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Westin Opens on Georgia's Jekyll Island

by Matt Alderton | April 23, 2015
The new Westin Jekyll Island on Jekyll Island, GA, has 200 guest rooms and over 5,000 square feet of meeting space.

New Georgia Hotel Fee Could Deter Groups

by Matt Alderton | April 22, 2015
A new law that would levy a $5-per-night fee on hotel stays across Georgia threatens conventions in the "Peach State."

Houston CVB Names New President: Marriott's Mike Waterman

by Matt Alderton | April 20, 2015
Marriott sales executive Mike Waterman will take the helm of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau in May.

Louisiana Considers 'Religious Freedom' Law, NOLA CVB Speaks Out

by Matt Alderton | April 10, 2015
New Orleans CVB President and CEO Stephen Perry opposes a "Religious Freedom" bill currently under consideration in Louisiana.

Orlando First U.S. Destination to Surpass 60 Million Visitors

by Matt Alderton | April 09, 2015
Orlando welcomed 62 million visitors in 2014, making it the first U.S. destination to host more than 60 million annual visitors.

Pelican Grand Adds New Meeting Space

by Leo Jakobson | April 06, 2015
The Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale is more than doubling its event space.

Old Nashville Convention Center to Get New Life as Shopping Mecca

by Matt Alderton | April 02, 2015
The former Nashville Convention Center is being redeveloped into a mix of retail, residential, and office space.

Orlando and Central Florida Add Even More to the Mix

by Leo Jakobson | April 01, 2015
A new performing arts center, a 400-foot observation wheel, and a rich dining scene are reshaping Orlando.

Omni Hilton Head Completes $17 Million Renovation

by Matt Alderton | March 30, 2015
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head Island, SC, has renovated each of its 323 studio suites.

Houston Astrodome Should Live On as Event Venue, Report Says

by Matt Alderton | March 24, 2015
Houston's vacant Astrodome should live on as an indoor park for festivals and events, a new report asserts.

Fourth 21c Museum Hotel Opens in Durham, NC

by Matt Alderton | March 20, 2015
21c Museum Hotels has opened a new hotel in downtown Durham, NC.

Aloft Hotels Makes New Orleans Debut

by Matt Alderton | March 13, 2015
Starwood's trendy Aloft brand has arrived in downtown New Orleans.

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