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LondonHouse Chicago Hotel Opens as Part of Hilton's Curio Collection

May 27, 2016
LondonHouse Chicago has 452 guest rooms, 25,000 square feet of meeting space and Chicago's only tri-level rooftop.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina Unveiled Today in Hawaii

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 27, 2016
The 371-room luxury property has a ballroom, five function rooms and several outdoor spaces for events.

Embassy Suites Makes Wisconsin Debut in Milwaukee Suburb

May 27, 2016
The former Brookfield Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Brookfield, Wisc., underwent a $10 million renovation.

Embassy Suites Hilton Milwaukee Brookfield Debuts

May 26, 2016
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Brookfield has 203 guest suites and more than 6,000 square feet of meeting space.

Long TSA Lines Will Ground One in Five Flyers, Costing U.S. Economy $4.3 Billion

by Loren G. Edelstein | May 26, 2016
Findings are based on a survey of 2,500 Americans by the U.S. Travel Association.

Hotel Occupancy, Room-Rate Growth to Be Lower Than Expected

by Michael J. Shapiro | May 25, 2016
Both PwC and STR anticipate slower rate growth for the summer and beyond.

Boston's Charles Hotel Finishes $20M Renovation

by Sarah J.F. Braley | May 25, 2016

Smart technology has been added to the property's 295 guest rooms.

New L.A. Rams Stadium Will Host Super Bowl LV in 2021

by Michael J. Shapiro | May 25, 2016
The L.A. Super Bowl Committee secured the winning bid Tuesday.

Grove Resort & Spa in Orlando to Make Partial Debut This Fall

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 25, 2016
The Benchmark resort, near Walt Disney World, will have 878 suites when completed in 2019.

Experiential Agency Launches Standalone Incentive Firm

May 25, 2016
Philadelphia's Event Strategy Group branches out.

New Convention Center to Open in Dubai in 2018

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 25, 2016
The facility will have two hotels, conference facilities and office space.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Undergoing Major Meetings Expansion

May 24, 2016
More than 18,000 square feet of space is being added.

People

Interview with David Gabri ALHI Associated Luxury Hotels International

by Allen J. Sheinman | May 01, 2016
The CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International reveals the biggest change he's seen in the industry since ALHI was founded 30 years ago.

Research

30 Seconds to Smart: How Planners Feel About New or Lesser-Known Hotel Brands (Video)

We asked planners if they would consider a new or lesser-known hotel brand for a meeting.

30 Seconds to Smart: Here's Why Planners Are Loyal to Certain Hotel Brands (Video)

We asked planners about the factors that influence their loyalty to a hotel brand.

30 Seconds to Smart: This is How Much Hotel Brand Matters to Planners (Video)

We asked planners if a hotel's flag matters when selecting a property.

30 Seconds to Smart: Are Planners Taking Necessary Bedbug Precautions? (Video)

We asked planners if bedbugs are still biting at hotels.

News Analysis

Industry Backlash Against Anti-LGBT Laws Continues

The pressure is on in Mississippi and North Carolina as groups cancel events and meetings-industry executives protest what they deem discriminatory legislation.

10 Most Expensive Cities for Business Travel

San Francisco, New York and Boston top the list of costliest metropolitan destinations in the U.S.

Hotels, Airlines and Cruises Make Deals to Enter Cuba

Hospitality and travel companies flock to long-embargoed Caribbean nation.

MPI Plans Innovative Elements for World Education Congress

New general session design and more will be highlights at June 11-14 event in Atlantic City.
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