Industry News

Weekly deals and highlights: Oct. 1, 2014

In this issue: AMA Executive Conference Centers, @StayinAtlanta, @HiltonStCharles, @visitplano, @silverlegacy, @undergroundchi and South Point More

Find it on the IMEX Online Inspiration Hub

IMEX has built a new, free resource for any and everyone in the meetings and events industry. The IMEX Online Inspiration Hub, as it’s called, is home to more than 1,600 articles, blogs and industry research reports on various topics. The Hub, curated and managed by IMEX’s social media team, is designed to provide information [...] More

ISES names its 2014 Esprit winners

The “Zombie Olympics” were named best corporate event under $75,000.   The International Special Events Society (ISES) has awarded its 2014 Esprit Awards to industry professionals in a number of categories. Read on for the winners. Catered event “Harmony at the Hard Rock.” Ingrid Nagy, CSEP, Catering by Design, Denver. Corporate event UNDER $75,000: “Zombie Olympics.” Bob Carnigan, Corporate Events Unlimited, Austell, [...] More

Weekly deals and highlights: Sept. 17, 2014

In this issue: @HiltonStCharles, @innewbraunfels, @kingandprince, @LaTorretta, @TrumpChicago and South Point More

AH&LA, TripAdvisor get greener together

For those of you keeping score, AH&LA has accepted the minimum eco-friendly requirements of the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program as part of its new green guidelines. That means accommodations meeting AH&LA guidelines will also qualify for the TripAdvisor program. To apply, lodging properties can visit To view AH&LA’s additional 65 guidelines, including ROI, best practices and [...] More

September 2014: Meeting industry hires & promotions

Baha Mar Casino & Resort in Nassau City, Bahamas, named Alex Pariente as executive vice president of international marketing. Shanghai-based Home Inns & Hotels Management named Cathy Xiangrong its chief financial officer. The St. Regis Resort on the island of Mauritius appointed Rocco Bova its resort manager. Preferred Hotel Group named Manuel Saracho Pena as group sales director for Mexico City. Hard [...] More

September 2014: Hotel renovations, expansions, destinations

INTERNATIONAL BALI The 290-room Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak opened with meeting and breakout space for up to 350 people. BURMA The new Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw opened in Myanmar with 141 rooms/suites and six meetings rooms. CHINA The 565-room Wyndham Grand Xi’an South opened in the Qujiang New District near the Xi’an International Conference Center with 53,820 square feet [...] More

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