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Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island, SC

12/15/2014 - 2/28/2015

Forbest Five Star/AAA Five Diamond Sanctuary meeting rates December 15, 2014 - January 28, 2015 starting at $179/nt. January 29 - February 28, 2015 starting at $199/nt.Villas meeting rate December 15, 2014 - Feburary 28, 2015 starting at $99/nt.Valu...

In the Spotlight

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Happy North American Meetings Industry Day. Welcome to a celebration that has been a while in the making. If you want to trace its origins, just “follow the money,” as the saying goes. An...

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Meetings Topics

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While perception issues aren’t dogging the luxury hotel sector as they once did, meeting planners may still feel challenged to convince decision-makers that it’s worth the cost of springin...

Meetings Technology

Hybrid elements boost international events

You can lure 25,000, maybe 30,000, attendees to your client’s next citywide event. That’s your best possible audience given the local hotel inventory and event space. Or you can open the...

Going Places

Maridol Ortiz-Perez | FLORIDA

Occidental Hotels & Resorts, marketed in the U.S. by Allegro Resorts Marketing, appointed Maridol Ortiz-Perez as its new U.S. director of group sales, meetings and incentives. She is responsible f...

Jason Whitt | VIRGINIA

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg, in Williamsburg, Va., has selected Jason Whitt as its new director of sales and marketing. Whitt previously served as senior sales manager at the DoubleTr...

Francis W. Purvey | FLORIDA

The 240-room Sonesta Fort Lauderdale has announced that Francis W. Purvey will take over as its director of sales and marketing. Effective immediately, Purvey will assume management of the hotel'...

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Berlin

The German capital of Berlin is a postmodern self-reorganizing system of constant change. Everywhere one looks, new or revamped components are emerging—architecture, culture, neighborhoods, tra...

Close Up: Bogota

It may have a historic heart, but Bogota’s sights are set clearly on the future. With a slew of international hotel brands debuting and a revamped airport and new convention center in the work...

Planner Checklists

Audiovisual Tips for Meetings

  Things to document regarding the venue Verify the room capacity charts. Note exact room dimensions, not just room capacities Ceiling heights are VERY important to document. No...

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