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AEG Set to Develop Mixed-Use Entertainment District in Nashville

June 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

Sports and live entertainment company AEG and Southwest Value Partners (SWVP) have entered into an agreement that will allow AEG to purchase a four-acre parcel of land to develop a new mixed-use entertainment district at SWVP’s Nashville Yards in downtown Nashville,

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MGM Grand Expanding Convention Centre

June 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

The MGM Grand broke ground today on an approximately USD$130 million expansion of its conference center. In response to customer demand, the MGM Grand Conference Center is adding 250,000 square feet for a total of more than 850,000 square feet. As part

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Las Vegas Convention Center District Reno & Expansion Approved

June 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)’s Board of Directors has given final approval for the expansion and renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The decision was announced June 13, 2017. “We commend the foresight of our community and

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Kindred Resorts & Hotels Adds to Portfolio

June 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

Kindred Resorts & Hotels, a collection of 63 independent hotels and resorts focused exclusively on the group and meetings market in North America, has added seven new properties to its portfolio. They are: Big Cedar Lodge – Ridgedale, Missouri: Comprised of more than

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New Room Block Management Application Launched

June 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

Resiada, a new cloud-based application that takes the stress out of managing meeting and events housing room blocks, is now live at resiada.com. The application was created with the goal of redefining the meeting and event housing management experience. “Our

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New Hotel and Event Space Opening in Santa Barbara this Summer

June 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

Scheduled to open this summer, Santa Barbara’s newest luxury property, the Hotel Californian, will feature 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The 121-room property is located steps from the beach, one block from Union Station and adjacent to

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Magic Johnson Joins WEC 2017 Speaker Line-Up

May 31, 2017 by Lori Smith

Basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson has joined the roster of keynote speakers appearing at Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress, which is being held June 19-22, 2017, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Other keynote speakers include Bruce Mau, Dr. Deepak

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Sheraton Nashville Receives Grand Designation

May 25, 2017 by Lori Smith

Following a $35-million renovation spearheaded by JRK Property Holdings, Sheraton Nashville Downtown has moved into the brand’s prestigious “Grand” category. It is one of just five properties in the United States to receive the distinction. The reno included the guestrooms;

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Crescent Hotels & Resorts to Manage Mississauga's Newest Business Hotel

May 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

Crescent Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Mississauga/West, Mississauga West ‘s newest business hotel. Crescent, based in Fairfax, Virginia, is a nationally recognized operator of hotels and resorts throughout the United States and

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WestJet Returning to Phoenix-Mesa

May 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet will again operate flights to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport from Alberta this fall. After a successful inaugural season, twice-weekly nonstop flights from Calgary begin November 9 and a weekly flight from Edmonton begins November 11. “The Phoenix East Valley has

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JW Marriott Camelback Scottsdale Adding Event Space

May 10, 2017 by Lori Smith

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, is building a state-of-the-art conference center, scheduled to debut in June 2018. The space will include the new 15,000-square-foot Paradise Ballroom (max. cap. 1,500), along with an additional 20,000 square

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Meetings Mean Business Welcomes Association Forum and FICP

May 9, 2017 by Lori Smith

Association Forum and Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP®) have joined the board of directors of Meetings Mean Business (MMB), expanding the coalition’s reach in the meetings and association professional community. Association Forum is the “association of associations” in Chicago.