Latest News

Sustained Occupancy, RevPAR Growth Projected Through 2018

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 27, 2015
U.S. hotel occupancy could rise to 73.7 percent in the next three years.

Airfare Deals Pop Up As Airlines Wage Limited Fare Wars

by Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press | August 27, 2015
A number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours.

Zentila Venue Search Teams With Certain's Meetings Management System

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 27, 2015
Zentila's sourcing and booking platform now integrates with Certain's platform.

CIC Adds Three Industry Leaders to the APEX Committee

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 27, 2015
New committee members include Michael Dominguez, current chair of MPI's global board.

Charleston, S.C., Hotel Joins Marriott's Autograph Collection

by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 27, 2015
The 50-room Grand Bohemian Hotel also is a Kessler Collection property.

Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel Opens New Conference Center

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 27, 2015
The 942-room gaming resort adds 12 meeting rooms.

ICOMEX to Become IBTM Latin America

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 25, 2015
The Mexico City event will be rebranded in line with the other shows in the portfolio.

Penn National Gaming Completes Purchase of Tropicana Las Vegas

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 25, 2015
The $360 million deal gives Penn a presence on the Vegas Strip.

Best Western Names Five New Vib Hotels

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 25, 2015
The new brand now has deals for five properties to open by the end of 2016.

Brazilian Hotel Firm Fasano to Open First U.S. Property in Miami in 2017

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 25, 2015
The property will be a redevelopment of Miami Beach's tony Shore Club.

Daytona Beach to Get Westin Hotel in 2016

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 25, 2015
The 200-room property will be on the site of the shuttered Oceanfront Inn.

Mauna Kea Resort on Hawaii's Big Island Begins $4.5 Million Renovation

by Michael C. Lowe | August 25, 2015
The project will add a 4,000-square-foot ballroom with panoramic views of Kauna'oa Bay.

People

CLIA’s New President/CEO, Thomas Ostebo, Resigns for Personal Reasons

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 18, 2015
Cindy D'Aoust, executive VP, assumes role of acting CEO while a replacement is sought

Research

What Work/Life Balance?

M&C's latest poll covers the work/life balance (hint: It's out of whack).

Planners Confirm: Downtime Is a Myth

Planners' verbatim answers to M&C's June 2015 Research.

Where Do Hotels Go Wrong?

Planners sound off about how satisfied they are with their host hotels.

Planners to Hoteliers: Here's What You Could Do Better

Verbatim comments from Meetings & Conventions' hotels survey.

News Analysis

Industry Reacts to Trump's Remarks on Immigrants

Two chefs pull plans for restaurants at D.C. Hotel

San Francisco Tops List of Highest Hotel Rates

Geneva, Switzerland, and Milan, Italy, came in second and third.

Hotel Chain Collections Grow in Numbers, Impact

A new wave of hotel "collections" being introduced or expanded by major chains is filling a unique niche in the hospitality industry.

Boston Convention Center Expansion Put on Hold

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he was "pausing" the project to get input from the newly reconstituted Massachusetts Convention Center Authority board.
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