Park Hyatt Washington

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

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

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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Tea

Enjoy the Calming Effects of Tea

It’s an ancient Chinese legend. The very first “cuppa” came about in 2737 B.C., when a leaf from an overhanging tea shrub drifted into a Chinese emperor’s pot. The English began sipping in earnest in the 17th century, and by the 1840s, no British afternoon was complete (in society’s upper echelons, especially) without a steaming…

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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

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.

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

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

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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2017 Platinum Choice Award Winners Announced

After much voting and decision-making, the 14th annual Platinum Choice Award winners have been selected by Smart Meetings magazine, the meeting industry’s premier resource for meeting professionals.

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