Dec 21, 2017
Caesars Entertainment Corporation will develop CAESARS FORUM, a new 550,000 square foot conference center on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip. Featuring 300,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, the $375 million facility will include two of the largest pillarless ballrooms in North America, according to Caesars officials. “Consistent with our post restructuring plans, Caesars Forum is the first installment of our growth strategy for the benefit of Las Vegas and our employees, which will also help meet the increasing demand for group business meetings of all sizes,” said Mark Frissora,… more
Dec 14, 2017
Sheraton Waikiki’s meetings and convention spaces have a new look, thanks to a $1.4 million project. The hotel features one of Oahu’s preeminent meeting and convention facilities with one of the largest hotel ballrooms in Waikiki. Inspiration for the 100,000 square feet of new custom-designed carpet came from Hawaii’s archipelago and its importance to the Pacific region. The carpet design details ocean current-inspired charts, while the colors were inspired by the surrounding land, ocean and sky. The carpet design also matches many of the cultural works of art housed at the Sheraton Waikiki… more
Dec 11, 2017
If you are looking for a unique incentive company trip or sales meeting location, consider the town of Parras de la Fuente in northern Mexico, near the city of Monterrey.  It is one of the Pueblos Magicos, a recent identification for certain cities in Mexico, with a current count of 111 Pueblos Magicos. To obtain the Pueblo Magico label, the city must meet certain criteria, including having its own unique gastronomy, history and culture. The city must also have a certain population size to be able to handle visitors to the area. Parras is located about 3 hours drive west of Monterrey, in… more
Dec 08, 2017
MGM Resorts International has recently partnered with Cisco Systems and Mobilitie to upgrade and double its wireless infrastructure, resulting in the largest, technologically advanced system in the industry and the first in-house, high-density Wi-Fi network capable of supporting high-level events with sophisticated technology needs. To accomplish this feat, MGM Resorts’ technology partners designed, provided and installed the advanced wireless network that is now available throughout all MGM Resorts destinations’ meeting and convention spaces in Las Vegas (except for Circus Circus) and… more
Dec 06, 2017
VisitScotland Business Events has launched a first-of-its-kind digital campaign to promote the entire country to the meetings and events industry. “Scotland. Where Ideas Become Legend” highlights the myriad, diverse reasons why event organizers should consider Scotland as a destination, including academic credentials, history of innovation and pioneering spirit. The campaign began in early November and will continue throughout a two-year time period, with fresh content rolled out that will showcase various event industry segments, innovation and invention. New content from experts,… more
Nov 28, 2017
The Delano South Beach hotel and The Temple House, an iconic 15,000 square foot award-winning private event space in Miami, Florida, have partnered to offer a new multi-functional venue for meetings and events. The Temple House, located within easy walking distance of The Delano, features over 16,000 square feet of space including a 5,000-square-foot plenary room that can hold up to 600 attendees in any configuration. The air-conditioned indoor space boasts 25-foot high ceilings to offer complete protection during unexpected tropical downpours, plus a large terrace for outdoor events. The… more
Nov 22, 2017
Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive is offering a special incentive program for groups who book and host events now through March 31, 2018. Planners can save 10% off the final bill while also earning extra benefits including triple the Wyndham Rewards go meet points and a complimentary beer and wine reception for the group. "We want planners to know that whether you have months or mere weeks to plan a spectacular meeting or event, Wyndham Orlando Resort has got your back with well-appointed guestrooms and versatile meeting spaces for any occasion," said Charlie Kingston, general… more
Nov 13, 2017
Everyone who has attended an event understands that their schedule will be packed with activities. The days leading up to the event are equally busy, leaving little time to plan ahead for social activities or really get to know much about the destination.   Houston First Corporation (HFC) is trying to solve that problem for visitors to the city of Houston, Texas - with a mobile application.  In 2014, HFC joined forces with The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau to represent the city under the brand Visit Houston. The new “Visit Houston AR” app is an augmented reality browser that… more
Nov 09, 2017
On Oct. 27, the new AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks opened its doors. Located in The Banks riverfront development, the new hotel features 171 sleeping rooms and suites, many with balconies overlooking the Ohio River and Smale Riverfront Park. The property offers three distinct meeting spaces, including two audiovisual-equipped media salons and an 888 square foot meeting room, which is ideal for small corporate meetings, training sessions or presentations. The hotel’s Upper Deck rooftop bar can also be used for receptions. The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited about… more
Nov 03, 2017
One thing that all people have in common is the love of good food. Las Vegas-based Lip Smacking Foodie Tours has leveraged that universal gastronomic passion to create a different type of group dining experience. Similar to the progressive dinners of yore, Lip Smacking Foodie Tours provides groups with the opportunity to try multiple restaurants all within a single evening. Tours last from two and a half to three hours, and include stops at up to five of the top restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip or in the city’s historic Downtown. Participants receive VIP treatment, with immediate seating… more