Alison Hall

Alison
Hall

Editor, MeetingsNet
ahall@meetingsnet.com
Alison Hall has been writing about the meetings industry—with a specialty in the financial and insurance market—since 1992. Her articles have been nominated for, or won, awards from American Business Media, Folio Magazine, and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. She holds a BA in English from Colgate University and an MA in Fiction from Boston University. A reluctant tweeter and a passionate copy editor, she is delighted to be writing and editing content for the MeetingsNet magazine app, launched in January 2014. The interactive tablet platform is a brand-new canvas for the MeetingsNet art and editing staff to play with, offering more interesting and interactive ways to bring readers news, features, photos, videos, and more. 

Articles
Atlantis, Paradise Island, Goes After Meetings and Millennials
Atlantis, Paradise Island, The Bahamas, is renovating and reimagining its Coral Towers as the higher-end The Corals Atlantis. Meeting groups will take note, as the tower is steps from the resort’s conference center, which includes the Caribbean’s largest ballroom (pictured).
Rosewood Hotels Promotes the Power of Literacy
Rosewood Hotel Group is partnering with Room to Read, a global organization that aims to transform lives in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
Conversation Starters for Reluctant Networkers
For those of us who buy into the benefits of networking but don’t love the prospect of small talk, a list of creative conversation starters can be a great resource. Read ours, share yours.
WINiT Career Connection: Erik Mueller
Our weekly quick Q&A features a member of the career organization Women In Travel. This week, Erik Mueller of Grasp Technologies Inc. will inspire you to share a little sunshine with colleagues and clients.
Suite Option for Your High Achievers in Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas introduces a new room category—ultra luxury—with its 21 new Boulevard Penthouses atop the Boulevard Tower.
Real-Time ROI Dashboard Launched by etouches
Software company etouches is aiming to make measurement of a meeting’s return on investment both more simple and more powerful, using continuous measurement and offering ways to get flagging metrics back on track.
Two Simple Secrets to Happy, Engaged Attendees 1
Nearly half of attendees in a recent survey said they fell asleep or felt drowsy during a meeting. Hilton’s Meet with Purpose program gives planners plug-and-play menu and activity ideas designed to wake them right up.
Is Minneapolis Ready for Radisson RED?
Radisson RED is barrier-free, front-desk–free, fashion-forward, and a whole lot of other things designed to appear to a segment of today's business traveler and meeting attendee. Pictured, a bird's-eye view of the open-concept public space.
WINiT Career Connection: Lisa M. Hoehn
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the career organization Women In Travel. This week, Altour’s Lisa Hoehn shares her passionate advocacy for New Orleans and the entire state of Louisiana.
Help Omni Hotels Pick the Next U.S. President
Omni has married the hot craft cocktail trend with the overheated presidential campaign in a new promotion: Cast your vote by ordering from a menu of cocktails named for the candidates (Independents get the POTUS punch, pictured), and check the weekly results through Election Day.
At Aloft, You Can Tell Your Hotel Room What to Do
It’s not quite “tea, Earl Grey, hot,” but two hotels on opposite coasts have introduced guest rooms with voice-activated lighting and temperature controls.
6 Steps to Make Your Busy Season Easier
If you know when your usual busy season is, plan ahead and make life easier for yourself! Here are six ideas for getting ready, from productivity expert Audrey Thomas, aka Organized Audrey.
WINiT Career Connection: Lesley O'Bryan
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the career organization Women In Travel. This week, This week, Advito’s Lesley O’Bryan’s advice for career advancement is to act and dress for the job you want, not the job you have.
New Meeting Space Unveiled at Hyatt Regency SFO
This 789-room Burlingame, Calif., property redefines the airport hotel with expansive meeting space, local food, modern design, and more.
Transformed Cliff House Reopens in Maine
Set on 70 acres along the southern coast of Maine, the newly renovated Cliff House features oceanfront restaurants, a full-service spa, and new meeting space, including the Cliffside Ballroom and its dramatic views (rendering at left).

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