RFP Sourcing and Best Practices: Communication

Effective communication is key to building a trusting relationship between you and your suppliers, increasing your RFP response rates, and securing the best venue for your meetings and events.Handshake...

Unconventional Conventions That Delight and Resonate

Palm Beach, the original luxury resort community known for extravagant estates, the winter jet set, chic boutiques, and a refined and leisurely lifestyle has evolved with a fresh spirit reflective of the modern generation. At the epicenter of the islands’ effortless and chic new personality twist is the Five-Star, Five Diamond luxury resort brand, Eau



Hotel Marketing Stunts

Are you Negotiating for the Right Things for F&B?

I have found that when I ask colleagues why they are attending a meeting, I get answers like, networking, education, etc. But when they return and I ask how the meeting was, they usually start describing the food and beverage events. Ergo, food and beverage is important to the success of your meeting. People generally


RFP Sourcing and Best Practices, Tip 7: Choosing the Right Venue

Throughout this series we’ve highlighted tips to help you narrow down your list of potential venues and given guidance on information to provide in your RFPs in order to get your RFP to the top of the hotels’ stacks. If you’ve followed these tips, you should have a handful of qualified options and detailed responses



Tempe, Arizona – A Refreshing Option

Want to experience Arizona like you never have before?  A visit to Tempe, Arizona combines sunny skies and desert scenery with the energy of a college town. Here, you’ll find a lively culinary scene, a downtown that’s active day and night, the surprise of Tempe Town Lake and the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.  And,


Velas Resorts: Family Dream to Recognized Brand

The story began 25 years ago with the construction of Velas Vallarta. It wasn’t meant to be a hotel. Initially, its suites were built to be used as condominiums and were mainly sold to the American and Canadian markets, since that was the trend in Las Marinas at the moment. How Velas Vallarta Became a


Radisson Blu Hotels Include their Meeting App with any Event

Radisson Blu hotels has come up with a strong added-value perk for meeting planners: their cutting edge One Touch app. The app gives MICE professionals their own customized and private meetings solution, which they can easily access via their own personal smart phone. Functionalities are simple and efficient, and developed with meeting planners in mind,


Silicon Berlin: Divided City to Innovative Capital

Who would have thought, when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 that just 25 years later we would be looking at a city where: Internet startups were founded since 2008, 500 of them in 2011 alone, reports the Berlin Chamber of Commerce. Porsche, the Deutsche Bank, and the Deutsche Telekom all now have innovation