Was it just last November that you crossed New York City off your site selection list for a meeting in 2001? You knew the dates you wanted would be impossible to get, or that you would pay through the nose to get them. Well, you might want to rewrite that list. The softening economy means bad news for hotels but good news for meeting planners, particularly those looking for space in cities such as New York and San Francisco, which have been particularly hard-hit by the downturn. Hot deals ...

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