AIP-425: Ape Hospitality Group: ApeCoin Summit

PROPOSAL NAME:

Ape Hospitality Group: ApeCoin Summit

TEAM DESCRIPTION:

Seth McDaniels: With over 15 years in hospitality management, Seth has led operations in several high-end hotels. He holds a degree in Hospitality Management from FIU.

Lauren Baumann: Lauren oversees sales and event planning, bringing over a decade of experience in luxury event management. She graduated from the Johnson and Wales with a degree in Hotel Administration.

Victor Basq: Victor has managed large banquet operations for over 20 years, specializing in large-scale events and culinary excellence. He studied Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University.

Ian Alloway: Ian serves as the night manager and group contact, with extensive experience in guest relations and facility management. He has a Bachelor’s in hospitality management and currently in school for cybersecurity at University of South Florida.

PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION:

This proposal provides accommodation at the AAA 4 Diamond Hotel ‘Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach’.

Providing an extravaganza stay (for up to 300 $APE holders on a first-come first-served basis) by the scenic gulf shore. With crystal clear blue water and white sand beaches, this could be an annual gathering space for ApeCoin DAO members to party. This proposal gives up to 300 community members a place to stay in the AAA 4 Diamond hotel “Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach” for hosting Apecoin and Bored Apes parties, just in case someone is seasick of the Yacht Club parties.

Ownership of ApeCoin will be verified through a digital wallet check at registration, minimum ApeCoin requirements are as follows:

  • 1 $APE = entry to conference and party.
  • 1000 $APE staked = 1 hotel room based on a first come first basis.
  • 2 Presidential suites will be giveaways for two lucky ApeCoin holders during the event.

BENEFIT TO APECOIN ECOSYSTEM:

Ape Hospitality Group aims to host a DAO only conference with $ape holders and partner communities under one roof focused on the DAO brand apart from Yuga Labs. There’s a huge misconception that still exist, many people hesitate to get involve with the DAO because they still think its just for BAYC holders. Such conferences without a high barrier of entry will create a more welcoming and IRL impact for all $ape holders.

Through this, people can interact with each other directly as well as various working groups, create bonds and get a wider idea of what we as Apecoin DAO are doing. Everyone (pending capacity) who holds $APE gets to experience the club parties at the hotel. We’ve seen a major fomo among every community outside Bored Apes during Apefest, even with the recent announcement. With this proposal, Ape Hospitality Group aims to make a place for all $ape holders to meet, party and hang out with fellow DAO members. This will help the DAO grow the unique number of holders, and give a sense of belongingness.

The main attraction will be Apecoin DAO panels with different Working Groups (who may opt in to participate), pop-up stalls for MBA licensees and booths.This will be an exclusive DAO conference for community members and builders to get together and interact with each other. Share alphas, create memories and build.

Key Benefits Summary

  • Conference and get together for $Ape holders
  • Panel discussion
  • Networking with a wider $ape ecosystem
  • Pop up stalls and booth for MBA products
  • Party!

STEPS TO IMPLEMENT:

  1. Once approved, the author will take care of necessary items required by the hotel; such as booking, planning dates for the conference, hiring media and entertainment etc

  2. Coordinating with Working Group stewards, Special Councils for the panel discussions and timing. Creating schedule for panel discussions, AMA and other activities.
    Working Group & Special Council members have the option to opt in to participate in this initiative.

  3. Reaching out to existing MBA licensees and coordinating with them.


Initial Setup (Month 1-2): Secure venue, finalize dates, and begin marketing. Costs: $50,000 for marketing and initial deposits. Personnel: Project manager and marketing team. Key Milestones: Venue booked, initial marketing wave launched.

Engagement and Coordination (Month 3-4): Coordinate with stakeholders, finalize schedules for panels and activities. Costs: $30,000 for staff and coordination. Personnel: Event coordinator, liaison officers. Key Milestones: Panelists confirmed, event schedule finalized.

Final Preparations and Event Execution (Month 5-6): Execute the final event setup, including technology setups for live streams and recordings. Costs: $220,000 covering all logistics, catering, and entertainment. Personnel: Full event staff, technical team. Key Milestones: Event launch, live stream setup.

Project’s Start Date: TBD upon approval
End Date: 6 months post-approval
Key Performance Indicators: Attendee satisfaction, number of $APE transactions during event, participant engagement in panels.


Location:
100 Coronado drive
Clearwater Florida
USA


REPORTING EXPECTATIONS:

  • Initial Report (after Month 2): Updates on bookings and marketing outcomes.
  • Mid-Project Report (after Month 4): Updates on stakeholder engagement, panelist confirmations, and preliminary attendee numbers.
  • Pre-Event Report (before Month 6): Final preparations and expectations.
  • Post-Event Report (after Month 6): Summary of outcomes, attendee feedback, and financial recap.

