October 2014: Hotel renovations, expansions, destinations

INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA The 311-room Ibis Adelaide opened with meeting space for up to 98 people BRITISH COLUMBIA The 15-room/suite Skwachàys Lodge (pictured, at left), Canada’s first indigenous arts and culture hotel, opened in Vancouver with a boardroom (capacity: eight), an art gallery for events, a welcome/dining room, smudge room and relaxation deck, and on-site artist studios for lessons [...] More

How effective is your pre-con?

Savvy planners know that scheduling a pre-con is in everyone’s best interest and, if run correctly, can make or break their success. More

.Events is here, but is anyone taking notice?

Let's get some traction and let the world know we’ve got a domain of our own. More

6 ways to create continuous feedback

Regular interactions with your audience are critical to having "wow" events. More

Budgeting tips, guidelines, pitfalls

The next time you plan the perfect setting for an event, think beyond what guests will see, think also about what they'll hear. 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: 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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