AXW Welcomes New Family Members
We are honored to add these wonderful companies to our family of brands. Click on the logos for more information and stay tuned in the weeks ahead as we determine how to best collaborate and explore what could be together!
LUXURY HOTEL CHAIN OMNI TO OPEN NORDIC THEMED HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER AT VIKING LAKES
Scheduled to open on the Viking Lakes campus in fall 2020, Omni Viking Lakes Hotel will be an awe-inspiring destination for all travelers. The design features elements inspired by the American-Nordic landscapes and the dynamic and unpredictable character of its climate. The 14-story, 320-room hotel will feature more than 35,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space inclusive of a 7,500-square-foot ballroom and a 4,410-square-foot event center. Located adjacent to the Minnesota Vikings’ brand new headquarters and practice facility, the four-star, full-service hotel will be a substantial piece of the Viking Lakes mixed-use development. Guests will enjoy trails, water and wetland preserves and other experiential amenities. Learn More
Omni Viking Lakes is ready for your next big meeting! Please let us know and we will facilitate as part of the Axcess Family. Contact Mike Hubnik for more information.
CAPTIVATE GO: PREFERRED PARTNER OFFERING TO THE AXW FAMILY
Captivate, commercial real estate’s number one digital media amenity, has launched Captivate Go, a new hardware product that makes it easy to add Captivate’s curated content and tenant communication offerings to existing displays. This new plug-and-play solution enables companies to optimize existing digital screens with an award-winning content mix and the industry-leading ScreenCenter™ platform to deliver custom messages to viewers. Requiring only a power outlet, an HDMI port and an internet connection, Captivate Go offers the full power of Captivate’s service without the need for new screens or complex installation.
Captivate is proud to offer a Preferred Partner offering to the Axcess family through the end of 2019. For more information, please contact Larke Nimocks.
REVOLUTION COOKING TOASTER NOW AVAILABLE AT WILLIAMS SONOMA
Every toaster on the market – regardless of price tag – has used the same heating coil technology invented in the 1800s – until now. This innovative appliance by Revolution Cooking™ features smart technology that toasts bread in a fraction of the time, locking in flavor and producing your preferred browning and level of crispness. An intuitive touchscreen automatically lowers the bread into the toaster, with extra-wide slots that allow you to toast a range of morning favorites, from bread and bagels to waffles, English muffins and toaster pastries. Each toaster is hand assembled and individually tested to ensure superior performance.
Get your own Revolution Toaster directly from the Revolution Cooking website beginning November 15th. Enter promo code AXCESS prior to December 31st to receive a 20% discount.
KEVIN WARREN NAMED SIXTH COMMISSIONER OF BIG TEN CONFERENCE
The Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors named Kevin Warren the sixth commissioner of the Big Ten Conference. Commissioner Jim Delany will officially step down on January 1, 2020, following a 30-year career with the conference. Warren was the Chief Operating Officer for the Minnesota Vikings, where he has worked since 2005. He is the highest-ranking African-American executive working on the business side for a team in the NFL and is the first African-American COO in NFL history. He is also now the first African-American P5 commissioner. (Read More)
BET NETWORKS NAMES KIMBERLY PAIGE AS EVP & CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Kimberly Paige has accumulated brand marketing experience at Coca-Cola, Coty and, most recently, skincare and haircare manufacturer Sundial Brands. In her new position, Paige will manage and implement brand strategy for the BET and BET Her linear networks as well as streaming service BET+, BET Digital, BET Social, BET Experience and the networks’ live events. (Read More)
AXW Family Members in the News
FLEXJET ANNOUNCES $1.4 BILLION AIRCRAFT ORDER FROM EMBRAER EXECUTIVE JETS
Flexjet, a global leader in fractional private jet travel, announced that it has placed a $1.4 billion order with Embraer Executive Jets, for the Praetor mid- and super midsized aircraft and Phenom 300 light jets. Flexjet will be converting its full Legacy 450 fleet into Praetor 500s, further providing Flexjet travelers with an exceptional aircraft available in the midsized category. (Read More)
25MADISON LAUNCHES ‘THE BEET’
The Beet is your all-in-one guide to eating a more plant-based diet. If you want to boost your energy, feel your best, and reach your personal health and wellness goals by adding more plants, we’re here to help. Eating more plants is great for you- whether you’ve just tried your first Beyond Burger or you’re already eating plant-based a few days a week, whether you call yourself a vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, flexitarian, plant-leaning or plant-based, you’ll find what you need to reach your goals on The Beet. (Link)
EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT LEADER MEDALLIA ACQUIRES ZINGLE
Medallia, the global leader in experience management announced it has acquired Zingle, the real-time customer engagement solution for hospitality, travel and retail verticals. “Zingle offers frictionless transactions in real-time. Customers can request products and services in-the-moment as they experience a trip, a stay or a purchase. Zingle is mobile enabled and accessible anywhere at any time. With Zingle and Medallia, our customers can transact and provide feedback across the entire customer journey, as it happens,” said Leslie Stretch, President & CEO. (Read More)
PRIVATE JET COMPANIES AND TRAVEL AGENTS ARE TEAMING UP TO CREATE LUXURY EXPERIENCES AND SEAMLESS TRAVEL
Asked about the trend, Andrew Collins, CEO of Sentient Jets, says, “As you know we set the standard in many respects for partnerships and exclusive event access within the jet card market.” He says, since last year, it has been providing cardholders access to a dedicated Quintessentially Travel specialist, including Virtuoso benefits and amenities at and 1,200 hotels and resorts, like complimentary room upgrades, food and beverage credits, complimentary spa treatments and more. (Read More)
VIKINGS OWNERS UNVEIL ESPORTS TEAM, THE MINNESOTA RØKKR
The Røkkr team of gamers is one of a dozen teams that will play in Activision Blizzard’s new e-sports league for its popular first-person shooter game “Call of Duty” early next year. The Minnesota Røkkr will train near the Vikings’ practice facility in Eagan and host the league’s launch in a three-day event in Minneapolis aimed at bolstering local awareness of the professional gaming industry. (Read More)
FIVE QUESTIONS FOR PERUS, THE ELITE MEMBERS-ONLY WINE CLUB WITH A WAITLIST
There are two types of wine clubs: The ones you join when you’re visiting a winery (either due to social pressure or you truly love the wines) or the ones you join because you want to be lazy, and have curated wines, likely available at your local wine shop, delivered to your door. PerUs is both, and neither. Yes, the wine arrives at your door, but it’s not wine you’ll find anywhere else on earth, unless you’re already pals with a member. (Read More)