Conventions & Hospitality: Most Popular Articles
The definition of Uniserve Property.
The definition of FAM Trip. Conventions & Hospitality.
A comprehensive review of The Mirage resort and casino in Las Vegas with special focus on what planners can find for meetings and events.
Montage Hotels appoints Hermann Elger as General Manager for Beverly Hills location.
After devastating floods forced its closure, the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville reopens better than ever.
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.
The top five convention cities in the world are truly global destinations from Singapore to Vienna. Discover which other cities made the list.
Randi Hamilton and Joe Shurmur have been chosen by HEI Hotels & Resorts to serve as General Managers of two Detroit area properties.
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.
Executive Chef Jason McClure from Hotel Monaco's Sazerac Restaurant shares his recipe for Medjool Dates en Brochette (bacon dates).
Six essential articles for meeting and convention planners, from insider negotiating tips to how to get the most from your hotel staff.
The definition of IPO. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
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.
Designated as a "Historic Hotel of America" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Nittany
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.
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.
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 chefs of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa share the recipe for their refreshing Spinach Mahi Salad.
A look at what the eco-friendly Element New York Times Square West offers to groups as well as business travelers.
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.
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A review of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami opening fall 2010, with a focus on what it will offer to meeting planners.
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.
A directory of top US Chamber of Commerce websites nationwide.
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.
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.
The definition of MICE. Conventions & Hospitality.
More and more of the nation's CVBs are changing their names in hopes of changing perceptions about just what they do.
Top hospitality chefs share the secrets of their most requested dishes. High Peaks Resort provides the recipe for a classic watercress salad.
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.
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.
A former Macy's department store becomes one of Atlanta's chicest event spaces.
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 Yield Management.
The definition of ROH. Conventions & Hospitality.
A directory of top Convention & Visitors Bureau websites nationwide.
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.
The Signature at MGM Grand in Las Vegas dishes up a new culinary experience to guests through do-it-yourself room service program.
Guests of the Conrad Indianapolis get their just desserts on a daily basis, and love it.
A series of new hires at InterContinental Tampa strengthens its position as one of the city's top meeting destinations.
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.
Caesars Palace Las Vegas looks within to fill top Food & Beverage role with selection of Todd Williams.
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.
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.
Hotelier Keith Overton is promoted to top executive leadership position with Tradewinds Island Resorts.
With more than 200,000 apps for iPhone, Las Vegas hotels are making sure they aren't left behind in the
An comprehensive overview of what the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas offers to meeting and event planners, from renovated accommodations to convention spaces.
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.
The definition of ICW. Conventions & Hospitality.
Marriott International focuses on India as the next big hospitality market. Find out the amazing number of hotels they plan to open by 2015.
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.
The definition of CMP. Conventions & Hospitality.
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 4.
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 definition of SMERF. Conventions & Hospitality.
An image of one of the meeting rooms within Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Page 6.
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.
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.
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.
A St. Louis historic theatre offers instant drama to groups seeking a unique venue.
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.
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.
The definition of NACE. Conventions & Hospitality.
Across the globe, more and more hotels are recognizing the importance of providing multicultural experiences to their guests.
The definition of CVB. Conventions & Hospitality.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 event center within Bally's in Las Vegas. Page 12.
The definition of C&F. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of L&D. Conventions & Hospitality.
One of the Grand Velas Riviera Maya's most in-demand catering options isn't served on a plate, but in a glass.
The definition of Quick Set. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of ISES. Conventions & Hospitality.
An image of one of the boardrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 3.
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.
A review of the newly renovated Omni Mount Washington with a focus on areas of interest to business travelers and event planners.
The definition of IFSEA. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
A photo of an exhibit hall at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Page 8.
An image of one of the boardrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 4.
St. Louis' Beall Mansion provides a charming trip back in time for groups looking for an intimate event venue.
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.
Two top executives for Marriott brand bid adieu while another prepares to take the helm.
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.
The definition of IACVB. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of AATTA. Conventions & Hospitality.
The Washington D.C. area's best-kept secret doesn't want to live up to its slogan anymore. How the Prince William County/Manassas CVB is trying to make themselves known.
A photo of a meeting room in the Andaz Wall Street in New York. Page 2.
The definition of IEA. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of CSEP. Conventions & Hospitality.
The first 24-hour cafe by world acclaimed chef Michel Richard features group dining menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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 definition of EPO. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of Zero-Based Budget.
The definition of G&A. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of DSM. Conventions & Hospitality.
A review of what Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino will offer business travelers, including the high-tech perks they'll find in each room.
The definition of CHME. Conventions & Hospitality.
A photo of a meeting room within New York-New York in Las Vegas. Page 10.
An image of one of the meeting rooms within Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Page 5.
The definition of CIC. Conventions & Hospitality.
A review of La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif. with special attention on improved meeting and convention amenities.
The definition of Site. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of OS&D. Conventions & Hospitality.
A preview of what Aloft Brooklyn will offer business travelers, including the high-tech perks they'll find in each room.
The definition of IAHMP. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of SCMP. Conventions & Hospitality.
A review of Mandalay Bay, with a focus on what it will offer business travelers as well as meeting and event planners.
The definition of IACC. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of CIF&E. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of I&D. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of IASB. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of CTSM. Conventions & Hospitality.
A photo of a meeting boardroom at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Page 9.
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.
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 ballroom of M Resort in Las Vegas.
The definition of ICPA. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
The definition of VAT. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of Waiver of Subrogation.
The definition of Folio. Conventions & Hospitality.
A world-renowned hotel brand gains rave reviews for a cookbook filled with recipes from its highly acclaimed celebrity chefs.
The definition of Site Inspection.
The definition of CIF&C. Conventions & Hospitality.
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 6.
The definition of IAAM. Conventions & Hospitality.
A review of the uber-luxe Hotel Beaux Arts Miami, with a focus on what it will offer business travelers and planners.
The meeting space offered by Aloft Brooklyn in New York.
A photo of the ballroom within Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Page 7.
The definition of E&OK. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of B/P. Conventions & Hospitality.
Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt is dishing up a new offering to taste-struck fans, large-party catering.
Long-time hotelier Simon Barlow to spearhead growth of Carlson brand in burgeoning new market.