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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Everything You Need to Know about Registration Reimagined, Powered by Project Flex

We’re excited to announce Registration Reimagined, powered by Project Flex is available today! At Cvent, we’ve been hard at work creating tools designed for a revolutionary registration experience. Your insights and feedback have played an essential role in shaping how we approach product innovation. With Project Flex, we’ve put the power back in your hands


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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


Understanding Probability vs. Non-Probability Sampling

Sampling can be a confusing concept for anyone carrying out survey research projects. Knowing some basic information about survey sampling designs and how they differ can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches. The two main methods used in survey research are probability and non-probability. Probability gives all people a chance of


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