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Facilities Media Group Publishers of Facilities & Destinations magazine, and Facilities & Event Management magazine, trade publications for the MICE and live event industries.
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3,500 years of #glassart is on display at the @corningmuseum in #UpstateNewYork. In addition to #glassmaking exhibitions...
08/23/2020

3,500 years of #glassart is on display at the @corningmuseum in #UpstateNewYork. In addition to #glassmaking exhibitions (image 2), its collections include pieces that span the millennia from ancient #Egypt (image 1), the #Greek & #Roman empires, centuries of European glasswork through modern times, including contemporary #artists like #chihuly (image 3). The #museum has both indoor and outdoor spaces making it a versatile #venue for #meetings & #events.
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The surrounding region has an abundance of natural beauty, is rich in #history, and is home to a broad array of facilities with wide open spaces, all within hours of #NYC. Groups may choose to extend their stays to take advantage of nearby #FingerLakes and #NewYork State #Parks that provide opportunities for #hiking, #biking, #fishing & #boating. Currently, the region is particularly ideal to avoid quarantine restrictions for in-state #meeting & #event planning as well as when post-#COVID19 planning resumes.

#flx @iloveny @visitflx @mpigny @nypcma @fmgmikec #FandDmag @ Corning Museum of Glass

Congratulations to our friends at the #FandDmag Prime Site Award-winning Walter E. Washington Convention Center upon bec...
08/16/2020
Events DC Secures GBAC STAR(TM) Accreditation for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Congratulations to our friends at the #FandDmag Prime Site Award-winning Walter E. Washington Convention Center upon becoming the first convention center in the Northeast Corridor to achieve Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC)® STAR accreditation.

#eventprofs #meetingprofs Destination DC Events DC

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for Washington, DC, has secured GBAC STAR(TM) facility accreditation for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Sean Verney named Area General Manager at the #FandDmag Prime Site Award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Reso...
08/13/2020
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Sean Verney named Area General Manager at the #FandDmag Prime Site Award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

https://twitter.com/FacilitiesMedia/status/1293998981081640960
#eventprofs #meetingprofs Disney Visit Orlando VISIT FLORIDA

“Who's News: @WaltDisneyWorld @SwanDolphin Resort has named 35-year industry veteran Sean Verney as area GM. He will oversee all aspects of the 2,270-room resort, its 333,000 sq ft of meeting space and manage the resort’s 2021 expansion, a 349-room, 14-story tower. #eventprofs”

Management team named to lead the The Westin Anaheim Resort for its highly anticipated opening this October.https://twit...
08/13/2020
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Management team named to lead the The Westin Anaheim Resort for its highly anticipated opening this October.

https://twitter.com/FacilitiesMedia/status/1293965921036513287
Visit Anaheim #eventprofs #meetingprofs

“Who's News: Slated to open October 2020, The @Westin #Anaheim Resort has announced Carmine Iommazzo as GM to lead its core executive team for the 618-room hotel's much-anticipated opening. @MeetAnaheim @VisitCA #eventprofs #meetingprofs”

#FlashbackFriday to #Louisville, #Kentucky where #FandDmag covered the  opening of the reimagined @kyconvention Center.#...
08/07/2020

#FlashbackFriday to #Louisville, #Kentucky where #FandDmag covered the opening of the reimagined @kyconvention Center.

#eventprofs have found the city to be very #event friendly both inside the modernized facility and throughout the destination. In addition headquarter hotels - the @omnilou & @hyattlou - off-site venues include the #whiskey distilleries along the #urbanbourbontrail, @churchilldowns, the @speed_museum and @sluggernation factory & #museum to name but a few...

We enjoyed this thorough piece on how convention centers are working to reopen for business by the Philadelphia Inquirer...
08/06/2020
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We enjoyed this thorough piece on how convention centers are working to reopen for business by the Philadelphia Inquirer's Inga Saffron.

https://twitter.com/FacilitiesMedia/status/1291406717742395392

“Must read for #eventprofs - @IngaSaffron's thorough report on how #Philadelphia's #FandDmag Prime Site Award-winning @PAConvention & meeting industry is working to reopen convention centers. https://t.co/n21hMreCx1 @meetPHL @orlandomeeting @OCCC @AllianceExpo @ExhibitsMeanBiz”

It’s all about #perspective...Looking back to a mild January day on #SanFrancisco’s Bay during a break from sessions at ...
07/27/2020

It’s all about #perspective...

