Thomas J. Carrier, a former senior government meeting manager, crafted four “myths and realities” of negotiating a small meeting at a typical hotel property — from a planner's perspective. We asked a hotelier, Keith Biumi, brand marketing director, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, to respond from the hotel's perspective (albeit a chain perspective, which will differ from an individual hotel property). Myth #1: There aren't many small meetings being booked and that explains why hotels charge ...

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