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Virginia Has You CoveredHotels & Destinations

If you’re looking for a state—excuse us, a Commonwealth—that offers almost unlimited diversity in its meeting cities and landscapes, consider The Commonwealth of Virginia.

Downtown Meetings: What’s Old is New AgainHotels & Destinations

The American Visionary Art Museum is just one example of the countless properties across the United States that have been brought back to life through adaptive reuse, through which old structures—warehouses, banks and even pawn shops, elementary schools, churches and mortuaries—have been renovated and turned into hotels, bars, restaurants and other venues.

The Inside Scoop on Outdoor MeetingsDestination GalleriesHotels & Destinations

Sometimes the easiest way to trigger out of the box thinking is to get attendees out of the conference room for a couple of hours. Smart Meetings asked the experts at Greater Ontario California Convention & Visitors Bureau for tips on planning a productive excursion.

Long Island

Smart Stats: Number of Properties: 330 Hotel Rooms: 18,000 Meeting Space: 1.5 Million Square Feet As close as 30 minutes to New York City 118 miles of coastline Local Airports: Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) Transportation: Long Island Rail Road Local CVB: Discover Long Island…

The Life-Changing Magic of Tapping into Aloha Meeting CultureSponsored Content

Sparking joy in the lives of event professionals is a lot easier when the background is the lush greenery and ocean views of Maui. But event professionals still have to “orchestrate serendipity” as a new Marriott CRN/PCMA study suggests. Here are a few tips from the meeting concierges at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa to…