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Conventions & Hospitality: Most Popular Articles

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In the "Center" of It All
All across America, aging conference centers are receiving much more than a coat of paint in order to stay competitive in these economic times. Discover how three conference centers are changing with the times.
10 Tips for Negotiating Hotel Rates and Contracts
Navigating hotel contract talks can be intimidating. Are you asking for too much? Too little? Did you really get a good deal? How to successfully negotiate a rate that makes sense for your bottom line.
Famous Hotel Recipes - The Nittany Lion Inn's...
Designated as a "Historic Hotel of America" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Nittany
Famous Hotel Recipes - Hyatt Regency Waikiki...
The top chefs of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa share the recipe for their refreshing Spinach Mahi Salad.
6 Essential Articles for Meeting and Convention...
Six essential articles for meeting and convention planners, from insider negotiating tips to how to get the most from your hotel staff.
The 5 Most Popular Convention Cities in the World
The top five convention cities in the world are truly global destinations from Singapore to Vienna. Discover which other cities made the list.
Hot Tips: Getting Started
If a career in the meetings and events industries is for you, knowing where to get started on your path to a job can be confusing. Three industry pros provide valuable insight into this rewarding field.
Loyalty Pays (Really!)
Hotel reward programs are changing with the times to capture a new wave of loyal clientele. Learn how three brands are enticing new business in these challenging times.
Planner Review: Element New York Times Square...
A look at what the eco-friendly Element New York Times Square West offers to groups as well as business travelers.
The Hotel Monaco Bacon Dates That Will Make...
Executive Chef Jason McClure from Hotel Monaco's Sazerac Restaurant shares his recipe for Medjool Dates en Brochette (bacon dates).
Bellagio's Tower Ballroom
An image of one of the ballrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 2.
Getting the Most from Your Hotel Staff
Meeting planners should remember that sometimes the best services can come with no strings attached. Getting the most out of your hotel staff may not cost anything if you put in a little time and imagination.
IPO
The definition of IPO. Conventions & Hospitality.
Amway Center
A comprehensive review of the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Must-know information for meeting planners considering this venue for an upcoming meeting, convention or special event.
Planner Review: Vdara Las Vegas
Located in Las Vegas, but almost a destination into itself, this non-gaming, non-smoking hotel casino may be just the change you need for your next Sin City event.
MICE
The definition of MICE. Conventions & Hospitality.
FAM Trip
The definition of FAM Trip. Conventions & Hospitality.
How to Avoid Greenwashing
Saying you're green is easy, but proving it, well, that's another story. So, how can you market yourself as eco-friendly without stretching the truth and with true meaning? Easy tips on how to avoid greenwashing, in practice and in action.
Planner Review: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Miami
A review of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami opening fall 2010, with a focus on what it will offer to meeting planners.
Famous Hotel Recipes - The Jefferson Hotel's...
Top hospitality chefs from around the country share the secrets of their most in-demand dishes. The Jefferson Hotel provides the recipe for a perfect baked salmon.
Excellent Advice If You Want a Career in Planning
Getting started in the meeting, convention and event planner industries can be tough. A veteran of the field shares tips on how to get your foot in the door.
5 Things You Need to Know When Seeking...
As the global marketplace becomes more and more diverse, are potential customers truly understanding what you are saying? Five things you may not know to ask (but need to) about how to hire a translator.
Convention & Visitors Bureaus Directory
A directory of top Convention & Visitors Bureau websites nationwide.
Caesars Entertainment Strengthens Position As...
The hotel sales staff of Caesars Entertainment is changing with a flurry of additions and promotions. Here's a look at the new faces of this executive management team, and the positions they now hold.
Sweet Smell of Success
Just outside of St. Louis lies an unexpected event venue that's a treat for all the senses. A charming lavender farm offers a multitude of event options.
Peabody Orlando - Windermere Ballroom
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 6.
Impress Your Friends by Making These Delicious...
The nation's most talented hospitality chefs share recipes for their most-requested dishes. The Park Hyatt Washington provides the recipe for its always requested crab cakes.
