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LACC Reports Record Year

AEG Facilities, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, provides venue management and other specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. This management has recently gained attention from its management of the Los Angeles Convention Center, as its 2015–2016 fiscal year yielded exceptional results. LACC reported a successful financial and operational year-to-date with the venue exceeding revenue expectations and nearly tripling the prior year’s profits.

Graton Resort and Casino Announces November Opening

Graton Resort & Casino known as California’s finest resort, gaming and entertainment destination in Sonoma County’s wine country, will open publicy on Nov. 15; it has just begun accepting hotel reservations.

Mammoth Introduces Club for Corporations

Aiming to engage the technology and business communities, Mammoth Mountain Ski Resorts is offering products and experiences to facilitate corporate entertainment, team-building, collaboration and personal and professional transformation. The core of the new business-oriented offerings is SKYBOX At Mammoth for corporations that embrace active adventure and the outdoors as key parts of their values.

Two Properties Added to Carmel Boutique Inns Portfolio

Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel, located in Carmel-by-the-Sea and only four blocks from Carmel Beach, have been acquired by Carmel Boutique Inns. Carmel-by-the-Sea is 1 square mile of unincorporated city set along Carmel Bay on the Monterey Peninsula. Crystal Petersson, general manager of the company’s iconic 1929 Cypress Inn co-owned with actress Doris Day, also serves as GM of the two new properties—co-owned by Kate Levett-Crayne and her husband Casey Crayne.

Wellness Retreat in Malibu Now Serves Groups

The Ranch 4.0 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village in Malibu has recently opened up as a meeting destination for private groups and corporate takeovers and offers guests an intensive boot camp and wellness program with picturesque morning hikes, rejuvenating exercise classes, daily massages and free time.

Accommodations at Vintage Inn Refurbished

Vintage Inn in Yountville has wrapped up renovation of all 80 guest rooms, suites and villas. A color palette of white and blue grey and natu- ral wood tones carry out the country French décor that meshes with early California accents. Guest rooms are decorated with original photog- raphy that captures the beauty of California wine country and was shot by local Napa Valley artists. Accommodations feature intimate seating areas, custom-built armoires, cozy wood-burning fireplaces and private balconies or garden patios.

Meet Leah Neumann

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Leah Neumann was recently hired as the catering and delivery director for FIG & OLIVE, a restaurant with eight locations across the country. Neumann is working to expand the brand’s catering opportunities in California.

Meet Loris Menfi

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Loris Menfi was recently hired as general manager of the Loews Regency San Francisco.

Register for WEC

Exciting times are ahead with Meeting Professionals International’s annual World Education Congress in August.

The event is slated for Aug. 1–Aug. 4., and while that seems ages away, the time is sure to come quickly; summer—as it always does—will fly by.

7 Mountain Conference & Convention Centers Soar Above the Norm

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Groups that seek peaks as backdrops also typically are looking for unique factors, outdoor diversions and top-notch facilities. We searched for convention and conference centers that deliver this trio of assets and more, offering examples in the heart of central business districts, on a college campus, minutes away from national parks and steps from the slopes.

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