10 Hotel Technology Trends for 2019 That Will Help Your Event


Yet, making the right choice for the hotel that will host your guests has many crucial implications. The post 10 Hotel Technology Trends for 2019 That Will Help Your Event by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link]. Event Trends event trends #eventprof eventmanagement hotel tech

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Win at Negotiating AV Services with Hotels

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However, leaving audio visual (AV) equipment services to the end could be a costly mistake, especially when negotiating these services with a hotel. That is when many hotels will make concessions on AV services to prevent losing a customer.

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How to Negotiate Hotel Blocks

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Arranging a hotel block and finalizing the contract is one of the most important parts of planning an event. There’s hotel jargon, legal terms, and the idea of facing off against someone over the negotiating table. We’re here to walk you through the basics of negotiating hotel blocks.

5 Reasons Eventprofs Want a Global Hotel Experience


This is a sponsored post from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Global chain hotels meet the needs and requirements of #eventprofs and their delegates in ways that local, independent properties never can. Local, independent hotels have really come on trend over the past 5 […].

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Prague’s Legendary Hotel Alcron Returns


Hotel Alcron has a long tradition of more than 85 years of hospitality and a distinctive art-deco design that’s typical in Prague. It also offers: Outstanding and genuine service, with a focus on customers that has earned the hotel a Booking.com rating of 9.4

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Hotel Strikes Widen to San Francisco

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Nearly 2,500 Marriott hotel workers at seven downtown San Francisco properties walked off their jobs Thursday morning, threatening to disrupt the city’s busy fall convention season. In Chicago , workers at nine downtown hotels representing several major hotel brands remain on strike.

41 Best Hotel Amenities for Conference Attendees

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Something often overlooked when booking hotel blocks for conferences are hotel amenities for conference attendees. We have gathered a variety of the best hotel amenities for conference attendees to look for when finding the right hotel for your next conference. Hotel App.

The Top 25 Beijing Hotels for Events in 2019


We’ve compiled the best Beijing hotels for your conference, corporate meeting, private party, or special occasion. Ranging from luxury destinations to affordable hotels, discover the best the city has to offer. Event Venues event venues hotel venues #eventprof eventmanagement

7 Sweet and Savory Late-Night Hotel Snacks

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The sun set hours ago, the clock keeps ticking and you’re still tapping away on the keyboard in your hotel room until the wee hours. Some hotels have your late-night cravings handled with these creative—and sometimes nostalgic—offerings.

7 Cyber Monday Hotel Deals for Groups (and You)

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This AAA Four Diamond, Forbes Five Star hotel with 339 rooms and 15,973 sq. A wilderness hotel in the middle of the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid in Memphis, Big Cypress Lodge features 13,000 sq. The post 7 Cyber Monday Hotel Deals for Groups (and You) appeared first on Smart Meetings.

2019’s Top U.S. Meetings Hotels, Venues and Attractions

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From ballrooms with windows galore in Sin City to a sky-high observation deck in Manhattan, there are hotels and attractions around the country to scratch the new year’s traveling itch. New on The Strip is Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Hotel & Residences, where groups can enjoy 12,000 sq.

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Loews Hotels & Co.: 24 Hotels and Growing


Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Co. is a hospitality company rooted in family heritage in the hotel industry and excellence in service. Chairman and CEO Jonathan Tisch serves not only as the ambassador of Loews Hotels & Co., Loews Hotels & Co.

Chicago Hotel Employees Walk Out

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Thousands of downtown Chicago hotel workers went on strike Friday morning after contracts expired at 25 downtown convention and boutique hotels. More: Hospitality Strike Votes Could Increase with Arrival of High-Tech Hotels, Minimum Wage Increases.

New York Hotel Aims to Give Big Lift to Meetings Industry

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Photo credit: Chautauqua Harbor Hotel. Chautauqua Harbor Hotel will feature an arts and crafts-style facade that is highlighted by rustic stone accents, stunning grounds and large outdoor areas with patios and fire pits.

Conde Nast Releases Top U.S. Hotels in 2019 Gold List

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The travel magazine announced their 2019 top hotels in the world and the United States managed to snag 13 of the 14 best hotels in North America honors with hotels located across the country, from New York to California. Read on for the hotel wins in the U.S.

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Why the Four Seasons Launched an Event Series Outside its Hotels


” That local idiom helped inspire Toronto-based Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ latest event Canadians don’t “pop over,” they “pop down.”

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Top 100 Corporate Hotels for Business Travelers

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Egencia, Expedia’s business travel division, has announced the winners of its annual awards program, revealing the top 100 preferred hotels around the globe. travelpulse.com.

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New & Renovated: Getting Out of the Hotel

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For a taste of something uniquely different, sometimes you need to leave the hotel behind. The post New & Renovated: Getting Out of the Hotel appeared first on Smart Meetings.

3 Hotels Using AI To Improve Guest Experience


The age of AI is here and it’s coming to a hotel near you soon. The post 3 Hotels Using AI To Improve Guest Experience by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Venues hotels hospitality hotel concierge app AI concierge artificial intelligence AI guest experience

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Event Planning In The Hotel Of The Future


A report on the Hotels of the Future […]. The post Event Planning In The Hotel Of The Future by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Event Technology #eventtech event planning event technology hotels technology #eventprof tech accommodation

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Wyndham Tops WalletHub’s 2018 Hotel Rewards Report

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Wyndham Rewards is the best hospitality benefits club, according to WalletHub’s 2018 Hotel Rewards Program report. This marks the fourth year in a row that the hotel chain’s loyalty program has come in first, with up to $14.30 More : The Ultimate Hotel Brand Guide.

