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USA/West: Denver, CO

Omni Hotels Earn Highest Honors in J.D. Power Study

Omni Hotels & Resorts rank highest among upscale hotel brands in the recently released J.D. Power 2015 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index study. Eight key factors were examined, including overall satisfaction, reservations, check-in/check-out,... [ read more ]

USA/South: Leesburg, VA

National Conference Center Celebrates One Year Under New Leadership

Just over a year ago, LaKota Hotels & Resorts was retained by the new ownership of the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA to reorganize and re-energize the operation. Since then the property has undergone significant changes and improvements that have resulted in a dramatic uptick in business. Just two years ago, The National was... [ read more ]

USA/West: San Diego, CA

San Diego's Paradise Point Opens New Event Space

Paradise Point, A Destination Hotel on San Diego's Mission Bay, will debut a new 15,500-square-foot meeting and event space this fall. The Sunset Pavilion, a modern venue that can accommodate all types of functions from corporate meetings to large-scale galas and weddings, will bring... [ read more ]

USA/West: Mendocino, CA

Brewery Gulch Inn: Perfect for a Fall Escape

As summer turns to fall on California's North Coast, cooler weather offers the prospect of wine tastings, wood smoke and warm spaces. This is especially true of a retreat at the Brewery Gulch Inn in Mendocino, an Arts & Crafts-inspired redwood cathedral perched high on a bluff overlooking ... [ read more ]

USA/South: Keswick, VA

Keswick Hall Rolls Out Pete Dye Golf Package

Keswick Hall and Golf Club, a 600-acre luxury resort set in Virginia's scenic Hunt Country, recently announced that it;s offering a Pete Dye Golf Package, highlighted by play on its new Dye-designed course ... [ read more ]

USA/West: Indian Wells, CA

Renaissance Indian Wells Revamps Meeting Space

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, CA has completed an extensive renovation of the 560-room resort's ballrooms and meeting rooms. The resort offers more than 100,000 square feet of flexible event space, highlighted ... [ read more ]

USA/Mid-Atlantic: Atlantic City, NJ

Harrah's Atlantic City Conference Center Opens

Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City is officially open. The new conference center, featuring 100,000 square feet of new meeting space combined with 25,000 square feet of existing space, is now... [ read more ]

USA/South: Key West, FL

Marker Waterfront Resort Opens in Key West

Named in honor of the famous mile markers that lead the way to the southernmost city in the continental U.S., the new Marker Waterfront Resort is located at the foot of William Street in Key West, close to the waterfront boardwalk and legendary Duval Street and... [ read more ]

GENERAL

Kindred Resorts & Hotels Welcomes Nine New Properties

Kindred Resorts & Hotels, a collection of independent hotels and resorts focused exclusively on the group and meetings market, recently announced that nine new properties have been added to its North American portfolio. These include: Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ; Great Camp Sagamore, ... [ read more ]

USA/South: Marco Island, FL

Marco Island Marriott Resort Unveils First-Phase Renovations

The Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa has officially reopened, kicking off a multi-phase transformation and brand conversion. The expansions and enhancements are all part its eventual conversion to a JW Marriott brand resort in 2017 during the third and final phase of a $250 million expansion. The completed first phase includes ... [ read more ]

USA/South: Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX

Hyatt Regency Debuts Renovated Meeting & Event Space

The Hyatt Regency DFW recently opened Aviators, a newly renovated 10,000-square-foot event and function space. The space has gone through several transformations over the years, from primarily being used... [ read more ]

USA/South: San Antonio, TX

Alamodome to Get $43 Million Makeover

San Antonio is investing $43 million into the 65,000-seat Alamodome, which is connected to the city's Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center by a walking path and is close to the infamous River Walk and Alamo, as well as thousands of hotel rooms and numerous shops, restaurants and attractions. Scheduled for completion in November 2017, the Alamodome is... [ read more ]

USA/South: Grapevine, TX

Gaylord Texan Resort Begins $120 Million Expansion

The Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, TX recently announced a $120 million expansion that will include 300 additional rooms and 86,000 square feet of meeting space, bringing the property's totals to 1,811 rooms and more than 490,000 square feet of meeting space. The expansion, expected to ... [ read more ]

USA/Mid-Atlantic: Leesburg, VA

Mary Murray Joins National Conference Center

The National Conference Center recently announced that it has hired Mary V. Murray as manager of the Black Olive Bar & Grill. Murray brings more than 35 years of food and beverage experience to the position, including owning her ... [ read more ]

USA/South: New Orleans, LA

Two New Hotels Open Their Doors in New Orleans

Two new hotel brands will debut in New Orleans' Central Business District this spring. The Ace Hotel New Orleans opened March 14 in a historic 1928 Art Deco building with 234 rooms. The hotel's signature restaurant will be called Josephine Estelle and... [ read more ]

USA/South: Sandy Springs, GA

Lost Corner Preserve is Sandy Springs, GA's Newest Park

Located on 24 acres of beautiful woodlands and nature trails, Lost Corner Preserve is a destination for nature lovers and history buffs. The property dates back to mid-1800s and was once a working farm that has had only two owners since Native Americans inhabited the land. The park features... [ read more ]

USA/Midwest: Boise, ID

New Park in Boise is One of a Kind

The Boise CVB recently announced the opening of Esther Simplot Park. The 55-acre park is made up of 23 acres of interconnected ponds and play areas nestled beside the Boise River and... [ read more ]

USA/Mid-Atlantic: Saratoga Springs, NY

Adelphi Hotel, Saratoga Springs, Set to Reopen in 2017

The Adelphi Hospitality Group recently unveiled plans for the final phase of renovations of The Adelphi Hotel, the landmark boutique hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY. Originally built in 1877, the newly renovated Adelphi Hotel will reopen in... [ read more ]

USA/South: Keswick, VA

Keswick Hall and Golf Club Announces 'Experience Package'

Keswick Hall and Golf Club, a luxury resort set in southern Virginia's scenic Hunt Country, has announced an "Experience Package" ideal for getaways to the Charlottesville area. The Experience Package features overnight accommodations, plus a choice of ... [ read more ]

GENERAL

IMEX Theme Mirrors That of Engaging Reward Programs

IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer was the subject of a recent Q&A on the meeting & event organization's website, discussing IMEX's 2017 education strategy for both its Frankfurt and Las Vegas shows. Bauer noted that the key "talking point" this year will be ... [ read more ]

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