Looking back to a mild January day on #SanFrancisco’s Bay during a break from sessions at #PCMA.

@pcmancc @pcmahq @sfmeetings #eventprofs #meetingprofs #goldengatebridge #california #pcmacl

07/23/2020

As major cities struggle to recover from #COVID19, it is bewildering how their leadership seemingly allows disorder to take hold.

Both #Seattle and #Portland, for example, have spent enormous amounts of money to attract #business #tourism via new convention centers. Do their respective leaders envision planners bringing groups to their cities when delegates and attendees lives are at risk?

New York City flourished after Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg cleaned up areas like Times Square, making visitors feel safe and secure walking most anywhere in the City. Defunding police and allowing criminality and violence to take hold is not going to be helpful for the MICE sector once #COVID19 passes. Those cities that allow[ed] activists/protestors/anarchsits to run amok are scarring their cities' reputations and future ability to attract the business that their CVB/DMO's have worked hard to develop.

Whether order be restored locally or if need be, via a Federally imposed solution, it is urgent first and foremost for the sake of the citizens as well as the economic health of those cities that law and order be restored.

The 2020 #FandDmag SuperBook was recently released, with the  CAESARS FORUM as its cover feature.
07/10/2020
2020 Facilities & Destinations SuperBook

The 2020 #FandDmag SuperBook was recently released, with the CAESARS FORUM as its cover feature.

F&D's 2020 SuperBook edition includes: >> Industry News In Brief >> 2020 Prime Site & Top Destination Awards Features: >> CAESARS FORUM: Building the Future of Las Vegas Meetings >> Destination Spotlights: Las Vegas, New York, Orlando >> Forum: Alan Steel, President & CEO, New York Convention Center...

Please join us in wishing #congratulations and "hats off" to the #ClassOf2020, whose unique final semester will be one f...
05/28/2020

Please join us in wishing #congratulations and "hats off" to the #ClassOf2020, whose unique final semester will be one for the "books." Among the graduates are our photo-shy #FandDmag intern Aryeh - whose editorial assignments over the years have included stories on #Chicago, #NewOrleans, #Barcelona and #Iceland.

Part of his celebratory dinner included this unique Rice Krispies based #dessert, designed by @dessertsbydasi.
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#graduation #chocolate #eventprofs
#meetingprofs @meetinchicago @visitneworleans @visitbarcelona @inspiredbyiceland #StaySafe!

#FlashbackFriday to @pcmahq's #PCMACL in #SanFrancisco, earlier this year at the newly expanded #FandDmag Prime Site Awa...
05/22/2020

#FlashbackFriday to @pcmahq's #PCMACL in #SanFrancisco, earlier this year at the newly expanded #FandDmag Prime Site Award-winning @mosconecenter. A great destination will often translate into higher attendance and longer stays in the region. Case in point: This amazing photograph was taken by @binyaminkornphotography, cycling to Rodeo Beach in the @goldengatenps National Recreation Area, across the Golden Grate Bridge in Marin County, post-event.

We're looking forward to #meeting again soon. Until then, wishing all #eventprofs and #meetingprofs #staysafe!

05/10/2020

#HappyMothersDay

The #flowers lining #NYC’s #ParkAvenue in our last photo reminded us of other walkways adorned with pre-winter flowers. ...
05/05/2020

The #flowers lining #NYC’s #ParkAvenue in our last photo reminded us of other walkways adorned with pre-winter flowers.

These photos were taken during our hike along #Switzerland’s Montreux Riviera - Pure Inspiration, where we walked from #Montreaux to #Vevey spending as much time as we could along Lake Geneva. While the weather did not exactly cooperate - it was misty and rainy, and why are museums closed in Mondays? - we nevertheless found many more reasons to fall #inlovewithswitzerland.
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Switzerland. VAUD - Région du Léman#suisse #lakegeneva #travelphotography #business #events #travel #tourism #eventprofs #meetingprofs Vevey, Switzerland @ Lake Geneva, Montreaux

Much of the #energy of large cities like #NYC and #HongKong come from the diversity of the sheer volume of people that e...
04/30/2020

Much of the #energy of large cities like #NYC and #HongKong come from the diversity of the sheer volume of people that ensure that their city "never sleeps."
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Pausing at a crossing light on #NYC's #ParkAvenue malls provided a brief momentary break from the seemingly non-stop world of the workplace. While on this #COVID19 work from home "pause," we have to and urge others to make sure to stop and smell the coffee - or #flowers - and remember to #stayhealthy and #staysafe as we #stayhome.
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@fundforparkavenue #seeyourcity #makeitnyc #newyorkcity #eventprofs #meetingprofs #colors

We had plenty of room to qualify for #socialdistancing standards when #hiking through Bryce Canyon Country back in Septe...
04/26/2020

We had plenty of room to qualify for #socialdistancing standards when #hiking through Bryce Canyon Country back in September following IMEX’s #IMEX19 in Visit Las Vegas’ #SandsExpo.

