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Ground Broken on Houston HQ Hotel

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 16, 2014
The 1,000-room Marriott Marquis will open in summer 2016.

Ground Will Be Broken on New Cleveland Convention Center Hotel This Month

by Michael C. Lowe | April 16, 2014
The Hilton property will feature 600 guest rooms.

Plans for New Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills Revealed

by MIchael C. Lowe | April 16, 2014
The $200 million California property will open in 2017.

Meliá Hotels Eyes Expansion in North America

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 16, 2014
The company is looking at Los Angeles, New York and Miami.

Waldorf Astoria Opens Jerusalem Property

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 16, 2014
Luxury hotel has nine meeting rooms and a ballroom.

Meliá Vienna Debuts in Austria’s Tallest Building

by Lisa a. Grimaldi | April 16, 2014
The 253-room hotel has nine meeting and event spaces.

Pan Pacific Hotel in Seattle Finishes $1.7 Million Renovation

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 16, 2014
The entire 153-room property has been refreshed.

Hyatt Regency Cancún to Become a Krystal Property

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 16, 2014
The changeover takes place May 1.

Trinidad Property Reflagged as a Radisson

by Lisa A Grimaldi | April 16, 2014
The 243-room Radisson Hotel Trinidad has completed a renovation of guest rooms and public spaces.

Orlando Sets All-Time Record for Visitors in 2013

by Michael C. Lowe | April 16, 2014
59 million people traveled to the city last year.

Another New Hotel Announced for the Austin, Texas, Region

by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 09, 2014
A suburban 224-room Sheraton will open in 2016.

GBTA Increases Business Travel and Group Travel Forecasts

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | April 09, 2014
Spending on trips now is expected to rise 7.1 percent in 2014.

People

Quick Chat With Khaled Al-Idrissi

by Allen J. Sheinman | April 01, 2014
The director of sales and marketing for the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, British Columbia, talks about how his years of working abroad changed his perspective.

Research

F&B Prices: Going Up

The latest trends in F&B are tracked in our poll.

F&B: What Matters Most to Planners?

We asked meeting professionals what's most important when planning menus.

Seeking Excellent Speakers

Our latest poll asks meeting planners what their top priorities are when searching for a speaker.

Planners' Favorite Speakers, 2014

Meeting professionals name their favorite presenters from the worlds of sports, business, motivation and even the meetings industry itself.

News Analysis

Maritz Plots International Expansion

Maritz Travel's Dave Peckinpaugh answers questions about his company's new push to expand globally.

House Provision to East Travel Restrictions Awaits Passage

A federal bill that would expand the Visa Waiver and Global Entry programs, reduce visa wait times and more has widespread bipartisan backing and is poised to...

Why We Don't Use All of Our Vacation Time

Findings from a new study show U.S. Workers don’t use 3.2 of their average of 20 vacation days per year; here's why.

Charting Current Airline Fees

Here's what the major carriers are now charging to change a flight and check a bag.
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