7 Smart Moves at Four Seasons, Squaw Creek and More

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Casino & Hotel, in Hanover, Maryland. Hotels & Resorts News appointment casino creek dallas director four general Hawaii hire honolulu hotel kansas las live management manager maryland napa new president recreation regional sales seasons senior squaw texas valley vegas vice

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College & University Venues Revving Up the DMV Area

Unique Venues

Maryland, and Virginia. University of Maryland, College Park, is another option for younger clientele. University of Maryland, College Park. University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Springtime in the Mid-Atlantic

Unique Venues

University of Maryland, College Park, is another option for younger clientele. Here are more of our favorite venues in DC, Maryland, and Virginia: Johns Hopkins University. University of Maryland, College Park. University of Maryland Baltimore County.

College & University Venues In The DC-Baltimore Metro

Unique Venues

University of Maryland, College Park, is another option for younger clientele. University of Maryland, College Park. University of Maryland Baltimore County.

TalkingTree Creative

Event Industry News

Halethorpe, Maryland, USA 21227. TalkingTree Creative is an award-winning creative events and experiential marketing company headquartered near Washington, DC. While we are based in the U.S., we serve an international client base, meeting our client’s creative needs at venues around the world.

Live! Casino & Hotel Is Getting Ready to Take Event Spaces to the Next Level

Connect Your Meetings

Voted Maryland’s best casino for the fifth consecutive year by Casino Player Magazine, Live! > Adjacent to Maryland’s largest retail outlet, Arundel Mills ® , with over 200 outlets. For those looking for retail therapy, directly adjacent to the casino is Maryland’s largest retail outlet mall, Arundel Mills ® , with over 200 outlets. Details are emerging around the much-anticipated Live! Casino & Hotel and event space expansion planned for early next year.

2018 40 Under 40: Class Acts

Connect Your Meetings

Crownsville, Maryland. Hyattsville, Maryland. While these event professionals you will learn more about are young, there is much everyone in the industry can learn from them. They are proactively changing the world for the better through conference, meetings and other events. No wonder they are worthy members of the 2018 40 Under 40. Meet the next generation of leaders, these “Class Acts.” Learn how they got here and imagine where they, our industry and our world are going.

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4 Smart Moves for The Adelphi Hotel, Hilton and More

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Tushaar Agrawal Tushaar Agrawal was named hotel manager of Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Helen Watson The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York, appointed Helen Watson general manager.

MGM National Harbor Makes Grand Entrance

Connect Your Meetings

billion, 24-story property, which sits directly off Interstate 95 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, opened Dec. Two years in the making, MGM National Harbor is now officially one of the highest-profile event venue options in the Washington, D.C., The $1.4 Impossible to miss from the outside, the sleek new gaming destination includes 50,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 3,000-seat theater.

Try Going Back to School for Your Next Meeting

SmartMeetings

Southern Management Corporation The Hotel at the University of Maryland opened at the beginning of September and offers 297 guest rooms, four restaurants, a lobby bar, open-air Zen garden terrace and spa.

6 New Celebrity Chef Dining Experiences

SmartMeetings

The new MGM National Harbor in Maryland, a member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), will open in December will several big-name chefs to help catch the attention of meeting planners and attendees.

7 Smart Moves—at Experience Columbus, Casa Velas and More

Smart Meetings

Maryland and all government. Duane Gibson Experience Columbus welcomed Gibson as director of Washington, D.C., regional sales. He’ll work remotely out of the nation’s capital, where he’ll focus on booking conferences requiring more than 550 rooms.

SCOTUS Clears Way for Travel Ban

SmartMeetings

Appeals pending in Hawaii and Maryland will be heard as early as this week. The travel industry is watching what impact a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday will have on travelers and pending cases challenging the Trump administration’s most recent version of a travel ban.

An Early Look at Affordable Care Act Digital Marketing

Audience Partners

One ad in California that “welcomes” viewers “to the financial help” they “need to get health coverage,” or an ad in Maryland that offers “$0 or ow cost health coverage is now within your reach.”

