Destinations

Destination of the Month

Irving, Texas

 

Irving, Texas is an ideal meeting destination located immediately adjacent to both DFW International Airport and Downtown Dallas. With short flight durations from all major U.S. cities, Irving is one of the most convenient locations for meeting and event travel.

Destination Guides

California

by Michael C. Lowe | October 01,2014
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, opened in May with 244 guest rooms and 16,000 square feet for meetings.

Florida's West Coast

by Michael C. Lowe | October 01,2014
The 442-room Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay completed $20 million in upgrades this past July.

Virginia

by Josh Lieberman | October 01,2014
May saw the debut of the 167-room Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Georgia

by Michael C. Lowe | October 01,2014
A new $1.2 billion stadium will serve as home of the Atlanta Falcons NFL team upon completion in 2017.
International Focus

Seoul Plans Big for Meetings

The city welcomed 125 international association meetings in 2013.

More Groups Choose Lisbon

Old World beauty and a vibrant hotel scene help to make Lisbon, Portugal, a top global draw for meetings.

New Hotels, More in Montreal

Lisa A. Grimaldi The city of Montreal,  in Canada's Quebec province, offers groups a delightful blend of Old European charm...

More Appeal in Monaco

The principality continues to enrich its reputation as a center of glamor, gastronomy, sustainability and culture.
On Location

Budapest, Hungary

Overlooking the Danube River, the 310-room Aquincum Hotel in this storied Central European capital city offers lots of planner-friendly features.

Williamsburg, Va.

The 425-room Kingsmill Resort now offers three- and four-bedroom cottages, along with a 1,600-square-foot conference center and seafood mecca the James Landing...

Stuttgart, Germany

The Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Ludwigsburg Royal Palace are just two reasons to meet in this storied German city.

Myrtle Beach

This storied South Carolina getaway offers great seafood, fun nightlife, welcoming hotels and incredible botanical gardens.
Grand Openings

Grand Openings October 2014

Allen J. Sheinman New in Midtown.  The 210-room Park Hyatt New York  has opened on West 57th Street in Manhattan, taking over the...

Grand Openings September 2014

From Newark, N.J., to Santa Monica, Calif., here are some high-profile hotel debuts and renovations worth noting.

Grand Openings August 2014

From the Radisson Blu Minneapolis to the Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui, Hawaii, here are this month's high-profile hotel debuts (and renovations) primed to host...

Grand Openings June 2014

The 157-room Whitney Peak Hotel opens this month, along with the Hard Rock Riviera Maya, and the Courtyard and Residence Inn Los Angeles L.A. Live.
North America

California

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, opened in May with 244 guest rooms and 16,000 square feet for meetings.

Florida's West Coast

The 442-room Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay completed $20 million in upgrades this past July.

Virginia

May saw the debut of the 167-room Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Georgia

A new $1.2 billion stadium will serve as home of the Atlanta Falcons NFL team upon completion in 2017.
Europe

Barcelona

The incredible architecture of Antoni Gaudi is just one of the myriad pleasures of this storied Spanish city.

Three Great International Destinations

Here are the top three cities -- Vienna, Paris and Barcelona -- for global association meetings as tallied by the International Congress and Convention...

Amsterdam

Budapest

The Hungarian capital city offers meeting planners lots of Old World charm in its hotels, restaurants and attractions.
Asia-Pacific

Hawaii Destination Guide

In Oahu, the 1,230-room Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa has unveiled its new high-tech Kou Ballroom.

Singapore Destination Guide

The 367-room Parkroyal on Pickering opened earlier t his year with 7,500 square feet of function space and an exotic Balinese vibe.

Malaysia

The Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur opened in August 2012. All 412 guest rooms offer panoramic views of the city, while six meeting and event spaces can host up to...

Beijing

Caribbean & Bahamas

Caribbean Destination Guide

The Caribbean's first Hyatt House is under construction in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Bermuda

The 410-room Fairmont Hamilton Princess has been purchased by Bermuda developer Peter Green and his two sons.

Caribbean-Bahamas

In Puerto Rico, the 371-room JW Marriott Hotel & Resort at Coco Beach is set to debut in 2013 with 21,000 square feet of meeting space.

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coming in 2012: the 300-room Marriott Courtyard Convention District in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Central & South America

California

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, opened in May with 244 guest rooms and 16,000 square feet for meetings.

Florida's West Coast

The 442-room Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay completed $20 million in upgrades this past July.

Virginia

May saw the debut of the 167-room Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Georgia

A new $1.2 billion stadium will serve as home of the Atlanta Falcons NFL team upon completion in 2017.

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Webcasts

November 2014 Webcast: Resolving Problems out of Court

November 12  | 2:00PM As careful as we are in contract language, disputes between planners and suppliers do occur. Learn smart strategies for...

December 2014 Webcast: New Ideas for Trade Show Sponsorship

December 10 | 2:00PM EST New Ideas for Trade Show Sponsorshi Signs, banners and bags provide some visibility, but consider new, high-impact ideas...

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