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Jessie Fetterling

Jessie Fetterling
Jessie Fetterling is a writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area, with past experiences at four different media companies covering a wide range of topics from the travel and hospitality industries to sustainable living. Special areas of interest include writing about travel, food and music. Favorite Destination: Cinque Terre, Italy Bucket List: Brazil, Thailand and the Czech Republic
Andaz San Diego Ivy Rooftop

What’s Up San Diego?

San Diego is at it again with hotel add-ons, revamps and team building initiatives to boot.
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Ace Hotel Los Angeles Gives Planners All-in-One Experience

The Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles opened in January in the historic United Artists building, originally built in 1927 for the maverick film studio.
Long Beach Convention Center's $35 million renovation added social lobby space and several networking pods

Revamps at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center recently underwent a $35 million renovation that added social lobby space matched by several networking pods for attendees to gather.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Take the Boardroom to Huntington Beach

The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach offers the quintessential California beach-bum experience.
Kogi Food Trucks

California’s Food Trucks: How It All Began

In 2008, the California-based Kogi BBQ Korean taco truck forever changed our perceptions of quality food. Having multiple food truck options at an event adds a whole new layer of creativity and activeness.
San Francisco Jazz Center

Much Ado in San Francisco

San Francisco is aflutter of activity with city projects and renovations adding value to a city already known for a great experience.
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tuscon

Tucson Gets Techy: Creative Venues & Awe-Inspiring Backdrops Ignite Innovation

Engineers from across the country met for the T11 Fibre Channel Standards Meeting in Tucson, Arizona, this past December with one major goal in mind: to design the next generation of fibre channel technology.
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Meetings Africa Encourages Advancing Africa Together

At Meetings Africa 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, the “Advancing Africa Together” theme continued. "It’s a very easy delegate-boosting destination. We can sell first-class infrastructure and then a safari pre- and post-visit."
Westin Partners With Headspace To Launch Global Westin Well-Being Movement

Westin Hotels & Resorts Raises the Wellness Bar…Again

Westin Hotels & Resorts continues to up the wellness ante with the launch of its $15 million brand-wide campaign dubbed the Westin Well-being Movement. "Many Westin properties have onsite running concierges that can lead guided group runs throughout the city."
The Meritage Resort and Spa Gives Groups a True-to-Napa Experience

The Meritage Resort and Spa Gives Groups a True-to-Napa Experience

Groups of 5 to 200 are experimenting with the resort's Sensory X food and wine program.
The James New York

Shackman Associates DMC Discusses 2014 Meeting Trends

"Certain industries in certain countries seem to be ahead of the curve in trying to create much more lifestyle or experiential meeting programs."
GMIC Conference - Stop Hunger Now

GMIC Conference Attendees Help Stop Hunger Now

"When an employee works like this at a packaging event for the hungry, they feel better about the company, so there’s company loyalty and there’s employee retention."
GMIC Exploratorium Museum

SF’s Exploratorium Offers Built-In Sustainability

The Team Pac-Man exhibit requires four people to each be in charge of a direction to help move Pac-Man through the classic video game.
Hard Rock San Diego

Hard Rock San Diego: Rock Star Programs Add Music to Meetings

“We took a different spin on a meetings package and decided we wanted to recognize the attendees"
Philadelphia Historic District

Wyndham Philadelphia’s Renovation Keeps Philadelphia History Alive

"The decorator was sure to keep Philadelphia’s personality alive in the renovation by adding stunning artwork of photos taken in Philadelphia, as well as abstract art of major attractions and leaders of Philadelphia."
iPic Theaters

iPic Theaters’ Luxury Amenities Entertain Attendees

"iPic is redefining entertainment. From the moment you arrive, you are transported by the iconic design of the space, as if you’re stepping into a stylish hotel or lounge."
Filini restaurant at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Radisson Blu Chicago Invites Guests to Its New Lobby

“In addition to creating the lobby environment, we want to take advantage of the space and get people in it."
Trendy blow dry bars

Latest Trend: Meeting at Blow Dry Bars

It all started in 2010 when celebrity stylist Alli Webb opened up Drybar in Los Angeles.
Revel Group Downtown Venue

Revel Group Premieres Chicago Event Space

The Revel Group, a full-service team of event professionals, now has a venue to showcase its services: Revel Downtown.
Gold Restaurant Pulse of Mali Performance

Gold Restaurant Offers Groups a Taste of Africa

As Cape Town is a very cosmopolitan, modern city, guests can easily forget they are in Africa. A meal at Gold reminds them that they are in Africa, a unique country with a variety of tastes, sounds and rhythms.
Loews Atlanta Hotel

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (and when I’m at Loews Atlanta Hotel)

“With the meeting planner’s day in mind, Loews wanted to make sure ultimately that [a meeting planner] is rested and can perform their best.”
Offshore Sailing School

British Virgin Islands Sailing Enhances Corporate Communication

“Offshore Sailing School uses sailing instruction to take individuals out of their comfort zones, speaking a new language that challenges communication skills."
Suite at Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Four Seasons Hotel Denver Puts Environment First

“People associate the tree-hugger lifestyle [with Denver] because the environment does come first. Because we show how important it is to us at this hotel, the local customer sees it and has responded by bringing business to us.”
The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge in Ivins, Utah

The Biggest Loser Inspires Corporate Team Building Programs

"The main reason that people like to come through the program is they’re looking to get their office healthier and looking for teambuilding opportunities."
Perot Museum Event Spaces

Event Planning Pros Share Best Practices in Dallas

"The people that come to this meeting are very discerning event professionals that have been wined and dined literally throughout the world."

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