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IMEX America Debuting Latest Tech Innovations

August 29, 2016 by douloff

LAS VEGAS — Meetings industry professionals attending IMEX America this year can preview the latest business innovations, many of which will come from the technology sector, according to nearly 40 per cent of meeting professionals. Imex America will be held

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What’s New on Hawaii’s Oahu Island

August 28, 2016 by douloff

OAHU – The Island of Oahu, Hawaii, has added a slew of new hotels and restaurants offering a diverse range of options for meetings and incentive travel groups. Pacific Beach Hotel has announced plans for a $115 million redevelopment that

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Virtuoso Unveils Best Hotel Awards

August 27, 2016 by douloff

LAS VEGAS — International luxury travel network Virtuoso unveiled the winners of its 2016 Best of the Best awards Aug. 11 at the 28th annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference. This marked 10 years since Virtuoso began recognizing the very best properties

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IMEX America Offering Comprehensive Education

August 26, 2016 by douloff

LAS VEGAS — How to communicate and develop a personal brand delivering immediate impact, as well as how to anticipate and prepare for the future, are challenges facing many industry professionals both in and out of the office. Education sessions

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Hotel Shocard Unveils New Event Spaces

August 24, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — Hotel Shocard, the new boutique hotel in New York City’s Times Square, has unveiled two new event space options, the Sho-Stopper Suite and the Ensemble Suite, it was announced Aug. 15. The Shocard Suites feature a residential-like

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ALHI Adds First Hotel Member In Maine

August 23, 2016 by douloff
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cliff House Maine, which reopened on Aug. 21 following the completion of the first phase of a $40 million renovation, has been accepted as the newest member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), it was announced Aug.

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AlliedPRA New Orleans A Fastest Growing Company

August 23, 2016 by douloff

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — AlliedPRA New Orleans is among Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies, it was announced Aug. 17. The 2016 Inc. Magazine 5000 inductees are the champions of the U.S. economy and among America’s finest

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Lower Manhattan’s post-9/11 Revitalization

August 22, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — As the 15th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Lower Manhattan has experienced a renaissance, with new hotels, shopping, celebrity chef-owned restaurants and attractions opening up. Additions to the area include the Four Seasons New York Downtown, expected to

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ALHI Loews Resort Opens at Universal Orlando

August 17, 2016 by douloff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando, an addition to the Associated Luxury Hotels International portfolio, opened July 14, it was announced Aug. 10. The Caribbean-inspired Loews Sapphire Falls Resort offers 1,000 guestrooms and 115,000 square feet

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Ritz-Carlton adding Charging Stations

August 16, 2016 by douloff

CHEVY CHASE, MD — Ritz-Carlton has installed two charging stations at each property, offering guests the ability to charge up for 150 miles in two and a half hours, it was announced Aug. 9. “Commitment to the community and environment

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Waldorf Astoria Targets San Francisco

August 14, 2016 by douloff
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MCLEAN, Va. — Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts announced on Aug. 9 its newest property, Waldorf Astoria San Francisco, which will be the centerpiece of a 2 million square-foot, mixed-used complex that will feature luxury entertainment, retail and office space.

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SPIN Names Rod Abraham Executive Director

August 13, 2016 by douloff

ATLANTA — Senior Planners Industry Network (SPIN) has selected veteran industry leader and consultant Rod Abraham as its executive director, it was announced Aug. 10. Abraham replaces Mike Vennerstrom, CMP, who, since January, served as interim executive director. Founded by