Finding Inspiration is Easy in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Want to hear a secret? You can find a truly memorable meeting experience in Cambridge—just a stone’s throw away from Boston, right across the Charles River—without giving up the convenient location. Cambridge is Boston’s brainy and hip younger cousin, a city where new ideas find their ground and take off. Anchored by Harvard University and M.I.T., this world-class college town is packed with legendary cultural institutions, historic venues and innovative cuisine.

Colleges & Universities for Meetings and Events in Massachusetts

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As the second of the original colonies established at the dawn of the United States, the state of Massachusetts has a long and storied history linked to the very foundation of this country. Massachusetts is also the first state to offer a working railroad and subway in the 19th century.

7 Smart Moves—at HelmsBriscoe, The Resort at Pelican Hill and More

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Jamie Mantegazza Kimpton Marlowe in Cambridge, Massachusetts, boosted Mantegazza to hotel manager from director of housekeeping. More : 7 Smart Moves—at Hotel Crescent Court and More.

New & Renovated: Boutique, Stocked with Character

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The Groton Inn From 1678 until the original structure burned down in 2011, The Old Groton Inn was a symbol of historic hospitality in Massachusetts. Extravagance and luxury are well and good. But sometimes your group fits best in a hotel with a character uniquely its own.

New and Renovated, East to West

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9 Breathtaking Beach Hotels from U.S. News’ Best Hotels List

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The Wauwinet, Nantucket, Massachusetts. Beach views are generally thought of as a West-Coast luxury, but the Wauwinet in Massachusetts is proof that oceanic beauty can be found in the Pacific. Beach resorts are the perfect business getaway that doesn’t sacrifice any pleasure.

Airlines Waive Change and Cancel Fees in Advance of Nor’easter

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JetBlue announced the company will be waiving fees for those traveling March 2 and March 3 from airports in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Loews Goes Local

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She started making ice cream at age 8, inspired by a favorite ice cream parlour on Nantucket, Massachusetts. Gone are the days of “one size fits all” hotels.

Marriott Thrives from Boston’s 3-2-1 Connect

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7 Game-changing Coworking Companies

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Locations: Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Danvers (all in Massachusetts). Professional Tips & Tools art boston california co+hoots coworking collaborative cowork coworking district fee hera hub innovation massachusetts membership miami nyc of off office on original out outsite phoenix productivity site soho space the farm soho the lab miami unique us wework wfh workbar wynwoodWorking from home always seems like a good idea until it’s not.

Top 5 Foliage Destinations

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Quabbin Reservoir (New Salem, Massachusetts). The hidden trail supplies prime views of the reservoir and an impeccable display of Massachusetts greenery. The time to plan for fall events has arrived! After all, the brisk season is only about a month away. So while our minds might be currently occupied by sunshine, pools and tan lines, organizing next season’s festivities will keep meeting and event planners ahead of the game.

The interpersonal dynamics of silent retreats

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After completing my third Vipassana silent meditation retreat (this one at the headquarters of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts), I’m gonna say: yes they can! Can meetings where no one says a word exhibit significantly different interpersonal dynamics?

Convention Center Operator Prepares for Active Shooter Scenario

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Rob Noonan, chief of public safety and the chief information security officer at the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, speaks before the Operation Vanguard exercise at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

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Convention Center Operator Prepares for Active Shooter Scenario

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Rob Noonan, chief of public safety and the chief information security officer at the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, speaks before the Operation Vanguard exercise at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

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Venues to Fall for This Autumn

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The University of Massachusetts in Lowell is just minutes away from Lowell National Park where nature is on full display in the fall. University of Massachusetts Lowell. There’s a time and a season for these eight venues—and that’s without a doubt autumn.

Where To Meet In The 20 Most Expensive U.S. Beach Towns

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Nantucket, Massachusetts Name: The White Elephant Village. Provincetown, Massachusetts Name: Harbor Hotel. Chatham, Massachusetts Name: Chatham Bars Inn. When it comes to the most expensive beach towns in the United States, it’s probably not where you’d expect it to be.

Mike Carlucci, Clarion UX, Talks Halloween Expo Expansion

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Carlucci began his career in the events/trade show industry after graduating from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Mike Carlucci is a self-described big kid at heart.

Kimpton Hotel GMs Place Super Bowl LII Wager

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Photo of Joe Capalbo, director of operations for Kimpton Hotels of New England and general manager of the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There’s a lot at “steak” for Philadelphia during this Sunday’s Big Game, and it could only be cheesesteak.

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Meetingsbooker.com expands US coverage with Carr Workplaces partnership

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Meetingsbooker.com customers can now book meeting spaces online at any of the Carr Workplaces extensive portfolio around the United States including California, Washington DC, New York, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Meetingsbooker.com, the global leader in meeting venue discovery and bookings is delighted to announce the addition of Carr Workplaces to the platform.

Latin America Comes Alive at Livery in Indianapolis

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Livery, situated less than a 15-minute drive from Indy’s famed Monument Circle and just a block off of Massachusetts Avenue — a hotspot for art galleries, entertainment, shopping, and of course, great eats — offers the flavors of Latin America in this Midwestern city.

30 Must-Attend SaaS Conferences in 2019

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Kimpton Hotel GMs Place Super Bowl LII Wager

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Joe Capalbo, director of operations for Kimpton Hotels of New England and general manager of the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There’s a lot at “steak” for Philadelphia during this Sunday’s Big Game, and it could only be cheesesteak.

