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MPI Appoints Grapevine CVB's Michael Woody COO

by Sarah J.F. Braley | February 27, 2015
He will report to president and CEO Paul Van Deventer

New 186-Room Meetings Hotel Opens North of Dallas

by Sarah J.F. Braley | February 27, 2015
The Sheraton McKinney Hotel offers 20,000 square feet of function space.

Starwood Launches ProMeetings App

by Michael J. Shapiro | February 26, 2015
Still in the pilot phase, the app should be rolled out globally in 2016.

Starwood and Uber Form Partnership

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | February 25, 2015
The ride-share company’s users can gain hotel points.

Finest Playa Mujeres Opens in Cancún

by Michael J. Shapiro | February 25, 2015
The luxury, all-inclusive resort offers indoor and outdoor event space.

New Deal Is on the Table for Atlantic City’s Revel

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 25, 2015
Buyer Glen Straub will pay $82 million, 14 percent less than his previous offer.

Starwood Debuts Manhattan Innovation Studio

by Michael J. Shapiro | February 25, 2015
Starlab will showcase tech advances and foster collaboration.

Hilton Worldwide Acquires Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco

by Michael C. Lowe | February 25, 2015
The Union Square property has more than 30,000 square feet of function space.

Fairmont Achieves CO2 Reduction Target

by Michael J. Shapiro | February 25, 2015
The lodging company has met the goal set forth by the World Wildlife Fund.

Developers Withdraw Plans for Hard Rock Hotel in Dallas Area

by Sarah J.F. Braley | February 25, 2015
The Grand Prairie property would have brought 300 guest rooms to the region.

Melià to Open Property in Paris Next Week

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 25, 2015
New-build hotel will have 369 guest rooms and eight meeting rooms.

Le Méridien and AC Hotel Coming to Denver

by Sarah J.F. Braley | February 25, 2015
Construction will begin this spring for early 2017 openings.


Quick Chat With Gerry Link

by Allen J. Sheinman | February 01, 2015
The general manager of the new 21c Museum Hotel in Durham (N.C.) talks about the challenges of starting a hotel that also serves as an art museum.


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Bullish on Cuba

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A Day to Commemorate the Meetings Industry Set for April

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition designates April 16 as the first North American Meetings Industry Day.

The CIC Aims to Tweak APEX

The Convention Industry Council endeavors to rejuvenate its Accepted Practice Exchange by creating new work units and releasing new research on best practices.

More Meetings Mean More Success on Business Trips

A new Carson Wagonlit Survey offers surprising findings on the factors that influence return on investment for working travelers.