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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,

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Monterey Properties Investing in Renos & Upgrades

March 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau reports that with the countdown on to the opening of the new $60+ million renovated Monterey Conference Center, several properties in the popular incentive travel destination are investing heavily in renovations, remodeling and additions.

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Air Canada Adds to Transborder Network

March 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada is growing its transborder service with the resumption of service between Montreal and Washington Dulles (IAD) and the introduction of a summer service between Vancouver and Boston. The Montreal-Washington will run year-round, starting May 1, 2017. In addition

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byPeterandPauls Providing F&B at Hotel X

March 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

Entertainment and hospitality group byPeterandPauls.com will be operating two restaurants, all event catering, room service and the Peregrine SkyBar at the 404-room Hotel X Toronto, which is scheduled to open this year on the Exhibition Place grounds. According to Hotel X

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PCMA Reports Record Attendance at Convening Leaders 2017

March 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

Convening Leaders 2017 drew 4,175 delegates, making it the most successful edition of the conference ever, reports its organizer, PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association). The conference was held January 9-11 at the Austin Convention Centre in Austin, Texas. In addition to

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SPIN Announces 2017 Conference Dates and Venue

March 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

The 2017 edition of SPINCon, the Senior Planners Industry Network’s annual conference will be held December 3-5, 2017 at Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine, Texas. “The Grapevine CVB and Great Wolf Lodge worked hard to come up with a great package for SPINCon

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ALHI Launches New Website

February 22, 2017 by Lori Smith

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has launched a new website with enhanced “search” abilities and other user-friendly features. According to ALHI CEO David Gabri, the site is designed as a one-stop online resource for event and incentive travel professionals looking

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WestJet Adding Calgary-Nashville, Gander-Halifax Routes

February 1, 2017 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet will launch non-stop twice-weekly service between Calgary International Airport and Nashville’s Metropolitan Nashville Airport beginning May 4, it was announced Jan. 30. Flights from Calgary to Nashville will be operated on WestJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft. In 2016,

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Anaheim Marriott Powers Guestrooms with Solar Panels

January 31, 2017 by douloff

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim Marriott has installed a commercial rooftop solar system that now fuels the daily power needs of nearly one-third of the property’s 1,030 guestrooms, it was announced Jan. 27. Positioned above the Platinum, Grand and Marquis Ballrooms,

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Walt Disney Resort Adds to Sales Team

January 29, 2017 by douloff

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has named a new director of sales and director of group sales as the property prepares to complete the final phase of a $140-million-dollar renovation, it was

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Marriott Opens Pop-up Innovation Lab

January 27, 2017 by douloff

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International launched its first pop-up hotel innovation lab, creating an interactive model hotel experience in downtown Los Angeles to crowdsource real-time feedback from the public, it was announced Jan. 23. The lab will let industry professionals,