Tyra W. Hilliard, Esq., J.D, CMP

Tyra W.
Hilliard, Esq., J.D, CMP

Associate Professor of restaurant, hotel and meetings management, University of Alabama

tyra.hilliard@gmail.com

Tyra teaches courses in meeting and event management at the University of Alabama and has also taught and facilitated presentations for international audiences worldwide, including Turkey, Greece, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Qatar, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Mexico, and Canada.She chaired the Convention Industry Council’s APEX Contracts Panel and has been named one of the “25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry.” She was recognized as the Educator honoree at the PCMA Foundation Achievement Awards Dinner in 2009 and was presented with the 2010 MPI Chairwoman’s Award for her work on the Meeting & Business Events Competencies & Standards. During her career, Tyra has worked in the meetings industry as an attorney, a meeting planner, a catering manager, and an association executive.  Her industry experience gives her a unique perspective on the legal and business aspects of meeting and event management. 

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Conflicting Groups 
CLAUSE: Keep em Away from Us Hotel will not allow any group that is incompatible with Group to book any function space or suites in Hotel over Group's
Clause & Effect: Conflicting Groups 
CLAUSE: Keep Them Away Hotel will not allow any group that is incompatible with Group to book any function space or suites in Hotel over Group's meeting
Clause & Effect: Sample Clause Requiring Green Practices From Your Hotel 
CLAUSE: Green Your Hotel Group expects Hotel will identify, recommend, and use as many environmentally responsible practices as possible and feasible
Clause and Effect: Use of Outside Contractors 
CLAUSE: Group will not be required to use Facility's in-house, exclusive, or preferred contractors or vendors for services such as audiovisual, security,
USE OF OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS 
CLAUSE: Group will not be required to use Facility's in-house, exclusive, or preferred contractors or vendors for services such as audiovisual, security,
Sorry, You Walk 
CLAUSE: No Room at the Inn In an effort to maximize their revenues, hotels regularly sell more hotel rooms than they have for a given night. This concept
Clause and Effect: On the Street 
CLAUSE: No Room at the Inn You have a contract with XYZ Hotel for rooms during your meeting. An attendee has a reservation made before the cutoff date
Environmentally Friendly Hotels 
CLAUSE: Green Your Hotel Group expects Hotel will identify, recommend, and use as many environmentally responsible practices as possible and feasible
Outside Contractors 
CLAUSE: In With the Outside Crowd Group will not be required to use Facility's in-house, exclusive, or preferred contractors or vendors for services such
Clause and Effect: Disclosing Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges 
CLAUSE: Hotel hereby confirms a Group single/double sleeping room rate of $100. Current tax charged on sleeping rooms is 12 percent, including 8 percent
Sorry, You Walk 
CLAUSE: No Room at the Inn In an effort to maximize their revenues, hotels regularly sell more hotel rooms than they have for a given night. This concept
Anticipating Taxes, Surcharges, Fees 
CLAUSE: Hotel hereby confirms a Group single/double sleeping room rate of $100. Current tax charged on sleeping rooms is 12 percent, including 8 percent
Taxes and Surcharges 
CLAUSE: Exposing the Hidden Extras Hotel hereby confirms a Group single/double sleeping room rate of $100. Current tax charged on sleeping rooms is 12
Choose Your Own Vendors 
CLAUSE: Group will not be required to use Facility's in-house, exclusive, or preferred contractors or vendors for services such as audiovisual, security,
Taxes and Surcharges 
CLAUSE: Exposing the Hidden Extras Hotel hereby confirms a Group single/double sleeping room rate of $100. Current tax charged on sleeping rooms is 12

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