Timothy Arnold, CMP, CMM

Arnold, CMP, CMM
Regional Vice President,
HPN Global
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Timothy Arnold started his hospitality career with Hilton Worldwide, where he spent 10 years in global sales. In 2008, he joined HPN Global, a global meetings procurement company. He loves traveling, especially internationally, photography, his five dogs, and his wife of 12 years, Susan. He calls himself “a huge hotel nerd,” and in the past two years alone he’s visited 26 countries and worked on hotel contracts and meetings in dozens of destinations.

Planner's Travelogue: European River Cruise
Timothy Arnold is back from his first river cruise, sailing the Rhine with AmaWaterways. Read his report on river cruising as an incentive.
A Meeting Planner in Dublin
Beautiful and compact Dublin has enough history and culture to satisfy and excite even the most jaded of travelers.
A Meeting Planner in Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey, is a place that is both ancient and modern, European and Asian. With amazing culture and food, plus easy accessibility, Timothy Arnold predicts it would be an attendee favorite.
My Tips for Stress-Free Packing
Do you consider packing one of the worst parts of a trip? What if it could be stress-free? Timothy Arnold lays it all out for you.
IMEX America Survival—and Productivity—Tips
Timothy Arnold calls IMEX America one of the best shows of the year. And he's got some tips to share for maximizing this opportunity to see the world in one place.
SunRiver Resort: Infinite Stars and Limitless Activities
Timothy Arnold says his expectations were high when visiting SunRiver Resort in Bend, Ore., and he was still blown away by its luxury, serenity, and service.
Bahamas Site Review: Hotels Galore and the Gorgeous Caribbean Sea
There might be a more relaxing part of the world than the Caribbean, but Timothy Arnold hasn't found it. Read what he loves in the Bahamas—and share your island meeting experiences.
Challenge to Big Chain CEOs: Be First With Free Wi-Fi  4
The time has come for all hotels worldwide to offer complimentary basic Internet to all guests. I challenge Messrs. Nasseta, Sorenson, Hoplamazian, Van Paasschen (CEOs of Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and Starwood, respectively) to be the industry leader on Wi-Fi.
A Meeting Planner in Moscow  1
Timothy Arnold travels to Moscow—a place that's fascinated him since he started reading spy thrillers as a child. His verdict after one trip? There's more to explore.
A Meeting Planner in Savannah 
What's two parts New Orleans, one part Key West, three parts sweet tea, with a garnish of Spanish moss? Savannah. Timothy Arnold reports.
A Meeting Planner in Budapest 
"Authentic Europe at an excellent value" is our world traveler Timothy Arnold's assessment of Budapest. Read his site report, including which hotel's combination of amenities, location, and flexibility in contracting made it his favorite in a city full of top-notch properties.
Global Site Review: Prague, the Czech Republic 
Hot off the plane! We've got another report from Timothy Arnold, who journeyed to Prague to see the sites and the hotels. Read why it could be his favorite city in Europe (the library pictured here has something to do with it)—and why the destination is a great value for meetings.
Global Site Review: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 
Join Timothy Arnold as he travels the world documenting his site inspections of meeting-worthy hotels and resorts. First up: Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, where he finds beauty in resorts like the Hard Rock (pictured), but suggests earplugs for never-ending airport announcements.
A CMM Speaks Out: From Gold Standard to Lowest Common Denominator  6
The proposed changes to the CMM program devalue the effort of the nearly 1,000 worldwide CMMs. When people see “CMM” after my name now, will they continue to assume I possess deep experience in the industry?
Sue’s Air Travel Etiquette Guide
September 9, 2014

Great article. One thing I would add would be to not show up having marinated in perfume or cologne, Nothing is more repellant than people who reek of body odor or give off...

A Meeting Planner in Moscow
September 1, 2014

One quick correction on this article. In order to secure a Russian visa, your actual passport is required, not simply a copy.

Challenge to Big Chain CEOs: Be First With Free Wi-Fi
September 1, 2014

As mentioned, many of the international hotel chains do this already. NH hotels, Radisson Blu, Corinthia, and many more great brands should be commended as well for putting...

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