CVB Marketing Genius Makes Headlines

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…

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Top 5 Most Popular Headlines of 2013

It was the year that the Transportation Security Administration expanded its PreCheck program, easing the screening process for many frequent fliers; the year that Hilton went public and took aim at the young-travelers market; and the year of the automobile-eating rabbits. None of those stories were quite as popular as the following five news items,…

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Top 5 Headlines of 2012

The Smart Meetings team has posted hundreds of headlines to the Industry News section of smartmeetings.com this year. They range from cut-and-dry briefs on the latest developments in the hotel industry, like the big Marriott-Gaylord deal, to sublimely silly items, like the post about the crocodile that got loose on an Australian flight. Through the…

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Smart Meeting’s Weekly Headline Re-cap

Revisiting the week of May 16-20, 2011 Last week brought about a lot of talk of groping, of both our physical and digital entities. We learned that pond scum is no longer an insult, bridge and tunnel is hip all over again and business travelers love a comped breakfast, but really they want to feel…

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Headlines: August 2008

More in Marin Cavallo Point – The Lodge at the Golden Gate has opened its doors as the first national park lodge in the San Francisco Bay Area. The lodge, located near Sausalito at thecavallopoint.com Golden Gate Bridge’s northern end, showcases 68 historic rooms and suites and 74 contemporary guest rooms and suites. There will…

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Headlines: July 2008

Global Hyatt will remain the operator of the 726-room property, which has benefited from a $36-million improvement project begun by Sunstone in 2005. centuryplaza.hyatt.com Hilton Sets Sweeping StandardsHilton Hotels is increasing its focus on smaller meetings with the introduction of Hilton Meetings for select properties in North America. The product, introduced in 2000 at Hilton…

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Headlines: June 2008

San Francisco Meeting TreatA high-tech, green-friendly meeting and event facility has just opened its doors in downtown San Francisco: The Bently Conference Center, in a plush setting of former legal offices. The sophisticated facility features seven board rooms and about 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, and is located in the city’s grand and historic…

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Headlines: March 2008

Luxury in the Desert Groundbreaking for the new Fairmont Avanterra, Palm Desert will begin in 2009 in Southern California. The $200-million project will feature 300 rooms and 26,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including a 7,000-square-foot ballroom. Planned to be situated near the Classic Club golf course, the hotel will also offer a 45,000-square-foot Willow…

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Headlines: February 2008

Finally, It’s Open This month, the 10,000-square-foot RockResorts Spa, with 11 treatment rooms, opens at the new Arrabelle at Vail Square, in Vail, Colo. The spa is the final phase of the 36-room luxury resort, which is centrally situated near the Eagle Bahn Gondola. Each of the guest rooms has a fireplace, a canopied bed…

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Headlines: January 2008

Coastal MeetingsSan Diego’s Coronado Island Marriott Resort is ready to show off its upgrades after a $15-million renovation. Close to downtown, the resort features 25,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and upgrades to all of its 300 rooms, suites and villas, where guests will notice marble and refined wood details. Situated on 16 acres with…

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