5 New Luxury Hotels in Memorable Places

5 New Luxury Hotels in Memorable Places

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These new luxury hotels reflect the essence of their world-class cities: from rock and roll’s roots to Alpine serenity, events in these signature spaces will be infused with the character of place and attention-to-detail only luxury properties offer. The Westin Jackson, Mississippi   Westin Hotels & Resorts’ first property in Mississippi is a celebration of…

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The Planners’ Fire and Ice Travel Guide

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After a riveting midseason episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones on Sunday, the show’s omnipresent buzz is stronger than ever. One major appeal is the transcendent scenery. It turns out, these places aren’t all that other-worldly. That’s right, you can actually stroll through the streets of King’s Landing or venture beyond the wall—minus the threat…

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5 Power Players Making Moves at NYC & Company, Four Seasons and More

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Jerry Cito In the 16 years NYC & Company Senior Vice President of Convention Development Jerry Cito has been promoting this very busy city, he has seen a shift in the way delegates engage and interact. Emerging technology and a shift to more experiential meetings allow attendees to connect with one another in a shared…

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Meeting Destinations as Seen on The Bachelorette

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ABC’s The Bachelorette is about so much more than Rachel Lindsay’s journey to a proposal on the program’s most dramatic finale ever. Viewers can look at it as a travel show, while meeting professionals can get inspiration for locations to hold meetings and events. Let’s take a glance at just some of the places roses…

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Which is the Greenest Airport of Them All?

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The airline industry is massively fossil-fuel dependent, so it is no surprise numerous efforts have been made in recent years to be more fuel efficient, including designs with less wind drag, and biofuel made from algae and other renewable sources. Now, though, the spotlight is on airport terminals. Like hotels, convention centers and other spaces…

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2017 Smart Stars Award Winners

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Best Airport Hotel Best Attraction/Theme Park Best Ballroom Best Beach Hotel Best Boutique/Lifestyle Hotel Best City Hotel Best Coastal Hotel Best Conference Center Best Convention Center Best Convention Center Hotel Best Cruise Line Best Desert Hotel Best Eco/Green Hotel Best Executive Retreat Best Family-Friendly Hotel/Resort Best Gaming/Casino Hotel Best Golf Resort Best Historic Hotel Best…

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LEED-Certified Hotels Gaining Momentum

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Hotels worldwide are leading with LEED. The U.S. Green Building Council created this program in 1993—an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—to certify that buildings meet standards of energy efficiency, conservation and community sensitivity. USGBC’s rating system has four levels based on points earned: certified, silver, gold and platinum. Certified properties must accumulate at…

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And the Award Goes to … the 2017 It List for New Hotels

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Call it the Oscars version of the hotel world (or maybe not, judging from Sunday night’s unprecedented best-picture gaffe). The Travel + Leisure 2017 It List does hand out an award of sorts by visiting all of the best new hotel and resort openings of the past year and ranks them in this envious list. If you’re in the industry of…

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5 Things Planners Can Learn from the Presidential Inauguration

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What could be one of the most controversial presidential inaugurations in U.S history is happening in just a few days. On Jan. 20, president-elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office, and nearly one million Americans are expected to travel to Washington, DC, to either attend the inauguration or protest it. People will be buzzing…

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Consider Yourself Invited to Avenida Houston

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Even the artwork at Houston’s reimagined convention district is inviting. As Houston prepares to host the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, the new Avenida Houston district christened a piece of artwork that is designed to welcome the public and delegates to George R. Brown Convention Center. Houston First commissioned Ed Wilson’s Soaring In The Clouds…

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