The Business of Government Meetings

PCMA Convene

Hunt Valley Inn sits in the heart of Maryland horse country, which explains its low-slung, lodge-like dimensions and its understated equestrian-themed decor. In case you haven’t had your fill of politics during this election season, let’s talk about government meetings.

Gaylord Debuts New “Infinity Ballroom” on the Potomac

SmartMeetings

The contemporary, riverfront ballroom in National Harbor, Maryland, is designed to provide event-goers with a private venue outside of Gaylord National’s main hub of meeting space. The Washington, D.C.,

TalkingTree Creative shows no signs of stopping in 2019

Event Industry News

TalkingTree Creative , a small but mighty creative agency in Baltimore, Maryland, is celebrating three years of record growth and anticipating an even bigger 2019.

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7 New Hotel Openings and Renovations on the East Coast

Connect Your Meetings

Foxfire, Maryland. This quaint destination in historic Hartford County, Maryland, is perfect for small meetings and milestone events. Gearing up for travel this year and looking for what’s new in town? Our team rounded up a list of hotels in the East that have finally opened (or re-opened) their doors to the public. AC Hotel Miami Aventura by Marriott.

TalkingTree Creative shows no signs of slowing down in 2019

Event Industry News

TalkingTree Creative , a small but mighty creative agency in Baltimore, Maryland, is celebrating three years of record growth and anticipating an even bigger 2019.

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Meet the Team: Jax Kott

a2z Innovation Insider

A few more quick facts about me: I was born and raised in New Jersey and decided to move to Maryland once I graduated. If uprooting my life and moving from New Jersey to Maryland, graduating from college, and finding a new full-time job wasn’t enough then meeting everyone in the entire company for a week of team-building, conversation, and self-reflection was the cherry on top. Meet Jax Kott, Digital Media Marketing Assistant with a2z, in our ‘Meet the Team’ series.

Marriott hotel pipeline ranked No. 1

SmartMeetings

The Bethesda, Maryland-based, company has more hotels and rooms coming on line than any other hotel franchise company, according to a new report. Marriott International’s development pipeline is gushing.

5 Fundraising Events You Should Learn From

Capterra Event Management

The Polar Bear Plunge in Maryland offers the opportunity for masochists to embrace their inner penguin by leaping into the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of the winter in support of the Special Olympics.

6 Striking Bowling Alleys for Events

SmartMeetings

With locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Washington, D.C.,

Meet the Team: Alison Heathcote

a2z Innovation Insider

This is a week where all staff members meet up at hour home base in Columbia, Maryland for team building. Meet Alison Heathcote, Project Manager with a2z, in our ‘Meet the Team’ series. Click to view slideshow. Q: How would you describe yourself? A: I would describe myself as adventurous, compassionate, curious, goofy, and always on a journey to better myself.

5 Smart Moves: Who’s Cooking Edition—at Four Seasons, Wolfgang Puck & More

Smart Meetings

In between these two stints at Wolfgang Puck, Degroot was regional chef for Tendergreens and executive chef for Potomac 18 Caterers in Maryland. Jorge Gonzalez Jorge Gonzalez is returning to Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita as executive chef.

No Raise for You

PCMA Convene

Ellen Ryan is a freelance writer based in Rockville, Maryland. Lisa Gates, cofounder of She Negotiates, presents at a session.

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3 Brilliant Ideas from Marriott’s Pop-Up Innovation Lab

SmartMeetings

23, the Maryland-based hotel giant launched its first Pop-Up Innovation Lab in downtown Los Angeles , providing a new twist on crowdsourcing. Marriott International has gone to the lab—the pop-up lab—to test new hotel innovations. On Jan.

ATL Airport District Rebranding Leads to Growth

Connect Your Meetings

From our standpoint, when our salespeople travel to trade shows and you’re sitting down with customers, you would tell them you’re from Meet College Park and they’d think you’re from Maryland.

The ‘Smart’ Hotel Room Race Is On

SmartMeetings

At its Innovation Lab at company headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, the IoT Guestroom currently consists of two models. Photo credit: Marriott International. Hotel guests are saying they want to personalize their stays. And they want to enjoy technology they already have at home.

