Industry News

Weekly deals and highlights: Dec. 17, 2014

In this issue: @BeloMansion, @billybobstexas, @CrownePlaza, @Delta, @meetindunwoody, @ForeverResorts, @HiltonHotels, @VisitIrvingTx, @JWHoustonDwtn, @kingandprince, @Parksidemansion, @undergroundchi, SeaWorld, South Shore Harbour, @TrumpChicago, @WestATLAir, @ZooAtl and Dave & Buster’s More

AH&LA survey: What’s in, out at hotels

Personal service, healthy lifestyles and convenience are what hotel customers value most, according to a study from the American Hotel & Lodging Association. The Lodging Survey, sponsored every two years by AH&LA, has been assessing industry trends since 1988. The 2014 survey was conducted by STR, which polled 9,600 hotels across the country. Key findings: Fewer hotels [...] More

PCMA, BestCities announce industry partnership

The Professional Convention Management Association and BestCities Global Alliance have agreed to become partners in a global alliance/trade association believed to be the first of its kind. The partnership begins officially Jan. 1. “Becoming a PCMA partner means having a vested interest in strengthening, supporting and educating the industry and BestCities’ own mission to deliver the [...] More

Weekly deals and highlights: Dec. 10, 2014

In this issue: @BeloMansion, @billybobstexas, @meetindunwoody, @Delta, @GlendaleCVB, @HiltonStCharles, @JWHoustonDwtn, @kingandprince, @undergroundchi, South Shore Harbour, @TEPCatering, @WestATLAir, @wyndhampeachtre, @ZooAtl and Dave & Buster’s More

December 2014: Meeting industry hires & promotions

Liza Landsman, executive vice president & chief marketing officer of E*TRADE, joined the board of directors of Choice Hotels International. Wyndham Worldwide named Gail Mandel president & CEO of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals. Loews Hotels & Resorts named Jim Cone as senior vice president of marketing for 22 properties across the United States and Canada. Paul Brent became [...] More

December 2014: Hotel renovations, expansions, destinations

INTERNATIONAL Australia The InterContinental Sydney Double Bay opened with 140 guest rooms and six meeting rooms. The Grand Ballroom can hold 495 visitors. Canada The 567-room/suite Delta Toronto opened in Ontario with 17,000 square feet of meeting/conference space including a 6,000-sq. ft. ballroom and a 4,000-sq. ft. terrace for outdoor events. China The new Diaoyutai Boutique Chengdu opened with 45 guest [...] More

PCMA names 2015 achievement honorees

Three individuals will be honored April 8 at the 2015 Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement in Washington, D.C. Here’s a quick look at each: Meeting professional honoree Quigley Kati S. Quigley, CMP, is senior director of partner community marketing at Microsoft Corp. She has worked in both the association and corporate worlds during [...] More


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