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U.S. Hotel Revenue Growing, but Slowing

May 30, 2016 by douloff

ATLANTA — U.S. hotel revenue is slowing down, while expenses are on the rise, according to CBRE Hotels America’s Research’s 2016 edition of Trends in the Hotel Industry, released May 24. According to the report, operating performance continued to improve

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Graceland Luxury Resort Opening in October

May 27, 2016 by douloff

MEMPHIS, TENN. — More than 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space is taking shape at The Guest House at Graceland, a 450-room luxury resort under construction in Memphis, Tenn., adjacent to Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion, and expected to

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Caesars Entertainment Expands Responsible Meeting Initiatives

May 25, 2016 by Lori Smith

Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s Responsible Meetings (RM) Group is releasing a new “Meetings for Good” menu of community service opportunities, which will be available at select properties. The Meetings for Good menu promotes stronger community engagement among Caesars-operated resorts, meeting customers

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What's New in New Orleans

May 24, 2016 by douloff

NEW ORLEANS, LA. — There is activity galore in New Orleans as the Crescent City welcomes new hotels and restaurants to its hospitality offering. In the central business district, the Ace Hotel New Orleans has opened in a historic Art Deco building

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What's New in Las Vegas

May 24, 2016 by douloff

LAS VEGAS — Here’s the latest news from Las Vegas, as announced this month by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. At a recent investor conference, Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts discussed plans for a new entertainment destination built

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Fort Lauderdale Announces Convention Centre District project

May 22, 2016 by douloff

GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. — A convention centre district enhancement project in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will signifcantly expand the city’s convention facility and add a major hotel, it was announced earlier this year. The centrepiece of the enhancement project will be the $600 millin

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Portland Marriott Downtown Renovates Ballroom

May 20, 2016 by douloff

PORTLAND, OR. — Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront completed a renovation to its Oregon ballroom, it was announced earlier this year. As one of the final pieces in the hotel’s overall renovation, which included new guestrooms, an M Club Lounge and

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Westin Nashville Opening in Fall

May 20, 2016 by douloff

CHICAGO — The 454-room Westin Nashville is set to open its doors this fall. Located at 807 Clark Place, the property stands 27 stories tall and features guestrooms and suites designed collaboratively by the David Mexico Design Group, and Bullock

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SPIN Adds Independent Planner Track to 2016 Conference

May 4, 2016 by Lori Smith

SPINCon 2016 education will include “Business,” a track targeted at the 33 percent of SPIN: Senior Planners Industry Network membership that are independent planners and small business owners. This new track will join the Brain, Body and Being tracks previously announced. Topics

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US Equity Firm Set to Acquire Cvent

April 25, 2016 by Lori Smith

Event management company Cvent Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in software, data and technology-enabled businesses. Under the terms of the agreement, Vista will

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Delta Branded Hotel Opens in US

April 21, 2016 by Lori Smith

Delta’s first branded hotel in the United States, the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista, celebrated its official grand opening today. A new Delta logo was also revealed as part of the integration of the Delta brand into the Marriott family. “The Delta Orlando

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U.S. River Cruise Line Launching Flagship Riverboat

April 12, 2016 by Lori Smith

US river cruise line French America Line is introducing “a new era of boutique US river experiences” this summer with the launch of its 75-stateroom flagship Louisiane. Formerly the Columbia Queen, the Louisiane is undergoing a multimillion dollar refurbishment and