5 Earth Day Tips for Eco-Friendly Meeting Planners

SmartMeetings

The center offers meeting planners healthful menu options, with more than 60 food products purchased from Local Food Hub, which represents more than 30 farms in Virginia and Maryland.

David Cusack

PCMA Convene

Lanham, Maryland. David Cusack , Senior Sales Executive, Hargrove Inc., EDUCATION. The Maxwell School at Syracuse University, master’s in public administration; Colby College, bachelor of arts in classics. MY FIRST INDUSTRY JOB. My first start in events was with Vice President Al Gore.

Trending Now: The Day Of Wedding Coordinator

All Seated

Details Made Simple is now servicing amazing couples in New Jersey, New York City, Philly, DC, Maryland, Virginia and beyond. One of the hottest trends in wedding planning right now is the use of a day of wedding coordinator.

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Leadership Success Via Team-Oriented Work Culture

PCMA Convene

When we outgrew our national office, we built and moved to a new building in 2007 [in Rockville, Maryland]. Arlene A. Pietranton, Ph.D.,

What Does the Net Neutrality Appeal Mean for Planners?

SmartMeetings

Yet, according to a poll from the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation, more than 80 percent of voters oppose the FCC’s plan to repeal its Net Neutrality rules. You’ve probably seen a lot of headlines today about the repeal of Net Neutrality. So, what’s all the controversy?

You Can Negotiate Away Annoying Hotel Fees

SmartMeetings

Wolfe follows chatter on hotel fees on Twitter, and watched as the members of a national nonprofit group recently “went ballistic” over the daily fee charged when they booked at their convention hotel in Maryland. In this case, what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas.

7 Factors for Meeting Destination Mastery

Nuila Events LLC

I am sure for someone living in Maryland, the thought about traveling to Seattle is enticing, but not when they know they need to be back by 2pm on the final day of the conference because they must attend parent teacher conferences. Where you host your event is a big deal.

ASAE Aims to Reinvent Meetings with Xperience Design Project

SmartMeetings

The Center for Association Leadership, known as ASAE, unveiled Xperience Design Project (XDP) in National Harbor, Maryland, this week at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The two-day event brought together 1,816 association professionals and industry partners. Their challenge: to collaborate on ideas to reinvent their meetings. garibaldiarts keeping the #myxdp co-creators mesmerized and entertained during the #myXDP closing. pic.twitter.com/yOMjPLHpgs.

6 Smart Moves at Visit Indy, Le Pavillon Hotel, Kimpton Solamar & More

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Virginia and Maryland to draw large meetings to Indianapolis, which was named the number one convention city in the U.S. Krysten Douglas Visit Indy has promoted Krysten Douglas to senior sales manager, D.C. market. Douglas will work closely with organizations in D.C.,

5 Smart Moves at Philly CVB, Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito & More

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Virginia and Maryland-based associations. Melissa Richter-Piraino Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomed Melissa Richter-Piraino to the post of national sales manager in the convention sales division. She’ll focus on booking meetings for Washington, D.C.,

Event Branding: The 2019 Guide

Bizzabo

A signature color can boost brand recognition by 80 percent (University of Loyola, Maryland). Learn how to craft a solid and consistent event brand that will wow sponsors, attendees and partners in 2019. Features event branding ideas and tips from leading brands.

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America’s Scariest Haunted Houses Are Just Around the Corner

Smart Meetings

Haunted Schoolhouse & Laboratory Bennett’s Curse, Baltimore, Maryland Though boasting four different haunted houses, Bennett’s Curse also pushes to give visitors something more.

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ASAE Offers Sneak Peek at Xperience Design Project

SmartMeetings

The exclusive, one-day sneak peek of XDP was held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland. This month, ASAE hosted a successful pilot for their newest event, Xperience Design Project (XDP) on Dec.

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Which Hotels Rank on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Places to Work’?

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The Bethesda, Maryland-based hotel giant is looking to fill 57,564 jobs. Four hotel companies grabbed spots on Fortune’s list of the “ 100 Best Companies to Work for 2017.” ” The leader of the pack: Kimpton Hotels & Resorts.