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Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center unveiled The Fortunate Prospector, Embers Lodge Bar and a Grand Lodge redesign in April 2024, part of the current multi-year investment plan by ownership group Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. The Fortunate Prospector The resort’s new English pub seats 134 and makes its home on the right side of the Grand […]

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Indianapolis city officials announced continued progress on construction for the Indiana Convention Center expansion and 800-room Signia by Hilton while celebrating the city’s largest single-building concrete pour. The concrete pour featured more than 800 concrete trucks, delivering 7,347 cubic yards of concrete, equivalating to filling two-and-a-half Olympic-sized swimming pools. With the concrete base finished, the […]

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Following an impressive $90 million restoration and nearly a decade of careful planning, Hotel Cleveland, Autograph Collection and its monumental renovation is complete at 24 Public Square in Downtown Cleveland. Now restored to its former glory, this historic American icon heads into the future with contemporary refinements that honor the important history of architectural treasure. […]

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Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 2023 marked a new record year for Kentucky tourism, with $13.8 billion generated in economic impact and 95,222 jobs, as tourism remains a key piece of the commonwealth’s booming economy. The Governor joined state tourism leaders at Castle & Key Distillery to celebrate the second straight record-breaking year for tourism […]

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GBTA unveiled a new study, the “GBTA U.S. Economic Impact Study: Business Travel’s Impact on Jobs and the U.S. Economy,” which quantifies the significant economic impact of traveling for work in the U.S. The report shows that the business travel industry provided a major boost to the U.S. economy in 2022, the latest full year for which a complete […]

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Trinity Investments are proud to announce the planned rebranding of Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa to Grand Hyatt Indian Wells Resort & Villas, slated for September 2024. The rebrand will be timed to the culmination of a $64 million property-wide renovation and ushers in a new era of luxury […]

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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement upon final Congressional passage of the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2024: “Travelers had a clear demand for Congress to fix an aviation system challenged by years of federal underinvestment. This FAA renewal is a big step toward vastly improving the […]

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Sydney’s specialist business events bidding company BESydney released its growing forward global business event pipeline, reinforcing its position as the world’s preferred Australian host city, and top Australian city in the APAC region. Announcing the results from IMEX in Frankfurt, Germany, BESydney CEO, Lyn Lewis-Smith said, “This week our forward pipeline ticked over to 103 […]

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ASAE announced the recipients of the 2024 Gold Circle Awards, which honor the creativity, execution and success of outstanding marketing, membership and communications campaigns in the association community. The 2024 Gold Circle Award winners will be recognized during ASAE’s Marketing, Membership, Communications + Tech Conference, taking place May 30-31, 2024, at the Walter E. Washington Convention […]

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