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From Keller to Moonen, Mandalay Bay Offers Top Chefs Aplenty

Wednesday November 30, 2011

Hubert Keller. Rick Moonen. Michael Mina. Wolfgang Puck. If the best of the best is a must when planning your culinary events in Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay has them all under one roof. And, when you add unique dining venues that include dining next to a lagoon filled with swans? Even more amazing.

Explore: Group Dining within Mandalay Bay

When it Comes to Group Dining, Planners Will Find Devilish Fun at Monte Carlo

Wednesday November 30, 2011
Diablo's Cantina at Monte Carlo

Imagine your group or special event taking place just steps from the famed Las Vegas Strip with views up and down the famous promenade. Imagine your group or special event taking place under the Vegas stars with live entertainment a cinch. Imagine a raucous good time at one of the hottest Mexican restaurants. Are you there yet? No, not yet. But, a quick call to Diablo's Cantina at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas should get you there a whole lot sooner.

Learn more about: The group dining venues of Monte Carlo

Group Dining Venues To Heat up Your Special Event at The Mirage

Wednesday November 30, 2011

Just as hot as its fiery Volcano are the popular restaurants found within The Mirage in Las Vegas. From an outpost by B.B. King himself (often featuring live acts) to the burger joint of a world-renowned chef, this Las Vegas resort is more than able to satisfy the cravings of even the hungriest of business travelers.

Discover: Group Dining Within The Mirage

Group Dining is King at MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Wednesday November 30, 2011
MGM Grand Las Vegas Exterior

There's rumors that MGM Grand is on the verge of shaking up the Vegas dining scene, but what it provides to groups now continues to be in high demand. Meeting planners will find not one, but two outposts by the world-renowned Chef of the Century Joel Robuchon as well as fine dining experiences by Wolfgang Puck, Michael Mina, Tom Colicchio and more.

Explore: Group Dining Venues within MGM Grand Las Vegas

(Photo: ©MGM Resorts)

Group Dining at Bellagio in Las Vegas is Pinnacle of Taste, Luxury

Wednesday November 30, 2011
Bellagio Las Vegas Exterior

The luxury standard in Las Vegas, Bellagio is where groups go when simply the best isn't just requested, but required.

Meeting planners will discover venues by some of the most acclaimed chefs in the world from Julian Serrano to Michael Mina while convention attendees will enjoy unparalleled cuisines. Fine dining venues include a wide array of private and semi-private dining spaces, from exclusive Chef's Tables to patio dining.

Explore: Group Dining Venues Within Bellagio Hotel and Casino

(Photo: © MGM Resorts)

ARIA Hotel and Casino Offers Wide Range of Group Dining Venues

Wednesday November 30, 2011
Aria Exterior

Located in the stunning glass-and-steel CityCenter complex, Aria Hotel and Casino sets the fine dining bar high for all other resorts. With culinary outposts helmed by some of the world's most renowned chefs and restauranteurs, Aria is a foodie's -- and a meeting planner's -- dream.

Planners will find a wide range of cuisine options (from Contemporary American to class Chinese) as well as a myriad of settings from semi to completely private dining rooms for their special events.

Discover: Group Dining Within Aria Hotel and Casino

(Photo: ©MGM Resorts)

Central Michel Richard Now Offers Special Menus for Groups

Wednesday November 30, 2011
Interior Photo of Central Michel Richard

One of Las Vegas' newest and hottest restaurants now offers special menus for groups spanning breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Central Michel Richard, named after the renowned chef, opened at Caesars Palace Las Vegas back in September and is now debuting special prix fixe menus for groups. From the chef's famed fried chicken (chicken dipped in pureed chicken and then deep fried... yum) to his just as delectable desserts (the Chocolate Bar will send chocolate lovers into ecstasy), groups will love this round-the-clock lobby cafe.

(Photo: © Rebecca Frisch)

The Amway Center Is A Slam Dunk for Meetings & Conventions

Wednesday November 30, 2011
Amway Center

One of the most searched for venues on Hospitality.About.com is Orlando's new Amway Center. So, I decided to take the hint and write up a post with all the information you need to know about this in-demand event venue (and not just for sporting events, either!).

From two one-of-a-kind special event spaces (replica of the inside of an AirTran jet, anyone?) to its high-tech capabilities, the Amway Center is a slam dunk when it comes to meetings and conventions in Central Florida.

(Photo: © Amway Center)

Caesars Entertainment Consolidates Meetings Business

Monday November 28, 2011
Caesars Entertainment Logo

You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em... all in together.

Caesars Entertainment, the mega-gaming and hospitality company, has made things lots easier for meeting and convention planners by consolidating its meetings business, company-wide. That means that everything is now under one department, and one leadership team.

The change means that now popular Meeting Diamond and Alternative Venues programs will be available to on a much broader scale, including the ability to mix-and-match properties and venues under a single contract and contact. The plan will also allow planners to benefit from the Total Rewards Meetings & Events program and also will place in-market sales managers in major metropolitan areas. To learn more, visit www.CaesarsMeetings.com.

Must Read: Caesars Entertainment Strengthens Position As Las Vegas Sales Leader

The Park Hotels in India Re-Launch Popular Business Travelers Package

Sunday November 27, 2011
The Park Hyderabad

Meeting planners with clients headed to India should be excited to hear that The Park Hotels are bringing back a popular package just for business travelers. The promotion, valid at seven of the luxury chain's boutique hotels, offers 15% off the best available rate, one-way airport transfers, early checkin/late checkout (based on availability), room upgrades (as space allows), daily breakfast, in-room bottled water, free Internet, and much more.

To take advantage of the special package, a three-night minimum stay is required and must take place between now and March 31, 2012. To book, email sales.usa@theparkhotels.com with "USBTP/city location required" in the subject line. Booking can also be conducted online at www.theparkhotels.com or via GDS under the code "DS."

The Park Hotels family includes The Park Bangalore, The Park Chennai, The Park Hyderabad (shown above), The Park Kolkata, The Park New Delhi, The Park Navi Mumbai and The Park Visakhapatnam.

(Photo: ©The Park Hotels)

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