James M. Mahon, 63, global director of marketing and public relations at the International Association of Conference Centres, and owner, James M. Marketing Inc., lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, April 5....More
American Society of Association Executives President and CEO John Graham and Karen Kotowski, Convention Industry Council CEO, have written to Indiana Governor Michael Pence urging him not to maintain a law that that may allow for discrimination....More
Indiana Governor Mike Pence's signing of a law that could allow for discrimination against the LGBT community has prompted calls for boycott. But in the latest twist, "a clarification bill" may be introduced in the coming week, perhaps putting opponents' fears to rest....More
Yes, there are champagne toasts, massages, and literal red carpets among our site inspection stories. But what planners really want to see is attention to the needs of their group, proof that a hotel can address a company’s hot buttons, and a staff truly committed to service.
Kapow Events creates unique, off-the-shelf corporate events with per-person pricing that can be booked with a click. See if you think the new Web site is “a true digital solution to a cumbersome, archaic process.”...More
Loyalists of boutique brand Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants wonder if changes are in store after the company was purchased by hospitality giant IHG, owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, and Crowne Plaza brands. (Pictured, Kimpton's Eventi hotel in New York City.)...More
Some 140 planners and representatives from Omni Hotels & Resorts met at the Omni Parker House in Boston last month for the fourth annual Be Collaborative event. In addition to a professional development presentation by Simon T. Bailey, attendees went to Omni Meetings University (online). Here's what they learned....More
Built around a different M-word—mindset, not millennial—the new Canopy by Hilton hotel brand was launched by president and CEO Christopher Nassetta at Hilton's Global Partnership Conference in Orlando....More