The proposal would be considered “fully implemented” upon the completion of the event and the subsequent evaluation of its success. This includes assessing feedback, measuring impact on the ApeCoin ecosystem, and reporting findings to the community.

OVERALL COST:

The total amount requested from the ApeCoin Ecosystem Fund = $300,000 USD to be paid in $APE.

Breakdown:

  • Booking: $184,000 (Rooms: $109,000 & Conference Hall: $75,000)

  • Media and Entertainment: $50,000

    • Photography/Videography
    • Music/DJ
    • Lights
    • Merchandise
    • Catering
  • Operations: $66,000

    • Administration
    • Marketing
    • Contingency
    • Insurance
  • Additional costs are included in each implementation step as detailed above.

The AIP covers a 1-night stay for 300 $APE holders, first come first served. The author will check proof of holding $APE for interested people within the DAO.

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Hi @Xavierfreeway ,

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Hi @Xavierfreeway ,

Thank you for your ideas [and the ApeCoin DAO community for the insightful discussions].

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@Xavierfreeway has completed editing their AIP Idea to be their AIP Draft.

This proposal has been assigned the AIP ID Number 425.

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Can I edit the aip to include Ape Hospitality Group: ApeCoin Summit in the title?

Proposal Name:

Ape Hospitality Group

Proposal Category:

Brand Decision

Team Description:

  • Seth McDaniels: General Manager
  • Lauren Baumann: Sales and Catering
  • Victor Basq: Head of Banquets
  • Ian Alloway: Group Contact and Night Manager

Abstract:

Providing an extravaganza stay for all $APE holders by the scenic gulf shore. Located at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, this initiative offers over 300 rooms, conference halls, and party venues. The event is designed as a permanent gathering place for ApeCoin DAO members, providing an alternative to yacht club parties for those who might be seasick. The proposal aims to make ApeCoin and Bored Ape parties accessible to a broader community, enhancing the ApeCoin ecosystem by offering a physical space for interaction and celebration. Apechain and ApeCoin have never been as exciting as now. It’s time to show the world what we are capable of doing when we come together. This event will encourage massive growth in ApeChain and $Ape.

Conference Center & Event Activities:

The Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach’s conference center will be transformed into a vibrant hub for the ApeCoin DAO community. Throughout the event, the center will host:

  • All-day Booths: Dedicated spaces for showcasing products made by MBA (Made by Apes) licensees. These booths will allow community members to interact directly with creators and explore a variety of Ape-themed products.
  • ApeChain Launch: The event will also serve as a platform for introducing and integrating ApeChain, setting the stage for its “blasting off” within the ApeCoin community. This integration will highlight the capabilities and future potential of ApeChain, encouraging adoption and discussion among attendees.

Key Benefits Summary:

  • Conference and social gathering for $APE holders.
  • Panel discussions on ApeCoin DAO and its future.
  • Networking opportunities within the expansive $APE ecosystem.
  • Pop-up stalls and booths showcasing MBA products.
  • Celebration and party with live entertainment.

Steps to Implement & Timeline:

  1. Preparation: Secure necessary approvals, finalize dates, and coordinate logistics with the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach.
  2. Coordination: Engage with Working Group stewards and Special Councils for panel setups, and schedule comprehensive discussions and AMA sessions.
  3. Outreach: Contact existing MBA licensees for booth setups and coordinate their participation. Work with Moca, Horizon, any individual $Ape owner who wants to participate.

Overall Cost:

Total: $300,000 (paid in $APE)

  • Booking: $184,000
    • Rooms: $109000 (up to 300 rooms)
    • Conference Hall: $75,000
  • Media and Entertainment: $50,000
  • Operations: $66,000

This inclusive and dynamic event aims to solidify the sense of community within the ApeCoin ecosystem, fostering greater interaction and collaboration among all $APE holders. Apechain and ApeCoin have never been as exciting as now.

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With Ape Hospitality Group: ApeCoin Summit in the title :pray:

Good if you made more clear where this is, which country and the state, province, county etc.

It is this place in Florida, USA right?

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Yes it is in Clearwater Beach Florida. I thought adding the link would be clear for people but I understand the hesitation to click links. Yes Pinellas county Florida. The city is Clearwater. Flights in or either at Tampa international or St Pete airport.

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

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-@Facilitators

Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@Xavierfreeway has responded to our questions and has provided consent to share them in this forum for the community.

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  1. Is the Ape Foundation expected to engage in any of the steps of the AIP implementation? If so, please specify the steps and elaborate on how it is expected to work.

