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All Eyes on Waldorf Astoria Transformation

Since opening in midtown Manhattan in 1931, the Waldorf Astoria has hosted every U.S. president and been home to the rich and famous, from Frank Sinatra to the Duke of Windsor.
automotive incentives, meetings

4 Trends in Automotive Incentives

With ample budgets and worldly travelers, and free from the regulatory restrictions faced by pharma and financial, this sector can be more...creative.
Destination Hotels, Earth Day, team building, think green, Stowe Mountain Lodge, Suncadia, Wild Dunes Resort, Manor Vail Lodge, Hotel De Anza, La Cantera Resort & Spa

6 Destination Hotels Think Green in Time for Earth Day

Groups will be led by experienced naturalists from local Sunrise Mountain Guides to construct bat houses and learn how they impact the survival rate of the area’s bats.
Amtrak, trains, transportation, federal spending, Trump administration, Trump, Trump budget

Planners May Have to Say Goodbye to Long-distance Train Routes

Currently, 23 states (and more than 500 communities) are only served with long-distance trains and would therefore have no passenger rail under the new administration’s proposal.
bee breaks, sustainability, green trends, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona, wellness, chef's garden

Bee Breaks: The Latest Green Trend at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge

Staff members at the resort love the three queen bees onsite so much that they’ve incorporated them into Bee Breaks for small, executive VIP groups.

Wanna Rent an Island for Your Event? You Can in Sweden

Sweden’s archipelagos are so diverse and plentiful that you can actually rent an island for your event, and many planners do.

Two New Vancouver Hotels You Should Have on Your Radar

Two new luxury hotels expand the VIP experience for groups visiting Vancouver.
exhibit booths, 3D printers, virtual reality, Freeman, Inspiration Hub

What Will the Next Generation of Exhibit Booths Look Like?

Everything from the use of 3D-printed booths and booths made of recycled materials will leave attendees questioning how trade shows were ever considered wasteful.
Nancy Settle-Murphy, Guided Insights, virtual events, hybrid meetings, hybrid events

How Travel Bans Could Increase Hybrid Meetings

Within days of the ban’s being announced in late January, conference organizers began scrambling to find alternative locations for their meetings outside of the U.S.
Shrek, meetings

These 3 Kids’ Movies Teach Adults About Teamwork

In Toy Story, all the toys in the box drew on their unique strengths to accomplish whatever they set out to do.
control freak, television characters, control freak stigma, Monica Geller, Leslie Knope, Dr. Sheldon Cooper

3 Television Characters for Embracing the Control Freak in You

But a control freak’s need to de-clutter his or her environment leads to enhanced focus and efficiency.
Meetings Mojo, human evolution, meetings survival, meeting evolution, evolving meetings, human survival, human traits

Meeting Business Survival in 5 Human Evolution Milestones

By being flexible with destinations and dates, planners can offer groups top-notch events at half the price.

Meetings Mean Business: GMID Takeaways for Planners

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) showcases the positive impact that meetings, conferences, conventions and incentive travel have on local economies.
Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs, Planet Hollywood, Disney Springs, Orlando, Florida

Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs Redefines Themed Dining

“We wanted Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs to reinvent what is expected from themed dining.”

Fort Lauderdale Inches Closer to Becoming the Riviera of America

A luxury vibe is rolling into in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Fla., via a wave of new high-end and hyperlocal restaurants and hotels.

A Green Carpet Rolls Out to Meet Vancouver Attendees

Forget the red carpet. A green carpet rolls out to meet Vancouver attendees.
ticketing platforms, ticketing, ticketing wristbands, event ticketing, meeting ticketing, WordPress, PurplePass, Eventzilla

3 Ticketing Platforms to Get Event Planners Started

WordPress has made it easy for event planners who already have a WordPress site to add an Events Manager plugin that offers ticketing.

Record-high Convention Business Gives Vegas a New Reason to Twinkle

The fall of the iconic Riviera Hotel and Casino, the first high-rise and one of the only remaining casinos from the city’s infamous mob days, marks the steady rise of Las Vegas as a formidable meetings destination.
Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Centric Times Square New York, millennials, lifestyle hotels

Hyatt Plans to Double Hyatt Centric Brand by 2019

"Since its launch in 2015, the Hyatt Centric brand has proven to be one of our fastest-growing lifestyle brands.”
Unico Hotel Riviera Maya, Research and Markets, luxury hotels, luxury hotel market, luxury hotel report, luxury

Luxury Hotel Market to Reach $20 Billion by 2022

The rise in number of business travelers and change in customer lifestyles have really fueled the demand for luxury stays.
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Nobu Hospitality, Nobu Hotels, Nobu Restaurant, Nobu Hotel Eden Roc, Nobu Ryokan Malibu

3 Nobu Hotels Add to the Brand’s Rise in the Luxury Hotel Market

In addition to opening its first European hotel (Nobu Hotel Shoreditch) in London this June, Nobu plans to open another European property in Ibiza, Spain on June 30.

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo to Political Policy Battles

Tips from Cinderella’s sidekicks for launching a staunch “boo” at ill-fated political banter.
The Terminator, artificial intelligence, robots at events, robots, telepresence robots, drones

Why Using Robots at Events Can Be a Bad, Bad Thing

Planners risk the possibility of feeling a glimpse of that loss of control at events, as robots and drones can be difficult to maneuver.
Meet Well, meetings, wellness

On Site at Meet Well: The Premier Conference on Wellness at Meetings

From Tai Chi to aromatherapy, attendees at the premier Meet Well conference, held last week in Las Vegas, experienced dozens of wellness touches that they could take back to their own events.
CMP, meetings

Does a CMP Help Get You Hired?

How important is having a CMP when planners go through the hiring process? We asked 5 members of our editorial advisory board their opinions.

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