Visit Burbank: A Better Way to Meet In L.A.

At the epicenter of the creative economy and 12 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, Burbank boasts more than 1,000 media and entertainment companies, such as the Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon. The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Conan, and The Big Bang Theory all tape here in front of live studio audiences,



The Themed Event: How to Ensure Memorable, Impactful Experiences for Attendees

If you want your event or meeting to be memorable, then get busy theming it. Whether you’re hosting an exclusive corporate retreat or an industry-wide training, Erin Medina, director of events at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, finds that the most important element of any event is what attendees actually take away and


History Comes Alive at the Iconic Westin St. Francis in San Francisco

Fresh off an extensive $45 million renovation, the 115-year-old Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square is looking better than ever. Originally constructed in 1904 and designed to evoke the sophistication and allure of Paris, the landmark hotel stands proudly in the heart of San Francisco. The newly renovated guest rooms in the Landmark Building


Meet and Eat on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Meet The Mississippi Gulf Coast has meeting venues to suit any event. The Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center offers over 400,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and can comfortably house groups of up to 6,000 people. Food and beverage provider Levy serves up delicious, local ingredients and inspiration, such as fresh Gulf shrimp


There’s a World of New Reasons to Meet in Chattanooga

Walking through many parts of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is like visiting a completely different city from just a few years ago. Take Chattanooga’s West Village, where the streets are alive after 5 p.m. with music and entertainment, sidewalk dining, and people out enjoying the cool, beautiful Southern evenings. The neighborhood is anchored by the Westin Hotel,


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Unlock the Secrets to Simpler Room Blocks With Cvent and HSMAI

Event and hospitality professionals are seeing the benefits of the digital transformation every day, with digital solutions that drive more efficiency, stronger customer relationships, and consolidated processes. (Don’t believe us? Check out our report with Skift to learn about all the latest trends!) So why are rooming lists still the predominant way of handling group


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Why Print Ads Are Still Relevant for Hotel Marketing

Anyone who says “print is dying” must not have heard the latest news. Magazine advertising still provides one of the highest rates of return on advertising spend — a whopping $3.14 for every dollar spent on magazine ads, according to Nielsen Catalina Solutions. And they’re not the only researchers looking into the power of print. While overall


Houston’s Convention Campus

Successful meetings and conventions start at Avenida Houston, the city’s newest epicenter for art, dining, entertainment, and fun. Avenida Houston is a $175 million initiative that included renovations of the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) and several developments around the area. Visitors will be inspired by the 97,000-square-foot pedestrian plaza and the many options