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Famous Hotel Recipes - Conrad Indianapolis'...
Guests of the Conrad Indianapolis get their just desserts on a daily basis, and love it.
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.
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.
FAM Trip
The definition of FAM Trip. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of IPO. 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.
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.
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.
Why You Should Plan a Meeting at Omni Mount...
A review of the newly renovated Omni Mount Washington with a focus on areas of interest to business travelers and event planners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Bellagio
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mirage Boardroom
A photo of a meeting boardroom at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Page 9.
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.
Peabody Orlando - Windermere Ballroom
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 6.
New York-New York Meeting Room
A photo of a meeting room within New York-New York in Las Vegas. Page 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Speaking Their Language
Across the globe, more and more hotels are recognizing the importance of providing multicultural experiences to their guests.
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.
Mandalay Bay Ballroom
A photo of the ballroom within Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Page 7.
US Chamber of Commerce Website Directory
A directory of top US Chamber of Commerce websites nationwide.
The definition of EAC. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
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.
Excalibur Meeting Room
An image of one of the meeting rooms within Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Page 6.
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.
The definition of OS&D. Conventions & Hospitality.
Bellagio's Tuscany Kitchen
An image of one of the boardrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 4.
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.
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: 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.
The definition of CIF. Conventions & Hospitality.
Waiver of Subrogation
The definition of Waiver of Subrogation.
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.
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.
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.
The definition of ICW. Conventions & Hospitality.
The definition of NBTA. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
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.
Circus Circus Meeting Room
An image of one of the meeting rooms within Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Page 5.
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.
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