Latest News

FCC Prohibits Wi-Fi Blocking

by Michael J. Shapiro | January 28, 2015
Hotels and convention centers cannot interfere with personal hot spots for any reason.

CIC Releases White Paper on Room-Block Poaching

by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 28, 2015
The document offers best practices for handling and preventing the issue.

The 171-room Henderson to Open in Florida’s Panhandle in 2016

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 28, 2015
The beachfront property will have 10,000 square feet of meeting space.

CLIA Launches Executive Search for New President and CEO

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 28, 2015
Current head, Christine Duffy, leaves the organization this week.

Hotel Rates Hit Highest Ever, According to STR

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken& Michael J. Shapiro | January 28, 2015
U.S. hotel rate growth to exceed 6 percent in 2015, says PwC.

Hyatt Introduces Centric, a Full-Service Lifestyle Brand

by Michael J. Shapiro | January 28, 2015
More than 15 properties will debut as the lifestyle hotels this summer.

Hard Rock Shows Renewed Interest in Atlantic City Casino Ownership

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 28, 2015
N.J. Casino Control Commission to consider Hard Rock's application for a gaming license.

Marriott to Acquire Delta Hotels and Resorts, With 38 Canadian Properties

by Michael J. Shapiro | January 28, 2015
The US$135 million purchase will give Marriott the largest hotel presence in Canada

Hilton Added 36,000 Rooms in 2014, With Another 230,000 Rooms in the Works

by Michael J. Shapiro | January 28, 2015
More than half the rooms in the pipeline are now under construction.

New InterContinental Hotel Coming to D.C. in Late 2017

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 28, 2015
The 278-room property will seek LEED Silver certification.

Hilton Paris Opera Reopens After $50 Million Facelift

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 28, 2015
The former Concorde Paris Opera has seven meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi.

New $197 Million Seattle Property to Open in 2017

by Michael C. Lowe | January 28, 2015
The 350-room hotel will feature a 40,000-square-foot conference center.

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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