June 01, 2003
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline

June 2003

Edited by Carla Benini


Breaking News
Wynn Resorts plots global expansion, renames Le Reve... Starwood continues property sales to pay down debt... Arizona earmarks more funds for Phoenix convention center expansion... Grande Lakes Orlando celebrates grand opening... San Jose bureau and convention center combine sales and marketing staffs... National Constitution Center to open July 4 in Philadelphia... and much more

Military Groups Face Attendance Shortfalls
With members serving overseas, meetings take a hit

Fire Safety in the Spotlight
Rhode Island disaster prompts scrutiny of venues nationwide

More Rooms for Texas?
New mayors weigh headquarters hotels

Macworld Appeases Prized Exhibitor
Apple Computer gets on board for 2003, but 2004 participation still in question

HHI: Creating Hotels From History
Interview with Lynn Fournier of Historic Hospitality Invesments

Research: Budgets Hold Steady
Meeting planners keep spending down, hopes up

On Location:St. Martin

City Beat
Wisconsin Dells
Kalahari Branches Out

Arty New Hotel


Status reports on hotel developments...An old furnace is now the 86-room Ritz-Carlton Georgetown

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