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Using local and seasonal ingredients in catering menus is not a trend anymore, says James Dale, senior director of catering at the Grand Hyatt New York. “Just in general, using local and seasonal ingredients has become a way of life that people are accepting, and it’s here to stay."
Meeting industry professionals shared Big Ideas at the PCMA Convening Leaders conference held in Boston earlier this month.
W Los Angeles – Westwood will undergo a meeting space makeover that will combine the hotel’s narrative of indulgence and escapism with organic elements.
The Capital Wheel’s prime location at National Harbor in Prince George County’s, Maryland give groups a bird’s-eye view of the capital’s best sites.
The Seventh Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival is soon to kickoff this April in Pebble Beach, Calif., where 250 wineries and 100 celebrity chefs will gather to provide wine tastings, cooking demos and other culinary experiences.
Chattanooga’s industrial Choo-Choo days are long gone with a recent burgeoning of green businesses and outdoor attractions for groups to explore.
Andaz Wall Street debuted its new Concourse Level this fall after undergoing renovations due to the damages made by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
Radisson celebrated the opening of Radisson Grenada Beach Resort on Grand Anse Beach in St. George in December. The "Isle of Spice" contains more spices per square mile than any other place in the world.
The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau has given Downton Abbey fans a reason to visit the Ohio city by creating a tour itinerary.
Universal Orlando Resort will soon open eight new venues that share the dining trend of open kitchens, inviting common areas and al fresco dining.
Dorchester Collection has launched meetings packages that introduce groups to the cultures of Paris, Milan and Los Angeles.
Club Med Guilin's 330-room property opened in August 2013 in China’s Guanxi Province in a 1,480-acre public park surrounded by Chinese countryside. It doesn’t get much more remote than the mysterious, onsite limestone cave, which can accommodate a cocktail reception of up to 100 people.
The October 2013 launch of Go Minneapolis Signature Experiences, a collection of 19 new tours, performances and demonstrations specifically for groups, is redefining experiential tourism in Minneapolis.
Boston's history with sports, combined with good old-fashioned Boston pride, has prompted locally based Reebok to host its biannual regional marketing meetings close to home. The Revere Hotel was able to provide everything the event required within four different spaces among the property’s 35,000 sf of meeting space.
“You’re only as successful as your group as a whole.”
Groups of 20 to 30 can experience Fair Trade chocolate making in ChocoSol's Toronto facility.
"We want to be able to give you suggestions to off-the-beaten places that a lot of other groups haven’t experienced because we want to be the hub for your urban exploration."
“We optimize our gear to run with bike power. We try to get people from the event to provide the power and make it very easy for them to understand what they need to do."
Planners can opt to brand the cups of coffee with edible paper imprinted with the company logo or a personalized message that floats in the drink.
The new lobby design brings the essence of the city into the décor with a rug in the lobby that has key Philadelphia-themed phrases such as “brotherly love” inscribed into the print.
As the chefs started experimenting, they realized some of the ingredients they used had antioxidants, making the popcorn not just nutritious but also a kind of stress reliever.
Creative add-ons include the Idea Tree, an interactive tree that records and plays personalized guest messages.
"There is a feeling throughout the meetings industry from suppliers that they would implement more standards if planners were asking for it."
The locally developed, owned and operated property takes sustainability to the next level.
“Entrepreneurs from all over the world attended the Business of Software annual conference at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center in Boston this past October.”