TO PERFORM AT ANGEL PROGRAM KICKOFF PARTY
AIDS Assistance Program Event Commences Valley’s Season of Giving
The Annual Jeannette Rockefeller Angel Program Kickoff Party benefiting AIDS Assistance Program will take place on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 6-8 pm at a private estate in the Las Palmas area of Palm Springs. There is no fee for the event, but attendance indicates a willingness to participate in the Angel Program. RSVP is required, and the address will be given upon confirmation of attendance.
“This is a very important evening for our organization, because it represents the kickoff to the season of giving here in the desert,” says Mark Anton, Executive Director of AIDS Assistance Program (AAP).
“We currently have more than 500 clients who rely on us for food twice each month, and approximately 150 people are on our waiting list for services. That list includes some of our most desperate neighbors who struggle to maintain their strength and well-being. Donations from the community are critical so that we may continue providing these services and hopefully reduce the waiting list.”
The Angel Kickoff party is an annual gathering of those who believe in the mission of AIDS Assistance Program. All funds generated through the Angel Program go directly to support AAP’s food voucher program, and help contribute to the $50,000 needed each month to continue those services. The organization always encourages new supporters, and appreciates those members who have remained dedicated to the Angel Program throughout the years. Open to all, the Angel Program Kickoff Party provides a chance for people to learn more about AAP, and also serves as a thank you for continuing supporters. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
The highlight of the evening will be a very special performance by British RB and soul music singer Maxine Nightingale. Back by popular demand, Nightingale, best known for her 1970’s hits including the million-seller, Right Back Where We Started From, will cover a variety of popular songs from the era that are sure to get the audience moving.
Since its founding in 1991, AIDS Assistance Program of Palm Springs remains dedicated to providing nutritional support to improve the quality of the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. Initiated by a small group of concerned citizens led by the late Gloria Greene and Jeannette Rockefeller, AAP provides food to members of the community with low incomes.
For more information, please call 760/325-8481 or visit aidsassistance.org.
HECTOR MORENO NAMED VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER FOR NEW HARD ROCK HOTEL PALM SPRINGS
Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is pleased to announce Hector Moreno has been named Vice President and General Manager for the new Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs.
Currently Vice President and General Manager of Hotel Zoso, the future site of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, Moreno is well versed in both the Hard Rock Hotel brand and Palm Springs history as the vacation destination for the Hollywood elite.
“Hollywood’s love affair with this city reaches back to the days of Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, and now Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will help Palm Springs continue this storied tradition with celebrity visits and events,” says Moreno.
Moreno has extensive hospitality industry experience including positions as General Manager for Hilton Worldwide, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Morgans Hotel Group.
Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will boast the legendary Hard Rock Hotel vibe favored by musicians and celebrities. The hotel will applaud music through brand wide programs, from the on-site VIBE manager, who keeps a pulse on the hotel’s atmosphere, to the groundbreaking, interactive amenity “The Sound Of Your Stay®,” where guests will be able to jam out with hands-on music experiences. Additional music scene related amenities will include a VIP Rock Star Suite, Rock Spa®, Body Rock® workout facility, and the world famous Rock Shop® featuring Hard Rock’s iconic merchandise.
Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is projected to open fall 2013. Upon completion, it will offer 163 rooms with over 20,000 square feet of ballroom and banquet facility space.
About Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will add to Hard Rock International’s 179 globally recognized venues in 57 countries. In collaboration with Kittridge Hotel Management, the resort will reflect the famed Hard Rock brand and serve as an entertainment and leisure destination. With 163 rooms, Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, located downtown Palm Springs will be the brand’s second lifestyle hotel in Southern California. With year-round sunshine, the Palm Springs location will reflect the Hard Rock brand within the iconic desert resort lifestyle. Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will be true to its musical roots while taking a cue from Palm Springs’ established scene of rich music traditions, such as the Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals, with outstanding live entertainment. The hotel is projected to open fall 2013. For more information about Hard Rock International, visit www.HRHPalmSprings.com.