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|Hotel Headed to New NYC World Trade Center |
A New York City developer will likely build a 300-room hotel near the new World Trade Center, in a joint venture, for $27.9 million... Read more >>
Site Launches Global Education Week
The experience and expertise of the Site member network will be showcased during the first annual Site Global Education Week, April 15 to 21... Read more >>
Swissotel Chicago Finishes Upgrade
The Swissôtel Chicago has completed a $10 million renovation of its lobby and classic meeting space. Construction began in December 2011... Read more >>
Hotel, Restaurant Complex Flying into Logan Airport
A team of developers has submitted plans for a mixed-use development with a hotel and several restaurants on a vacant 6.2-acre East Boston parcel near Logan International Airport... Read more >>
| Ohio |
Few destinations do history, culture and fun like Ohio. Any state that celebrates the Rolling Stones and the Wright Brothers knows how to throw an amazing party.... Read more >>
| Pennsylvania |
Flanked by treasures such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Franklin Institute and Rodin Museum, Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, known as “Museum Mile,” ranks among the world’s leading cultural thoroughfares.... Read more >>
| Providence |
Rhode Island’s capital city is an excellent choice for planners seeking to save money without shortchanging their meeting groups. Combine Providence’s second-tier prices with its big-city offerings of culture... Read more >>
| Maine/New Hampshire/ Vermont |
A decidedly foodie region with specialties all its own, New England’s upper half is a treat for groups... Read more >>
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|Your meeting RFP, and simple tips to get hotels to stand up and take notice |
This is the first of a three-part series focused on delivering concrete, actionable steps you can take to ensure you get timely and complete responses from your hotel partners. By offering just a couple of extra bits of information in your meeting requests, you’ll help your hotel salespeople do what they love to do: Fight for your business... Read more >>
More laws - more considerations for meetings
Our (hospitality/meetings/association) community is not outwardly talking about the ultrasound laws being passed throghout the United States and the impact they may have on the health (physical and mental) and welfare of all families. Perhaps because these laws seemingly only impact women and, to date, we've not heard of meetings being canceled in the states in which these laws have been enacted, there is not (yet) an outcry... Read more >>
After 26 years of service, the man synonymous with IACC—Tom Bolman, executive vice president of the association—is getting ready to retire.
Slated to end his tenure at the end of the year, Bolman was instrumental in the growth of both IACC and the “conference center concept” in North America. He also led the association’s development of both a global.... Read more >>
What's That Meeting Worth?
Three years have passed since the global economic downturn pushed the meetings industry on its back.
Industry veterans and analysts say the 2009 fall happened largely because the industry didn’t have information about the value of meetings, with which it could counter criticism from politicians, pundits and business leaders. Meetings became easy targets for budget cuts and cancellations. Planners lost their jobs and hotels went bankrupt.... Read more >>
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|Boston Burger Bliss |
May is National Hamburger Month, and the Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston is ready and raring to embrace the burger. In fact, their Executive Chef, Brooke Vosika, is reigning champ.... Read more >>
Florida Cruises Get ‘Spa-Tacular’
Does “Blackberry Thumb” have you bummed; how about achy feet from stiff work shoes and mid-day sinking spells? Luckily, those aren’t work-related symptoms... Read more >>
The Keys to Paradise
Meetings and incentives are literally a day at the beach at Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Key West, Florida. With a tropical climate like the Caribbean islands.... Read more >>
Modern Makeover in San Diego
Hotel Indigo, IHG’s upscale boutique brand, has announced the grand opening of the Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar. Following a multimillion-dollar renovation and rebranding.... Read more >>
|Site Scene |
The Madison hotel, located near the White House, completed a $20 million renovation. Originally opened in 1963, the hotel offers groups 12,000 square feet of function space, including a ballroom and 12 meeting rooms, plus the adjacent Federalist restaurant and other dining options... Read more >>
IACC Makes Global Push; Universal Criteria to 'Evolve'
For the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), business as usual once longtime Executive Vice President Tom Bolman retires should be anything but usual.
Bolman, who began his tenure with IACC as executive director in 1986 and was promoted to executive vice president in 1996, is scheduled to leave by the end of year... Read more >>
|April 16, 2012 |
|Michael Fay and Jonathan Nicholson |
Fifteen Beacon - Boston, MA
|What service can you provide to groups that they normally might not receive? |
A unique service that we provide to guests/groups would be our complimentary Lexus car service. Our Lexus SUV or Hybrids drive guests throughout the Boston neighborhoods in style. We also provide drop-off service at Logan International Airport....Read more >>
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