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Conventions & Hospitality: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Famous Hotel Recipes - The Nittany Lion Inn's...
Designated as a "Historic Hotel of America" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Nittany
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.
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.
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).
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.
FAM Trip
The definition of FAM Trip. Conventions & Hospitality.
MICE
The definition of MICE. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bellagio's Tower Ballroom
An image of one of the ballrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 2.
IPO
The definition of IPO. Conventions & Hospitality.
US Chamber of Commerce Website Directory
A directory of top US Chamber of Commerce websites nationwide.
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.
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.
Convention & Visitors Bureaus Directory
A directory of top Convention & Visitors Bureau websites nationwide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Groups Take Center Stage at Historic St. Louis...
A St. Louis historic theatre offers instant drama to groups seeking a unique venue.
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.
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.
Golden Nugget To Return to Atlantic City
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One to Watch: Todd Williams
Caesars Palace Las Vegas looks within to fill top Food & Beverage role with selection of Todd Williams.
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.
ROH
The definition of ROH. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
ICW
The definition of ICW. Conventions & Hospitality.
OS&D
The definition of OS&D. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
Retiring: Bill Shaw, Brad Bryan of Marriott
Two top executives for Marriott brand bid adieu while another prepares to take the helm.
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.
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.
One To Watch: Simon Barlow
Long-time hotelier Simon Barlow to spearhead growth of Carlson brand in burgeoning new market.
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.
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.
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.
Aloft Brooklyn
The meeting space offered by Aloft Brooklyn in New York.
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.
Peabody Orlando - Windermere Ballroom
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 6.
SMERF
The definition of SMERF. 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.
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.
Quick Set
The definition of Quick Set. Conventions & Hospitality.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress - Grand Cypress...
A photo of a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Page 7.
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.
ESG
The definition of ESG. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
CVB
The definition of CVB. Conventions & Hospitality.
Andaz Wall Street - Meeting Room
A photo of a meeting room in the Andaz Wall Street in New York. Page 2.
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.
EPO
The definition of EPO. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
Hyatt Regency Buffalo - Meeting Room
A photo of a meeting room in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo in New York. Page 3.
Yield Management
The definition of Yield Management.
Bally's Grand Ballroom
A photo of Bally's Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas. Page 13.
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.
Washington State Convention Center - Exterior
A photo of the exterior of the Washington State Convention Center.
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.
200 Peachtree New Address for Unique Atlanta...
A former Macy's department store becomes one of Atlanta's chicest event spaces.
L&D
The definition of L&D. 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.
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.
The New Way You Can Make a Reservation at Best...
Best Western is the latest hospitality brand to unveil an application for iPad. Learn how they're targeting tech-savvy travelers who are toting the latest must-have accessory.
Zero-Based Budget
The definition of Zero-Based Budget.
Excalibur Meeting Room
An image of one of the meeting rooms within Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Page 6.
Hell's Kitchen Winner Chef Holli Ugalde Gets...
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BEO
The definition of BEO. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
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.
Site Inspection
The definition of Site Inspection.
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.
DSM
The definition of DSM. Conventions & Hospitality.
Peabody Orlando - Peabody Ballroom
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 5.
Planner Review: Gaylord Opryland
After devastating floods forced its closure, the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville reopens better than ever.
Top Hotel Chefs Add Sizzle to Social Media
Many of the top chefs at hotels nationwide are stepping away from the stove to tweet, post and blog. Discover how the hottest culinary talents around are jumping into social media.
CMP
The definition of CMP. Conventions & Hospitality.
Bellagio's Tuscany Kitchen
An image of one of the boardrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 4.
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.
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.
Famous Hotel Recipes - Conrad Indianapolis'...
Guests of the Conrad Indianapolis get their just desserts on a daily basis, and love it.
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.
Mandalay Bay Ballroom
A photo of the ballroom within Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Page 7.
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - Exhibit...
A photo of the exhibit floor of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Page 4.
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.
One to Watch: Dan Jackson
Red Lion Hotels new CFO Dan Jackson really knows the ABC's of finance.
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.
XLR Connector
The definition of XLR Connector.
VAT
The definition of VAT. Conventions & Hospitality.
CIF&C
The definition of CIF&C. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
CSEP
The definition of CSEP. Conventions & Hospitality.
C&F
The definition of C&F. Conventions & Hospitality.
CSM
The definition of CSM. Conventions & Hospitality.
NBTA
The definition of NBTA. Conventions & Hospitality.
Hermann Elger to Lead Montage Beverly Hills
Montage Hotels appoints Hermann Elger as General Manager for Beverly Hills location.
Grand Hyatt New York - Ballroom
A photo of a meeting room within the Grand Hyatt New York. Page 5.
Mandalay Bay Exhibit Hall
A photo of an exhibit hall at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Page 8.
CTSM
The definition of CTSM. Conventions & Hospitality.
O/A
The definition of O/A. Conventions & Hospitality.
Peabody Orlando
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 4.
Washington State Convention Center - Meeting Room
A photo of a meeting room within the Washington State Convention Center. Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
IASB
The definition of IASB. Conventions & Hospitality.
SCMP
The definition of SCMP. Conventions & Hospitality.
One To Watch: Keith Overton
Hotelier Keith Overton is promoted to top executive leadership position with Tradewinds Island Resorts.
M Resort
A photo of the ballroom of M Resort in Las Vegas.
Circus Circus Meeting Room
An image of one of the meeting rooms within Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Page 5.
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
EBITDA
The definition of EBITDA. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
Famous Hotel Recipes - Kimpton Hotels' Bell...
Kimpton Hotels offers a smashing way to toast fall.
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.
Treasure Island Ballroom
A meeting space within Treasure Island hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 11.
Destination DC Launches "Civil War to Civil...
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Bellagio Boardroom
An image of one of the boardrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 3.

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