Conventions & Hospitality: Most Popular Articles
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.
The top chefs of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa share the recipe for their refreshing Spinach Mahi Salad.
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.
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.
Designated as a "Historic Hotel of America" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Nittany
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.
The top five convention cities in the world are truly global destinations from Singapore to Vienna. Discover which other cities made the list.
Six essential articles for meeting and convention planners, from insider negotiating tips to how to get the most from your hotel staff.
Executive Chef Jason McClure from Hotel Monaco's Sazerac Restaurant shares his recipe for Medjool Dates en Brochette (bacon dates).
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.
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.
The definition of FAM Trip. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of MICE. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
A review of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami opening fall 2010, with a focus on what it will offer to meeting planners.
The definition of IPO. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
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.
The definition of ICW. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
More and more of the nation's CVBs are changing their names in hopes of changing perceptions about just what they do.
A St. Louis historic theatre offers instant drama to groups seeking a unique venue.
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.
The meeting space offered by Aloft Brooklyn in New York.
The definition of ROH. Conventions & Hospitality.
A photo of a meeting room in the Andaz Wall Street in New York. Page 2.
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.
The definition of Quick Set. Conventions & Hospitality.
With more than 200,000 apps for iPhone, Las Vegas hotels are making sure they aren't left behind in the
A look at what the eco-friendly Element New York Times Square West offers to groups as well as business travelers.
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.
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.
Two top executives for Marriott brand bid adieu while another prepares to take the helm.
A directory of top Convention & Visitors Bureau websites nationwide.
A series of new hires at InterContinental Tampa strengthens its position as one of the city's top meeting destinations.
A photo of a meeting room in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo in New York. Page 3.
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.
Top hospitality chefs share the secrets of their most requested dishes. High Peaks Resort provides the recipe for a classic watercress salad.
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.
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 4.
Caesars Palace Las Vegas looks within to fill top Food & Beverage role with selection of Todd Williams.
A photo of the exhibit floor of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Page 4.
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.
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.
The definition of Yield Management.
Marriott International focuses on India as the next big hospitality market. Find out the amazing number of hotels they plan to open by 2015.
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.
A photo of the exterior of the Washington State Convention Center.
A photo of Bally's Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas. Page 13.
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.
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.
The definition of Zero-Based Budget.
A preview of what Aloft Brooklyn will offer business travelers, including the high-tech perks they'll find in each room.
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.
After devastating floods forced its closure, the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville reopens better than ever.
Randi Hamilton and Joe Shurmur have been chosen by HEI Hotels & Resorts to serve as General Managers of two Detroit area properties.
The definition of Uniserve Property.
An image of one of the boardrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 4.
A directory of top US Chamber of Commerce websites nationwide.
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.
Montage Hotels appoints Hermann Elger as General Manager for Beverly Hills location.
An image of one of the meeting rooms within Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Page 6.
The definition of C&F. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of CMP. Conventions & Hospitality.
Long-time hotelier Simon Barlow to spearhead growth of Carlson brand in burgeoning new market.
Across the globe, more and more hotels are recognizing the importance of providing multicultural experiences to their guests.
Hotelier Keith Overton is promoted to top executive leadership position with Tradewinds Island Resorts.
The first 24-hour cafe by world acclaimed chef Michel Richard features group dining menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The definition of Site Inspection.
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.
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.
The definition of EPO. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
The Signature at MGM Grand in Las Vegas dishes up a new culinary experience to guests through do-it-yourself room service program.
Learn how to make delectable s'mores at home with the help of Seattle's Alexis Hotel.
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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.
An image of one of the ballrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 2.
Some of the country's hottest hospitality chefs share the secrets of their kitchen. The Hilton Jackson shares the recipe for its tasty Crabby Louie.
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.
A photo of the ballroom within Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Page 7.
The definition of CVB. Conventions & Hospitality.
A photo of a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Page 7.
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.
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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.
A photo of Champions Square in New Orleans. The outdoor venue is available as a meeting and event space.
A photo of the ballroom of M Resort in Las Vegas.
A photo of an exhibit hall at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Page 8.
The definition of O/A. Conventions & Hospitality.
Guests of the Conrad Indianapolis get their just desserts on a daily basis, and love it.
The definition of VAT. Conventions & Hospitality.
An image of one of the boardrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 3.
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 6.
The definition of L&D. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
New York Meeting Room Photos - Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Page 4.
The definition of IACC. Conventions & Hospitality.
A photo of a meeting room within the Grand Hyatt New York. Page 5.
An image of one of the meeting rooms within Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Page 5.
The definition of Folio. Conventions & Hospitality.
A photo of a meeting boardroom at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Page 9.
The definition of CIF&C. Conventions & Hospitality.
An advance look at what the reopening of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans will offer to meeting and event planners.
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.
A photo tour of New York meeting rooms. Is it your kind of event space?
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 5.
A meeting space within Treasure Island hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 11.
A photo of a meeting room within the Grand Hyatt New York. Page 6.
The economy is stressing out the spa industry, but hotel spas connected to some of the most recognizable names in hospitality (as well as one prestigious day spa chain) are providing some much-needed rejuvenation.
The definition of BEO. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
The definition of CSM. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
A review of Mandalay Bay, with a focus on what it will offer business travelers as well as meeting and event planners.
A photo of a meeting room within the Washington State Convention Center. Page 3.
The definition of OS&D. Conventions & Hospitality.