AUSTIN: Moxy Austin hotel is slated to open at the end of 2020. Owned by White Lodging, the 162-room hotel will have a bar that doubles as a check-in desk and Zombie Taco, a 24-hour food truck.

BOSTON: Encore Boston Harbor will open on June 23. The $2.6 billion hotel will have the first legalized gambling casino in the city, and more than 50,000 square feet of conference space on the lobby level. Event spaces include a ballroom that holds as many as 2,819 guests for receptions.

LAS VEGAS: DJ Marshmello, Snoop Dogg, and Ninja will headline the inaugural Metarama Gaming and Music Festival, taking place October 19-20 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. 

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Times: “Maverick cinema chain Alamo Drafthouse is set to finally open its long-awaited downtown Los Angeles location next month. The Texas-based exhibitor’s 12-screen theater, located at the Bloc shopping complex on 7th and Flower streets, is nearly complete and will hold a ‘soft launch’ in early July, the company said Wednesday.”

For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangeles  

NEW YORK: The Trevor Project’s annual TrevorLive New York gala raised more than $2 million. The event took place June 17 at Cipriani Wall Street. 

M.C.R. has acquired Courtyard by Marriott Newark Downtown. The hotel has more than 4,000 square feet of meeting space.

For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyork

SAN DIEGO: Hospitality company Centerplate has been awarded a long-term contract with the San Diego Symphony to provide services at the new Bayside Performance Park.

TORONTO: Toys “R” Us Canada raised more than $120,000 for Autism Speaks Canada at its 25th annual Golf Classic, which took place June 18.

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With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Beth Kormanik, Michele Laufik, and Ian Zelaya in New York.

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