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It’s a dog’s life. Shown here, furry guests enjoy luxury service and the dog-friendly atmosphere at the
Emerson Resort & Spa in the Catskill Mountains in New York State. From left to right: Minnie, Ralphie, Ruby, Sawyer and Charlie.
Photo credit: @puppynamedcharlie.

Miami Beach Approves RFP and November
Ballot Question for Conv. Hotel

By Grant Broadhurst

Miami Beach wants a headquarters hotel for their convention center – and fast.
The Miami Beach Commissioners unanimously voted on May 16 to put out an RFP for a 550 - 800-room convention hotel and then place the winning bid on the November ballot for 60 percent voter approval.

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Warren Buffet Meeting Is “Rock Concert” for Omaha

By Jonathan Trager

What happens every year on the first Saturday in May? Draws huge crowds, lures iconic figures.
The annual Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.
And, oh yes, the Kentucky Derby.
But back to Omaha, the Berkshire Hathaway event draws tens of thousands from all over the world who line up outside of the venue in the pre-dawn hours to watch the show and meet its star, Chairman & CEO Warren Buffet.

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Destinations International Announces
30 Under 30 Class

By Jonathan Trager

Destinations International has unveiled its 2018 class of 30 Under 30 honorees, who will accept the honor at Destination International’s 2018 Annual Convention on July 10 – 13 in Anaheim, Calif.

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Association Forum andUSAE Open Forty Under 40
Application Period

By Todd McElwee

Calling all up-in-coming association or nonprofit professionals 40-years-old or younger.
You’re encouraged to apply for the Association Forum’s and USAE’s Forty Under 40 program.

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It’s a Dog’s Life… HOTS has learned that the 53-room Emerson Resort & Spa, a boutique property in the appropriately named Catskill Mountains in New York State, is offering a pack of upscale offerings to their four-legged guests. Doggie guests can enjoy a 6,000-square-foot dog park, which even includes a special area for smaller dogs who literally can’t run with the big dogs. Owners can also buy a “Pupgrade” (even HOTS groans at that pup pun) that includes a doggie welcome basket. The Emerson’s restaurant, Woodnotes Grille, even offers a dog menu off which Fefe (or Killer) can order a chicken breast ($7), an 8-ounce grass-fed burger patty ($12) or even a 12-ounce New York Strip ($22). As a fanatical devotee to all things rare and tasty, HOTS wonders how many fellow gourmets hail from the canine cuisine world. Last year the property welcomed about 860 canine guests, but HOTS wants to visit for another reason: the resort is evidently home of the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope. Dog, that’s psychedelic.



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