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Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia Hotel is expected to open its doors on May 25, 2021, offering 234 rooms and suites, plus ov...
03/16/2021
Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia Hotel Opening in May | Meeting Spotlight

Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia Hotel is expected to open its doors on May 25, 2021, offering 234 rooms and suites, plus over 14,000 square feet of event space in Los Angeles. Read more: http://bit.ly/3vA5JAO

Le Méridien Hotels #Pasadena #LosAngeles #hotelnews #meetings #events #travel

Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia Hotel is expected to open its doors on May 25, 2021, offering 234 rooms and suites, plus over 14,000 square feet of event space in Los Angeles.

Accor Group has announced a partnership with x.labs to provide COVID-19 testing options to leisure guests and groups acr...
03/12/2021
Accor Partners with x.labs to Offer COVID-19 Testing In U.S. and Canada | Meeting Spotlight

Accor Group has announced a partnership with x.labs to provide COVID-19 testing options to leisure guests and groups across all Accor-managed hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Read more: http://bit.ly/2Ohyd1n

#Accor #COVIDtesting #groups #meetings #events #travel

Accor has announced a partnership with next-generation digital healthcare technology company x.labs to provide COVID-19 testing options to leisure guests and groups across all Accor-managed hotels in the U.S. and Canada.

Hilton is now providing event planners with COVID-19 testing and health screening resources for their event attendees. H...
03/11/2021
Hilton Now Offers COVID-19 Testing, Health Screening Resources for Event Attendees | Meeting Spotlight

Hilton is now providing event planners with COVID-19 testing and health screening resources for their event attendees. Here's what you need to know: http://bit.ly/2OmYknu

Hilton Hotels & Resorts #Hilton #meetings #events #eventplanner #travel

Event planners continue to look to hospitality industry leaders for solutions that help simplify the complex task of organizing in-person or hybrid events in the current environment—particularly as it relates to COVID-19 testing and health screenings. Throughout the pandemic, Hilton says it has be...

The Austin Marriott Downtown has opened, nearby popular downtown tourist attractions, bars and restaurants. The 31-story...
03/10/2021
Austin Marriott Downtown Opens With 60,000 Square Feet of Meeting Space | Meeting Spotlight

The Austin Marriott Downtown has opened, nearby popular downtown tourist attractions, bars and restaurants. The 31-story tower is home to hand-crafted food and beverage offerings, as well as 60,000 square feet of meeting space. Read more: http://bit.ly/3emhZ1w

#Austin #Texas #Marriott #meetings #events #hotel #travel

The Austin Marriott Downtown has opened, nearby popular downtown tourist attractions, bars and restaurants. The 31-story tower is home to hand-crafted food and beverage offerings, advanced health and safety features, and plenty of outdoor and socially distant options for connecting with others.

Officials and union leaders representing California’s business travel, events and conventions industry are calling on Go...
03/09/2021
California's Tourism and Labor Officials Call on Governor Newsom for Reopening Guidelines | Meeting Spotlight

Officials and union leaders representing California’s business travel, events and conventions industry are calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to issue guidelines clarifying under what conditions business meetings, events and conventions in can resume. Read more: http://bit.ly/30pNJL3

#California #businesstravel #events #conventions #travel

Frustrated officials and union leaders representing California’s business travel, events and conventions industry are calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to issue statewide guidelines clarifying under what conditions business meetings, events and conventions in California can resume someday.

A new survey by APCO Insight found that, even after adapting to the new digital workplace, 81 percent of professionals w...
03/05/2021
Stats: 81% of Americans Miss In-Person Meetings and Conventions | Meeting Spotlight

A new survey by APCO Insight found that, even after adapting to the new digital workplace, 81 percent of professionals who attended in-person meetings and conventions before the pandemic miss doing so. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/3ry4T4M

APCO Worldwide #meetings #conventions #traveltrends #travelresearch #travel

A new survey by APCO Insight affirms that Americans working from home are eager to return to in-person meetings and conventions. The survey found that even after adapting to the new digital workplace, 81 percent of professionals who attended in-person meetings and conventions before the pandemic mis...

