Amanda Lucci


Amanda is a contributor to MeetingsNet and its sister publication, Special Events. She also works closely with MeetingsNet digital products including Amanda is a graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and currently resides in New York City.

Four Seasons Opens in Beijing 
Four Seasons ended 2012 with the grand opening of its 313-room Beijing hotel, the third Four Seasons property to open in China last year.
Newly Renovated Sheraton San Diego 
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina’s Bay Tower is just completing a $2 million, top-to-bottom renovation.
RCMA Video Minutes: Takeaways from Emerge 2013 
Six suppliers share their top takeaways from RCMA's 2013 Emerge conference, live from the trade show floor.
RCMA Launches Three New Regional Meetings in 2013 
The Religious Conference Management Association is developing three regional meetings in 2013, located in the U.S. regions with the largest pockets of faith-based planner members: Nashville, greater Chicago, and Colorado Springs.
RCMA Names Its Newest Board Member 
D’Wayne Leatherland, CMP, was elected to the Religious Conference Management Association’s Board of Directors.
RCMA Picks Birmingham for Emerge 2015 
The Religious Conference Management Association's Board of Directors has announced that Emerge 2015 will be held in Birmingham, Ala., January 26–30.
Productivity #MeetChat Recap 
In case you missed our Twitter chat on productivity, we recap the most valuable tips.
Wife Sentenced to Life in Prison for Meeting Planner Murder 
The wife and brother-in-law of Ben Novack Jr., the meeting planner who was murdered during a convention he was managing at the Hilton Westchester Hotel (previously the Hilton Rye Town) in Rye Brook, N.Y., were sentenced to life in prison without parole last month.
Learn How You Can Be More Productive in 2013 
Join us on Twitter this Thursday for a chat with productivity expert Neen James
Apax Partners NYC Meeting Canceled by Hurricane Sandy 
Early on October 29, with Superstorm Sandy threatening high winds and flooding, the largest cities on the East Coast began to shut down in preparation for the natural disaster.
Riviera Palm Springs Undergoes Major Renovations 
The Riviera Palm Springs will undergo a multimillion dollar expansion this year, to be completed in mid-2013, adding meeting space and a new pool area.
Westin Gaslamp Quarter Completes $25 Million Renovation 
All 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, have received floor-to-ceiling refreshments.
Sheraton Delfina Unveils Total Renovation 
Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica recently unveiled a complete renovation of the hotel, including all 310 guest rooms, penthouse ballroom, and public spaces.
Napa’s Meritage Resort Completes $40 Million Expansion 
The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif., recently announced the completion of its $40 million, 19-month-long expansion. Meritage is now home to the two largest ballrooms in the Napa Valley.
Hyatt Announces New Group Billing Technology 
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts announced this week the launch of its new group billing technology, designed to eliminate pesky piles of paper and photocopies after a large event and allow planners more easily review charges while a meeting is happening.

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