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! eventprofs Meeting industry Technology bedside hotel rooms Kristin Arnold power power outlets“Finally!! Way to go Renaissance Atlanta concourse !”

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5 Reasons Eventprofs Want a Global Hotel Experience

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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 […]. The post 5 Reasons Eventprofs Want a Global Hotel Experience by Padraic Gilligan appeared first on [link]. Venues accommodation attendees hotel chains hotel groups hotels venues

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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. Why Negotiate a Hotel Block? A hotel block is the base of operations for your entire event. Without a firm hotel contract, everything else is up in the air.

The Hygiene Guide: Hotel Cleaning Protocols for 2020 Reopenings

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As hotels begin to reopen now and in the near future, many hotel companies are announcing new cleaning protocols to adapt to post-pandemic hygiene standards. ” Hyatt Joins Hotel Hygiene Race—and Wants to Win. Hotels Respond to COVID-19 with New Cleaning Standard.

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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. Moxy San Diego This nine-story 126-room property is the first to open in the Golden State under Moxy, Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand. The Hoxton, Portland This London-based hotel recently opened the doors to its second U.S. More: New & Renovated: Multimillion-Dollar Renovations.

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. Here are eight—or nine, if you count a dual-brand as two hotels—that are doing things differently. Boasting 190 guest rooms and 20 residences, the John Pawson-designed hotel will feature a signature restaurant in addition to an art-filled lobby lounge and bar.

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Hotels Using Virtual Tours to Woo Corp Travel Managers

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The Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown, as viewed on 3D platform Matterport. Matterport Skift Take: Whether it's Zoom, FaceTime or VR, it's essential that hotels continue offering site visits to travel managers and meetings planners to plan for growth in the coming months.

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Hotel event management software: How we helped Hotel Salem boost lead response time, get paid faster and save 62+ hours/ month

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Hotel sales, banquet and private event managers know what it’s like to work under pressure. Olivia Isquith, Event Manager at Hotel Salem (part of the Lark Hotels group), knows this well, having worked in hotels that didn’t have a smooth system for managing event bookings and sales.

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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. Robots will be a hallmark of the tech-forward hotel in the near future. Hotel Robot Receptionists. No one hates taking a long flight or flights just to have to stand in another line at their hotel. Door Hotel Robots. Smart Hotel Room.

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. When finding the right hotel for your conference, make sure to think about what’s around the hotel and what views they will be taking in. Hotel App.

Corrin and Albert’s Rooftop Wedding at Hotel X

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Corrin and Albert’s gorgeous rooftop wedding at Hotel X Toronto was everything they wanted it to be: intimate, modern, and elegant. The post Corrin and Albert’s Rooftop Wedding at Hotel X appeared first on Toronto & GTA Weddings & Special Events Blog.

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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. During the strike our hotels are open,” the company said in a statement, “and we stand ready to provide excellent service to our guests. In Chicago , workers at nine downtown hotels representing several major hotel brands remain on strike.

Hotel Hugo: 3 Unique Event Spaces

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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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European Hotels Begin Reopening to Guests

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At the start of the outbreak, the average hotel occupancy had dropped to 12%. With over 2.4 million confirmed cases of Corona virus and more than 165,000 confirmed deaths globally, Europe's travel and tourism industry has been significantly impacted.

The Top 25 Beijing Hotels for Events in 2019

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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. The post The Top 25 Beijing Hotels for Events in 2019 by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Event Venues event venues hotel venues #eventprof eventmanagement

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Event Planning In The Hotel Of The Future

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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 accommodationFast forward to 2060 as we analyse how the changes in event technology will impact events and in particular, how they are planned.

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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. Four Seasons Hotel Bayou & Bottle Houston. The books were selected in conjunction with the property’s team and hotel design firm Meyer Davis Studio. Library Hotel, London.

3 Hotels Using AI To Improve Guest Experience

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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 experienceThe AI concierge is the new best friend of travelers and hoteliers alike.

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Events Check into Hotels

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These four hotels find innovative ways to stage events despite the COVID crisis

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. Many hotel contracts mandate use of an in-house AV provider and contain clauses prohibiting use of other vendors or charge for the privilege of using the planner’s preferred vendor. That is when many hotels will make concessions on AV services to prevent losing a customer.

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. Your hotel likely has a fitness center to hit first thing in the morning. It’s peanut butter and jelly time at Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans! Meeting professionals can book the hotel’s Raid the Fridge package.

7 Hotels with Amenities That Will Elevate Your Experience

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When choosing from a variety of hotels, planners and attendees alike often look at the amenities first. Some hotels, however, go above and beyond, creating a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience for their guests. A post shared by Kimpton EPIC Hotel (@epichotel) on Oct 9, 2017 at 10:33am PDT. Your keycard is no longer entry to just your hotel room—you can use it at museums that are in partnership with Le Meridien. Hotel deLuxe, Portland, Oregon.

