Hotels and Resorts

Planner-Hotel Sales Staff Relationships Don't Have to be Planets Apart By Christine Loomis

We spoke with five meeting planners and five hotel sales staffers to learn what lies at the core of this relationship and what it takes to make it work.

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Making the Most of Off-Season Opportunities and Value By Maura Keller

Off-season events offer many advantages, including especially attractive lodging rates and flexible guest-room options due to lower occupancy.

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Hotel UpdateJuly 1, 2017
A Sampling of What’s New & Renovated From Coast to Coast By Patrick Simms

The kind of hotel development that really grabs an association meeting planner’s attention is the new “headquarters” hotel. Fortunately, there are several such projects in the works.

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What's New & Noteworthy From Coast to Coast By Ron Bernthal

Convention hotels have a symbiotic relationship with their nearby convention centers — one can’t live without the other.

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These Game-Changers Are Putting Their Cities on the Site Selection Map By Patrick Simms

First- and second-tier cities are partnering with upscale hoteliers to raise their profile in the convention market.

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Planners Win Big With Better Attendance, Great Amenities and Prime Entertainment By Christine Loomis

The best meeting-savvy resorts attract a remarkably diverse selection of conferences and attendees — gaming enthusiasts and not.

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The Perks and Pitfalls of Booking Properties in Transition By Karen Brost

Booking a convention hotel under construction or renovation can require somewhat of a leap of faith. But in the end, it can all work out to your advantage.

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Hotel & Resort UpdateFebruary 1, 2014
Robust, Good Health of the Hotel Industry Leads to New Programs and More Value for Meeting Planners By John Buchanan

As the association meeting market returns to robust health, hotel partners play a more important role than ever in the success of conventions, conferences and other events.

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The Pros & Cons of Meeting at New and Newly Renovated Properties By Patrick Simms

Renovations generally mean improved experiences for delegates, in terms of comfort, convenience and aesthetics. As such, they continue to be a selling point toward planners.

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