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Andaz Announces November Opening in Scottsdale

October 25, 2016
The new resort will have 201 bungalow-style guest rooms and 10,000 square feet of indoor meeting space.

Renovations Complete at Omni Providence Hotel

by Sarah J.F. Braley | October 24, 2016
The 564-room property is connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center

China's HNA Group to Acquire 25 Percent Stake in Hilton

by Michael J. Shapiro | October 24, 2016
The Chinese investment group continues to strengthen its position in the world lodging market.

SLS Brickell Hotel & Residences Opens in Miami

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 24, 2016

The 124-room property has more than 55,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space.

New York State Enacts Tough Restrictions on Airbnb

by David Klepper, Associated Press | October 24, 2016
The new law authorizes fines of up to $7,500 for rentals of fewer than 30 days.

Southeast Coast Resorts Recovering From Hurricane Matthew

by Sarah J.F. Braley | October 21, 2016
A few properties still are closed to take care of minor repairs.

Venue Booking Firm Spacebase Debuts in the U.S.

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 21, 2016

The sharing-economy business lets users book more than 2,000 studios, galleries and more in 35 countries.


VIDEO: Marriott’s Brian King Discusses Starwood Merger’s Effect on Meetings

by Loren G. Edelstein | October 21, 2016
Existing contracts will be honored, and all brands will be retained.

Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C., Unveils Rooms Renovation

by Sarah J.F. Braley | October 21, 2016
The 347-room property features more than 38,000 square feet of meeting space.

JW Marriott Chengdu Debuts in China

by Michael J. Shapiro | October 21, 2016

The 345-room luxury property is in the business district of Sichuan's capital.

Largest IMEX America Show Closes With Record Numbers

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 21, 2016
The sixth annual trade show had the most exhibiting firms, buyers and education sessions to date.

Hilton Unveils WowMakers Campaign, Portal for Planners

by Michael J. Shapiro | October 21, 2016
The former Connect portal celebrates planners and travel professionals as "WowMakers."


Hotels Texas Frisco site selection

by Allen J. Sheinman | October 01, 2016

Jeff Smith in a Quick Chat PeopleLanding Allen J. Sheinman 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 Jeff Smith has been named general manager for the 300-room Omni Frisco Hotel in Frisco, Texas, set to open in early summer 2017. What's unique about this luxury hotel project? It will serve as a cornerst


How Planners Find Inspiring Themes

A new poll finds meeting professionals getting inspiration on creative event motifs from myriad sources.

30 Seconds to Smart: Are Planners Leery About Meeting in Europe? (Video)

We asked planners if recent terror events in Europe will affect their decision to meet there.

30 Seconds to Smart: The Places Planners Worry About Safety (Video)

We asked planners about their concern for their own personal safety.

30 Seconds to Smart: Security at Convention Centers, Airports (Video)

We asked planners what types of security they would like to see at convention centers and airports.

News Analysis

NCAA to Move Seven Events From North Carolina

Championship events in men's and women's soccer, basketball and golf will be relocated to protest the state's lack of civil-rights protections.

The Marriott-Starwood Merger Gets Final Approval

Okay by Chinese Ministry of Commerce clears the way for the joining of two hotel giants.

Hotel Forecast Shows Flat Occupancy, Rising Rates

A revised forecast from STR and Tourism Economics gives insight on key metrics for this year and next.

ASAE Defines Policy Model for Diversity and Inclusion

Association group makes move in reaction to new state laws limiting LGBT rights.