The Brush Creek Ranch Collection announced that Catherine West has been appointed as event director. She previously serv...
03/04/2021
Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection Welcomes Back Catherine West as Event Director | Meeting Spotlight

The Brush Creek Ranch Collection announced that Catherine West has been appointed as event director. She previously served as event manager from 2018 through 2019. Read more: http://bit.ly/30cS18n

#events #wedding #corporateevents #businesstravel #travel

The Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection announced that Catherine West has been appointed as event director. A Wyoming native, West previously served as event manager at the the company from 2018 through 2019 and is returning to step into a new role as director.

Omni Hotels & Resorts' new "Ready, Set, Go Hybrid with Omni" program brings a new level of production quality and suppor...
03/03/2021
Omni Hotels Announces New Hybrid Event Solutions | Meeting Spotlight

Omni Hotels & Resorts' new "Ready, Set, Go Hybrid with Omni" program brings a new level of production quality and support for its customers’ presentations, small meetings and/or full-scale hybrid events. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/309OeZs

#meetings #events #hybridevents #hotel #travel

Omni Hotels' new "Ready, Set, Go Hybrid with Omni" program brings a new level of production quality and support for its customers’ presentations, small meetings and/or full-scale hybrid events.

Meeting Spotlight has caught up with Mike Farmer, vice president sales of Strategic Incentive Solutions Inc. to discuss ...
03/02/2021
Incentives Insight: Social Media and Tech Change the Game But Relationships Remain Crucial | Meeting Spotlight

Meeting Spotlight has caught up with Mike Farmer, vice president sales of Strategic Incentive Solutions Inc. to discuss how COVID-19 changed the industry, as well as what we might expect from the MICE segment going forward. Read more: http://bit.ly/3uHPm4F

#MICE #incentives #traveltrends #travel

Meeting Spotlight has caught up with Mike Farmer, vice president sales of Strategic Incentive Solutions Inc., a full-service incentive reward company, to discuss how COVID-19 changed the industry, as well as what we might expect from the MICE segment going forward. How has your segment of the indust...

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has launched a new workspace booking service for remote workers and small ...
03/01/2021
American Express Global Business Travel launches Workspace Booking Service | Meeting Spotlight

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has launched a new workspace booking service for remote workers and small teams. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/3q6Obbo

#GBT #meetings #businesstravel #remotework #travel

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has launched a new workspace booking service for remote workers and small teams. GBT’s Workspaces gives customers the ability to make flexible, daytime bookings of meeting venues, co-working spaces, guestrooms with desks, converted suites and small hot...

03/01/2021
GMITE 2021 Preview

What can you expect as a buyer or supplier at Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (GMITE)? Sound on to learn about GMITE benefits, what past attendees have to say about their experience at the event and more. Visit www.gmiteevent.com to explore what we have in store for 2021 and apply to join us May 10-13 at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix. #GMITE2021

For meeting and event professionals who have been looking to plan hybrid virtual/in-person meetings and events, Marriott...
02/26/2021
Marriott International Partners With Providers on New Hybrid Meeting Solutions | Meeting Spotlight

For meeting and event professionals who have been looking to plan hybrid virtual/in-person meetings and events, Marriott International is offering new solutions to help "Connect with Confidence" and streamline the current planning process. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3sw0Ztn

#events #virtualevents #meetings #travel

For meeting and event professionals who have been looking to plan hybrid virtual/in-person meetings and events, Marriott International is offering new solutions to help "Connect with Confidence" and streamline the current planning process. New resources for hybrid meetings and events, including prov...

Nashville has been named a "Safe Travels" destination by the World Travel & Tourism Council, making it one of only two d...
02/25/2021
Nashville Earns Global Designation as “Safe Travels” Destination | Meeting Spotlight

Nashville has been named a "Safe Travels" destination by the World Travel & Tourism Council, making it one of only two destinations in the United States to achieve the designation. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2ZQm7yh

Visit Music City #Nashville #SafeTravels #meetings #convention #travel

Nashville has been named a "Safe Travels" destination by the World Travel & Tourism Council, making it one of only two destinations in the United States to achieve the designation, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. (NCVC) announced. Nashville businesses that are members of the NCVC’s "Good...

