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Tropicana Las Vegas Expanding Meeting Facilities

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 28, 2014
The new, 55,000-square-foot Tropicana Pavilion is scheduled to be complete March 1, 2015.

First JW Marriott Opens in Caribbean

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | August 28, 2014
The 150-room hotel is in Santo Domingo's financial district.

American Airlines Pulls Fares from Orbitz

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 27, 2014
US Airways fares will be pulled on Sept. 1.

Several Napa Valley Hotels Still Closed After 6.0-Magnitude Earthquake

by Michael C. Lowe | August 27, 2014
The Sunday earthquake was the largest since 1989.

Surge in Group Bookings Will Drive Occupancy to 20-Year Highs Next Year

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 27, 2014
Average daily rate will increase 5.7 percent in 2015, says PwC.

Americas RevPAR Up 8.5 Percent in July

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 27, 2014
World Cup host cities showed astronomical gains.

U.S. Hotel Fees and Surcharges to Reach $2.25 Billion in 2014

by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | August 27, 2014
The number has almost doubled since 2000.

Shangri-La to Rebrand Traders Hotels as Hotel Jen

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 27, 2014
The lodging company is positioning the brand to target Millennials.

Hyatt Property to Open in Manhattan’s Herald Square in October

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 27, 2014
The hotel’s rooftop lounge will be available for meetings and events.

Stafford London Drops Affiliation With Kempinski

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 27, 2014
The 105-room hotel will keep its management and staff.

Thompson Hotel to Open in Nashville in 2016

by Michael C. Lowe | August 27, 2014
The 224-room property will be in the city's Gulch neighborhood.

Hilton Panama Debuts in Panama City

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 27, 2014
The upscale hotel is part of a 70-story, mixed-use office and retail complex.

People

Meg Fasy Named Bellagio VP of Sales

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 06, 2014
Industry veteran brings 24 years of industry experience.

Research

Profile of a Meeting Planner

A look at key responsibilities, spending power and more, culled from M&C's latest Salary Survey

Travel: Love It or Loathe It?

What do planners really think about all the traveling they do? The answers are revealed in the newest poll from M&C Research.

Cities With the Most Expensive Hotel Rooms

The World Hotel Index has released a list of the cities with the most expensive hotels in the world, on average. Geneva, Switzerland, comes in at no. 1 with an...

Planners Elaborate on What They Love, Hate and Miss Most on the Road

Verbatim comments from our July 2014 research survey.

News Analysis

Atlantic City Gambles on Nongaming Attractions

With gaming revenues -- and casinos -- dwindling in number, the storied destination is rethinking its appeal to focus more on entertainment, dining and...

Massachusetts Gaming Law in Limbo

Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that an item to repeal the state's 2011 Expanded Gaming Act can go on the ballot on November, putting the...

Trump Collection to Exceed 30 Hotels by 2020

In an exclusive Q&A, Ivanka Trump talks about the growth of the Trump Collection and her approach to the meetings market.

CEIR Survey Reveals Top Reasons for Attendee Loss

New research from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research finds inconvenient location is the number-one reason for non-attendance at an event.

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