Confusing Meeting & Convention Terms Explained
Do you need to produce an ROI and RFPs on that big convention in the works? Or, been asked to reach out to the CVB about a possible FAM? Don't panic. Here are ten most common (and most confusing) convention sales, hospitality and vendor terms and what all those letters really mean.
US Chamber of Commerce Website Directory
A directory of top US Chamber of Commerce websites nationwide.
Golden Nugget To Return to Atlantic City
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ROH
The definition of ROH. Conventions & Hospitality.
Hotels Drive New Revenue Streams, Literally
Hotels around the world are turning to auto partnerships to drive new interest and, in turn, new revenue streams. A case study of how three hospitality brands are shifting marketing plans into overdrive.
Planner Review: Gaylord Opryland
After devastating floods forced its closure, the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville reopens better than ever.
ICW
The definition of ICW. Conventions & Hospitality.
Yield Management
The definition of Yield Management.
One to Watch: Todd Williams
Caesars Palace Las Vegas looks within to fill top Food & Beverage role with selection of Todd Williams.
Groups Take Center Stage at Historic St. Louis...
A St. Louis historic theatre offers instant drama to groups seeking a unique venue.
Bellagio Boardroom
An image of one of the boardrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 3.
Planner Review: Aria
An architecturally gem in a city more known for its neon, Aria hotel and casino offers meeting planners a wide range of accommodations, dining by renowned chef and meeting spaces with sustainability in mind.
Planner Review: Treasure Island
A comprehensive review of the Treasure Island resort and casino in Las Vegas with special focus on what it offers to the discerning business traveler.
Quick Set
The definition of Quick Set. Conventions & Hospitality.
Catering to the Unique
The hotels of Las Vegas provide lessons on how to make catering to groups more fun and unique. A diversity in cultures and ideas are key ingredients for a recipe for success.
One To Watch: Simon Barlow
Long-time hotelier Simon Barlow to spearhead growth of Carlson brand in burgeoning new market.
OS&D
The definition of OS&D. Conventions & Hospitality.
Casa Fuente Adds Spark To Vegas Special Events
Special events in Las Vegas don't need to be held in staid convention halls. Casa Fuente Cigar Bar at Forum Shops could be just the spark your special event needs, from high-level executive power sessions to intimate team-building meet-ups.
Marriott Checks Into India
Marriott International focuses on India as the next big hospitality market. Find out the amazing number of hotels they plan to open by 2015.
Peabody Orlando - Peabody Ballroom
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 5.
Planner Review: Excalibur Hotel and Casino
Don't be fooled by this hotel's castle facade, serious business can take place within its walls. A review of the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas with a close look at what it offers to meeting and convention planners.
When Sin City Gets Serious
Known (and promoted) as one of the nation’s top party cities, Las Vegas is surprisingly all business when it comes to meetings and conventions.
Ones To Watch: Chuck Rodriguez, Dan Hepler,...
A series of new hires at InterContinental Tampa strengthens its position as one of the city's top meeting destinations.
BEO
The definition of BEO. Conventions & Hospitality.
7 Hotels for Successful Meetings in Las Vegas
From planners with limitless budgets to planners that need to keep an eye on the bottom line, there are meeting hotels in Las Vegas to suit the needs of every special event.
Planner Review: Circus Circus Las Vegas
Not just fun and games, Circus Circus Hotel and Casino - a popular family friendly destination on the Las Vegas Strip - boasts a serious side, too, when it comes to meetings and conventions.
Shhh! The Lure of the Hidden Hotel
Grab your shades. The mystique of the little known secret hotel-within-a-hotel is bigger than ever. And, why not? In an era where pseudo-celeb-reality reigns supreme, everyone wants to feel like a VIP, even if they have to pay for it themselves.
Planner Review: The Mirage
A comprehensive review of The Mirage resort and casino in Las Vegas with special focus on what planners can find for meetings and events.
CVB
The definition of CVB. Conventions & Hospitality.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress - Grand Cypress...
A photo of a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Page 7.
What's in a Name for CVBs? Everything.
More and more of the nation's CVBs are changing their names in hopes of changing perceptions about just what they do.