AC Hotel by Marriott Greenville Downtown in South Carolina has opened with 196 guestrooms and suites, seven food and bev...
02/24/2021
AC Hotel By Marriott Greenville Downtown Opens in Greenville, SC | Meeting Spotlight

AC Hotel by Marriott Greenville Downtown in South Carolina has opened with 196 guestrooms and suites, seven food and beverage concepts, and nearly 29,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3utxCtE

#Greenville #SouthCarolina #ACHotel #meetings #travel

Auro Hotels has announced the opening of its AC Hotel by Marriott Greenville Downtown located at the corner of Main and Broad streets in the heart of Greenville, SC. The eight-story hotel has 196 guestrooms and suites, seven food and beverage concepts, nearly 29,000 square feet of meeting and event....

Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, which it touts as the largest ...
02/22/2021
Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center Opens | Meeting Spotlight

Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, which it touts as the largest comprehensive convention and exhibition center in Asia-Pacific. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2P3BmSo

#Hilton #Shenzhen #convention #meetings #hotel #travel

Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, which it touts as the largest comprehensive convention and exhibition center in Asia-Pacific and the only hotel directly connected to the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center.

Scheduled to open this spring, the Mission Pacific Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel and The Seabird Resort, a Destination Ho...
02/19/2021
New Oceanside, California Properties Announce Executive Leaders | Meeting Spotlight

Scheduled to open this spring, the Mission Pacific Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel and The Seabird Resort, a Destination Hotel will offer 387 total guestrooms and more than 30,000 square feet of oceanview function space. Read more here: http://bit.ly/37vYNtY

Joie de Vivre Hotels Destination Hotels #Oceanside #SanDiego #California #events #beachresort #travel

Scheduled to open this spring, the Mission Pacific Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel and The Seabird Resort, a Destination Hotel will offer 387 total guestrooms and more than 30,000 square feet of oceanview function space for a beachfront aesthetic in the boardroom.

Accor Group announced it is collaborating with Microsoft to launch “All Connect,” a new hybrid meetings concept supporte...
02/17/2021
Accor Launches All Connect, New Hybrid Meeting Concept | Meeting Spotlight

Accor Group announced it is collaborating with Microsoft to launch “All Connect,” a new hybrid meetings concept supported by Microsoft Teams. Here's what you need to know: http://bit.ly/3qvkvFH

#meetings #hybridevents #virtualevents #travel

Accor announced it is collaborating with Microsoft to launch “All Connect,” a new hybrid meetings concept supported by Microsoft Teams. This new concept will enable guests around the world to adapt to the new ways of working that are expected to be an enduring legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arena Del Rio is a new entertainment complex poised to be the most innovative and creative venue of its kind in the Lati...
02/12/2021
New MICE and Entertainment Complex Planned for Colombia | Meeting Spotlight

Arena Del Rio is a new entertainment complex poised to be the most innovative and creative venue of its kind in the Latin America region. Here's what you need to know: http://bit.ly/3adYs0x

#Barranquilla #Colombia #events #meetings #travel #MICE

Meeting planners, take note: Arena Del Rio is a new entertainment complex poised to be the most innovative and creative venue of its kind in the Latin America region.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has launched a new global initiative to help corporate and meeting travelers maintain a he...
02/11/2021
Mandarin Oriental Debuts Wellness Initiative for Corporate Travelers and Groups | Meeting Spotlight

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has launched a new global initiative to help corporate and meeting travelers maintain a healthy lifestyle and mindful balance while on the road. Read more here: http://bit.ly/3qcESHD

#corporatetravel #grouptravel #businesstravel #wellness #spa #travel

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has launched a new global initiative to help corporate and meeting travelers maintain a healthy lifestyle and mindful balance while on the road: “Wellness on the Road.” The initiative is exclusively designed for the group’s corporate partners, providing guests wit...

The Hilton Aventura Miami is nearing completion and is slated to open its doors early spring. It will have amenities gea...
02/10/2021
Hilton Aventura Miami to Open This Spring Geared Towards Meetings and Corporate Groups | Meeting Spotlight

The Hilton Aventura Miami is nearing completion and is slated to open its doors early spring. It will have amenities geared towards locals, leisure and business travelers and groups, including a robust culinary program, artful touches and premium business services. Read more: http://bit.ly/3jENkgg

#Aventura #Florida #businesstravel #meetings #travel

The new Hilton Aventura Miami is nearing completion and is slated to open its doors early spring. The hotel will have amenities geared towards locals, leisure and business travelers and groups, including a robust culinary program, artful touches, premium business services, and more. The 208-room hot...

