Orlando’s Meeting Hotels Continue to Impress

There’s a reason Orlando has been ranked by Cvent as the No. 1 meeting destination in the United States. While some top destinations may rest on their laurels, Orlando...

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Sourcing Your Next Great Meeting or Event? Start Here

You have been tasked with planning your organization’s next big meeting, conference or convention, and the stakeholders in your company have asked you to consider unfamiliar destinations and hotels. They have asked you to “shake it up” and basically start the planning process from scratch. This document will help you do just that. Whether this

Desirable Destinations & Exceptional Amenities Make for Unforgettable Events

Serene Sonoran Desert retreat, or earthy elegance in Colorado Springs? 19th century city charm, or beachfront sophistication on Galveston Island? Golf, spa, or fitness center? A host of factors contribute to choosing the right hotel for your meeting or event.  State of the art technology and ample, flexible meeting space are often among the top

A Quick Guide to Bringing a Conference to Canada

One of the biggest concerns U.S. meeting planners considering Montréal as a destination have is that crossing an international border will create additional effort. We understand your concern. There’s no denying it–planning an event anywhere outside the U.S. will require that you think beyond borders. However, limiting meetings only within the states will limit their

A Class Act: The Hotel at the University of Maryland Now Open Near Washington, DC

The Hotel at the University of Maryland offers 297 guest rooms and 43,000 square feet of meeting space in a 10-story structure that’s located just opposite the campus visitors center for the University of Maryland. The Hotel is working in partnership with the university, but is independently owned and operated by Southern Management Corporation, the

5 Ways that CVBs Save Meeting Planners Time, Energy and Money

Planning regional, national or international meetings and events is a complex job with lots of moving parts. Most meeting planners would agree that working with a top notch convention and visitors bureau can have a big impact on the success of an event. A meeting planner’s first call when considering a convention destination should be

Make Your Next Meeting a Mindful One

Mindfulness can help remove the “baggage” of our everyday lives and encourage people to think more freely and stay focused. Fundamentally, happy and healthy delegates are more productive. At Hilton, Meet With Purpose™ offers practical measures which focus on the well being of your meeting participants to ensure you have a successful and productive meeting.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar: Celebrating the Spirit of the Bahamas

Celebrating the ocean, culture and spirit of The Bahamas, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is a spectacular luxury resort located on the picturesque island of New Providence in Nassau. With stunning views of the ocean and green coastal fairways, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is a sanctuary of natural beauty, dramatic architecture, art, and modern luxury. The oceanfront haven

World Affairs have you concerned? Make an impact with your meeting spend!

Across all industry sectors, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is becoming an ever more important criteria in determining where business is placed. By simply including CSR among the main RFP requirements, right alongside such key aspects as affordability, accessibility and destination attractiveness, organizations communicate the message and expectation that their MICE partners need to be responsible

An Oasis in the City: Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos and Their Stunning Gardens

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I stands in a privileged position. Not only does this luxury hotel have 395 guest rooms and 38 suites, a variety of world-class restaurants, swimming pools and the Palau de Congressos Conference centre, but also lavish gardens which surround the hotel and provide a calm retreat for guests and visitors. The