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Inclusive Cities are Thriving

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The report also outlines what four cities that improved their racial and economic inclusion during their economic recovery — Columbus, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Lowell, Massachusetts; and Midland, Texas — share in common.

5 Refreshed Hotels in 5 Getaway Spots

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The Edgartown, Massachusetts property is a collection of five buildings, including 60 guest rooms and The Newes From America Pub.

Purple Reign: 8 Ways to Rule the Day With Ultra Violet

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Joshua Livsey, Executive Pastry Chef at Harvest in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and contestant on the Food Network’s Holiday Baking Challenge notes, “I love incorporating bright pops of color when it comes to decorations, but there’s a fine line between tasteful and tacky.”. Looking for that perfect pop of color to add vitality to your next meeting? Meet Ultra Violet, Pantone’s color of the year.

How Being Kind to Yourself Helps You Keep Your Edge

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Psychiatrist and neuroscientist Judson Brewer, director of research at the Center for Mindfulness and associate professor of medicine and psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, said the first step is simply giving it a try.

Best Beaches Roundup

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Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts and Texas, all of which boast lovely beaches, did not appear in Tipspoke’s list. 5 is Coast Guard Beach on Massachusetts’ Cape Cod. During the summer thoughts turn to sun, sea and sand, and beautiful beaches beckon.

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels High on Boutiques

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Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, Chatham, Massachusetts. XV Beacon, Boston, Massachusetts. The 2016 Travel + Leisure World’s Best awards were announced on July 6, and if there’s a theme among the Top 100 Hotels in the World it’s that “boutique is better.”

6 Striking Bowling Alleys for Events

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

1905 Bistro & Bar

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Tony Lucca started working in restaurants on Cape Cod, Massachusetts at age 11. Sixteen years later, with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for creating unique spaces and experiences, he developed 1905 Bistro & Bar. When he began exploring the possibility of opening a business in Washington, D.C., he was eager to find a location in an up-and-coming neighborhood where the restaurant could grow with the community.

9 Most Zen U.S. Destinations

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Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Everyone could use a little more Zen. The demanding modern workplace frequently imposes a hefty dose of stress. Rather than focusing on life’s strains, plan a meeting or event where free time provides an opportunity to recharge , relax and decompress.

3 Smart Moves at Visit Pittsburgh, DoubleTree by Hilton and More

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She previously served as executive sous chef at Sea Salt Naples and received a degree from Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Brooke Kravetz. Brooke Kravetz was named chef de cuisine of BALEEN, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort’s signature restaurant in Naples, Florida. She has a passion for creativity in the kitchen and practices this by taking classic recipes and flavor combinations and transforming them into new creations.

Marriott Invests in Experiential Travel

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The world’s largest hotel company announced this week it has invested in PlacePass , a Cambridge, Massachusetts, travel-tech company. PlacePass users can tour Downtown Abbey filming locations.

Tips to Save Time and Money on Labor Day Travel

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts. For many Americans, the Labor Day holiday evokes thoughts of barbeque, beaches and the last hurrahs of summer. It’s always one of the busiest holiday travel periods of the year, and this year it may be even more hectic than usual.

A Meeting Explores How We Form Questions

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Questionable Sessions Organized by Cambridge, Massachusetts–based The Right Question Institute (RQI), the Boston conference — like its sister Midwest and West Coast conferences held this past summer — revolved around the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), and attracted around 100 participants.

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Try Going Back to School for Your Next Meeting

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LVX Preferred Hotels & Resorts The Charles Hotel , Harvard Square, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, opened in 1985. Not everyone walking around college campuses this month is a student, and some won’t be leaving at the end of the day.

Top 10 Happiest, Healthiest U.S. Communities to Meet In

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Barnstable Town, Massachusetts. As mental and physical fitness become more important to Americans, those preferences are seen in the meetings industry, as well. Incorporating health and wellness into the agenda has never been more important for meeting planners.

6 Ways to Inject Retail Therapy in Your Next Meeting

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Add a little history to your excursion at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market) in Boston, Massachusetts. We may not be able to buy happiness, but shopping does offer an uplifting experience for many and malls have perfected the art of entertaining large, diverse groups.

The Dish on 6 Hospitality Trends for 2017

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California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada join the ranks of Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska in legalizing recreational cannabis. Andrew Freeman is an industry expert who uses his personal insights and vast connections to predict the future in his annual hospitality trends report.

MPI = Meeting Professionals in Indy

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We enjoyed a local craft beer as we pedaled up Massachusetts Avenue, an arts, entertainment, and food district. MPI pep rally band.

How Can Hotels Better Serve Planners’ Needs?

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Actually located across the Charles River from Boston in picturesque Cambridge, Massachusetts, the newly renovated Royal Sonesta Boston served as the perfect spot for Sonesta to showcase its meeting and event capabilities to its six visiting MPAC members.

20 Must-Attend Machine Learning Conferences in 2019

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Start Date: May 23rd - May 24th, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Looking to attend an AI event or two this year? Below, we've listed 20 of the top machine learning conferences in 2019.

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Reading Emotions Online

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Officials at Waltham, Massachusetts–based Affectiva, an emotion-recognition technology company, say applications to online education and virtual events aren’t far behind. Funny movie.