Olympia Hotel Management has announced the addition of the Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center in Kent, Ohio...
02/09/2021
Olympia Hotel Management Named Operator of Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center | Meeting Spotlight

Olympia Hotel Management has announced the addition of the Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center in Kent, Ohio, to its third-party portfolio. Here's what you need to know: http://bit.ly/2LzaVT6

#KentState #Ohio #OHM #hotel #meetings #grouptravel #travel

Olympia Hotel Management (OHM) has announced the addition of the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in Kent, Ohio, to its third-party portfolio.

The Bellagio Las Vegas has unveiled new guestroom designs and upgraded in-room amenities, including an oversized shower,...
02/08/2021
Bellagio Unveils New Guestroom Experience | Meeting Spotlight

The Bellagio Las Vegas has unveiled new guestroom designs and upgraded in-room amenities, including an oversized shower, dual sinks, a built-in closet and an activity table. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2YUMaUw

#Bellagio #LasVegas #hotel #travel

The Bellagio in Las Vegas has unveiled new guestroom designs and upgraded in-room amenities. Encompassing all 2,568 guestrooms in the resort’s main tower, the new designs include an oversized shower, dual sinks, a built-in closet and an activity table.

Volan Technology has unveiled its new solution for in-person meetings: A contact-tracing and analytics tool. Here's what...
02/04/2021
Volan Technology Unveils Contact Tracing Solution for Meetings | Meeting Spotlight

Volan Technology has unveiled its new solution for in-person meetings: A contact-tracing and analytics tool. Here's what you need to know: http://bit.ly/3oMJCCf

#contacttracing #traveltech #meetings #analytics #travel

Volan Technology, which provides AI-based safety and contact tracing software, has unveiled its new solution for in-person meetings at the yearly Associated Luxury Hotels International all-staff meeting held in Austin, TX on January 28 – 29 at the Fairmont Austin.

The meeting industry makes up a substantial amount of Salt Lake City’s visitor economy; however, through the state's “Me...
02/03/2021
"Meet In Utah" Program Initiates Recovery of Salt Lake’s Meeting Industry | Meeting Spotlight

The meeting industry makes up a substantial amount of Salt Lake City’s visitor economy; however, through the state's “Meet In Utah” program Visit Salt Lake booked 30 events that will generate nearly 28,000 room nights this year. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/3auwoFo

#SaltLakeCity #MeetInUtah #meetings #travel

The meeting industry makes up a substantial amount of Salt Lake City’s visitor economy and has been one of the hardest-hit sectors by COVID-19; however, through the state's “Meet In Utah” program—which offered financial incentives to meetings that contracted events by December 30, 2020, to b...

Meeting and congress destination Tirol, Austria is participating in the benchmarking process Global Destination Sustaina...
02/02/2021

Meeting and congress destination Tirol, Austria is participating in the benchmarking process Global Destination Sustainability Movement. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2YAxWbn

Convention Bureau Tirol Visit Tirol #Tirol #Austria #meetings #convention #sustainability #travel

Questex’s 15th Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange, which connects the largest selection of meeting and incentive...
02/01/2021
Questex's Global Meetings & Incentives Travel Exchange to Be Held May 10-13 at Arizona Grand Resort and Spa | Meeting Spotlight

Questex’s 15th Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange, which connects the largest selection of meeting and incentive travel buyers with global suppliers, will take place at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, May 10–May 13. Read more: https://bit.ly/36v3HHe

#GMITE #MICE #events #meetings #incentives #travel

Questex’s 15th Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (GMITE), which connects the largest selection of meeting and incentive travel buyers with global suppliers, will take place at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, May 10 – May 13, 2021.

The Global Business Travel Association - GBTA has released the results from its 15th coronavirus-related poll and finds ...
01/29/2021
Stats: 6% of GBTA Members Have Resumed Non-Critical Business Travel | Meeting Spotlight

The Global Business Travel Association - GBTA has released the results from its 15th coronavirus-related poll and finds that more than half of respondents expect most of their employees will return to the office by Q3. Read more: http://bit.ly/3cjRGIh

#GBTA #businesstravel #traveltrends #travel

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has released the results from its 15th coronavirus-related poll, the first in 2021, to measure the affect on business travel following the onset of the pandemic last year. The latest survey finds that more than half of respondents expect most of their em...

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