Crowne Plaza HY36 Midtown Manhattan, New York, new hotel, Javits Center, Hudson Yard

Crowne Plaza Reinvents Itself with New Manhattan Property

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is reinventing the Crowne Plaza brand with the launch of its new flagship property: Crowne Plaza HY36 Midtown Manhattan.
Frankfurt, meetings

3 Megatrends Affecting Meetings in 2018

Major economic and demographic megatrends will shape the locations for future meetings.
biometric, meeting

IRF Releases First-Ever Biometric Study on Cash vs. Non-cash Rewards

This groundbreaking project was the first of its kind in the field of rewards and recognition to used biometric techniques to measure response to potential incentive rewards.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Lyft, partnerships, ridesharing, transportation

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Provides Faster Rides with Lyft Partnership

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and rideshare company Lyft joined forces last month to offer on-demand ground transportation to CWT clients.
The Watergate Hotel, Washington, Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon, renovation

Watergate Hotel’s Infamous Room 214 Makes Scandalous Splash

The Watergate Hotel already made its “infamous” debut, but now it unveils The Watergate Scandal Room 214—perfect for groups looking for a taste of political history.
MeetingPlay, event technology, meeting apps, event apps, virtual reality, chatbot, artificial intelligence

5 Creative Ideas Make MeetingPlay More Planner-Friendly

MeetingPlay will launch the fourth generation of the event app at Marriott’s Corporate Partnership Conference this week in Phoenix.
Wilmington, North Carolina, technology, SkyNav, virtual reality

Wilmington Wants Planners to Explore Its Convention District—Virtually

The Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau is rolling out a SkyNav Convention District Tour for meeting planners.
The Art of Black Miami, Miami Heritage Month, Art Basel, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Miami, Florida,

5 “Art of Black Miami” Events Encourage Diversity During Art Basel

The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) plans to celebrate Miami Heritage Month in style with The Art of Black Miami campaign.
JW Marriott Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee, hotel opening, Music City Center

JW Marriott Nashville Preps for Music City Debut

Planners looking for new meeting digs in Nashville, Tenn., won't miss the massive 386-feet-tall JW Marriott Nashville that’s reshaping the city’s skyline.
Bert Jacobs, meetings

5 Lessons I Learned From FICP

As both a meeting planner and a member of Financial & Insurance Conference Professional's (FICP's) Education Committee, I approached last week's Annual Conference with a discerning eye.
Meeting in Park City

Add the Olympic Touch By Meeting in Park City

Park City has a lot to offer planners with a spate of new openings and renovations and some intriguing meeting venues and activities thanks to the city’s Olympic heritage.

Luxury & Culture Spur Meetings Growth in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is in the midst of major growth as new hotels, convention centers and experiences attract US groups.

South Africa: Sustainability Starts With Participation

In South Africa, the landscape for sustainable meetings spans far and wide.
Rymax Marketing Services, Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving giveaways, corporate gifts

This Thanksgiving, #GiveThanks with Rymax Marketing

To capitalize on the spirit of gratitude the holiday cultivates, Rymax Marketing Services is launching an innovative campaign with an appropriate name: #GiveThanks.

A Progressive Mindset Anchors Boise Meetings—Who Knew?

When groups visit Boise, Idaho, their typical response is “who knew?”

6 Resort Chains Customize the All-Inclusive Experience (slideshow)

All-inclusive properties have officially joined the experiential meetings bandwagon, thanks to increased demand from attendees.

Atlantic City Evolves Beyond Gaming With 6 New Developments

Few places come as close to being an “all-inclusive city” with built-in added value for meetings like this New Jersey city, and a number of new developments toot this horn.
Pink Hour, Women in Events, IMEX Frankfurt, IMEX Group, Carina Bauer, The Shakedown

Women Join Forces at IMEX’s Pink Hour

Present at the Pink Hour was IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer, who gives us the low-down about the event and how women are shaping the industry.
Uniworld

Uniworld’s Exclusive River Cruising Itineraries Offer More Than a Few Surprises

Imagine technology that can transform a luxurious spa into a lively nightclub with the touch of a button. This and more are possible with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.
Margaritaville

See How Bleisure Is Reimagined at 3 Margaritaville Resorts

Margaritaville properties in Key West, Grand Cayman and Fort Lauderdale are offering a competitive choice for planners with a range of innovative options and upgrades.
Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Margaritaville Resort Orlando Breaks Ground

The 187-room Margaritaville Resort Orlando is set to open in late-2018 and will be set on 300 acres that will include miles of wooded fitness trails, a 12-acre waterpark, a water taxi system and a three-acre swimming area.
Kimpton, meetings

Caribbean & Mexico Happenings This Fall

News from four Caribbean & Mexico resorts: Club Med, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, Hilton Rose Hall and Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, Park Hyatt, St. Kitts, Caribbean, Miraval Life in Balance Spa

New Park Hyatt Provides Wellness Sanctuary in St. Kitts

On Nov. 1, Hyatt opened its first Park Hyatt hotel in the Caribbean: the 126-room Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour.
China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Asia Pacific, Melia Hotels International, Meliá Xueye Lake, Meliá Ba Vi Mountain Retreat

Meliá Hotels International Grows Asia Pacific Portfolio to 45 Properties

Meliá Hotels International grew its portfolio to a total of 45 hotel properties (existing and upcoming) in the Asia Pacific region.
Greenbuild, green meetings, green conferences, Boston, Massachusetts

Greenbuild Advances Its Goal to Becoming a Zero-Waste Event

Meeting planners can learn a lot about sustainable events from next week’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo being held in Boston.

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