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 ). The following hotels are freshly opened and sure to dazzle. Photo courtesy of 21c Museum Hotel Nashville. 21c Museum Hotel Nashville. The 21c Museum Hotel isn’t only a boutique hotel—it’s a multi-venue museum as well.

Road to Recovery: The 2021 Guide to Digital Marketing for Hotels and Venues

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Cvent’s new eBook lays out everything you need to know about digital marketing for hotels and venues for 2021.

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Hotels Think Pink

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Hotels throughout the United States—and elsewhere—are also thinking pink—and raising money for the cure. All 10 Peninsula hotels around the globe, including The Peninsula Beverly Hills , are on board for the Peninsula en Rose afternoon tea, featuring French-inspired pastries created by each hotel’s pastry chef, paired with specialty cocktails. Admirable as these efforts are, they have a long way to go to top Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay in the Persian Gulf.

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. Disneyland is actually home to three hotels, each of which offer conference space. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel includes 20,000 sq. Disneyland Hotel , the largest convention hotel, features 136,000 sq.

Planners Brainstorm ‘New Normal’ for Gathering at Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts

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Hotels. A concern repeated many times was the now off-kilter room-to-space ratio—square footage per guest based on the number of guest rooms and the total square footage of meeting rooms—at hotels. F&B was touched upon in discussion relating to hotels and restaurants.

‘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. Palazzo Seneca in Norcia, Italy, was named Hotel of the Year, and 10 other hotels and hoteliers from around the globe were also honored as 2017 Best of the Best. Norcia is the nexus of Italian black truffle country, and the hotel’s Ristorante Vespasia is Michelin starred.

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How Suite It Is: Why Event Pros Are Turning to Luxury Hotel Penthouses and Suites

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All-inclusive amenities, over-the-top decor, and ultimate privacy have turned hotel penthouses and V.I.P. suites into ideal event venues

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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. A statement by Marriott International, which operates six affected hotels, said, “The parties are not at an impasse on any issue.” Each hotel company negotiates separately with the union.

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. Reservations made through Internet discount sites are almost always slated for our worst rooms,” writes Jacob Tomsky, former hotel worker and author of Heads in Beds, on Mental Floss. The post Hotel Tricks and Treats appeared first on Smart Meetings.

4 Tech-Forward Hotels and Destinations

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Hotel properties and CVBs across the country are enlisting the help of digital innovations to deliver convenience to groups in the ballroom and the guest room. More : Smart Technology is Reshaping the Future of Hotels. Hotel Zetta. A post shared by Hotel Zetta San Francisco (@hotelzetta) on Aug 1, 2019 at 10:01am PDT. Viceroy Hotels & Resorts is also taking advantage of advancements in tech to improve the experience of guests. Virgin Hotels Chicago.

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. The awards also included the 10 top hotel luxury brands, pools, restaurants, spas, destinations, bars, waterfronts and more. Credit: Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel — Mackinac Island, Michigan. Grand Hotel is home of the world’s longest porch. Credit: The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.

5 Tech-Focused Hotel Trends

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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. Hotel elevators are beginning to introduce touch pad controls and wall art is now exhibited on big screens in some hotel rooms and lobbies for a more innovative presentation.

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. At Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, guests meet Elvis and Priscilla. And at Luma Hotel Times Square, Alina will be on the other side of the door.

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. Offer Details: Save on room bookings, spa and dining across The Peninsula Hotels, including 30 percent on rooms and suites, 25 percent on select spa packages and 10–25 percent on all gift cards to Shanghai Terrace restaurant. A wilderness hotel in the middle of the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid in Memphis, Big Cypress Lodge features 13,000 sq.

5 Most Infamous Hotel Ghosts

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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. Kate Morgan, Hotel del Coronado (San Diego) Hotel del Coronado is known for its extensive history, which dates back to the 1800s. Specifically, Kate Morgan has been haunting the hotel since she passed in 1892.

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. The hotel was praised for its high-quality service, elegance and functionality of on-site amenities, and remarkable view. 2, followed by The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club , Surfside, Florida. La Reserve Paris-Hotel and Spa. News’ Best Hotels List . “In

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. One of the first SLS LUX brand hotels to open in the United States, a new W Hotel just off the Avenue of the Arts and a new Four Seasons Hotel will be just a few of the exciting new offerings.

Brittany and Michael’s Beautiful Hotel X Wedding in Toronto

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When it comes to modern elegance, Brittany and Michael’s wedding at Hotel X Toronto beautifully fits the bill. Fl.aw.less Toronto Orchestra Hotel X Toronto Fern Cohen Party Planni.

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