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Maine Hotel Joins Marriott's Autograph Collection

by Sarah J.F. Braley | May 27, 2015
The 110-room Press Hotel in Portland was formerly the Portland Press Herald building.

Scotland's Gleneagles Hotel Unveils New Arena

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 27, 2015
The facility offers nearly 27,000 square feet of event space.

LaPlaya Beach Resort in Naples, Fla., Sold for $185.5 Million

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 27, 2015
The 189-room property, with 8,000 square feet of meeting space, is now owned by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust.

Hyatt Invests US$40 Million in Onefinestay Luxury Home Rentals

by Michael J. Shapiro | May 26, 2015
The hotelier is the first major lodging company to invest in a home-rental platform.

Memorial Day Floods in Central Texas Affect Austin, Houston

by Sarah J.F. Braley | May 26, 2015
Houston remains under a flash-flood warning.

Millennials Prefer Transactional Experience, Says Cvent Survey

by Michael J. Shapiro | May 26, 2015
The youngest generation of planners is more influenced by cost than customer service.

City Approves Plan for Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 26, 2015
The 800-room property is expected to open in late 2018.

Maritz Global Meetings Network Finalizes List of 25 Partner Companies

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 26, 2015
Member organizations represent on-site experts in nearly 60 countries.

Four Seasons Resort to Open in Eleuthera, Bahamas

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 26, 2015
The 115-room property will include a Robert Trent Jones golf course.

Mandarin Oriental to Acquire Madrid's Hotel Ritz for US$148 Million

by Michael J. Shapiro | May 26, 2015
Extensive renovation of the 167-room property will begin in 2017.

Hotel Indigo to Debut in Downtown Los Angeles in 2016

by Michael C. Lowe | May 26, 2015
The property will be part of the $1 billion Metropolis complex.

Design Finalized for New Convention Center in Auckland, New Zealand

by Sarah J.F. Braley | May 26, 2015
Plans call for meeting space for 3,000 plus a 300-room hotel.

People

Quick Chat With Christopher Vernicek

by Allen J. Sheinman | May 01, 2015
The director of events at the Grand Hyatt New York talks about working in an iconic Big Apple hotel.

Research

Where Do Hotels Go Wrong?

Planners sound off about how satisfied they are with their host hotels.

Planners to Hoteliers: Here's What You Could Do Better

Verbatim comments from Meetings & Conventions' hotels survey.

Should Politics Matter?

Should politics matter in site selection? A controversial new law in Arkansas prompts M&C's latest planner poll.

Meeting in a Politically Charged Atmosphere

Readers share comments on destinations that pass laws that some citizens perceive as discriminatory.

News Analysis

Cruise Ship Becomes Floating Room Block

With land-based hotel accommodations tight, the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco has pressed a Celebrity Cruise ship into service.

Exhibition Industry Keeps Growing

A new report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research finds attendance at an all-time high, along with increases in other important industry metrics.

New Orleans CVB Chief Stands Against Religious-Freedom Bill

J. Stephen Perry says a proposed bill in the Louisiana State Legislature, similar to one that rocked Arkansas and Indiana, would cause economic hardship.

Charting On-Time Arrivals by Carrier

Here's how the major U.S. Airlines rank on the new Airline On-Time Performance Report.
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