Marriott International is in the hot seat, accused of charging hidden fees. On July 9, 2019, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine filed a lawsuit against the hospitality giant for “hiding the true price of hotel rooms.”
Meeting and event technology giant Cvent added 3D interactive floor plans for the thousands of venues in its database and launched the Cvent Community online network for planners. The news was announced at its annual Cvent Connect conference in Las Vegas.
Together with flamenco dancers and Mickey Mouse, Thomas Mazloum, senior vice president, resorts at Walt Disney World, kicked off the grand opening of the 16-story Gran Destino Tower.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort unveiled its Gran Destino Tower on July 9, 2019. Along with 545 guest rooms, this new tower boasts new meeting venues, adding to the property’s existing 220,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
Two earthquakes shook SoCal in July 2019, both with epicenters about 150 miles north of LA. If a Southern California meeting is in your future, use these tips to prepare for a seismic event.
Located just outside of Chicago, the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center features a newly remodeled lobby area, guest rooms and meeting spaces full of floral and natural inspiration.
These 20 Meetings Today Trendsetters, hand-selected by our editors, continue to drive our industry forward. They all demonstrate dedication to the concept that when we meet, we ignite the possibility of effecting change on a global scale.
New CRN member The Westin Michigan Avenue lives the CRN's overarching goal: provide exceptional meeting planner service and support. Discover how this Chicago property provides flexible meetings and personalized attendee experiences, with a beach view.
The Marriott Marquis Chicago offers 1,205 guest rooms, including 44 suites, at the entertainment and convention district of McCormick Square. Marriott Marquis Chicago is directly connected to the McCormick Place and is adjacent to the new 10,000-seat Wintrust Arena. When it opened in late 2017, it was the largest hotel to open in Chicago that year and the largest Marriott property to open in North America in 2017.
News that PCMA CEO Sherrif Karamat, a Canadian citizen, has yet to obtain a post-hiring EB-2 Green Card, and that PCMA has posted his position on its job board, has led to a great deal of confusion at the association and in the industry. PCMA Chair of the Board of Directors Greg O'Dell updates Tyler Davidson on the situation.
Workers at Miami International Airport (MIA), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) are striking to protest working conditions. Ramp and cargo workers, cabin cleaners and wheelchair attendants employed by Eulen America, an airline contractor for American Airlines and Delta, are protesting unfair labor practice complaints, unpaid wages and health and safety problems.
Offer more engaging and immersive meetings experiences with six tips from the PCMA Foundation and Steelcase Event Experiences. Their robust report includes attendee feedback captured via live interviews at PCMA Convening Leaders 2019.
Reno-based Eldorado Resorts and Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment are about to make history. On June 24, 2019, the companies announced they had entered into a definitive merger agreement that will result in the creation of the largest U.S. casino operator. Under the transaction, Eldorado will acquire Caesars for approximately $17.3 billion, including the assumption of outstanding debt.
With $5 billion in developments across Milwaukee, the city’s neighborhoods are dramatically transforming. One neighborhood seeing a resurgence is Westown, which has become the entertainment, sports and convention hub or the city before, during and after events.
The one-year anniversary of the launch of the Discover Puerto Rico destination marketing organization is July 1, 2019, and there’s nothing but optimism in the air. Puerto Rico is flourishing again with new and renewed resorts—and business is booming.
MPI World Education Congress (WEC) 2019, held June 15-18, in Toronto, recorded the largest attendance numbers for the conference in the past 10 years, according to the association. The association also said it is upping its efforts at combatting human trafficking and sexual discrimination.
Michael Dominguez is leaving MGM Resorts International to assume the role of CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) starting July 8, 2019.
New Jersey will be the first state in the U.S. to require hotels to provide panic buttons for workers. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill June 11, 2019, that will require hotels with 100 guest rooms or more to equip hotel workers with wearable panic buttons, or employee safety devices (ESD), which can be pressed to get help in an emergency.
Therapy dogs were on hand to give attendees a cute and cuddly break at MPI’s 2019 World Education Congress in Toronto, Canada.
IACC released its 2019 Meeting Room of the Future global trends report at MPI’s World Education Congress (WEC) in Toronto, Canada. Find out how young influencers and technological evolution continue to push the industry forward.
The Hotel Zags Portland, previously Hotel Modera, opened in downtown Portland. The 174-room hotel underwent a full renovation, transformation and rebranding. The property is now the sixth “Z Hotel” in the “Unofficial Z Collection,” the company’s individually curated portfolio of urban lifestyle hotels, and the first Z Hotel located outside of San Francisco.
Meetings industry technology giant Cvent acquired mobile event app company DoubleDutch in the latest of a trio of major acquisitions that seeks expand the SaaS company’s mobile software platform.
At the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina groups can now get a taste of San Diego’s diverse culinary scene without leaving the property. Neighborhood is a new food and beverage program for meetings and events inspired by the flavors, local specialties and cultural offerings of San Diego’s neighborhoods.
We chatted with Jeremy Aguero, principal analyst with Applied Analysis, at the Las Vegas Stadium’s construction site. The stadium will be the new home for the Raiders NFL team, and aims to be a venue unlike any other in Las Vegas.
The most popular ways for groups to visit Cuba are no longer possible in light of the Trump Administration’s recent restrictions on people-to-people tours and cruise travel.