October 01, 2002
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline newsline.gif (8042 bytes)CITY BEATMonterey, Calif.
The city’s group sales department has changed its name to the Monterey Convention Authority to better reflect its mission, while the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau says it is ramping up its efforts to promote the city’s group appeal. In related news, the Hyatt Regency Monterey received $19 million for a complete overhaul, the Monterey Marriott Hotel added a day spa, and the Doubletree Hotel Monterey finished fixing up all guest rooms and meeting space.

Tacoma, Wash.
The bulldozers will be out in full force on Oct. 23 to begin work on the new Tacoma Convention & Trade Centre, which will offer 73,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space and is expected to debut in the fall of 2004. A 160-room Marriott by Courtyard is being built next door. Around town, the city opened its new Museum of Glass this past July and will debut the new Pioneer Museum of Motorcycles & Conference Center next fall.

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