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New and Renovated: Neighborhood Watch on Convention Centers

Hotels & Resorts

New and renovated properties invigorate their destinations Marriott Marquis San Francisco There goes the neighborhood. Whenever convention centers and hotels are renovated or new properties emerge, the neighborhoods in which they reside are often injected with a measure of vibrancy and economic prosperity. Whether projects are keeping up with growth in their cities or leading […]

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Hip Hotels: Catering to the Hip Crowd

Hotels & Resorts

New hotel brands provide adventurous experiences for the young at heart For many of us, trying to stay hip—or at least relevant—isn’t easy. (Skinny jeans that now flare at the hem?) Actually, the same goes for our industry, especially hotels that host meetings, feed guests and sometimes provide a yoga mat. We’ve moved beyond the […]

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Hilton S.F. Meeting Space on Display

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Hilton San Francisco Union Square and its incredible meeting space will be on display this weekend when the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) holds its 83rd annual meeting. Among the luminaries who will be speaking during the conference, which runs June 19-22, is President Barack Obama, who is scheduled to speak on the opening afternoon. […]

Make Air Travel More Comfortable

4 Ways to Make Air Travel More Comfortable

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As airlines continue to cram more passengers into smaller seats, the thought of a long flight can wear travelers down. However, there are a few things you can do to decompress, make air travel more comfortable and help you stay calm during a long flight. CNN shares valuable tips from travel experts to enjoy your next […]

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Top 10 Culinary Destinations Around the World

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From Asian hawker stalls to seaside Mediterranean locales, traveling foodies have chosen their favorite places for the best eats. Based on an open Facebook poll, CNN recently released the top 10 culinary destinations around the world. Travel with an appetite to these countries, which offer exotic flavors and passion for their food. 1) Taiwan took in […]

Summer Travel

8 Ways to Travel Smart This Summer

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It’s summertime (well, almost), and that means a lot of people are traveling, both for business and pleasure – and sometimes both. Because crowds usually add to the hassle, it’s best to be prepared before you go. Here are 8 ways to travel smart this summer, from CNN and several other sources. 1. Pack as if your luggage may […]

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11 Great Event Venues in Greater Phoenix


With its pleasant climate, first-class convention centers, plethora of hotels and burgeoning food scene, it’s no wonder Greater Phoenix is a darling of meeting planners.  The region boasts a wide variety of great indoor and outdoor venues in which to host events.  Here are 11 unique ideas for planners orchestrating events in the Phoenix/Mesa area: Phoenix Convention […]


Meetings in Paradise


Island resorts raise the bar with inspiring event space and amenities Montage Kapalua Bay Planners have plenty of attractive resort choices when arranging island meetings for their groups, but what sets some apart are their innovative event spaces, unique amenities and vibrant community. As planners have discovered, several Hawaiian properties fit the bill by seamlessly […]

St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Best Incentive Hotel: The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

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The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is nestled in a captivating setting on one of the world’s most alluring beaches on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Surrounded by white sands, pristine waters and lush tropical flora, the resort’s ambiance is as extraordinary as it is comfortable. Located at Riviera Nayarit, The St. Regis Punta Mita […]


#ThinkBigMeetings Contest

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Contest has ended and the winners will be announced on July 1st!   Our meeting professionals have spoken and sent some fascinating images of their “Best” Meetings and Events.     Sponsored by   Here’s a look at some of our favorites. There’s still a chance to enter here. Planners Submit  Here | Suppliers Submit […]