• Omni Providence Hotel Hires New General Manager

     
    POSTED August 25, 2016
     

Rhode Island's, Omni Providence Hotel, recently hired Burnell Goldman as general manager. His responsibilities include overseeing all departments of the hotel. Goldman is a 10-year veteran with Omni Hotel & Resorts and comes to Omni Providence Hotel from Omni Jacksonville Hotel in Florida, where he served as general manager since 2013.

 

“Burnell's extensive experience with Omni Hotels & Resorts makes him a great Omni success story,” says John Murtha, area managing director for Omni Providence Hotel. “His knowledge, passion and ability to embody our core values make him an invaluable asset to our team, and we are thrilled to welcome him to Providence.”

 

Goldman has also held a range of leadership positions for Interstate Hotels & Resorts Worldwise, working at properties in Chicago, New York, northern Virginia and Las Vegas.

In early March, Meeting Professionals International released a statement regarding the invasion of Ukraine: 

“In a show of support for the people of Ukraine, MPI will immediately suspend business with all companies in Russia. In addition, any plans to formalize a chapter in Russia will be paused….We remain concerned for the well-being of our community and our MPI members in Russia and Ukraine who were already seeking to climb out of the shadow of this pandemic and are now experiencing these unprecedented challenges.”

 

 Meeting Professionals International (MPI), published its 2022 Winter Meetings Outlook, a quarterly report that identifies new trends and innovations. 

Among its findings: 

 

Many events have sustainability goals and measures in place, such as locally sourced food, recycling and compost bins, and compostable plates, cups and utensils. However, event planners may overlook event swag. Eagan-based Storm Creek, a supplier of outdoor-inspired apparel, frequently works with corporations and events to create logoed apparel and recently completed a five-year process of transitioning its entire product line to be eco-friendly.