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N.J.'s Liberty Science Center to Expand, Build Hotel

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 23, 2015
The $230 million SciTech Scity will offer science education.

New York Gov. Cuomo Unveils Plan for Rail Link to LaGuardia Airport

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 22, 2015
Project would cost approximately $450 million and take five years to build.

Industry Veteran Donna Chrobak to Lead Incentive Marketing Association

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 22, 2015
The former owner of DCI Incentives will run the organization and its eight strategic groups.

Marriott Won't Block Guests' Personal Wi-Fi Devices

by Michael J. Shapiro | January 21, 2015
The hotel company will seek other methods of ensuring network security.

U.S. Hotel Rooms Under Construction Up by More than 30 Percent

by Michael J. Shapiro | January 21, 2015
New York City has the most robust pipeline, with 27,009 guest rooms.

Three Cases of Norovirus Confirmed at Gaylord Opryland

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 21, 2015
City and state health officials are working with the hotel to determine the cause.

Turn-by-Turn Geolocation Coming Inside Boston's Convention Center

by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 21, 2015
Attendees will be able to navigate the venue around using an app.

Virgin Hotels Debuts Brand With Chicago Property

by Michael C. Lowe | January 21, 2015
The 250-room hotel is in the historic Old Dearborn Bank Building.

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Completes $30 Million Renovation

by Michael C. Lowe | January 21, 2015
The property's 1,298 guest rooms and meeting space feature new décor.

EventPilot Launches New Mapping Features

by Michael J. Shapiro | January 21, 2015
The new functionality aims to streamline navigation on-site.

Upgrades Complete at San Antonio's Hotel Contessa

by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 21, 2015
All 265 guest rooms were redone, as was the meeting space.

DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport Reopens

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 21, 2015
The 201-room hotel has completed a multimillion-dollar revamp

People

Quick Chat With Barbara Minch

by Allen J. Sheinman | January 01, 2015
The director of human resources at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, N.J., offers her best advice for someone entering the hospitality business.

Research

Why We Keep Our Crazy Jobs

Yes, planning meetings is a crazy profession -- and planers love it, per M&C's latest exclusive survey.

Planners Sound Off on Their Jobs

M&C asked some open-ended questions and got some interesting answers.

Finally, Optimism Reigns

M&C's latest exclusive survey finds that planners expect healthier budgets and more attendees next year.

Planners Tell Us About 2015

Verbatim comments from M&C's 2015 outlook survey.

News Analysis

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.

Cruise Lines International Association to Consolidate in D.C.

The group will close all satellite U.S. offices this year and has hired Cindy D'Aoust as its executive vice president.

How Exhibitors Spend Their Money

Data gleaned from a study by Center for Exhibition Industry Research offers a detailed breakdown of expenses, from exhibit space to staff training.

Major Hotel Chains Expand Mobile Room Key Initiatives

Starwood launches a pilot program at 10 properties as Hilton expands the functionality of its mobile-app keys.

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