TOURISM AND MEDIA

OC Hotel Development Steady; More to Come

Three new Orange County hotels with 445 rooms opened in the first half of 2018, according to data from Irvine hotel broker-consultant Atlas Hospitality Group.

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FBO Promotes One, Hires One

ACI Jet promoted Joe Daichendt to senior vice president over its fixed-base operations, a new role at the company, and named Nathen Steiger general manager of its FBO facility at John Wayne Airport. Daichendt will still be located at the FBO here.

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NJ Pendry Preps $1M Homes

A Pendry Hotel planned for a 2020 opening in Somerseet County, New Jersey, will include 24, for-sale residences on land once fit for a king.

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ESPN, Disney to Broadcast Overwatch League

ESPN, Disney XD and its family of networks will broadcast matches of Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s Overwatch League in another major development in the booming esports scene.

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Segerstrom Adds to Board

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa appointed four members to its board of directors on Tuesday.

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2019 Weightlifting Event Shifts to Vegas

Budapest-based International Weightlifting Federation moved its March 2019 youth world championship from Anaheim to Las Vegas during the group’s executive board meetings in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, a news report said.

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$180M in Galaxy’s Edge Construction Phase

A series of six construction permits for projects with a combined value of $180 million pulled over the last 30 days in Anaheim suggest the home stretch for elements of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new “land” expected to open next summer at Disneyland Resort.

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CBRE: Hotel Numbers Up in May

Average daily rates, occupancy, and revenue per available room held steady or grew year-to-date compared with the same period in 2017, research from CBRE Hotels in Los Angeles shows.

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Long Beach Airport Up In May

Long Beach Airport passenger traffic rose 8% in May, year-over-year, to about 345,000. Year-to-date traffic is up 9% to about 1.7 million.

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Airport Traffic Up In May

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic was up 4% in May, year-over-year, to 916,000, on about 4,000 flights, up 2% compared with the same month in 2017.

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Broughton to Run Hotels for U.K. Partner

Anaheim-based Broughton Hospitality Group’s hotel management division will “develop, acquire, and manage” properties in North America with Warrington, U.K.-based Bespoke Hotels, a press release said.

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Hotel Owner Starts ‘Holistic’ Brand

Private equity firm Alpha Wave Investors in San Clemente has formed Soul Community Planet to provide branding for hotels and other projects, with an initial investment of about $1 million, according to Chief Executive Ken Cruse.

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Ducks Net UCI Health Sponsorship

The UCI Health system has been named the inaugural presenting sponsor of the Anaheim Ducks, the franchise said this morning.

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Evolus Adds CMO

Evolus Inc. named Michael Jafar chief marketing officer, a new position, and its second recent hire from the executive ranks of Allergan plc.

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Five Family Firms Feted

Orange County's community of business gathered Thursday at Hotel Irvine to celebrate honorees of the Business Journal’s 19th annual Family-Owned Business Awards.

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