Hotels Get Social
Every day, there's another hot new social media site in the headlines and hotels around the world are making sure they're not missing the chance to market themselves in a whole new way. See how some of the globe's top brands are blazing new trails in social media.
Famous Hotel Recipes - High Peaks Resort's...
Top hospitality chefs share the secrets of their most requested dishes. High Peaks Resort provides the recipe for a classic watercress salad.
Group Dining Within Aria Hotel and Casino
From sushi to classic Italian, some of Las Vegas' most delectable cuisine can be found inside Aria Hotel and Casino. And, it's no surprise to hear that some of the world's most acclaimed chefs are behind all of its fine dining venues. Explore the group dining options available to meeting planners within this acclaimed resort.
Planner Preview: Aloft Brooklyn
A preview of what Aloft Brooklyn will offer business travelers, including the high-tech perks they'll find in each room.
Group Dining Within Mandalay Bay
This tropically inspired Las Vegas resort is paradise for meeting planners in search of some of the best dining in town for groups. From Michael Mina to Hubert Keller, top chefs abound at this popular Vegas resort.
SMERF
The definition of SMERF. Conventions & Hospitality.
ESG
The definition of ESG. Conventions & Hospitality.
Famous Hotel Recipes - Conrad Indianapolis'...
Guests of the Conrad Indianapolis get their just desserts on a daily basis, and love it.
CVBs Take to the Tweets
Social media is changing the game for Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) everywhere. Once confined to print, television or radio to get the word out, CVBs are now finding a plentiful and voluntary marketing audience on Twitter.
Group Dining Venues within Bellagio Hotel and...
One of the most iconic hotels not just in Las Vegas, but in the world, Bellagio offers delectable choices for meeting planners in search of the ideal group dining venue on famed Las Vegas Strip.
CSEP
The definition of CSEP. Conventions & Hospitality.
8 Meeting Hotels For When The Ordinary Just...
Always seem to consider the same hotels when booking your meeting and conventions? Don't be afraid to make a change. One of these eight unique hotels will more than meet your expectations for your next event.
Group Dining Venues within MGM Grand Las Vegas
From the private dining spaces of the acclaimed restaurant of a Top Chef Master to one of the most dramatic restaurants in town, explore the many group dining venues located within the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Bellagio's Tuscany Kitchen
An image of one of the boardrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 4.
Excalibur Meeting Room
An image of one of the meeting rooms within Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Page 6.
L&D
The definition of L&D. Conventions & Hospitality.
Retiring: Bill Shaw, Brad Bryan of Marriott
Two top executives for Marriott brand bid adieu while another prepares to take the helm.
DSM
The definition of DSM. Conventions & Hospitality.
The Next Green Thing
With more than 90 percent of travelers saying its anything but easy to be green, more and more hotels are touting their eco-friendly standards. Check out how hotel brands are making it easier to check into green standards.
200 Peachtree New Address for Unique Atlanta...
A former Macy's department store becomes one of Atlanta's chicest event spaces.
Planner Preview: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
An advance look at what the reopening of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans will offer to meeting and event planners.
Do-It-Yourself Room Service?
The Signature at MGM Grand in Las Vegas dishes up a new culinary experience to guests through do-it-yourself room service program.
Ones to Watch: Randi Hamilton & Joe Shurmur
Randi Hamilton and Joe Shurmur have been chosen by HEI Hotels & Resorts to serve as General Managers of two Detroit area properties.
Planner Review: MGM Grand Las Vegas
One of the biggest hotels in the world, MGM Grand offers a wealth of venues, amenities and accommodations to even the most discerning of meeting and convention planners.
Group Dining Within Monte Carlo
Considered one of Las Vegas' hidden gems, Monte Carlo doesn't have a showy exterior or a breathtaking street-side attraction, but inside there's much for meeting planners to discover, especially when it comes to unique dining venues for groups.
Hell's Kitchen Winner Chef Holli Ugalde Gets...
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EPO
The definition of EPO. Conventions & Hospitality.
Group Dining Within The Mirage
From a private dining room draped in soft white sheers and set adrift on the edge of the hotel's bustling casino floor to intimate dining rooms tucked away from it all, The Mirage in Las Vegas offers a wide range of options for group dining venues.
