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How to Negotiate in a Seller's Market

In an improved economy, hotels once more have the edge in contract negotiations. But there still are ways to get what your group really needs, outlined here.

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Features
Unlike the no-frills venues of yore, airport hotels have evolved into first-class destination resorts with superior event facilities. Here are some of the best.
It can happen. While legal remedies are limited, here are ways to mitigate the damage and still pull off a successful event.
Newsline
With land-based hotel accommodations tight, the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco has pressed a Celebrity Cruise ship into service.
J. Stephen Perry says a proposed bill in the Louisiana State Legislature, similar to one that rocked Arkansas and Indiana, would cause economic hardship.
The recent RWB 2015 buyer event showcases the best of the City of Light.
Here's how the major U.S. Airlines rank on the new Airline On-Time Performance Report.
Planner Basics
Simple strategies for promoting and growing your event.
Here are some key contract clauses that prevent disruptions at your meeting.
Destination Guides
The bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel finally gets a new lease on life.
The 1,012-room JW Marriott Austin debuted in February with 112,000 square feet of meeting space.
The 602-room Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa has completed a $13 million renovation.
A $125 million renovation will finish up this summer with the reopening of the iconic Watergate Hotel.
The 400-room St. Regis Macau, Cotai Central, is set to open in August with 13,455 square feet of meeting space.
Grand Openings
The 400-room Loews Chicago Hotel has opened in the heart of the Streeterville district and offers 29,000 square feet of meeting space.
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