Ape Foundation’s Involvement: The Ape Foundation is not expected to engage directly in the operational steps of implementing the AIP. However, their role could involve overseeing the general proceedings and ensuring that the events align with the broader objectives of the ApeCoin DAO.

  1. How will the success of your proposal be measured and evaluated?

Success Measurement: Success will be measured by the level of participation and feedback from the ApeCoin holders, the seamless integration of ApeChain into the event, and the overall satisfaction and engagement of attendees. Post-event surveys and the number of continuing collaborations initiated at the event will also serve as key metrics.

  1. Would ApeCoin holders in excess of the 300-room capacity still be allowed to attend the event?

Room Capacity and Attendance: While the accommodation is limited to 300 rooms, ApeCoin holders exceeding this number can still attend the event, although they would need to secure their own lodging arrangements. The main events and conferences will be accessible to all attendees, regardless of whether they are staying at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach.

  1. How would you and your team verify ApeCoin ownership?

Verification of ApeCoin Ownership: Ownership of ApeCoin will be verified through a digital wallet check at registration. Attendees will need to demonstrate ownership of a minimum amount of $APE tokens (to be specified) to participate in certain activities or to receive special benefits at the event.

  1. Would your expectation be to keep complete ownership of content produced from this proposal?

Ownership of Content: The Ape Hospitality Group would retain the rights to content produced during the event, including recordings of panel discussions, photographs, and promotional videos, unless otherwise negotiated with partners or participants.

  1. Would your proposal be considered “fully implemented” immediately upon the conclusion of the conference, or upon another milestone?

Completion of Proposal Implementation: The proposal would be considered “fully implemented” upon the completion of the event and the subsequent evaluation of its success. This includes assessing feedback, measuring impact on the ApeCoin ecosystem, and reporting findings to the community.

  1. Do you provide consent to apply updates to the relevant areas of your proposal based on your responses to the questions above?

Consent to Update Proposal: Yes, I provide consent to apply updates to the proposal based on these responses to ensure clarity and alignment with community expectations.

  1. Do you provide consent to share these questions with the community in this forum?

Consent to Share Questions: Yes, I provide consent to share these questions and responses with the community to maintain transparency and encourage feedback.

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

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It’s definitely an interesting concept.

My only insight here might be that the DAO is still finding itself in certain areas. The good thing is that we’ve got ApeChain on the way, which has become the our much-needed North Star.

I would view something like this as a great networking and team-building experience for top builders and contributors within the ApeCoin ecosystem. Rather than offering the experience on a first-come-first-served basis, we could strategize with a tiered approach promoting greater focus on delegates and our active voters, with a specific allocation allotted to a FCFS approach. It will be important to get attendees invested before issuing tickets through something like Tokenproof, where people would be required to make a deposit, which could be reimbursed with proof of attendance, similar to how Yuga Labs operated the last ApeFest.

You may want to smooth over some of the party vibes on this to focus more on the building side as well, as we know that no matter what, fun will ensue.

Confident that some big things could come out of something structured like this. Also, it may feel a little North America-centric in Florida, although quite beautiful. What about a resort in a place a little more neutral?

Happy to keep the convo going.

AC

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I’m glad you find the concept interesting, and your insights are certainly valuable in refining the approach. Here’s how we could potentially adjust the proposal based on your suggestions:

  1. Tiered Access and Incentives:

    • Implement a tiered access system that prioritizes delegates and active voters in the ApeCoin community. This could help ensure that those who are most invested in the DAO’s development get preferential access to the event.
    • Reserve a portion of the access on a first-come-first-served basis, ensuring some open availability for broader community engagement.
  2. Deposit System with Tokenproof:

    • Introduce a deposit system using Tokenproof to ensure commitment from attendees. This could involve a deposit that is fully reimbursable upon attendance, emulating successful models from previous large-scale events.
    • This system can also serve to manage and verify $APE holdings and stake levels efficiently, ensuring a smooth check-in process at the event.
  3. Refocusing on Building and Networking:

    • While maintaining an element of entertainment to keep the event engaging, shift the primary focus towards networking, workshops, and panel discussions that promote collaboration and development within the ApeCoin ecosystem.
    • Highlight the introduction of ApeChain and its potential, using the event as a platform to explore and expand on its capabilities with real-time feedback and brainstorming sessions.
  4. Global Accessibility:

    • Consider hosting the event at a more globally neutral location to attract a wider, international audience. This could enhance the diversity of perspectives and contributions to the discussions.
    • Explore multiple venues in different regions, potentially planning a series of events, each tailored to regional specifics yet connected by common themes and goals.

