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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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MTCC Introducing Exhibitor Move-In App

March 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre has partnered with the mobile app Voyage Control to enhance the move-in experience for exhibitors. It is the first North American convention centre to offer this solution. Voyage Control allows exhibitors to pre-reserve a time on

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Marbella Welcoming W Hotels Worldwide

March 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

W Hotels Worldwide has signed the W Marbella and The Residences at W Marbella. Scheduled to open in 2021 and developed in partnership with Sunrise Inversiones 2015 S.L (an affiliate of Platinum Estates Limited), W Marbella will be located on Playa

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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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IncentiveWorks Names New Show Manager, Expands Team

March 24, 2017 by Lori Smith

Melissa Arnott has been appointed manager of IncentiveWorks, Canada’s leading conference and show for business event professionals. In addition, the IncentiveWorks team welcomes Heather Donnelly in the role of North American Business Development Manager, and Catherine Luzena-Hall as the show’s

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Business Event Bookings Up in Ottawa

March 22, 2017 by Lori Smith

Ottawa Tourism reports that as of January, 45 large-scale events (500+ delegates) had booked their 2017 congresses in the city, which is the epicenter of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations. The number represents a 220 percent increase over large-scale events booked in 2015.

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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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Edmonton and Saskatoon Radissons Win Awards

March 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Radisson Hotel Edmonton South and Radisson Hotel Saskatoon each took home the Radisson President’s Award by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The award is given out to the top Radisson hotels demonstrating an outstanding level of enthusiasm and dedication

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GES Acquires Poken

March 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

Event services provider GES has purchased Poken, a cloud-based , 360-degree event management platform. The Poken platform has been used, in part or whole, at more than 2,000 events around the world. It includes tools for networking, digital content collection,

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Hilton Opens on Shores of Dead Sea

March 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

Hilton has expanded its resort portfolio with the official opening of Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa, its first property in Jordan. The 285-room contemporary hotel is located on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea, which is, at 410 meters

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Marriott Issues Warning about Fraudulent Calls

March 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

Marriott International is warning consumers about a series of fraudulent telephone calls being made in different parts of the world, which offer a complimentary stay at a Marriott hotel to entice the person taking the call to listen to a