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New Orleans' Higgins Hotel & Conference Center Joins Davidson Hotels & Resorts

Hospitality management company Davidson Hotels & Resorts announced the addition of The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center to its growing portfolio. Operated by Davidson's lifestyle and luxury division Pivot Hotels & Resorts, the 230-room, Art Deco-inspired boutique hotel is part of Curio Collection by Hilton.

Travel Coalition, Executives Call on Congress to Pass Relief Legislation

Last week week, a coalition of almost 200 travel, hotel, franchise, and state and local government groups called for Congress to not go on recess without providing relief for sectors devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, a group of 17 CEOS of the largest U.S. travel companies sent a statement to leaders in Washington, pleading to advance a subsequent round of legislative relief from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

The Statler Offers ‘Work With Us’ Initiative With Custom Work Spaces During COVID-19 Crisis

In light of the increased work-from-home economy, The Statler, Curio Collection by Hilton in Dallas, TX, has launched a "Work with Us" initiative, which allows people—even those not staying as overnight guests in the hotel—to use the hotel’s workspaces and technology.

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board Names Adam Burke President and CEO

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (Los Angeles Tourism), the official destination marketing organization for the City of Los Angeles, announced that its board of directors has appointed Adam Burke as president and CEO, removing his interim title. Burke will be responsible for ensuring the achievement of the organization’s mission, which is to leverage the economic power of tourism to improve the quality of life for all Angelenos.

Hilton Launches "EventReady Flexible Offer" for Meetings and Event Planners

Event planners, whose daily jobs have always involved building contingency plans for contingency plans, are now facing the ultimate challenge: The unknown. To that end, Hilton is launching a new solution, complementing its global cleanliness and client service program, "Hilton EventReady with CleanStay."

Hilton Announces New Standards for Event Cleanliness and Customer Service

To address safe group travel practices and evolve today’s event experience, Hilton has announced a global cleanliness and customer service program specific to meetings and events. "Hilton EventReady with CleanStay" is the next phase of the company’s recently launched "Hilton CleanStay" and was shaped by extensive research and feedback. 

The key tenets of the "Hilton EventReady with CleanStay" program include:

Travel Networks Host Virtual ITMC 2020 Symposium

Global travel management networks Hickory Global Partners and WIN Global Travel Network announced they have come together to create and jointly host Virtual ITMC 2020, a global symposium series celebrating independent TMCs (travel management companies). The event will be sponsored by Hilton and Sabre Hospitality Solutions. Paul Tilstone, managing partner of Festive Road, will moderate the two-part event on July 23 and 30.