Marriott Marquis Chicago Makes Its Grand Debut

Marriott Marquis Chicago (2121 S. Prairie) is thrilled to announce that it is officially open to the public. The largest hotel to open this year in Chicago, and the largest Marriott to open in North America in 2017, the property brings 1,205 guest rooms, including 44 suites, to the burgeoning entertainment and convention district of


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[Webinar] The Untapped Goldmine for Improving Group Business

End the year on a high note with Cvent’s new two-part webinar series, The Untapped Goldmine for Improving Group Business. Join hoteliers, event planners, and Cvent experts as they dive into little-known ways to increase profit, gain margin, and avoid the pitfalls of missed revenue opportunities in group business. Because when you’re busy entering planner


Art, Design, Comfort and Luxury. Discover VP Plaza España Design 5

VP Plaza España is located in front of the Royal Palace and Debod Temple. Opened September 2017,  the hotel offers a total of 17 floors and four subterranean park decks, with an eye on personalized attention and luxury.  Visitors can “chill” in our heated outdoor swimming pool on the 12th floor, take in the stunning views from our


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Build Excitement Before Your Event Starts with a Mobile Event App

A mobile event app is a great tool to add to your event toolkit and it isn’t just for when attendees are onsite. Apps have many pre-event features that can help to build hype and increase attendee engagement. How does one do this, you ask? It’s actually pretty easy! Read on to discover how you can


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Why Following Your Attendee’s Digital Breadcrumbs is a Good Idea

Your Attendees Leave a Trail Everywhere They Go – Don’t Let It Go To Waste Pretend that your attendees are Hansel and Gretel. Just like the brother and sister duo, your attendees drop breadcrumbs throughout the event life cycle that give valuable insight into their attendee journey. Once upon a time, this trail was invisible


Cvent 2018 Planner Sourcing Report

[Infographic] 2018 Global Planner Sourcing Report

We just went global! Cvent and its hotel counterparts love to pick the brains of our event planner audience, who make up a network of over 200,000 across our planner sourcing platforms and managed a total of 650,000 events in 2016 alone. For our 2018 Global Planner Sourcing Report, we went right to the source


Focus on Fun – Breakout of the Meeting Routine

How do you design the perfect meeting? It helps when you start out in a location that brings smiles to faces with just the mere mention of its name. Anaheim and the mouse that built it are known the world over. What happens when the means and ends collide? Creativity, more productive meetings, and fun. 



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2017 Event Tech Trends – Where Are They Now? (Live Q&A and Polling)

Welcome back! So far, we have covered four of the seven predicted trends (Catch up or re-visit them here). As a reminder, here was our list of the 7 Must-See Event Tech Trends for 2017: Virtual Sourcing: virtually find the perfect event venue, from the comfort of your desk Google Cardboard: transport attendees anywhere in the