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Canopy by Hilton Will Debut in Reykjavik in 2016

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 02, 2015
The 115-room hotel in Iceland will be the first property in Hilton’s new lifestyle brand.

Choose Chicago at Risk of Losing 40 percent of Its Budget

by Michael C. Lowe | June 30, 2015
A state budget stalemate threatens the convention bureau's funding.

Nassau’s Baha Mar Resort Declares Bankruptcy

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 30, 2015
Construction delays by contractor said to be the cause of the uncompleted resort's money woes.

New Jersey Modifies Bill to Attract Small Casino Resorts to Atlantic City

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 30, 2015
Measure eliminates requirement that one of new properties would have to expand to 500 guest rooms.

JetBlue Begins Charging for Checked Luggage

by Michael J. Shapiro | June 30, 2015
The carrier now offers four fare options.

PCMA Global Medical Meetings Summit Set for November in Scotland

by Michael J. Shapiro | June 30, 2015
The invitation-only event brings together medical-meetings thought leaders.

Aman Resorts to Open Dominican Republic Property

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 30, 2015
The 25-casita Amanera will open in late 2015.

Ashford Hospitality Trust to Buy Two Minneapolis Hotels for $101 Million

by Michael C. Lowe | June 30, 2015
The Le Méridien and W Minneapolis will change hands.

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, Debuts in Los Cabos

by Michael J. Shapiro | June 30, 2015
The brand's first hotel in Mexico is a luxury boutique resort in Cabo San Lucas.

Construction Begins on Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort in Los Cabos

by Michael J. Shapiro | June 30, 2015
Starwood's seventh Luxury Collection property in Mexico will debut in 2017.

Kimpton Hotels to Manage New-Build in Vermont

by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 29, 2015
The 87-room Kimpton Taconic is being constructed in the shopping town of Manchester.

Boston Park Plaza Hotel Completes Phase 2 of Three-Part Redo

by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 29, 2015
The last phase of the $100 million project will tackle the 1,054 guest rooms.

People

Quick Chat With Mary Craig

by Allen J. Sheinman | July 01, 2015
The director, corporate sales, at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C., cites her favorite off-beat diversion in the nation's capital.

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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