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January 2020

Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International are engaged in ongoing lawsuits about resort fees and “drip pricing.” Here’s what meeting and event planners need to know to negotiate around these charges as part of their RFP response process. Read more.

January 2020

ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV passed away after an extended battle with cancer. The association said that Susan Robertson will continue to serve as its interim president and CEO. Read more.

January 2020

PCMA announced two strategic alliances during its Convening Leaders 2020 conference at San Francisco’s Moscone Center South that are aimed to bringing its meetings, events and incentives educational reach to a wider audience. Convening Leaders also enjoyed a 14% spike in attendance over the 2019 edition. Read more.

January 2020

Situated in Rio Grande, the new Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico opened, following a multimillion transformation of the property. The 579-room resort is on 72 acres on the island’s northeast coast near the famed El Yunque National Forest.

January 2020

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center. The hotel is located in the heart of Portland, just steps from the newly renovated Oregon Convention Center, local sport and concert arena Moda Center and high-end eateries and breweries in the burgeoning Lloyd neighborhood.

December 2019

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis completed the first phase of its multimillion-dollar renovation, which includes the opening of its completely renovated revolving rooftop restaurant, The Eagle’s Nest as well as completion of a redesign of the hotel’s more than 35,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces, ground floor restaurants, lobby and fitness center.

December 2019

The Westin Prince Hotel was rebranded to Pan Pacific Toronto. Pan Pacific Toronto will be the fifth hotel for Pan Pacific Hotels Group in North America, joining other hotels in Vancouver, Whistler in British Columbia and Seattle.

December 2019

Thompson Washington D.C. is gearing up for a January debut. The hotel will open in the capitol’s Navy Yard district and offer 225 guest rooms and over 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including an expansive rooftop with views of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, Anacostia River and Nationals Park.

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