Smart Meeting Northeast: Unchartered Waters

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Smart Meeting events are designed to connect planners with suppliers in one convenient, efficient setting for maximum ROI. Besides networking, we typically have speakers, awesome F&B and experiences reflective of the destinations where we’re holding our events. For example, our event on May 10 in New York City was staged on a Hornblower Cruises & Events yacht…

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Correspondents’ Dinner Puts Spotlight on Washington Hilton

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Washington Hilton was featured thousands of times over the weekend following the White House Correspondents’ Dinner held on Saturday night. In his final speech at the annual Capitol Hill roast, President Barack Obama landed jab after jab on 2016 presidential candidates, national media members and even himself, joking about how much he’s aged during his…

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U.S. Cruise Ship Reaches Cuba


A cruise ship carrying 704 passengers arrived in Havana Harbor today, marking the first U.S cruise to Cuba in nearly 40 years. The seven-day cruise, offered by Carnival Corps’ Fathom cruise line, reflects the stronger ties that have been established during the past five months between the United States and Cuba. The boat, MV Adonia,…

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Sheraton Grand Debuts in Los Angeles

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Following a $75 million renovation, Sheraton Grand Los Angeles debuted April 27 as a rebranded property that is keeping pace with all that is fascinating and trending downtown. Upgrades include the complete renovation of all 496 guest rooms and suites, and a refresh of the lobby and meeting spaces. The emergence of the Sheraton Grand brand is part of…

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Starwood’s Element Brand is Eco-Conscious

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Element Hotels, the eco-conscious brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., is staged to become a major player in North America, with more than 22 properties expected to open over the next three years. These cities include meeting destinations such as  Philadelphia, Nashville and Charleston, South Carolina. Starwood is using the expansion of its Element…

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Millennials in Industry Feel Unheard

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Only 15 percent of millennials in the hospitality industry feel that their employers welcome their feedback on technology and other subjects, according to a recent survey. The survey, Millennials and Hospitality: The Redefinition of Service, was commissioned by Oracle Hospitality and was taken by more than 9,000 millennials in eight countries. The response to the feedback question,…

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Pump Up Your Next Event at the Riviera Maya

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Join the party at Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, a vibrant, chic and modern all-suite resort for adults, opening May 6, 2016. Just 15 minutes from Cancun International Airport, this oceanfront resort features a unique layout consisting of three horseshoe-shaped buildings and areas, each with their own personality and atmosphere. Breathe deep in the…

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Tiny Robot Concierge Stands Tall

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A concierge at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in Virginia is attracting plenty of attention for providing excellent service to guests needing directions and other information about the hotel and surrounding area. The tiny attendant listens carefully to guests’ requests, and establishes a personal connection with them while expressing a wide array of emotions, including delight…

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UV Light Blasts Germs in Plane Lavatory of the Future

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For frequent fliers, one of the least pleasant aspects of travel is using the airplane lavatory, especially as it grows progressively grimier throughout the course of a long flight. Boeing has developed a prototype bathroom that can clean itself after each use, thanks to a three-second zap of ultraviolet (UV) light that reportedly destroys 99.99…

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Fortune 500 list

8 Hotels and Airlines on Fortune 500 List of Most Admired Companies

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The 2016 edition of the Fortune 500 list of the world’s most admired companies has been released, and there are many familiar names to the meetings industry that made top billing. Marriott International was the top-ranked company among hotels, casinos and resorts, and placed No. 29 on the list, overall. Others in the industry that made…

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