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November 28, 2016
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Roundup: Social Impact Experiences for Groups at Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe




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New social impact experiences for groups at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, a new group-focused sales and marketing team at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach and London’s efforts to attract medical meetings are the meetings industry headlines to watch today. 

Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe Introduces Impact Experiences

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is offering new Impact Experiences for groups looking to contribute to the Lake Tahoe community. The experiences are social and environmental activities aimed at groups that want to engage in efforts that support child well-being, hunger and poverty relief, and environmental responsibility, and are available this holiday season and beyond. 

The experiences incorporate on-property activities at the resort during lunch breaks, receptions and coffee breaks, such as:

  • Partnering with the resort’s culinary team to prepare the ingredients for a regionally adapted dish for donation to a local hunger relief organization
  • Assembling school supplies and art materials in backpacks for donation to students whose academic success is threatened by poverty
  • Collaborating in teams to assemble emergency preparedness kits for shipping to a disaster relief facility or community organization
  • Designing and creating greetings and birthday cards for children in a local pediatric healthcare facility or children’s organization
  • Impact Hour, a platform for leaders from The Ritz-Carlton non-profit partner organizations to showcase how they are successfully addressing social and environmental issues

Additionally, Signature Impact Experiences are available for groups to participate in during an off-site volunteer activity. These include:

The Forests of the Lake - In cooperation with the Sugar Pine Foundation, group guests can work together to collect pine cones, plant trees and care for saplings in order to help ensure the reforestation of Lake Tahoe’s native sugar pine trees and surrounding woods. 

Protecting the Lake’s Future - With the League to Save Lake Tahoe, group guests can assist in invasive species monitoring, trail restorations, and water-quality improvements. 

Visit www.ritzcarlton/laketahoe

Miguel Diaz
Miguel Diaz

New Sales and Marketing Team at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

In Florida, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, slated to open in January 2017, has announced its sales and marketing team to serve high-end leisure, group and social clients. 

Miguel Diaz will serve as the director of sales and marketing for the new luxury resort, bringing 20 years of hospitality and sales industry experiences from sales director roles at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa; Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale; Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel; Marenas Beach Resort & Spa; and Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

As director of sales and marketing for Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, Diaz will lead all sales, marketing and revenue generation efforts for the resort, as well as helm the resort’s sales, catering and convention services teams, which includes: 

  • Jessica Kendall, Director of Catering & Conference Services
  • Sarah McChesney, Catering Sales Manager
  • Doris O’Neill, Associate Director of Sales
  • Renee Potoczny, Sr. Sales Manager
  • Devin Trusty, Group Sales Manager
  • Amanda Clark, Group Sales Manager
  • Darrien Herning, Group Sales Manager

Visit www.wyndhamgrandclearwater.com

London Spotlights Medical Meeting Offerings

Finally, in destination news, London is releasing a guide to its credentials for medical meetings at IBTM World

The booklet was created by London & Partners, the official promotional company and convention bureau for the city, after gathering sector insight which showed event planners would benefit from the new guide while working on corporate medical meetings.

The Greater South East of England (London, Oxford, Cambridge) is home to 2,400 life sciences companies, 19 out of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies and several world-class research centers, such as the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, the Alan Turing Institute and the recently launched Francis Crick Institute, London & Partners said. 

In addition to showcasing the city’s selling points, the guide also outlines relevant partner venues and hotels, such as the Royal College of Physicians, ExCeL London and Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London.

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