In This Issue

In our June issue, you won’t want to miss our exclusive interview with Four Seasons Founder and Chairman of the Board, Isadore Sharp. The pioneering hotelier shares his inspiring rags to riches story and offers insights into the ultra-luxurious hotel brand’s future.

This issue is jam-packed with enlightening features on the latest trends in luxury hotels, 11 of this year’s hottest emerging meeting destinations, and even the convention center that fits your meeting’s distinct personality.

Smart Meetings is an event planning publication covering meetings, industry news, including expert opinions and interviews, topical articles, coverage of destinations and venues in the U.S and worldwide, and features stories on incentive, corporate, government and association meetings.

Features

6 Modern Luxury Hotels that Let Groups Stay in Style

The Art, a Hotel, Denver While the desire for luxury is constant, the definition is constantly evolving. To ascend to the upper echelon of the modern luxury market, hotels and…

11 Up-and-Coming Meeting Cities that Sizzle and Satisfy

Bird’s-eye view of Columbus, Ohio Emerging destinations for event planners to explore This year’s selection of 11 emerging U.S. cities consists of premium destinations for hosting business meetings, corporate events…

Four Seasons Founder Isadore Sharp on the Power of Simplicity

Isadore Sharp in 1982, when Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts managed 12 properties Isadore Sharp has built Four Seasons based on one basic principle—the Golden Rule Position: Four Seasons founder…

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…

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…

In Every Issue

7 Creative Gift Ideas for Meeting Attendees

Your resource for trendy treasures and gift ideas Treat attendees and VIPs to unique, thoughtful gifts they will definitely want to take home. Smart Meetings has selected an assortment of…

5 Strategies for Communicating with Difficult Employees

Let’s face it, not every employee is easy to work with every day. Our job as leaders is to find ways to not only tolerate, but also motivate and coach…

Tips for Using Color to Promote Attendee Well-Being

Pity the poor creatures whose eyes see only black and white. Color has a constant impact on us. The golden grandeur of sunset. The reassuring green of a traffic light.…

4 Players Making Big Moves in Meetings

Steve Kinsley Steve Kinsley, president of Kinsley Meetings, is well-known for his enthusiasm and appreciation of meetings industry professionals. “The relationships that have been created throughout over 30 years in…

Hospitality Industry Embraces Hotel-to-Table F&B

The Locavore wave shows no sign of crashing on the shoals of ho-hum anytime soon. In fact, today’s diners look more than ever for locally sourced, fresh and clean foods.…

4 New and Renovated Hotels Celebrate Earth, Wind and Coast

Baltimore, Chicago, San Diego and Los Angeles properties shine L’Auberge Del Mar–San Diego spent nearly $4 million on renovations to make business guests feel at home at the seaside resort.…

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…

Thanks to This Tool, Presentations Just Got Very Interesting

FXP Touch offers a new way to deliver them Raise your hand if you’ve ever experienced a boring presentation. Are you raising it? If not, that’s surprising. For years, companies…

Sea Island Resort Goes Beyond Service with a Smile

Black Banks terrace at The Cloister Sea Island Resort’s exceptional customer service stands out Sea Island Resort on the Georgia coast is famous for being the only resort in the…

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