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.
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
The top chefs of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa share the recipe for their refreshing Spinach Mahi Salad.
Six essential articles for meeting and convention planners, from insider negotiating tips to how to get the most from your hotel staff.
The top five convention cities in the world are truly global destinations from Singapore to Vienna. Discover which other cities made the list.
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.
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.
A look at what the eco-friendly Element New York Times Square West offers to groups as well as business travelers.
Executive Chef Jason McClure from Hotel Monaco's Sazerac Restaurant shares his recipe for Medjool Dates en Brochette (bacon dates).
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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 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.
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.
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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.
A review of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami opening fall 2010, with a focus on what it will offer to meeting planners.
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.
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.
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.
A directory of top Convention & Visitors Bureau websites nationwide.
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.
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.
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 6.
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.
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.
A directory of top US Chamber of Commerce websites nationwide.
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The definition of ROH. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
After devastating floods forced its closure, the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville reopens better than ever.
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Caesars Palace Las Vegas looks within to fill top Food & Beverage role with selection of Todd Williams.
A St. Louis historic theatre offers instant drama to groups seeking a unique venue.
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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.
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.
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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.
Long-time hotelier Simon Barlow to spearhead growth of Carlson brand in burgeoning new market.
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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.
Marriott International focuses on India as the next big hospitality market. Find out the amazing number of hotels they plan to open by 2015.
Info and images of the Peabody Orlando's meeting and event spaces. Page 5.
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.
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 series of new hires at InterContinental Tampa strengthens its position as one of the city's top meeting destinations.
The definition of BEO. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
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.
A comprehensive review of The Mirage resort and casino in Las Vegas with special focus on what planners can find for meetings and events.
The definition of CVB. Conventions & Hospitality.
A photo of a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Page 7.
More and more of the nation's CVBs are changing their names in hopes of changing perceptions about just what they do.
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.
Top hospitality chefs share the secrets of their most requested dishes. High Peaks Resort provides the recipe for a classic watercress salad.
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.
A preview of what Aloft Brooklyn will offer business travelers, including the high-tech perks they'll find in each room.
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.
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Guests of the Conrad Indianapolis get their just desserts on a daily basis, and love it.
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.
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 CSEP. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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.
An image of one of the boardrooms within Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Page 4.
An image of one of the meeting rooms within Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Page 6.
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Two top executives for Marriott brand bid adieu while another prepares to take the helm.
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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 former Macy's department store becomes one of Atlanta's chicest event spaces.
An advance look at what the reopening of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans will offer to meeting and event planners.
The Signature at MGM Grand in Las Vegas dishes up a new culinary experience to guests through do-it-yourself room service program.
Randi Hamilton and Joe Shurmur have been chosen by HEI Hotels & Resorts to serve as General Managers of two Detroit area properties.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
The definition of CIF&C. Conventions & Hospitality.
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.
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St. Louis-area World Bird Sanctuary helps group events soar while educating attendees about the endangered habitants of the world around them.
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A review of Mandalay Bay, with a focus on what it will offer business travelers as well as meeting and event planners.
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St. Louis' Beall Mansion provides a charming trip back in time for groups looking for an intimate event venue.
Kimpton Hotels offers a smashing way to toast fall.
A meeting space within Treasure Island hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page 11.
Info and images for the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Page 2.
The definition of Zero-Based Budget.
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.
Red Lion Hotels new CFO Dan Jackson really knows the ABC's of finance.
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Hotelier Keith Overton is promoted to top executive leadership position with Tradewinds Island Resorts.
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An image of one of the meeting rooms within Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Page 5.
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.
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Learn how to make delectable s'mores at home with the help of Seattle's Alexis Hotel.
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The definition of Uniserve Property.
With more than 200,000 apps for iPhone, Las Vegas hotels are making sure they aren't left behind in the
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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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A photo of the ballroom of M Resort in Las Vegas.
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.
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Across the globe, more and more hotels are recognizing the importance of providing multicultural experiences to their guests.
One of the Grand Velas Riviera Maya's most in-demand catering options isn't served on a plate, but in a glass.