Vegas Raises the Stakes, Gets Down To Business...
Las Vegas is offering a whole other kind of green to eco-conscious event planners. Discover how major hotels are greening the meeting industry in Sin City.
CIF&C
The definition of CIF&C. Conventions & Hospitality.
When Bad Weather is Good
Hurricanes, heatwaves, blizzards. Bad weather doesn't need to rain on your business' parade. More and more venues are seeing the silver marketing lining in inclement weather.
CMP
The definition of CMP. Conventions & Hospitality.
A Group Venue That’s For The Birds
St. Louis-area World Bird Sanctuary helps group events soar while educating attendees about the endangered habitants of the world around them.
AATTA
The definition of AATTA. Conventions & Hospitality.
Planner Review: Mandalay Bay
A review of Mandalay Bay, with a focus on what it will offer business travelers as well as meeting and event planners.
IASB
The definition of IASB. Conventions & Hospitality.
Beall Mansion Charms as St. Louis Area Group...
St. Louis' Beall Mansion provides a charming trip back in time for groups looking for an intimate event venue.
Famous Hotel Recipes - Kimpton Hotels' Bell...
Kimpton Hotels offers a smashing way to toast fall.
Treasure Island Ballroom
A meeting space within Treasure Island hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 11.
Orange County Convention Center - Trade Floor
Info and images for the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Page 2.
Zero-Based Budget
The definition of Zero-Based Budget.
Showboat Atlantic City Shows Off Pet-Friendliness
A new hotel is jumping on the rise in pet travel by offering pet-friendly amenities. Find out which East Coast resort now welcomes Fido.
One to Watch: Dan Jackson
Red Lion Hotels new CFO Dan Jackson really knows the ABC's of finance.
EBITDA
The definition of EBITDA. Conventions & Hospitality.
O/A
The definition of O/A. Conventions & Hospitality.
One To Watch: Keith Overton
Hotelier Keith Overton is promoted to top executive leadership position with Tradewinds Island Resorts.
Mandalay Bay Exhibit Hall
A photo of an exhibit hall at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Page 8.
Circus Circus Meeting Room
An image of one of the meeting rooms within Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Page 5.
Famous Hotel Recipes - Hotel Monaco's Red...
Top hospitality chefs share the secrets to their most-requested dishes. Portland's Hotel Monaco Portland provides the recipe for its sinful Red Velvet Doughnuts.
C&F
The definition of C&F. Conventions & Hospitality.
A Real St. Louis Blast
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ACME
The definition of ACME. Conventions & Hospitality.
ISES
The definition of ISES. Conventions & Hospitality.
Famous Hotel Recipes - Alexis Hotel's S'mores
Learn how to make delectable s'mores at home with the help of Seattle's Alexis Hotel.
Destination DC Launches "Civil War to Civil...
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Uniserve Property
The definition of Uniserve Property.
Las Vegas - There's a (Free) App for That
With more than 200,000 apps for iPhone, Las Vegas hotels are making sure they aren't left behind in the
CTSM
The definition of CTSM. Conventions & Hospitality.
Mandalay Bay Ballroom
A photo of the ballroom within Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Page 7.
Come On and Get (App) Happy
Hotels around the world hope the app craze will market their brand to a new generation. Find out which luxury hotel brands are making an app for that.
XLR Connector
The definition of XLR Connector.
M Resort
A photo of the ballroom of M Resort in Las Vegas.
America's Center Convention Complex
A comprehensive review of the America's Center convention complex in St. Louis, Missouri. Must-know information for meeting planners considering this venue for an upcoming event.
SCMP
The definition of SCMP. Conventions & Hospitality.
NBTA
The definition of NBTA. Conventions & Hospitality.
VAT
The definition of VAT. Conventions & Hospitality.
I&D
The definition of I&D. Conventions & Hospitality.
Speaking Their Language
Across the globe, more and more hotels are recognizing the importance of providing multicultural experiences to their guests.
You Have to Try This Famous Guava Margarita...
One of the Grand Velas Riviera Maya's most in-demand catering options isn't served on a plate, but in a glass.

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