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Viceroy Anguilla to Become a Four Seasons

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 30, 2016
The 166-room property will close Aug. 22 and reopen Oct. 20 as the Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Anguilla.

London & Partners' CEO on Brexit: 'London Is, and Will Always Be, a Truly Global Trading City'

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 29, 2016
Gordon Innes stresses the capital's strong international business appeal and inclusiveness.

Airbnb Sues San Francisco Over New Short-Term Rentals Rules

by Associated Press | June 29, 2016
The company's suit filed Monday seeks an injunction to suspend the law, which is set to take effect July 27.

Singapore and Brussels Hosted the Most Conferences in 2015, Per UIA Rankings

by Loren G. Edelstein | June 29, 2016
Seoul takes third place in the annual International Meetings Statistics Report.

Reagan National Airport to Get $1 Billion Makeover

June 28, 2016
Reagan National Airport's newest building project will replace a problematic gate with a new commuter concourse.

Atlanta Marriott Marquis Unveils $78 Million Renovation

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 28, 2016
The property’s 1,663 guest rooms and 160,000 square feet of meeting space have been upgraded.

Three Hotel Projects Planned for Chicago's O'Hare

by Michael J. Shapiro | June 28, 2016
The $350 million investment will bring significantly more meeting space.

New York City's Waldorf Astoria to Convert Majority of Rooms to Condos

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 27, 2016

Next year, the iconic hotel will close for up to three years while up to 1,100 rooms are made into private residences.

Marriott, Starwood Get Merger Clearance From EU

by Michael J. Shapiro | June 27, 2016
The approval brings the companies one step closer to closing the deal.

Social Tables Benchmarks 'Modern Meeting Planner' in New Study

June 24, 2016
Research explores meeting planner demographics, duties, and tools.

WTTC and London & Partners React to United Kingdom's Vote to Leave the EU

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 24, 2016
Tourism organizations respond to concerns on how "Brexit" will affect travel, business.

Hyatt Acquires Arizona's Royal Palms Resort & Spa

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 24, 2016
The 119-room property will become part of Hyatt's Unbound Collection.

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

Why You Love and Hate Travel

Our latest poll reveals what planners really feel about all the travel they do, and what they miss most/least about being away.

Will You Meet in Mississippi or North Carolina?

Most planners polled by M&C Research say they would avoid destinations that have passed controversial laws that some could find discriminatory.

To Boycott or Not?

Planners sound off on whether controversial laws should influence site selection.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Planners Feel Mergers Will Affect Hotel Brands (Video)

We asked planners how they feel about industry consolidation.

News Analysis

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.

Top Meeting Destinations Announced by Cvent, ICCA

Rankings include the top cities for meetings in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

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