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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
Grand Hyatt New York patio

Grand Hyatt NY Rep Offers Tips on F&B Budgeting

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."
Photo Credit: Jacob Slaton Photography

Meeting Planners Share Big Ideas at PCMA

Meeting industry professionals shared Big Ideas at the PCMA Convening Leaders conference held in Boston earlier this month.
W Los Angeles, Westwood

W Los Angeles – Westwood’s “Strategy” for Meeting Space Design

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, Prince George County, Maryland

Meetings at Maryland’s Capital Wheel Give Glimpse of D.C.

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.
Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Serves Up Group Incentive Options

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.
High Point Climbing and Fitness, Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga: Clean and Extreme

Chattanooga’s industrial Choo-Choo days are long gone with a recent burgeoning of green businesses and outdoor attractions for groups to explore.
Bar Seven Five

Andaz Wall Street Invites Groups to Make Themselves at Home

Andaz Wall Street debuted its new Concourse Level this fall after undergoing renovations due to the damages made by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
Radisson Grenada Beach Resort

Radisson Spices Up Resort Portfolio, Opens St. George Property

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.
Fountain Square, Cincinnati

Downton Abbey Fans Explore “Cora’s Cincinnati”

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, CityWalk

8 New Dining Venues to Enhance Universal Orlando’s CityWalk

Universal Orlando Resort will soon open eight new venues that share the dining trend of open kitchens, inviting common areas and al fresco dining.
Le Meurice, Paris

Dorchester Collection Launches Luxury Meeting Packages

Dorchester Collection has launched meetings packages that introduce groups to the cultures of Paris, Milan and Los Angeles.
Bar, Club Med Guilin

Groups Explore Art & Nature in China’s Club Med Guilin

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.
Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis

Minneapolis Redefines Experiential Tourism with Hip Group Events

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.
Emerald Bar, Revere Hotel

Boston is Big on Sports & History

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.

Military Teambuilding Programs Encourage Workplace Camaraderie

“You’re only as successful as your group as a whole.”
ChocoSol Drinking Chocolate

ChocoSol Traders Talk Fair Trade with Groups

Groups of 20 to 30 can experience Fair Trade chocolate making in ChocoSol's Toronto facility.

Kinzie Hotel Chicago Will Turn Attendees into Explorers

"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."
Meeting Event

Turn Up the Pedal Power at Your Next Meeting or Event

“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."

How a Coffee Catering Company was Invented for a Meeting Planner’s Wife

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.

New Radisson Blu Hotel Encourages Philadelphia Meetings Tradition

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.

InterContinental Mark Hopkins Unveils PopCalm Break for Meetings

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.

San Jose’s Phenomenal Convention Center Debut

Creative add-ons include the Idea Tree, an interactive tree that records and plays personalized guest messages.
Ask For It Colorad Convention Center

How to Achieve Green Meetings Success

"There is a feeling throughout the meetings industry from suppliers that they would implement more standards if planners were asking for it."
Juniper bar and restaurant

Vermont’s Newest Eco-Boutique Features Local Everything

The locally developed, owned and operated property takes sustainability to the next level.

Boston Attracts Software Meetings

“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.”

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