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How to Save on Hotel WIFI – Whiteboard Wednesday Episode 4

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We are seeing a common and alarming trend that hotels are charging exorbitant amounts to use their WIFI for your events. WIFI fees just much like all hotel restrictions are negotiable and there are ways to cut costs! Video Transcription – How to Save on Hotel WIFI .

Philly Hotels on the Rise

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Philadelphia’s hotel scene is bursting at the seams like never before. After reaching a record 1 million room nights in 2016, development is at an all-time high, and by next year the city will also have more hotel rooms than ever.

Hotels Think Pink

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Hotels throughout the United States—and elsewhere—are also thinking pink—and raising money for the cure. Admirable as these efforts are, they have a long way to go to top Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay in the Persian Gulf. The post Hotels Think Pink appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Advanced Hotel Negotiations, From the Hotel Side

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Register for “Advanced Hotel Negotiations, From the Hotel Side” To be a more effective negotiator, meeting planners will learn how hotels evaluate their businesses and manage their inventory of space, rates and dates.

10 Best Historic Hotels in the U.S.

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In fact, it’s inspired groups to meet at historic hotels, including the 10 Best Historic Hotels of 2017, selected as part of USA Today ’s Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. Credit: Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel — Mackinac Island, Michigan. Credit: The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.

How Marriott Turned a Restaurant Into Three Different Hotels


Following the 2016 merger between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Marriott decided to reintroduce the press to

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Unique Boutique Hotels in Detroit


It’s no wonder Detroit and its surrounding suburbs are experiencing a boom in boutique hotelshotels that represent the unique architecture and history of the city while immersing travelers into the local culture. The hotel provides complimentary bikes that guests can use to explore.

What 6 of the Largest Hotels Worldwide Can Offer Events


What can 6 of the largest worldwide hotels offer event planners? We investigate the facilities and offering from 6 of the biggest international hotels. The post What 6 of the Largest Hotels Worldwide Can Offer Events by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

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Introducing Your Hotel Robo-Assistant

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This is especially true in hotels, where robots are assisting some hotel employees by taking on tasks that could be considered a time-suck. To add whimsy to the efficient improvement and make technology seem friendlier, many hotels name their robots.

10 New and Noteworthy Hotel Openings

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Photo courtesy of The Maven Hotel in Denver. A hotel opening is always exciting news. This is especially true for meeting planners , who at times can feel like their entire lives are spent in hotel rooms (or on flights ). Photo courtesy of 21c Museum Hotel Nashville.

Gladstone Hotel: How Art Benefits Business

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We love to learn about the hotels and venues in our industry! We spoke with the team at The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto recently to gain insight into their history and events, as well as how art benefits their business. Find the Gladstone Hotel on Facebook and Instagram!

‘Best of the Best’ Hotels Named for 2017

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Naming the “best of the best” in the hospitality world is no job for the meek, but international luxury travel network Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts did the deed—again. Norcia is the nexus of Italian black truffle country, and the hotel’s Ristorante Vespasia is Michelin starred.

Hyatt Hotels Buys Two Roads, Adds 85 Properties

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation has agreed to buy Two Roads Hospitality, a lifestyle hotel management company with 85 properties in eight countries, for a base price of $480 million, with the potential for Hyatt to invest an additional $120 million.

What do Attendees Want, and Actually Need, From a Hotel?

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Services hotel guests think they will need don’t always line up with what they end up using, according to a new study from Cornell University. Generally, guests overpredicted what they would use in hotels, but there were also a handful of cases where they underpredicted.

Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel Goes Green

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After a long day of meetings and riding the rides , you and your guests can get a good night’s sleep in the newly remodeled rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The Grand Californian Hotel also has 20,000 sq. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel includes 20,000 sq.

To Get the Best Hotel Internet, Ask the Right Questions

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Thankfully, Ron Fariss, sales manager for the internet services division of meetings and events company PSAV , and the most recent Smart Meetings webinar host, had several suggestions for how planners can ensure they know what they are paying for with hotel internet.

Hotel Tricks and Treats

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Believe it or not, most trips offer an opportunity for a room upgrade, late check out time or other bonus during a hotel stay. The post Hotel Tricks and Treats appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Hotels Celebrating International Women’s Day

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To honor the holiday, hotels around the world are offering services tailored specifically to women. W Hotel’s “What She Said” series revolves around powerful women starting conversations about femininity and gender equality.

Third-Party Planner Group Leverages $350 Million in Room Revenue to Attract Hotel Partners

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Meeting Planners Unite , the group that started in May as a reaction to Marriott International and other hotel properties cutting commissions for third-party planners , announced today that its membership has grown to the point that members collectively manage $350 million in revenue. “If

5 Refreshed Hotels in 5 Getaway Spots

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Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel A $7 million refresh of this 296-room nautical gem in Florida along the Intracoastal Waterway—and adjacent to the International Swimming Hall of Fame—stars a $50,000 chandelier and 28,000 sq.

9 Great Hotel Fitness Facilities to Break a Sweat

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So, when choosing your destination, consider a hotel with space for attendees’ daily workouts. Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas. Hilton Anatole Hotel’s Verandah Club provides 80,000 sq. Hotel Bellevue, Washington. Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

7 Smart Moves at Hotel Crescent Court and More

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Denise Mope Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas’s Uptown neighborhood added Mope as director of sales and marketing. He previously held sales positions at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel and Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel.