Every year, Benchmark Hotels, announces its Top Ten Meeting Trends, culled from its 40+ member properties located primarily in North America, with a growing selection of offshore resorts. “The good news is there’s good news!” says Alex Cabañas, president & CEO of Benchmark. “Booking pace is very strong and the economic hangover is mostly worn off, and companies are spending again on training and development.”
Plans for a number of new attractions, entertainment and hotels were let loose by Disney this past August at D23 Expo 2015, held at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The recently rebranded 240-room Sonesta Fort Lauderdale is offering inspiration to meet there in the form of the “Meet Inspired” package.
A playground for the rich and famous, Newport Beach epitomizes the quintessential Southern California lifestyle. Conveniently located 45 minutes south of Los Angeles, the...
ttendees will enter their room and be able to join their personal, secure network, which will then prompt them with a Cast Button.
For more than two decades, Desert Adventures Eco-tours & Events, Palm Springs has been providing groups with private, unparalleled group tours through California’s desert landscape.
Just a hop, skip and a jump away from some of California’s popular group destinations like Disneyland and Anaheim GardenWalk, the Anaheim Convention Center prides itself in being the largest convention...
The historic New York Helmsley Hotel is set to open as a Westin this summer after an extensive 6-month $65 million rebranding initiative.
Groups can take a historic downtown walking tour to learn about some of the Victorian architecture that makes up Georgetown Square.
One of only three LEED Platinum hotels presently operating in the world, the 62-suite Bardessono in Yountville, Napa is also a progressive take on...
Detroit Collision Works is a 36-room hotel under development that will be built out of shipping containers adjacent to the Eastern Market—America’s oldest continuously operating farmer’s market district.
The Madison hotel will feature an open lobby concept dubbed The Hive, which has four distinct zones for lounging, working, eating or playing.
David Beam, CEO of Insulate America, wanted his group to experience New Orleans the way the locals do.
The Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf offers an ideal setting for groups who prefer a maritime theme to their meetings, as well as some relative peace to the hubbub of downtown San Francisco's urban hotel district.
The Mob Museum is about to get even more interesting with the introduction of "Moe-Bot," an innovative robotic device that makes virtual tours of the museum possible from almost anywhere in the world.
As a coastal state with one of the most art savvy cities in the Northeast, there is no shortage of cultural experiences for groups meeting in Rhode Island.
Columbia is promoting the entire destination experience to meeting planners now, versus just the meeting facilities.
In our Jan/Feb 2013 issue, we spoke with 15 Florida DMOs about what's new for meetings and incentives in the Sunshine State. The following...
The debut of the Hyatt Regency Seattle is one for the books. Here are a few more of the most anticipated Seattle developments and must-do experiences.
To truly wine and dine attendees, meeting planners often turn to Northern California—specifically Napa, where about 400 wineries pour some of the world’s best wines made from homegrown grapes.
The central California coast has a rugged visceral beauty that has inspired writers, poets and brain-storming meeting planners since groups first began meeting here.
"I think all planners and attendees value more information about the destination."
“Planners will have lush, natural and landscaped grounds as their backdrop without having to spend their resources on decor.”
An unforgettable, off-the-beaten-path epicurean experience awaits groups in Portland.
Meetings and conventions groups will soon have a new option with the summer opening of The Hotel at the University of Maryland.