Planners Corner

California’s Portolo Hotel goes with 1 gigabit Internet

The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay in California has introduced a full 1 gigabit (Gbps) Internet connection to support meetings and events. More

San Francisco alliance created for midsized groups

The Grand Hyatt San Francisco and the Westin St. Francis are partnering to attract medium-sized groups. More

White noise while you work: 3 options

These websites enable you to access white noise at your convenience, while you work, relax or meditate. More

Shreveport-Bossier has a deal for you

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau in Louisiana has a cash reward for your event — if you act before Dec. 31 and meet a few other requirements.  More

Trend: Popularity up for third-tier cities

One of the bigger trends in meetings and events today is the growing popularity of third-tier destinations. That's according to research from New York-based Skift, which tracks such things. Do you agree? More

Meet at resort with Georgia’s top golf course

If you like to do your business, or your after-business networking, on a Georgia golf course, Golf Advisor’s pick of the pack is King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island. More

Atlanta Westin gives planners behind-the-scenes Green Tour

Atlanta's Westin Peachtree Plaza, the largest Green Seal Silver Level-certified convention hotel in the Southeast, is giving meeting attendees a behind-the-scenes look at its sustainability, conservation and environmental-efficiency practices. More

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