Feb 08, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont, a 309-room, full-service, conference center hotel, located just five minutes from downtown Burlington and the city's major attractions, including the Burlington airport, is the latest addition to the portfolio of DoubleTree by Hilton. The hotel is the largest conference center between Boston and Montreal, with more than 30,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space.  The space, which includes the 12,480 sq. ft. Lake Champlain Exhibition Hall, two large ballrooms, each of which is divisible into smaller sections, an amphitheater, and a number of… more
Feb 01, 2018
Located in the heart of the historic city of Monterey, the new $60 million Monterey Conference Center is open for business after two years of renovations. The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Jan. 31, followed by a celebration which included live music, hors d’oeuvres, and guided tours of the property. The Conference Center is a modern, LEED-certified meeting facility that features more than 40,000 sq. ft of flexible meeting space. The venue can fit groups of up to 3,200 attendees. The exterior of the building presents a striking first impression, featuring natural stone, a… more
Jan 26, 2018
Visit Seattle has unveiled a new event planner-focused video that takes a unique and artistic approach in showcasing what the Pacific Northwestern destination has to offer. Using paper cut animation, “Seattle: A City Ready for You,” not only highlights typical events checklist items in Seattle such as walkability, convention centers, hotel supply and airlift, but also the myriad trailblazing collaborators and innovative companies clustered in the city’s bustling downtown. Created in collaboration with local Seattle creative agency PB&, the video is designed to be a new tool Visit… more
Jan 22, 2018
The Javits Center has officially launched Jake, a new online portal designed to improve the customer experience by simplifying the ordering process of products and services for upcoming events at the convention center. Featured on the Center’s redesigned and revamped website, and only available to exhibitors at this time, the new system allows customers to order more than 200 products and services, from electrical and cleaning services to audio equipment and lighting fixtures. In addition, Jake enables users to: Obtain price quotes for anticipated services Review costs before placing… more
Jan 15, 2018
Canada’s long-awaited Halifax Convention Centre opened on Dec. 15, 2017. The new $170M development, which is located in the city's downtown, features more than 120,000 square feet of new flexible events space. The new convention centre includes 50,000 square feet of multi-purpose convention space, 40,000 square feet of intimate meeting space and a ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the city and harbor beyond. The venue offers an online event planner toolkit to make it easy for event professionals to quickly find the information they might need for booking and beyond,… more
Jan 12, 2018
The Phoenix Convention Center recently has completed several energy efficiency upgrades by converting outdated lighting to energy efficient LED lighting technology. Last year, the PCC participated in Arizona Public Service’s (APS) Solutions for Business energy rebate program, resulting in more than $175,000 in rebates for the LEED-silver certified facility. The PCC took full advantage of the APS rebate program by converting to LED lighting in several areas of the campus including meeting rooms, loading docks, stairwells, food court, garages, production kitchens and its grand Atrium. “… more
Jan 08, 2018
On Jan. 3, midtown Nashville’s 180-room Kimpton Aertson Hotel completed its 17th floor indoor and outdoor event venue, Woodlea. The nearly 4,500 square foot rooftop showcases 270-degree panoramic views of downtown Nashville and Vanderbilt’s campus and can accommodate up to 150 guests. Woodlea’s addition rounds out Kimpton Aertson’s meeting and event space with more than 10,000 sq. ft of flexible indoor and outdoor meetings and events space on its 8th and 17th floors. For large meetings and group events, the hotel’s Patterson Ballroom features 3,200 sq. ft of floor-to-ceiling windows, which… more
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