February 2015

Luxe Branson Resort Wraps Overhaul

February 5th, 2015
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Luxe Branson Resort Wraps Overhaul
Indy Hyatt Sells for $71 Million
New Airport Hotel Takes Off in St. Louis

Virgin Hotels Brand Unveils Nashville Plans
MPI Shares Euro Conference Highlights
Wyndham Obtains Dolce Hotels

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Cedar Rapids Convention Complex

Welcome to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. Begin your stay with a warm welcome from our friendly staff, we will even greet you with a delicious DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie upon arrival. Conveniently located in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa, just off I-380, we are only 15 minutes from Eastern Iowa Airport. The hotel overlooks the Cedar River and Downtown Cedar Rapids, and is attached to the U.S. Cellular Arena and the new U.S. Cellular Convention Center.

For more information, visit our website.
Interesting icons bloom around every corner of Kansas
Everyone has tried and true favorites in Kansas, like Kansas City barbecue, Dodge City lawmen and Fort Riley military heroes, but the state will also surprise visitors with iconic experiences in space, under the earth and on the canvas. No matter where you meet in Kansas, there will be plenty of fascinating history and a hearty welcome.

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SPINCon2014 interview with Shawna Suckow
Meetings Focus editor Tyler Davidson interviews Shawna Suckow about SPINCon 2014.

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Mark 2014 down as the year Indianapolis took the convention crown. While business has been booming for the Midwestern convention city for years, even during the economic downturn, this year, 10Best (a division of USA Today) made things Facebook official when word spread that Indy was selected as the “Best Convention City” in its readers poll.

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Choose City or Serenity in Wisconsin

From wooded resorts to skyline city views, the variety of locations to host your next event in Wisconsin is endless. Big or small, downtown or countryside, vintage venues or modern settings – our facilities are as diverse as our seasons. Wisconsin will wow you with the right fit at the right value for all of your meeting needs.

Contact: Dawn Zanoni
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For more information, visit our website.
Ultimate Meeting Professionals Guide to Connectivity - February 17, 2015
Sponsored by: Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council, Portola Hotel & Spa, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, Overland Park Convention & Visitors Bureau, Destination Cleveland, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Aria Resort & Casino

Better Event Email Invites in 7 Easy Steps - 02/25/15, 1pm EST
Negotiation Part 1: The Art of the Deal – Hotels & Contracts - 03/11/15, 1pm EDT
Negotiation Part 2: Leveraging Meeting Spend - 03/25/15, 1pm EDT

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Diversity marketing broadens its scope
The right rhetoric and people in brochure photos used to suffice for a good diversity marketing effort by destinations and other industry suppliers, but no more. Today, marketing initiatives that define brands as welcoming and equipped to host varied population segments must be not only authentic, but diverse themselves.

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Meetings Focus Live! Las Vegas
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: June 28 – July 1, 2015

Do you Book Las Vegas? Connect with suppliers you want to meet! Join us at this fully hosted event including Travel, Food & Beverage, Education, Networking and lots of fun!

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