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
Oct 30, 2017
In the aftermath of the recent devastating fires, the Napa and Sonoma areas of California need your support. On Oct. 24, all road closures and evacuation orders within Napa County were lifted. Cal Fires expects the Sonoma County fires to be fully contained by the end of this week. As is usual after a tragedy, prospective meeting clients are concerned both about the availability and usability of facilities, but also about wanting to be sensitive to the feelings of those who were directly impacted. In this particular case, the best way to help is to bring your business to the area. Sonoma… more
Oct 27, 2017
30 Euston Square, home of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), is a conference, meetings and events venue in the heart of London. Conveniently situated near London Euston train station and the Euston Square tube station, it is in a prime location for meetings and events. The venue combines Victorian grandeur with modern event spaces, including an auditorium with exhibition space, boardrooms, and 18 meeting and training rooms that vary in size and dimension. The 300-seat auditorium is equipped with a state-of-the-art screen, 3D projector and surround sound speakers, making it a… more
Oct 12, 2017
It’s understandable why parallels have been drawn between Eau Claire, Wisconsin and both Portland, Oregon and Austin, Texas in their nascent stages. All three cities celebrate the unique and are supportive of those who want to follow their dreams. And like Portland and Austin, Eau Claire boasts a vibrant music scene, as evidenced by the annual Eaux Claires music festival, held in the summer. With a population of approximately 66,000, outdoor activities abound in Eau Claire, with bike paths downtown as well as trails for hiking and mountain biking, and in the warmer seasons kayakers can be… more