Category Archives: News

It’s Easier Being Green

The nation’s first green-built portable-modular exhibit system recently debuted in Las Vegas, winning a “Buyer’s Choice Award” at the Exhibitor 2007 trade show. Pioneered by Exhibit Design Consultants in Grand Rapids, Mich., Eco-Systems Sustainable Exhibits use a variety of eco-friendly materials derived from recycled content, rapidly renewable materials and recyclable materials. They’re keyed to the…

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Hotel Hopscotch

Hotels are changing hands all over Hawaii, and Morgan Stanley Real Estate has emerged as a major player in South Maui. One of the largest global real estate investment managers, Morgan Stanley purchased the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, a Waldorf-Astoria property, from CNL Hotels & Resorts in February, a deal that also included…

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Plugged In, Totally

High-speed Internet access and WiFi are so…standard. Today, if hotels want to keep up with those of you who travel with laptops and other digital devices, they have to crank it up another notch. Marriott has. As part of a $1-billion investment and renovation program, the brand is installing 32-inch, high-definition LCD televisions with a…

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Bienvenidos A Mexico!

The welcome mat is out for meetings in Mexico. In fact, the Mexico Tourism Board is opening a marketing office in Washington, D.C. next month, increasing their longtime presence in the U.S. market. And they’re putting their money where their mouth is. MTB’s funding for promotional initiatives has increased by 40 percent this year, not…

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Travel Trend Watch

American Express Business Travel has just released the data from its 2006 Business Travel Monitor, which tracks a variety of travel expense categories, including international and domestic airfares, hotel rates and average daily cost for car rentals. An overview shows: After several years of nearly flat growth rates, international airfares increased by 12.8 percent over…

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New Name/Look For Scottsdale Resort

Starting April 5, Scottsdale’s Caleo Resort & Spa will debut with a new look and new name, FireSky Resort & Spa, after undergoing a series of renovations and enhancements. The resort includes new features such as new contemporary décor, a 28-foot fireplace and free resort-wide Wi-Fi. Other services and amenities include a daily evening wine…

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Lake Arrowhead Resort And Spa Completes Renovation

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa recently completed a $17-million renovation, upgrading the entire facility with redesigned guestrooms, improved meeting and public spaces, a new restaurant, BIN189, and a new 11,000-square-foot, full-service Spa of the Pines. All 173 guest rooms now include new guest room amenities, and conference space has been upgraded to accommodate up to…

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