(Not too long ago, pre-#covid19 and when #wewillmeetagain,) a destination is often assessed on its nearby sites and attractions, in order to increase attendance. #eventprofs/ #meetingprofs will find a plethora of activities in #LasVegas and lots of #nature’s bounty within a few hours for those that can extend their stay. Just be in shape if you plan to trek through into the canyons... Getting back up (image 4) can take the wind out of you!

#nature #business #events #travel #redrocks Visit Utah #Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park

04/23/2020

Congratulations to Facilities & Destinations Magazine contributing editor Deborah Lynn on the bar mitzvah of her son, being celebrated with friends and family via zoom.us.
Mazel tov to the bar mitzvah boy!

Looking back both a peak peering out into the #Pacific Ocean and one of the scariest, most difficult drives of our lives...
04/20/2020

Looking back both a peak peering out into the #Pacific Ocean and one of the scariest, most difficult drives of our lives...

In April 2018, during #FandDmag's @mauivisit, @googlemaps led us to the @hyattmaui via #Maui's Northern Loop Kahekili Highway 340, due to construction on the main road from the airport. The sites we saw will always be etched in our memories - from small villages surrounded by lush greenery to the blue ocean crashing into rocky beaches - however, the drive along the twisting "highway" was difficult, at times but one lane with oncoming traffic and no guard rails. A passing rainstorm made sections of the road slippery with mud sliding from the hillsides adding to the ride's degree of difficulty. (Ironically, we wished we had more time to hike in some of the areas that provided us such a frightening experience in the car.)

Eventually the road became more manageable; this lagoon and serene #beach were our first real sense of the #tropical #paradise that awaited us following the flight from the mainland. #Maui is featured in the @imex_group section of the #Fall 2018 issue of Facilities & Destinations Magazine.
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@gohawaii #Hawaii #eventprofs #meetingprofs #incentive #travel #business #events

With #GMID20 (Join Guinness World Record Attempt: #GMIDGoesVirtual ) approaching tomorrow, the #COVID19 #stayathome orde...
04/13/2020

With #GMID20 (Join Guinness World Record Attempt: #GMIDGoesVirtual ) approaching tomorrow, the #COVID19 #stayathome order gives one a chance to recall how large the world is and the amazing sites there are to see.
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After concluding a story assignment to Visit Zurich for #FandDmag, we headed to the Jungfrau region. There, following an excursion to the #Alpine peaks of Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe, we departed the train at, and hiked along trails outside of Kleine Scheidegg, taking in views and experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime. Wild flowers, flowing #greenery contrasted by towering mountains were expected as advertised, but one memory viewed from a safe distance was not something we read about: the sound of rumbling snowmelt from atop a the #mountain crashing into the valley below.

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#eventprofs #meetingprofs #corporate #meetings #incentive #travel Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland #Switzerland #Schweiz #Suisse Switzerland. #inlovewithswitzerland #snow #mountains #GMIDGOESVirtual

The Spring 2020 issue of Facilities & Destinations Magazine has gone live. Apologies for delay in sharing it here on Fac...
04/12/2020
Facilities & Destinations Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 issue of Facilities & Destinations Magazine has gone live. Apologies for delay in sharing it here on Facebook. Thanks to our staff for their hard work during this difficult time.

Cover story: Austin Convention Center & Visit Austin, Texas

Facilities feature: Oregon Convention Center

Destination features: #Florida #California Mid-Atlantic

Planner Perspectives: Meeting Sites Resource's Katie Muck - Hotel Contracts: What's Trending; freemanfans's Danielle Puceta - Tailoring Technology & Stephanie Selesnick on Accommodating International Exhibitors; Digital Marketing for Convention; Legal Liability Concerns

There's even more news & features inside...

