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
Our photo gallery is a sampling of the thousands of unique venue options listed at the Web site EVENTup. Do some searching yourself and you can find a battleship, an art-glass studio, and something new with every click.
Cruisers of the past could never dream about the things your groups can enjoy on ships today: variety, Internet, open dining, eco-consciousness, modern styling (witness The Hideaway lounge on Celebrity Solstice, pictured) and a whole lot more...More
Search for and book small meeting spaces (like the MAKERS venue in Seattle, pictured) on the spot with the LiquidSpace Web site and app. And now, for a fee, track those bookings at your own secure Web portal....More
Being able to send a request for proposal to multiple hotels in multiple cities with the touch of a button—something planners have been able to do for years now, thanks to the influx of third-party sourcing Web sites—is a wonderful thing. Or is it?...More
The amenity that most influences planners' booking decisions is discounted sleeping rooms, according to a Cvent survey of 800 U.S.-based meeting planners. The most attractive amenity to their attendees is free Wi-Fi/Internet....More