by Jonathan Vatner | December 20, 2010

Planners might be unfamiliar with the hotel prop closet, the repository for themed decorations from meetings past. At the Loews Miami Beach Hotel (305-604-1601;, planners are allowed to raid the prop closet to come up with an unexpected (and free!) theme. Consider asking other hotels to share their props for free; after all, it doesn't cost them anything.