Power in hotel rooms done right!

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I’m reposting this simple idea for power in hotel rooms from a Facebook post by my friend Kristin Arnold. A smart hotel that put plugs on the head of the bed frame! ” Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Power in hotel rooms done right!

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8 Hotels Boosting Guest Experiences in 2019

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From West Hollywood to Dominica, hotel and resort properties are cropping up, providing unparalleled luxury, gorgeous views and redesigned guest experiences, not to mention plenty of locations for groups to meet. Hotel Indigo Coachella—California. Hotel Indigo Coachella.

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New & Renovated: Downtown Hotels

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With so much to explore, both inside and outside hotel rooms today, inventive lobbies and creative culinary options make staying on-property more appealing than ever. The Hoxton, Portland This London-based hotel recently opened the doors to its second U.S.

10 Top Literary Oases for Groups—in Hotels!

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Four Seasons Hotel Houston Lobby. We have listed 10 of our top libraries, found in hotels across the world. Recently renovated, the hotel has partnered with Bedside Reading, an exclusive service that provides books to Forbes Five Star hotels. Four Seasons Hotel Houston.

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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.

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.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Named Top U.S. Hotel

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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Kailua-Kona on the Island of Hawaii was named Best Hotel in the United States for the seventh time in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Hotels rankings. 2, followed by The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club , Surfside, Florida.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

The 5 Types of Hotel Robots We’ll Encounter in the Tech-Forward Hotel

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We all know robots are the future but are they here now in hotels? If you haven’t seen these amazing robots yet, check out the 5 types of hotel robots we’ll encounter in the near future of the tech-forward hotel. Hotel Robot Receptionists. Door Hotel Robots.

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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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.

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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10 New and Noteworthy Hotel Openings


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.

Hotels Think Pink


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.

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.

10 Best Historic Hotels in the U.S.


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.

Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel Goes Green


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.

Philly Hotels on the Rise


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.

Hotel Hugo: 3 Unique Event Spaces


Tucked between SoHo and the Hudson, Hotel Hugo is a stylish and sophisticated newcomer in Manhattan’s emerging West SoHo neighborhood

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‘Best of the Best’ Hotels Named for 2017


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.

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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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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.

Introducing Your Hotel Robo-Assistant


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.

Hotel Tricks and Treats


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.

7 Smart Moves at The Elizabeth Hotel and More

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Dragan Andrejic Andrejic is the general manager of The Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins, Colorado. and Kimpton Donovan Hotel in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he served as general manager of Kimpton Rouge Hotel in Washington, D.C.

9 Great Hotel Fitness Facilities to Break a Sweat


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.

5 Refreshed Hotels in 5 Getaway Spots


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.

5 Most Infamous Hotel Ghosts


And what’s more quintessentially creepy than a haunted hotel? Whether you’re planning a meeting or an event for next year’s scary season , or just looking for a place where your attendees will enjoy some thrills, kick things up a notch at these haunted hotels.

5 Tech-Focused Hotel Trends


Implementing these cutting-edge features can also enhance guest comfort, support staff duties and advance the hotel brand. With more competition than ever, staying current is essential for hotels and resorts. Here are five major hotel tech trends we’re seeing in 2017.

You Can Negotiate Away Annoying Hotel Fees


The resort fee—a daily charge tacked onto a hotel or resort room rate for services guests may or may not want—began there about eight years ago. hotel market collected an estimated $2.7 Some hotels now charge for early check in and late check out.

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.

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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Ouch! It’s the Hotel Pain Index


Guests at five-star hotels are four times more likely than guests at less expensive hotels to say they always overpay. More than one-third of them say they have had a hotel experience so bad they have cried, and one in five say their experience was so bad it ruined their vacation.

Hotels Celebrating International Women’s Day


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.

The Best Hotels to Celebrate National Nap Day

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In honor of National Nap Day , Smart Meetings rounded up the best hotels around the world where you can close your eyes and unplug. Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, Alexandria, Virginia. A post shared by Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa (@lorienhotelandspa) on Dec 18, 2018 at 8:17am PST.

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7 Smart Moves at Hotel Zoe and more

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TJ Pierri Hotel Zoe in San Francisco has named Pierri as general manager. Before Hotel Zoe, Pierri served in the role of resort manager at Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Virginia. Before this position, he was global director of memberships east for Club Quarters Hotels.