features experience categories—including virtual reality and giant games—as well as event types (think: experiential and trade shows) to allow planners to find an IEG offering that aligns with their event goals. Site visitors are also encouraged to visit IEG’s blog and press sections for further event inspiration.

Cannonball Productions has announced dates for the fourth season of its nationally touring hard seltzer festival, Seltzerland. This multi-city tour will kick off 2023 at Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego, and continue on to Austin, Houston, and Dallas for back-to-back weekends in March. Seltzerland will then make its return to Chicago on June 10 at The Lot at Plumbers Union, and head to the Jersey Shore’s Shoretown Ballpark and New York City’s Industry City in July. Added events will be announced in Los Angeles, Boston, Denver, Cape Cod, and Tampa in 2023.

AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.: Omni Amelia Island Resort has unveiled the lineup for its 2023 Sprouting Project dinner series. Attendees are invited on an epicurean adventure exploring the resort’s on-site chef’s garden and Barrel Room topped off with an elevated five-course dinner under the stars. Each dinner is themed by a locally sourced ingredient. This year's ingredients include citrus, potato, legume, cherry, beet, and truffle. Tickets for general admission to each dinner start at $109 per person. Dates range from February to December.

TAMPA, FLA.: Mainsail Lodging & Development has announced new executive appointments. Susan Marlow is now chief people officer, Denis Cruz is the corporate director of retail, and Vincente Lavayen is the corporate director of beverage. Marlow is now responsible for the overall strategic direction of Mainsail’s human resources, including talent acquisition, training, benefits programs, and more. Cruz, meanwhile, will plan and direct strategies for delivering inventory to on-property retail outlets. Lavayen is responsible for supporting Mainsail’s entire portfolio while maximizing beverage supplier benefits.

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