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IACC Connect 2017 Recognizes Culinary and Service Excellence

April 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) celebrated culinary and service excellence as well as a new industry partnership at its 2017 America’s Connect conference, which was held April 4-6, 2017 at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, located

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Meeting in the Bronx

April 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

NYC & Company, New York City’s destination marketing organization, reports that the Bronx, the city’s northernmost borough, is an accessible destination for one-of-a-kind meetings and events. “The Bronx provides endless opportunities for planners looking to create standout meetings and events,”

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Hilton New Orleans Riverside Completes Reno

April 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

The 1,622-room Hilton New Orleans Riverside, located adjacent to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, has completed a $6 million renovation to the Grand Ballroom, Grand Salon and first and second level meeting spaces. Featuring a relaxed French-inspired design, the renovation

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General David Petraeus Speaking at GBTA Convention

April 11, 2017 by Lori Smith

General David Petraeus, U.S. Army Ret’d and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director, will be a featured speaker at GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) Convention 2017, which is being held July 15-19 in Boston. General Petraeus will deliver s short speech,

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Plans Unveiled for Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center & Headquarters Hotel

April 5, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau reports that the conceptual plans for Broward County’s convention center expansion and new headquarters hotel projects were unveiled earlier this week. This first look at the development, which represents a significant increase

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Marriott Sells Interest in Maui Resort

April 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Marriott International has completed the sale of its long-term leasehold interest in The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali for approximately $317 million USD.  However, it will continue to manage the 759-room property under a long-term management agreement. The buyer

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Prince Waikiki Reopening, Reno Complete

March 30, 2017 by Lori Smith

Following an extensive $55.4 million redevelopment, the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club will reopen on March 31, 2017 as the Prince Waikiki. The renovation took eight months and included transforming 563 oceanfront guestrooms, redefining dining options, enhancing meeting

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AlliedPRA Acquires Rocky Mountain DMC

March 28, 2017 by Lori Smith

AlliedPRA, Inc. has acquired Destination Services Corporation (DSC), a major destination management firm covering the Rocky Mountain region of North America. The strategic move expands AlliedPRA’s reach into this growing marketplace. At over $100 million in system revenue and 29 locations AlliedPRA

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Las Vegas Remains Leading U.S. Trade Show Destination

March 28, 2017 by Lori Smith

For the 23rd consecutive year, Las Vegas is the number one destination for trade shows according to the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) list of the top 250 trade shows in the United States. In 2016, Las Vegas hosted 57 of

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Grand Hyatt NYC Debuts Conference Level Reno

March 24, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Grand Hyatt New York in Midtown Manhattan recently debuted a multi-million dollar renovation of its Conference Level, including 12,000 square feet of meeting space and 18 breakout rooms. “Following the last major renovation of the guestrooms and public spaces in

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Nashville Approves Joseph Hotel Room-Block Agreement

March 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

Nashville’s Convention Center Authority has approved a room-block agreement with The Joseph Nashville, a full-service, luxury hotel, which will be built by Ohio-based developer The Pizutti Cos. Construction is expected to being this summer on a three-quarter acres site at Korean

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Kimpton Donovan Completes Meeting Space Reno

March 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

Kimpton Donovan Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. has completed a redesign to all meeting and event spaces and added a brand new venue, the 550-square-foot Bradlee Room. The 193-room property is located at the edge of Thomas Circle and 14th street,