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Kimpton Plans Paris Debut in 2020

July 27, 2016
The Kimpton Paris will have 149 guest rooms and an unspecified amount of meeting space.

Meeting Space Makeover Under Way at Hyatt Lost Pines in Texas

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 26, 2016
Work at the 491-room Austin-area resort will finish up in September.

DMAI to Induct Four Industry Leaders Into Hall of Fame

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 26, 2016
The 2016 winners include IMEX founder Ray Bloom and Nicki Grossman of the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB.

London's Park Lane Hotel Now a Sheraton Grand Following Renovation

July 26, 2016
The 90-year-old property features 303 guest rooms.

Royal Caribbean Launches Upgraded Site for Meetings and Incentives

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 25, 2016
The cruise line's new dedicated website offers new search options, RFPs and more.

Port Authority and Delta Reach LaGuardia Deal

July 25, 2016
The airline will rebuild terminals C and D at the airport.

Concur, Uber Announce Expanded Partnership, Integration

July 22, 2016
Changes and better integration will go live in the fourth quarter.

NBA Decides to Relocate 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 21, 2016
The organization cites North Carolina's HB2 law curtailing legal protections for the LGBT community.

All Renovations Complete at the Boston Park Plaza

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 21, 2016
The work at the 1,054-room hotel cost $100 million.

Lanyon Launches New Features, Salesforce Integration

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 20, 2016
More flexibility and improved integration have been built into the latest update.

RNC and DNC Conventions to Create $360M in Direct Spending for Host Cities

by Loren G. Edelstein | July 20, 2016
U.S. Travel stresses impact of meetings with ad campaign aimed at convention-goers.

$90 Billion Spent Annually on Non-Cash Incentives

July 20, 2016
The figure is up 17 percent from 2013, according to the Incentive Federation.

People

Ralph Scatena workplace organization

by Allen J. Sheinman | July 01, 2016
The newly appointed general manager of the 2,009-room Orlando World Center Marriott tells how he keeps organized.

Research

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners Talk LGBT Rights, Site Selection (Video)

We asked planners about legislation recently passed in North Carolina and Mississippi.

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Your (anonymous) input helps us provide a snapshot of meeting planners' responsibilities, compensation and more.

30 Seconds to Smart: Controversial Laws and Meetings Cancellations (Video)

We asked planners about their organizations’ stance on meeting in states with such laws.

30 Seconds to Smart: Will Planners Avoid States With Perceived Anti-LGBT Laws? (Video)

We asked planners if they will avoid meeting in states with laws that some believe are discriminatory.

News Analysis

When and Where to Find Hotel Deals

This chart shows the most budget-friendly times to visit top domestic and international cities.

Election Is Hot Topic at NYU Hospitality Conference

Participants ponder the possibility of a hotelier becoming president.

MPI Unveils New Tiered Membership Structure

Meeting Professionals International has restructured its membership model, offering a new three-tiered program for joining.

AH&LA Takes Aim at Sharing-Economy Lodging

The American Hotel & Lodging Association makes the regulation of lodging platforms such as Airbnb a key point in its 2016 Policy Agenda.
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