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Every group is famous when they stay at Hard Rock San Diego. Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter the luxurious property is just a step away from the…

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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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The Future of Meeting Venues

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Selecting the right venue can determine the difference between an amazing meeting and a disastrous one. There are countless aspects that a planner needs to consider when choosing a venue. Location, service, and food and beverage all come to mind. IACC surveyed more than 150 meeting planners from five different continents to learn what venue…

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8 Green Meeting Venues that Raise the Bar

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Aria Resort & Casino Green meetings are not just good for the Earth. They’re good for all of us. Planners and event participants just feel better when the air is cleaner, the light is natural and the food is locally sourced. From reducing and recycling waste to high-tech innovations that save energy, today’s grand meeting…

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AccorHotels Enters Luxury Home Rental Market with Onefinestay

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Europe’s largest hotel operator, AccorHotels, has purchased luxury home rental service Onefinestay for $168 million. The acquisition, announced last week, follows a trend among hotel groups to stay competitive against the growth of popular home-sharing websites, which have claimed a sizable share of the business and leisure travel markets. “Onefinestay has successfully captured a sweet spot:…

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Marriott-Starwood Merger Nears Finish Line

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Meeting room at Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam, a Starwood property The back-and-forth negotiations that began in November when Marriott International, Inc. made its initial offer to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. will likely come to a happy ending on April 8. That’s the date that Starwood stockholders are expected to approve the Marriott-Starwood merger, which will create…

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Techno Files: Unwrap Results

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Digital gift bags are efficient, economical and best of all—measurable If you haven’t received one yet, it’s coming. It’s lightweight, you won’t forget it under your chair after the keynote, you won’t feel guilty tossing out what you don’t use and there’s no need to make room in your suitcase to bring it home. Swag…

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Georgia, North Carolina CVBs Decry Controversial Legislation

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Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta Convention and visitors bureau CEOs in Georgia and North Carolina are speaking out against discriminatory religious liberty legislation that they believe could harm tourism and potentially drive away conventions in their respective states. In breaking news Monday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) vetoed a controversial bill that many claim discriminates against…

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