Park Hyatt Washington

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The property profile for Park Hyatt Washington will soon be available for you to submit an RFP. For a selection of other properties listed on SmartMeetings.com, visit our Business Destinations page.

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Hyatt Hotels Embrace Health

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In an announcement perfectly timed to celebrate Global Wellness Day, Hyatt Hotels Corporation is partnering with the Dr. Frank Lipman’s Be Well brand to help promote health. Hyatt’s multi-pronged program of initiatives will launch at Park Hyatt properties in New York, Chicago and Washington, DC, but will eventually extend to all hotels and brands under its umbrella. Dr….

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Hyatt Brand Update: Giving Groups What They Want

Meeting Planning

Faced with the challenge of keeping in step with the changing needs of travelers, Hyatt Hotels Corp. has made several recent changes, including the implementation of a new service, Group Bill, which offers planners the opportunity to receive live updates about financial charges during meetings. This new service enables planners to be better informed as…

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2014 Smart Meetings Event Schedule Announced

First Smart Meeting to be held in Palm Springs February 9-11 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sausalito, Calif. (January 13, 2014) —Smart Meetings magazine, the meetings industry’s premier resource for meeting professionals, today announced the launch of its annual series of one- and three-day Smart Meeting events. The programs include preset one-on-one appointments with premier hotels and…

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Citywides: Destination Takeover

Meeting Planning

With colorful logo banners, ad-plastered buses, window signs in restaurants and retailers, citywide conventions make their presence well-known around town. Representing a particular niche in the hospitality industry, these mega-meetings go beyond large, defining themselves differently by city, based on a formula of room nights, how far in advance they’re booked and use of all or…

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Power Party in D.C.

Meeting Planning

Our July shindig at the Park Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C., drew a crowd of planners and suppliers. In between one-on-one networking sessions, they heard Shirley Davis tell vivid stories about challenges she has faced while forging a successful career as a workforce consultant and coach. At lunch, Gregg J. Herning, VP of sales for…

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Speaker par Excellence

Meeting Planning

he 20-year-old woman stood in front of six employees, training them on customer service and selling skills for a jeans retail company. It was the type of innocuous activity that takes place at companies around the world every day, but in this case it completely transformed the life of the young woman, who went on…

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Presidential Inauguration Meeting Venues

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Barack Obama getting sworn in during his 2008 inauguration, courtesy of wikimedia.org. While it’s not expected to draw the staggering 1.5 million people it did in 2008, President Obama’s inauguration—kicking off Saturday, building to a swearing-in ceremony and celebratory balls on Monday, and concluding with a National Prayer Service on Tuesday—still promises to be huge;…

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11 Up-and-Coming Meeting Cities that Sizzle and Satisfy

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Bird’s-eye view of Columbus, Ohio Emerging destinations for event planners to explore This year’s selection of 11 emerging U.S. cities consists of premium destinations for hosting business meetings, corporate events and association gatherings. From Northern California to the Colorado Rockies, from the Midwest to New England, and from the Southeast to the Lone Star state,…

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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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