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Products and Services

New IMEX Event to Celebrate Role of Women in Meetings Industry

by Matt Alderton | November 15,2017
The half-day "She Means Business" conference will take place on May 14, 2018, immediately prior to the IMEX in Frankfurt trade show.

Stella Award-Winners Showcase: Best Boutique Property

by Josh Lieberman & Alison Golub | November 15,2017
We will feature a weekly showcase of 2017 Stella Award winners from each category beginning this week with Best Boutique Properties.

Association Speaker Spotlight: Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton

by Andrea Doyle | November 14,2017
Aside from being an Olympic champion, Hamilton holds an array of other titles. He's a television broadcaster, a motivational speaker, an author, and an eternal optimist.
Destinations

Hilton's Tapestry Collection Heads South With Hotels in New Orleans, Savannah, Wilmington

The Troubadour in New Orleans, The Cotton Sail Hotel in Savannah, and Hotel Ballast in Wilmington have joined Hilton's Tapestry Collection.

New Andaz Singapore Is First Andaz in Southeast Asia

The Andaz Singapore has 342 guest rooms and 14,800 square feet of alleyway-inspired meeting space.

Planners Gather at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass for Destination Arizona

A group of 33 planners and 36 suppliers gathered in Phoenix from October 29-31 during Northstar Meeting Group's Destination Arizona.

Planned Crowne Plaza Will Be Fiji's Largest Hotel

The Crowne Plaza Fiji Wailoaloa Beach will open in 2020 with 453 guest rooms and one Fiji's largest conference centers.
Hotel Updates

Hilton Introduces Five New Airport Hotels

Hilton has added five airport hotels to its portfolio in Nashville, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Boston.

Universal Orlando to Open Two Hotels in 2019

The properties will offer a combined total of 2,800 new guest rooms.

Ian Schrager, Marriott to Open Seven 'EDITION' Hotels in 2018

The new EDITION Hotels will be in Asia, Europe, and the United States.

AccorHotels Taps Famed 'Orient Express' Brand for Hotels, Events

AccorHotels has acquired a stake in the iconic Orient Express brand; its plans include rail-inspired hotels and train-based events.
Meetings Technology

Electronic RFPs: a Planner-Supplier Dialogue (Webcast)

If your eRFPs overwhelm hoteliers and other venue managers, they may be ignored. Here are best practices to avoid that.

New IACC Guide Helps Meeting Planners Purchase Internet Access from Venues

IACC's new "Guide to Conference & Meetings Internet" is designed to help meeting planners navigate broadband negotiations with venues.

Bishop-McCann Launches Medical Meeting Planning Solution

Bishop-McCann's new Event Healthcare Solution combines expense capture, required staffing certifications, and speaker options in an easy-to-deploy meeting...

Suiteness Launches Digital Concierge Service for Meetings, Events

Meeting planners who book hotel suites through Suiteness receive access to a digital concierge who can now handle group requests.
Research and White Papers

Study: Exhibitors Seek Continuous Improvement in Attendee Engagement

The newest study from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research highlights how trade show organizers are evaluating and improving attendee engagement efforts.

Study: Event Professionals Value Data but Don't Know How to Use It

A new survey by Cvent shows that meeting professionals realize the importance of gathering attendee data, but don't know how to use it.

30 Seconds to Smart: Common Social Media Strategies Used by Planners (Video)

Some planners have a strategy and others don’t.

Group Travel Sees Fourth-Quarter Boost, TravelClick Reports

North American hoteliers are closing 2017 with "healthy gains" across all travel segments, but especially group travel, according to TravelClick.