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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IPO
The definition of IPO. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
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.
ICW
The definition of ICW. 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.
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.
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.
Aloft Brooklyn
The meeting space offered by Aloft Brooklyn in New York.
ROH
The definition of ROH. Conventions & Hospitality.
Andaz Wall Street - Meeting Room
A photo of a meeting room in the Andaz Wall Street in New York. Page 2.
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.
Quick Set
The definition of Quick Set. Conventions & Hospitality.
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
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 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.
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.
Retiring: Bill Shaw, Brad Bryan of Marriott
Two top executives for Marriott brand bid adieu while another prepares to take the helm.
Convention & Visitors Bureaus Directory
A directory of top Convention & Visitors Bureau websites nationwide.
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.
Hyatt Regency Buffalo - Meeting Room
A photo of a meeting room in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo in New York. Page 3.
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.
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 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.
Peabody Orlando
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 4.
One to Watch: Todd Williams
Caesars Palace Las Vegas looks within to fill top Food & Beverage role with selection of Todd Williams.
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - Exhibit...
A photo of the exhibit floor of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Page 4.
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.
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.
Yield Management
The definition of Yield Management.
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.
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.
Washington State Convention Center - Exterior
A photo of the exterior of the Washington State Convention Center.
Bally's Grand Ballroom
A photo of Bally's Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas. Page 13.
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.
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.
Zero-Based Budget
The definition of Zero-Based Budget.
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.
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.
Planner Review: Gaylord Opryland
After devastating floods forced its closure, the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville reopens better than ever.
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.
Uniserve Property
The definition of Uniserve Property.
Bellagio's Tuscany Kitchen
An image of one of the boardrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 4.
US Chamber of Commerce Website Directory
A directory of top US Chamber of Commerce websites nationwide.
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.
Hermann Elger to Lead Montage Beverly Hills
Montage Hotels appoints Hermann Elger as General Manager for Beverly Hills location.
Excalibur Meeting Room
An image of one of the meeting rooms within Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Page 6.
C&F
The definition of C&F. Conventions & Hospitality.
CMP
The definition of CMP. Conventions & Hospitality.
One To Watch: Simon Barlow
Long-time hotelier Simon Barlow to spearhead growth of Carlson brand in burgeoning new market.
Speaking Their Language
Across the globe, more and more hotels are recognizing the importance of providing multicultural experiences to their guests.
One To Watch: Keith Overton
Hotelier Keith Overton is promoted to top executive leadership position with Tradewinds Island Resorts.
Central Michel Richard Debuts Group Dining Menus
The first 24-hour cafe by world acclaimed chef Michel Richard features group dining menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Site Inspection
The definition of Site Inspection.
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.
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.
EPO
The definition of EPO. 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.
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.
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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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.
Bellagio's Tower Ballroom
An image of one of the ballrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 2.
Famous Hotel Recipes - Hilton Jackson's Crabby...
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.
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.
Mandalay Bay Ballroom
A photo of the ballroom within Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Page 7.
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.
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.
Hell's Kitchen Winner Chef Holli Ugalde Gets...
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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.
Champions Square
A photo of Champions Square in New Orleans. The outdoor venue is available as a meeting and event space.
M Resort
A photo of the ballroom of M Resort in Las Vegas.
Mandalay Bay Exhibit Hall
A photo of an exhibit hall at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Page 8.
O/A
The definition of O/A. Conventions & Hospitality.
Famous Hotel Recipes - Conrad Indianapolis'...
Guests of the Conrad Indianapolis get their just desserts on a daily basis, and love it.
VAT
The definition of VAT. Conventions & Hospitality.
Bellagio Boardroom
An image of one of the boardrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 3.
Peabody Orlando - Windermere Ballroom
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 6.
L&D
The definition of L&D. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
Hyatt Regency Buffalo - Ballroom
New York Meeting Room Photos - Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Page 4.
IACC
The definition of IACC. Conventions & Hospitality.
Grand Hyatt New York - Ballroom
A photo of a meeting room within the Grand Hyatt New York. Page 5.
Circus Circus Meeting Room
An image of one of the meeting rooms within Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Page 5.
Folio
The definition of Folio. Conventions & Hospitality.
The Mirage Boardroom
A photo of a meeting boardroom at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Page 9.
CIF&C
The definition of CIF&C. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
In Pictures: New York Meetings
A photo tour of New York meeting rooms. Is it your kind of event space?
Peabody Orlando - Peabody Ballroom
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 5.
Treasure Island Ballroom
A meeting space within Treasure Island hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 11.
Grand Hyatt New York - Meeting Room
A photo of a meeting room within the Grand Hyatt New York. Page 6.
Spa-taneous Growth
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.
BEO
The definition of BEO. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
CSM
The definition of CSM. 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.
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.
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.
Washington State Convention Center - Meeting Room
A photo of a meeting room within the Washington State Convention Center. Page 3.
OS&D
The definition of OS&D. Conventions & Hospitality.

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