In This Issue

In Smart Meetings’ November issue, don’t miss our exciting collection of winners for Supplier of the Year—thanks to your nominations, these suppliers are celebrated.

This issue also explores the beautiful Western Canada and Central Mexico regions, Napa Valley after the wildfires, learning the magic of “yes,” Memphis and Nashville making a musical splash, and more.

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.


Golf and Spa Resorts: The Land of Ahhhs

Hyper-local experiences at golf and spa resorts To recharge means different things to different people. While some revel in the chance to spend several hours guiding a dimpled white orb…

2017 Supplier of the Year

Magnificent events require a coordinated effort by all players and these hospitality stars delivered Events are a contact sport and sometimes the key players are the people you don’t see…

In Every Issue

Can You See Your Reflection in ACC North?

Once upon a time, Anaheim revolved around Disneyland, but that’s not the case any longer. Walt Disney wasn’t the only visionary to leave his stamp on this ever-growing city when…

7 Red-Hot Gifts to Warm Up the Cold Months Ahead

Check out these red-hot gifts for the chilly weather, and have a chance to win a FREE Lumie Bodyclock.

4 New 4 U: New & Renovated

These four properties have something new for everyone!

Worth Mentioning: November Brand News

Hyatt Centric & Grubhub Is your tummy rumbling, but you’re too tired to leave the hotel room to satisfy the hunger? Grubhub’s collaboration with Hyatt Centric is here to deliver…

Q&A with Liz Caruso, CEO of Liz King Events and Planning Superhero

Liz Caruso, CEO of Liz King Events and self-proclaimed “planning superhero,” gives us tips on how to leverage social media and tech in planners’ favor.

Miami’s ‘Magic City’ Casts a Spell

Intriguing adventures in Miami’s Nobu Hotel and Little Havana Chef Nobu Matsuhisa had already achieved worldwide acclaim for his restaurants when he decided to delve into the hotel business. He…

Mastering Your Mindset

Scott Greenberg demonstrates the incredible power of your approach to life Planners, at their core, are in the business of human connection. Scott Greenberg, a truly inspirational speaker and one…

Las Vegas’ Decadent, Delicious Desserts

Las Vegas does nothing in small measure. Six of the world’s largest hotels are in Las Vegas, for instance. MGM Grand (6,772 guest rooms) is the biggest hotel in all…

Road Warrior Wellness: Hotels Keeping You Healthy on the Road

To earn your loyalty, hotels are vying to keep you healthy Would it surprise you to know nearly four out of five guests at hotels intend to use the fitness…

Positive Connections, West Coast Style

Smart Meeting West National fostered new ties, fond memories What do you call three days of fresh food concepts, team spirit, cardio drumming and the most productive one-on-one appointments on…

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