John Lisack Jr., CAE, George Aguel and Amanda K. Cecil, Ph.D., CMP, will be honored with PCMA Professional Achievement awards at the 2012 PCMA Education Foundation Dinner next May in Washington, D.C. Jennifer Fox became president of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Loews Hotels appointed Michael Palmeri its vice president of acquisitions and development. Dawn Eagleton […]
After a six-month, $270 million renovation, the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville has reopened. The 2,881-room property was forced to close last May when torrential rainfall flooded the hotel, leaving behind several feet of water and more than $220 million worth of damages. To celebrate its grand re-opening, Gaylord Opryland hosted a […]
How to keep staff motivated, tailor your product to the economy and meet event planner expectations were some of the solutions discussed at this event, held on Feb. 24, 2010 in Austin, Texas, which gathered current PYM partners together to discuss current sales and marketing challenges in the meetings industry.
Who hasn’t complained about the increase in service fees this year? Some hotels are up to 24 percent. But a class-action lawsuit in Hawaii may change all that. Check out this story in the Honolulu Advertiser. According to the article, there is a class-action lawsuit against the Kahala Hotel. Hawaii’s law states that if service […]
About a year ago, I was interviewing education expert Joan Eisenstodt about how natural light and environments have a positive impact on adults — it makes it easier to learn, relaxes them, improves mood and helps them focus on the task at hand. Last spring I had the opportunity to visit a unique meeting facility designed with that in mind.
The Crossings is rougly 25 miles outside of downtown Austin, Texas, but it feels miles away from big city life. It’s a hotel/meeting venue/wellness spa set in the middle of a wilderness preserve…