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  • Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Awards Members of its Business Community

     
    POSTED June 18, 2017
     

On June 3, 2017, City National Bank presented the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce's 95th Annual Gala at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Wayne Pathman, the Chamber Chairman of Board, and Kelly Blanco from NBC 6 co-hosted the 900 guests at the Magical Affair-themed gala, organized by Jessica Fuentes Victor of Café Avanti, Jeff Greene of 84 West Studios and Leila Chang of Ideal Lifestyle Concierge.

The red carpet at the event featured Aura Entertainment's contortionists, a Vogue booth and ice sculpture by City National Bank, and aerialists. But the main event was the presentation of six awards to companies in Miami's business community. The winning companies and individuals included:

  • Tara Solomon, TARA Ink., receiving the Excellence in Tourism Award
  • Joy V.W. Malakoff, City of Miami Beach Commissioner, receiving the City National Bank Beach High Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Breakthru Beverage Florida, receiving the Jan Pfeiffer Distinguished Service Award
  • Art Basel Miami Beach, receiving the Corporate Citizen of the Year Award
  • Tibor Hollo, Florida East Coast Realty, receiving the Leonard "DOC" Baker Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Howard M. Lorber, Douglas Elliman, receiving the Member of the Decade Award

In addition to the presentation of the awards, Mango's Tropical Café presented ENIGMA, Miami Beach's top magician as a performance for the gala. To accompany dancing to The Clique, cocktails were provided by La Marca, Woodford Reserve and Finlandia. Live and silent auctions helpaed raise money for the Chambers 501(c)3 Education Foundation, which supports educational initiatives for academic departments in Miami Beach. These auctions accumulated thousands of dollars to donate to the foundation. The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce acknowledges and thanks Warren Henry Automotive, Breakthru Beverage Floria, Southern Audio & Visual, Viacom, and Loews Miami Beach for supporting the annual event each year.

Both Luxe Hotels in Los Angeles offer two completely different experiences. The Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel is the only hotel on Rodeo Drive, with easy access to dozens of designer stores, while the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel has some of the best pool facilities on LA’s Westside.

Now, the two are teaming up to bring Rodeo Drive to the pool. All guests at the Rodeo Drive hotel will have access to the pool at Luxe Sunset Boulevard with any booking.

 

A $16 million redesign has been announced at Stanford Court, a tech-centric hotel located atop the San Francisco landmark Nob Hill. With a slated completion of spring 2018, the renovation will touch everything from the hotel's lobby to their guest rooms, fitness center, meeting and event spaces and hotel amenities. The hotel will remain operational throughout the entirety of the project.

 

The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wis., has recently completed renovations that improved their 334 guest rooms, upgraded their outdoor hot tub, and added waterslides to their kids' pool and new features to the toddler-friendly splash pad. The resort is situated on the shores of Geneva Lake, which inspires the nautical theme of their guest rooms.  With plush new bedding, carpeting, paint and sofa sleepers, guests will appreciate the comfort of Abbey Resort's updated spaces.