By incorporating these elements, the proposal would not only foster a stronger sense of community and collaboration within the ApeCoin ecosystem but also ensure a more structured and productive outcome. This could serve as a pivotal moment for the DAO, aligning with the introduction of ApeChain and setting a precedent for future engagement.

Let me know if these adjustments align with your vision, or if there are any other aspects you think we should further explore!

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The reason this hotel was chosen is because I am currently working there and it would be an easier thing to accomplish but we can definitely do a neutral place.

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Would a voted in office work or maybe all MBA holders get guarantee rooms and we can focus on building and networking apechain. I thinks it’s such a crucial time right now for the combination between builders and everyone in the DAO to come together to thrive.

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@Xavierfreeway has responded to our questions and has provided consent to share them in this forum for the community.

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  1. In response to question 4 in the previous round of questions you mention, “minimum amount of $APE tokens (to be specified) to participate”, however, your proposal specifies 1 $APE = entry to conference and party, 1000 $APE staked = 1 hotel room based on a first come first served basis. Would you like to update your proposal or amend your answer?

Clarification on Participation Criteria:
Yes, I’d like to update my previous response. The proposal indeed specifies 1 $APE = entry to the conference and party, while 1000 $APE staked = 1 hotel room on a first come, first served basis. This correction will ensure consistency in communication about the entry and accommodation conditions for the event.

  1. Please provide a more thorough description of your team including any relevant professional and academic history.

Seth McDaniels: With over 15 years in hospitality management, Seth has led operations in several high-end hotels. He holds a degree in Hospitality Management from FIU.

Lauren Baumann: Lauren oversees sales and event planning, bringing over a decade of experience in luxury event management. She graduated from the Johnson and Wales with a degree in Hotel Administration.

Victor Basq: Victor has managed large banquet operations for over 20 years, specializing in large-scale events and culinary excellence. He studied Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University.

Ian Alloway: Ian serves as the night manager and group contact, with extensive experience in guest relations and facility management. He has a Bachelor’s in hospitality management and currently in school for cybersecurity at University of South Florida.

  1. Please provide a more detailed breakdown of your Steps to Implement and Timeline section. As specified by the AIP Draft Template, outline the steps to implement your proposal, including the associated costs for each step, key performance indicators, personnel requirements for each step, any expectations of the Ape Foundation, and any platforms or technology to be used for each step. This section should also provide relevant timing details, including the project’s start and end dates, and key milestones.

Initial Setup (Month 1-2): Secure venue, finalize dates, and begin marketing. Costs: $50,000 for marketing and initial deposits. Personnel: Project manager and marketing team. Key Milestones: Venue booked, initial marketing wave launched.

Engagement and Coordination (Month 3-4): Coordinate with stakeholders, finalize schedules for panels and activities. Costs: $30,000 for staff and coordination. Personnel: Event coordinator, liaison officers. Key Milestones: Panelists confirmed, event schedule finalized.

Final Preparations and Event Execution (Month 5-6): Execute the final event setup, including technology setups for live streams and recordings. Costs: $220,000 covering all logistics, catering, and entertainment. Personnel: Full event staff, technical team. Key Milestones: Event launch, live stream setup.

Project’s Start Date: TBD upon approval
End Date: 6 months post-approval
Key Performance Indicators: Attendee satisfaction, number of $APE transactions during event, participant engagement in panels.

  1. Please provide a more thorough breakdown of the Overall Costs associated with this initiative.

Overall Costs Breakdown:

  • Booking: $184,000
    • Rooms: $109,000
    • Conference Hall: $75,000
  • Media and Entertainment: $50,000
  • Operations: $66,000
  • Additional costs included in each implementation step as detailed above.
  1. Please provide a schedule which you will commit to for sharing progress reports to the community.

Community Progress Report Schedule:

  • Initial Report (after Month 2): Updates on bookings and marketing outcomes.
  • Mid-Project Report (after Month 4): Updates on stakeholder engagement, panelist confirmations, and preliminary attendee numbers.
  • Pre-Event Report (before Month 6): Final preparations and expectations.
  • Post-Event Report (after Month 6): Summary of outcomes, attendee feedback, and financial recap.
  1. Do you provide consent to apply updates to the relevant areas of your proposal based on your responses to the questions above including any formatting updates to match the most recent version of the AIP Draft Template?

Yes, I consent to apply updates to my proposal based on these responses, including any necessary formatting updates to match the most recent version of the AIP Draft Template.

  1. Do you provide consent to share these questions with the community in this forum?

Yes, I provide consent to share these questions and responses with the community in this forum.

A DAR package is being worked on and upon completion this AIP will move into Administrative Review. Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators