Bloomington, Minnesota: Simply Central and the Home of Mall of America

Bloomington has it all — a central location, outstanding facilities, exceptional dining, and countless attractions. Plus, it’s home to major corporate headquarters, miles of green space, and the one and only Mall of America. Simply Central Bloomington is adjacent to Minneapolis and St. Paul and just minutes from MSP International Airport, making our destination a


10 Surprising Reasons to Meet in Greater Palm Springs

Offering more than 300 days of sunshine a year, 100-plus golf courses, and group activities ranging from Jeep tours to golf cart polo, Palm Springs is a Southern California destination that lets planners create an experience as inspiring and unforgettable as a desert sunset. There are plenty of reasons to meet in Greater Palm Springs.


Houston’s New Meetings District

Known as Houston‘s new epicenter of art, dining, entertainment, and more, Avenida Houston is quickly becoming an integral part of meetings and conventions within the Greater Houston area. Named after Avenida de las Americas, the boulevard that fronts the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB), the 97,000-square-foot Avenida Houston is home to public art installations, two convention


Cobo Center: Detroit’s Premier Meeting Space

Located downtown, Cobo Center is one of the premier convention venues in Detroit. As the 17th-largest convention center in the U.S., it has over 2.4 million square feet of meeting space and a range of new developments on the way. Cobo Center also just finished a $279 million renovation, which more than doubled the use


3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Event Budget

Last year’s annual offsite was, to quote your boss, “epic.” This year, expectations are soaring, but so are meeting costs — and your budget didn’t get the memo. What’s a professional meeting planner to do? We reached out to a few of our most trusted partners to find out how they’re doing more with less,


Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: Sublime Beauty of the Gulf

Home to a lot of superlatives in the world – one of the richest cities, world’s largest hand-loomed carpet, most expensive mosque, the fastest rollercoaster – the capital city of UAE, Abu Dhabi, is about everything extravagant and extraordinary. From the rich Emirati culture to the swanky and opulent cluster of buildings, this exciting city


Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

Find Hill Country Hospitality at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

Tucked into the Texas Hill Country but only 20 minutes from downtown Austin, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa offers a verdant setting that only feels remote. Currently undergoing a $150 million expansion, the new Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa goes beyond a typical renovation — it’s an evolution of the entire experience. Upon completion


How Architecture is Matching Modern Business Needs at the LINE Austin

Business best practice changes as quickly as one thought leads to another, but the spaces where business takes place tend to lag behind — built in the ways of times past. It’s often costly to change, or venues are unwilling. Because of this, infrastructure has long been a frustration for those working at the smart


Scottsdale’s JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa Debuts New Ballroom

Nestled on 125 acres in Paradise Valley, Arizona, the legendary JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa is celebrating the opening of its new 15,000-square-foot Paradise Ballroom, which includes an additional 17,000-square-foot scenic outdoor terrace. This brings the award-winning resort’s total meeting and event space to 95,000 square feet, according to the announcement by General