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Starwood Hotel Signings Up, Led by North American Select-Service Properties

by Michael J. Shapiro | May 29, 2015
The hotel company is seeing its most robust development since 2008.

Trendy Hotel Announced for Denver

by Sarah J.F. Braley | May 29, 2015
The 100-room Source Hotel will be in the city's RiNo neighborhood.

VIDEO: IMEX CEO Carina Bauer Shares Highlights of Frankfurt Show

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 29, 2015
The event, which concluded last week, included new exhibitors, buyers and initiatives.

DoubleTree by Hilton Largo–Washington D.C. Debuts in Maryland

by Sarah J.F. Braley | May 29, 2015
The 184-room property offers 2,500 square feet of meeting space.

Four Seasons to Open New Orleans Property in 2017

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 29, 2015
The 350-room hotel will be built in the vacant World Trade Center building.

Universal to Open Volcano Bay Theme Park in 2017

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 29, 2015
The new attraction is Universal’s third theme park in Orlando.

Jim Smither to Step Down as Head of Greater Birmingham CVB

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 29, 2015
Retiring CEO will be succeeded by John Oros, currently with the Memphis CVB.

Former Gaylord Execs Launch Groups360 Platform

by Michael J. Shapiro | May 28, 2015
The technology helps hoteliers and planners streamline RFP process.

New Shangri-La to Open Next Week in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | May 28, 2015
The 290-room hotel will offer more than 26,000 square feet of meeting space.

AC Hotel Chicago Downtown Opens

by Michael C. Lowe | May 28, 2015
The Marriott brand targets Millennials and business travelers.

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.

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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