No doubt, you’re fully into the planning process for key meetings, events, and incentives for 2024 and beyond. If you’re still searching for a keynote speaker, venue [yikes, you better hurry!], or perhaps a mega-yacht, dynami has some recommendations for you …
Jesse Itzler – Most people prefer a quiet, comfortable, peaceful lifestyle and career. Jesse Itzler is not one of those people. In 55 years, he has racked up countless life experiences, jobs, and businesses. A risk-taker by nature, Jesse feeds off the “rush” of going where most have not been or doing what most would not do.
With exactly zero aviation experience beyond being seated in the passenger cabin, he co-founded Marquis Jet, the world’s largest jet card company. When biz reached $5 billion in sales, it caught Warren Buffett’s eye and was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway-held NetJets. Next, with exactly zero beverage experience, he and several partners co-founded ZICO Coconut Water, built the business quickly, and later sold to The Coca-Cola Company. In 2022, his adventure company was bought by iFit. All he does is “win, win, win!”
Jesse has been a rapper, a kiddie pool attendant, managed Run DMC, lived in a monastery with monks, authored the NYT best-seller Living with the Seal and, in his spare time, has run multiple 100-mile races. He and his wife Sarah Blakely [founder of Spanx shapewear and a billionaire] live in Atlanta.
His keynotes inspire audiences to develop proper habits, routines, and mindset to supercharge their performance and achieve their full potential.
Learn more: www.jesseitzler.com
Ally Love – A shining light in what’s known as the “Slash Generation” — adults aged 21-35 who are mixing it up in the workforce by taking on leadership roles in multiple areas of business — Ally is a bundle of energy and a force of nature.
She’s CEO & Founder of Love Squad, “a space where real conversations and real change can occur through moderated panels and open discussions about women empowerment”, the in-arena emcee/host of the NBA Brooklyn Nets, a Peloton instructor with a massive following, an adidas Global Ambassador, and a model to boot.
She believes our differences make us unique but our collective will can bring us together to build a better world.
Learn more: www.allylove.com
Oh, Captain! My Captain! – The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is very close to launching the second superyacht in its ocean-going fleet. Ilma, meaning “water” in Maltese, measures 790 feet in length and features 224 spacious, light-filled suites, all with private terraces. It will accommodate up to 448 passengers.
Ilma was recently floated and finishing touches are being applied that will launch a newer, even more elegant era of luxurious cruising. Promising a truly unique experience at sea with expansive public spaces and one of the highest space ratios at sea, Ilma will offer an exceptionally comfortable, uncrowded journey.
Along with legendary and impeccable Ritz-Carlton-level service, Ilma features state-of-the-art technology, five distinct onboard dining venues, and a Ritz-Carlton Spa®. There will be thoughtfully curated itineraries to some of the most coveted destinations in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, with select ports-of-call in Central America and South America, depending on season and prevailing weather.
Learn more: www.ritzcarltonyachtcollection.com
LUXURY HOTELS FOR 2024
According to a recent Hospitality Net report, “The luxury market is undergoing a significant shift, as … Generations Y and Z, born 1981-2012, are set to represent 80% of the global luxury market by 2030. These young consumers have a different approach to luxury than older generations. They value meaningful luxury experiences over the possession of luxury goods.” So, let’s take a look at four options currently open, soon to open, or reopening …
Fairmont Breakers Long Beach [California] — Currently undergoing a $150 million restoration and expansion, this historic property will become Long Beach’s No.1 luxury boutique hotel. The planned addition will offer 185 fresh, new hotel rooms and suites, as well as a rooftop pool and terrace overlooking the Terrace Theater Plaza [an open-air rooftop lounge and bar with dramatic views of the mighty Pacific]. Amenities will include a two-story spa, wellness and fitness center; a live jazz club and music lounge; and the much-anticipated reopening of the famed Sky Room restaurant.
Learn more: https://thenewbreakers.com/
Montage Cay Resort [Bahamas] – The private-island resort will feature 50 all-suite accommodations and a limited collection of available Montage Residences surrounded by the island’s seven white-sand beaches facing the Sea of Abaco, as well as access to multiple surrounding cays [islands]. A 47-slip marina that accommodates vessels up to 110 feet in length will anchor the resort.
Learn more: https://www.montage.com/destinations/bahamas/
One&Only Moonlight Basin, Big Sky [Montana] — One&Only Moonlight Basin will be a 92-room resort with separate ski lodge and spa, as well as 62 stunning private residences that blend beautifully into the spectacular Alpine backdrop of the Big Sky State. The resort will also offer a dedicated gondola that will whisk guests to 5,800 acres of luxurious schussing.
The Main Lodge will feature 73 guest rooms and suites with 19 nearby villas for the ultimate in privacy. Additionally, a Chenot Swiss Spa will combine traditional Chinese healing with Western medicine.
VAI Resort Glendale [Arizona] – Promising something for everyone, VAI Resort Glendale offers four hotel towers soaring over the Phoenix area, including a collection of villas, each with unique offerings that appeal to partiers, retreat seekers, business groups, or families.
Amphitheater Tower –Speaks to all genres, artists, trendsetters, and one-hit wonders. With 160 guestrooms and suites-tout concert viewing directly from your private balcony overlooking a $40 million stage and Konos Island. Great for fun times, tunes, and people-watching.
Cadence Tower – The ideal choice for those seeking to settle in, relax and stay awhile. Their advice: Play. Retreat. Play. Retreat. Play. Retreat. Cadence will help you regain your rhythm and simply let time flow freely.
Rhythm Tower – Business groups will feel the groove with bold, new group and conference spaces that infuse an energetic spin to business sessions and activities. Bring the fam because kids and kids-at-heart will revel in the adjacent, on-property Mattel Adventure Park.
VAI Resort Villas – Truly a “home away from home”, the villas are like a canvas on which to design a luxury getaway that rises above the norm. This suite tower features premium, 1,150sf designer rooms, as well as a 5,300sf penthouse. There are exclusive rooftop pools, nearby beaches, entertainment venues, bars, a spa & fitness center, and a variety of luxurious shops.
Learn more: www.vairesort.com
Cheers to great times, travel, and success!