Category Archives: Convention Centers

What’s New in Atlanta?

College Football Hall of Fame Although it’s been a top-five U.S. city for meetings, conventions and trade shows for many years now, Atlanta has no intention of resting on its reputation for its excellent variety and quality of hospitality offerings for groups. More than 12,000 hotel rooms are within 1 mile of Georgia World Congress…

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Conventions Offer Cities Dynamic, Long-Term Benefits

More research is needed to substantiate these effects, though Conventions customarily are viewed as opportunities for people to share and enrich their knowledge about a particular field or interest, network with others and experience some of the top features of the destination. Actually, conventions play a much greater, more dynamic role as convention and visitors…

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Discover Your Ideal Convention Center Personality Type

Convention centers are like people—they each have their own personality and they all look a little different. But just like humans, they share similarities, as well. Convention centers all have welcoming conference rooms, well-tailored food service, changeable spaces to cater to all kinds of group needs, and capable, friendly staff who assist with planners’ needs….

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Island Resorts are Modern Meeting Treasures

Subron 6 ship at Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Island settings blend regal history with contemporary hotels Palm trees sway in the breeze as ocean waves crash over crystal-blue shorelines with sprawling white-sand beaches that offer visitors peace and solitude. Don’t be fooled. Although images of tropical paradise abound, many islands have a…

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Report: Conventions Offer Many Long-Term Benefits

Conventions customarily are viewed as opportunities for people to share and enrich their knowledge about a particular field or interest, network with others and experience some of the top features of the destination. Actually, conventions play a much greater, more dynamic role as convention and visitors bureaus collaborate with local governments, economic development agencies, academic…

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Gaming Properties: One-Stop Shops for Meetings

Gaming properties offer attractive options for groups all under one roof Only a special destination could make a Silicon Valley-based organization spurn the sleek, tech-savvy meeting venues of San Francisco and San Jose for the comparatively remote town of Lincoln, California, 150 miles to the northeast. Thunder Valley Casino Resort does just that. For the…

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5 Green Pointers for Eco-Friendly Meeting Planners

The National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia, is doing its part to reduce the Beltway’s carbon footprint. The center, which offers 250 meeting rooms comprising 265,000 sq. ft. of event space, is celebrating Earth Day 2017 by encouraging meeting planners to go green. Located about 40 miles from Washington, D.C., the conference center has 917…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Houston

Monument Au Fantome in Discovery Green Amid all the hype about the Super Bowl, you probably heard that Houston has had a makeover. New hotels, renovations and restaurants have transformed this bustling metropolitan city into a must-visit destination. So much has changed in the last few years to transform Houston into a nearly brand new…

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New Hotel and Convention Center in Texas to Target Meetings

A new upscale hotel is being built in Allen, Texas, to accommodate meetings and events. Benchmark, a global hospitality company, announced it will operate the new Delta by Marriott Hotel and Watters Creek Convention Center north of Dallas. The hotel will feature 300 guest rooms and is scheduled to open in late 2018. Upon completion…

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