Meetings are slowly returning to the lap of luxury. Bruce Himmelstein, vice president at Ritz-Carlton, says demand for corporate meetings has increased in the past few months, particularly for small meetings. Over the summer, meetings activity for the fall looked much bleaker, says Himmelstein, but a stock market upturn and economic rebound has led to an unprecedented short-term demand for meetings at Ritz. Brian Ferguson, vice president at Smith Travel Research, isn’t surprised. "Rates ...

Register for Complete Access (Valid Email Required)

By registering on MeetingsNet now, you'll not only gain access to Upscale Hotels on the Upswing, you'll get exclusive access to a large archive of premium content.

Already registered? here.