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IHG Loses Seven San Francisco Kimpton Properties

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 30, 2015
The hotels are rebranding due to a unionization issue.

Mandarin Oriental, Milan, Opens in the Italian Fashion Capital

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 30, 2015
The 104-room hotel has two meeting rooms and a spa.

Baha Mar's Contractor Offers Additional Funding for Unfinished Bahamas Resort

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 28, 2015
Developer says the offer is not a viable proposal in the epic battle to finish the Nassau project.

GBTA Study: Growing Number of Business Travelers Using Ride-Sharing Services

by Michael J. Shapiro | July 28, 2015
GBTA panelists raise duty-of-care and policy questions.

MPI Meetings Outlook Shows Optimism All Around

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 28, 2015
Summer 2015 report says planners are focusing more on what attendees want, rather than need.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Unveils Plan to Redesign LaGuardia Airport

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 28, 2015
The Queens airport will be rebuilt with a single terminal.

U.S. Olympic Committee and Boston Drop Bid for 2024 Summer Olympics.

by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 28, 2015
Lack of local support cited as one of the reasons the bid was pulled.

SITE to Launch Incentive Summit Americas in 2016

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 28, 2015
The new education/networking event will be limited to 150 attendees in total.

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa Unveils Meeting Space Renovation

by Michael C. Lowe | July 28, 2015
The Greater Palm Springs, Calif., property has more than 100,000 square feet of function space.

Bordeaux's Grand Hotel to Be Reflagged as an InterContinental Property Later This Year

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 28, 2015
The 130-room property will add a Gordon Ramsey restaurant.

Grace Bay Resorts Opens The Residences in Turks & Caicos

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 28, 2015
The three private beachfront villas each have five bedrooms.

Industry Study: One Third of Group Rooms Are Booked Outside the Block

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 28, 2015
New metric, "event room demand," will help planners quantify the business they bring to a destination.

People

Christie Hicks Joins Maritz Travel Company’s Board of Directors

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 22, 2015
The former Starwood executive will provide expertise to guide meeting and incentive company’s business strategy.

Research

What Work/Life Balance?

M&C's latest poll covers the work/life balance (hint: It's out of whack).

Planners Confirm: Downtime Is a Myth

Planners' verbatim answers to M&C's June 2015 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.

News Analysis

Hotel Chain Collections Grow in Numbers, Impact

A new wave of hotel "collections" being introduced or expanded by major chains is filling a unique niche in the hospitality industry.

Boston Convention Center Expansion Put on Hold

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he was "pausing" the project to get input from the newly reconstituted Massachusetts Convention Center Authority board.

Best, Worst Hotel Chains for Wi-Fi

A new study rated the best/worst hotel companies for how well they provide quality Internet service and whether the service is free.

10 Cleveland Hotels Back Out of RNC Room Block

Why properties are reneging on deals to house attendees to next year's Republican National Convention.
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