When the $221 million Raleigh Convention Center opens this fall, its capacity will be for groups of up to 5,000 people. There’s one hitch. There may be a housing shortage. Demand for downtown hotel rooms is at an eight-year high, but increased borrowing costs have delayed hotel openings, affecting 500 planned rooms.
Bringing attendees to a gorgeous location is a great idea — if you can let them enjoy it. At the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Fla., meeting rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Planners also can create conversation areas by outdoor fire pits and […]
Westin has created an in-room spa experience targeting business travelers, who have a small window of time available for relaxation and pampering in between meetings and appointments. Forty minutes prior to the massage appointment, a spa basket with water, a flower, dark chocolate, a letter of what to expect, aromatherapy oils and a relaxing music […]