Archive for the ‘Trends’ Category
November 20, 2014
Have you thought about hosting one or more food trucks at your next event? How you go about organizing food trucks depends entirely on your event, but here are a few ideas to take into consideration during the planning stages.
November 18, 2014
Just in time for the holidays, when indulgence becomes commonplace for most of us, this writer retreats to Mii amo, a spa famous for its wellness programs.
November 14, 2014
Interactive food stations bring a lot to large events, trade shows and conferences. They combine a bit of fun with mingling opportunities and plenty of variety in today’s world of foodie expectations. Interactive food stations, however, are not always an attendee favorite. So how do you decide whether it’s the right choice for your group? And, once you make the decision, how do you get attendees excited about it?
November 12, 2014
Considering Southeast Asia for an incentive trip or meeting destination? This area of the world is a foodie’s paradise, with thriving culinary scenes in cities like Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Take a look at this infographic to get a taste of how these three Southeast Asian destinations measure up when it comes to cuisine.
November 10, 2014
JW Marriott to open its first resort, JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa, in India expanding its growing global portfolio with a stunning and chic hotel inspired by its natural surroundings in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges.
Features include an entertainment center and kid’s club, and a 3,300 total square feet meeting space.
November 07, 2014
The Daily Meal names the best hotel restaurants in the world–a perfect list for meeting and event planners with hungry attendees who don’t want to wander far for quality.
November 07, 2014
There’s a trend in F&B that many planners are incorporating into their events. And, because of its unique nature, many are avoiding it altogether. (Transparent ravioli anyone?)
Molecular Gastronomy, it seems, is not going away anytime soon, and there are actually some fascinating concoctions that could definitely up the wow-factor at your next meeting. Watch the video and read the descriptions to see these bazaar foodie creations on the plate.
November 04, 2014
For any green event planner, food waste is a critical issue, but what is the process (beyond a simple checklist) to implement an effective food waste reduction plan? Here are seven steps from CMP Sandra Wood, who helped save three metric tons of food waste at the Canadian Medical Association’s 2014 annual meeting.
October 29, 2014
Steve Joyce is the chief executive officer at Choice Hotels International, which runs well known brands such as Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn and Clarion. In this video from Bloomberg, Joyce discusses his company’s stance on disruptor Airbnb and the sharing economy.
September 08, 2014
Life goes on as usual at the MGM Grand Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas—with its vast array of gambling, entertainment and dining options—but a progressive health-and-wellness program is continuing to become a more vital part of the scene.
In 2012, MGM Grand partnered with Delos, a company that focuses on nurturing and promoting health and well-being in indoor environments, to transform 42 hotel rooms on the 14th floor into Stay Well Rooms, which contain a multitude of health-and-wellness features.
The rooms have been popular among meeting groups and other guests, so early this year Delos and MGM converted the additional 129 rooms on the 14th floor into Stay Well Rooms. And on Aug. 18, the collaborators took another major step by unveiling Stay Well Meetings, consisting of dozens of healthy features including an advanced air purification system, circadian lighting, hypoallergenic cleaning products, ergonomic elements, a hydration station, aromatherapy and healthy menu options.