With concern about event security running high, planners are making sure the hotels they book have taken steps to ratchet up security. Have they installed closed-circuit TV systems? Do they have a relationship with local law-enforcement agencies? The Peninsula in New York City, for example, began a positive identification program this year, in which guests must fax a photo ID when they make their reservations. When they check in, the picture is checked as well. Some experts say the most ...

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