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New and Renovated Hotels Boast Designer ShowcasesHotels & ResortsNews

Hotel Palomar Los Angeles–Beverly Hills Boutique properties embrace local influences Located on tony Wilshire Boulevard, Hotel Palomar Los Angeles–Beverly Hills will wrap up an $11 million renovation this month. This refresh draws inspiration from independent film, with cinematic nods throughout the hotel and restaurant. Materials such as scaffolding sourced from old sound stages are repurposed…

Meet Like a Star in CarlsbadDestinationsHotels & Resorts

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Carlsbad has been rolling out the red carpet since the ’60s Between Hollywood stars traveling south from Los Angeles for a little R&R to international golfers converging for pro tournaments, San Diego’s North County beach town of Carlsbad and its famous resorts are proven hosts. There’s no question that…

4 Winter Meeting Destinations for Natural HighsCVBsDestinations

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean all your event experiences have to be inside. There are plenty of winter meeting destinations that offer great opportunity for adventure, when you’re not in meetings, of course. Our friends down in Monterey, California, know all about the opportunities that meeting in the winter affords. Winter is the peak of gray whale migration, with…

San Francisco Sets 2016 Tourism RecordsConvention CentersCVBsDestinationsTrends

Moscone Center No doubt bolstered by the Super Bowl, which took place in the Bay Area last February, San Francisco achieved 2016 tourism records for the seventh consecutive year, according to San Francisco Travel. San Francisco drew a total of 25.1 million visitors in 2016 for an increase of 2.3 percent over 2015. Visitors to San Francisco city and county accounted for $9.69 billion…

Las Vegas, Los Angeles Break Tourism RecordsDestinationsTravelTrends

Bliss Dance by Barry Toranto, Las Vegas The 2016 numbers are starting to roll in, and it’s is looking like last year was huge for tourism records as evidenced by reports from Las Vegas and Los Angeles this week. Las Vegas set an all-time record in 2016 as it welcomed 42.9 million visitors, which surpassed its 2015 total of 42.3 million. Las Vegas Convention and…

Las Vegas Monorail Showcases Technology During CES 2017Convention CentersDestinationsTechnology News

The Las Vegas Monorail was one of many vehicles that helped display innovative technology during the 50th annual CES convention, which took place Jan. 5-8. With an estimated 175,000 attending the largest gathering of innovation and connectivity in the world, many participants took advantage of the ability to use their CES badges for fast and convenient access to public transportation. Las Vegas…

New Meeting Hotels Make USA Today Top 10 ListHotels & ResortsMeeting Planning

The Asbury, Asbury Park, New Jersey USA Today honors 10 new hotels in its recent series of 10Best reports, which is selected by readers. A panel of hospitality experts created the original list of 20 properties, and readers cast their votes for the top 10. Most of the top 10 properties are also awesome boutique meeting hotels located in popular…

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NYC Invites You to Meet BrooklynDestinations

Move over, Manhattan. It’s time to meet Brooklyn. When NYC & Company heads to Austin, Texas, for the annual PCMA Convening Leaders event Jan. 8-11, representatives from the CVB plan to talk up Brooklyn for good reason. With more than 28 hotels in the pipeline, the borough expects to be home to over 3,500 hotel rooms by 2019….

CVB Marketing Genius Makes HeadlinesCVBsDestinationsTrends

Seattle Convention and visitor bureaus throughout the world produce cutting-edge marketing campaigns that are winning awards and making statements. The creative genius behind CVB promotional strategies not only fuel buzz that impact tourism and meetings, but help destinations tell their unique stories. Starting Jan. 9, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau will launch a new global marketing and advertising campaign that…