Hotel Beat 9-1-2003

Meetings & Conventions: Newsline

September 2003

Edited by Carla Benini


Breaking News
Bureau and convention center authority expected to merge in Charlotte, N.C... Park Place Entertainment plans to expand Caesars Palace... US Airways eases nonrefundable ticket policy to match other carriers... Two Orlando hotels closing due to financial concerns... Omaha's new convention center debuts... Le Méridien opens Art + Tech property in Hamburg, Germany... Mexico Tourism Board welcomes new CEO... and much more

Industry Halts FCC Fax Rules...For Now
Change would severely hamper associations' marketing plans

Meetings by Starwood
Hotel company unveils new meetings program at 81 properties

New Meetings Bureau in Mexico
Executive director Eduardo Chaillo talks about luring business south of the border

Technology Shows Think Vertical
To woo back exhibitors and attendees, top computer shows target specific audiences

Executive in L.A. Faces Challenges
On a tight budget, Mark Liberman, new president and CEO of LA Inc., needs to attract more conventions

On Location: Cleveland is blooming with rock and roll, new properties and "meeting ambassadors"

City Beat
Phoenix, Ariz.
Growth Ahead

Rosemont, Ill.
Even More Conference Space


Status reports on hotel developments...The tony Givenchy Resort & Spa is reborn as Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs

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