Service Is Key to Creating Memorable Experiences

In May 2017, there were 200 hotel projects in development in New York City. Less than six months later, that number increased to 260 new hotels that would soon...


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


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Cvent CONNECT Roundup: See What You Missed!

Have you (mostly) recovered from the fun and excitement of Cvent CONNECT 2018? Here at Cvent, we’re all still talking about the great people we met, the inspiring speakers we heard, the important things we learned, and the awesome parties we attended. But even though the event is over, it’s not too late to make


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,



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Cvent CONNECT Recap: Trends in Hotel RFP Practices

It’s undeniable that business travelers provide hotels with an opportunity to maximize their profit. In a session with Business Travel News, we learned about trends in hotel RFP practices. Trends in Corporate Travel Management to Consider Growth Consolidation/leveraging New data tools New travel managers Project-based travel Traveler demands What do travel managers want from hotels?