• The recent merger of Harrah's Entertainment with Caesars Entertainment provides more than 1 million square feet of meeting space in Las Vegas at the RIO ALL-SUITE HOTEL & CASINO, HARRAH'S LAS VEGAS, CAESARS PALACE, BALLY'S LAS VEGAS, PARIS LAS VEGAS, and the FLAMINGO. Planners can get quotes from all six properties with one phone call.

  • A 949-room tower debuted this summer at CAESARS PALACE in Las Vegas, bringing the total number of rooms to 3,340.

  • Baha Mar Development Co. Ltd. has purchased three hotels on Cable Beach in Nassau, Bahamas — WYNDHAM NASSAU RESORT & CRYSTAL PALACE CASINO, THE NASSAU BEACH HOTEL, and the RADISSON CABLE BEACH & GOLF RESORT — and will develop the site into a 2,700-room resort, opening in early 2009.

  • American Indian — run PALA CASINO RESORT & SPA near San Diego is experiencing a growing trend in incentive travel. Its 30,000-square-foot meeting space has 17 meeting rooms, and its 10-story hotel tower features 507 rooms, including 82 suites.