In its heyday, the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa was an entertainer’s haven, luring high-profile celebrities such as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sonny and Cher.
Deep within Eastern Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain foothills, a new wellness initiative is bringing groups together in an unusually intimate way.
Since launching the crowd-cooperative "Travel Brilliantly" campaign in 2013, Marriott has developed quite a few innovations, many making their way from the brand's Underground Innovation Lab last year.
Chicago’s beloved Old Dearborn Bank Building got a second wind this past year when Virgin Hotels began converting the national landmark building into its first hotel.
"We offer a luxury product within a reliable brand that is considered to be contrary to perceptions of over-indulgence."
"[At] AC hotels, our customers are independent and entrepreneurial, have a clear vision for their life and are always working to make that vision a reality.”
“There’s absolutely a shift today among all of the European DMOs when it comes to seeing the value of sharing information.”
“Luxury is not derived from extravagance, but from recognizing the simple, abundant natural beauty that surrounds us.”
The Brewery Conference Centre has been an iconic element of Central Stockholm's skyline since the mid-19th century when it functioned as the Munich Brewing Company, a local watering hole for Stockholmers producing 60,000 bottles of beer per hour at its height.
PCMA named Carolyn Pund of Cisco Systems Distinguished Meeting Professional of the Year at the Convening Leaders conference in mid-January.
The newest member of the FICP board shares some of his meeting planning experiences, from ways to save money to top experiences not to be missed by groups.
New infrastructure, culture and a variety of meeting options at The Westin Kansas City are elevating meetings.
Italy is gearing up for Expo Milano 2015, a universal exposition with “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” as its central theme.
PCMA is building Convening Leaders as a test lab where planners can experience experimental meeting design.
PCMA's Convening Leaders is a chance for Chicago to showcase its event capabilities to for large groups—and all there is to do in the winter.
David Beam, CEO of Insulate America, wanted his group to experience New Orleans the way the locals do.
“These lodges’ outstanding service and experiences in addition to their commitment to sustainability make them ideal for small groups or incentive trips.”
According to DoubleDutch, 85% of meeting planners will be using event apps this year.
Meetings and events that increase attendee engagement will dominate the coming year, according to the 2015 Event Industry Trends report.
From the evolution of Airbnb to the latest in language translation, these trends will influence both corporate and association meetings in the coming year.
The Incentive Research Foundation forecasts increased per-person spending, more international trips and a healthier 2015 overall for incentive travel.
"If our clients feel connected to us and we offer them a committed and caring client experience, their loyalty to us will lead to more referrals."
"For a more personalized experience and event, the Hall’s All-Access Pass allows visitors to hear and see information tailored to their team of choice."
"Event Island has opened us up to hosting so many more functions for guests who want to be outside taking advantage of the climate and the views.”
SPG Pro was designed to leverage the strength of SPG. It allows Starwood to reward global customers, provide more personalized service on property, and really understand and then recognize the totality of business influenced by loyalists.