Noted in the magazine:
VISIT FLORIDA Visit California Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA San Francisco Travel Association #SFMeetings Visit Sacramento meet L.A. Visit Pasadena Meet in Long Beach Destination DC Visit Baltimore Visit Orlando Disney Meetings & Events Discover The Palm Beaches Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Visit Lauderdale Visit Miami Miami Beach Convention Center The Diplomat Beach Resort The Palms Hotel & Spa Steven Adelman Nashville Music City Center Bill Lemmon

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Facilities & Destinations Spring 2020, Author: Facilities Media Group,...

As we #StayAtHome and away from the office we recall some of sites, sounds and tastes of #NewYorkCity this time of year....
04/08/2020

As we #StayAtHome and away from the office we recall some of sites, sounds and tastes of #NewYorkCity this time of year...
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The malls of #NYC's #ParkAvenue, lined seasonally with #tulips to welcome the #Spring.
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Traditional foods and treats fill shelves at the groceries and pharmacies in #Midtown #Manhattan, stocked with a large selection of #Easter-themed #chocolate and #Peeps. Matzah seems to find its way into many non-traditional places as well.
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Wishing all our friends and family a joyous holiday season!

#eventprofs #meetingprofs #Easter #Passover #SeeYourCity
@nycgo_press @peepsbrand #yelllow #flowers #staysafe

April showers bring May flowers...#flashbackfriday to April 3, 2018 to a tabletop #event and dinner for Korea MICE Burea...
04/03/2020

April showers bring May flowers...

#flashbackfriday to April 3, 2018 to a tabletop #event and dinner for Korea MICE Bureau Bureau at Robert Restaurant at Museum of Arts and Design's Rooftop
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A prime site for #NYC's #eventprofs/ #meetingprofs community, the Robert's function space atop the MAD | Museum of Arts and Design overlooks #ColumbusCircle & #CentralPark. We look forward to getting back to the #venue in the near future.

#Korea #meetings #events #restaurant #food #dining #NewYorkCity #SeeYourCity NYC: The Official Guide #museum

"Just another day at the beach..."Who's News: #FandDmag editorial intern Aryeh didn't let #COVID19 get in the way of pro...
03/31/2020

"Just another day at the beach..."

Who's News: #FandDmag editorial intern Aryeh didn't let #COVID19 get in the way of proposing to (his now #fiance) Eliana yesterday. The joyous occasion brightened an otherwise gray, overcast day at #NYC's (#StatenIsland) Midland Beach (image 1).
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@zoom_video_communications allowed the young couple an opportunity to responsibly share their engagement party with friends and family (images 2-4); later in the evening, breakout rooms provided opportunities for the #bride- and #groom- to-be's friends to congregate and congratulate the couple in an orderly manner.
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Aryeh contributed editorial content for stories at home and abroad, including #Barcelona, @spain, #Iceland, #Chicago & #NewOrleans and while he is always itching to get back out on assignment, is more than happy to be spending more time with his future bride.

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#eventprofs #meetingprofs #eventplanner #wedding #engaged @visitbarcelona @choosechicago @visitneworleans @inspiredbyiceland @statenislusa
@visitstatenisland

@ Midland Beach Staten Island

Innovative solution: This #bride was determined not to allow a #NYC #COVID19 stay in place order to prevent her canceled...
03/23/2020

Innovative solution: This #bride was determined not to allow a #NYC #COVID19 stay in place order to prevent her canceled #wedding-day reception to be shared with beloved neighbors in the close-knit community she grew up. Earlier in the day, she sent a blast out to #community WhatsApp groups asking people to cheer on the newlyweds from their lawns and terraces as they drove up and down blocks in a motorcade led by the young couple in a white convertible.

Resounding success. מזל טוב

#weddings #eventplanner #eventprofs
#meetingprofs Staten Island USA #statenisland Chabad.org Chabad Lubavitch of Staten Island

Recalling the views from a terrace at the The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa, #Mexico; looking back - and forward ...
03/15/2020

Recalling the views from a terrace at the The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa, #Mexico; looking back - and forward - to a time when #corona was associated with #beaches and resorts instead of #COVID19.

The Westin Hotels & Resorts flagged #resort is ideal for #meeting and #incentive #travel groups - as well as a venue for a #destinationwedding - with 9,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space not to mention the #beach. While new properties are appearing throughout the region, the #hotel remains a favorite among #eventprofs & #meetingprofs.

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#loscabos Los Cabos Tourism #oceanview #bluesea #sand #Bonvoy Marriott Bonvoy

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