The City of Arlington announced plans for Esports Stadium Arlington, an esports-specific venue designed to draw competitive gamers and fans from around the world. The proposed venue will be built within the existing Arlington Convention Center in collaboration with architecture firm Populous.
If you think robots take the personal touch out of an interaction, think again. Hotel robots are popping up left and right, and Interstate Hotels and Resorts is eliciting quite the warm and fuzzy reactions when making special deliveries with this latest technology.
Omni Hotels & Resorts CMO and Senior Vice President of Sales Peter Strebel has been promoted to the position of president of the Dallas-based chain. Strebel is a 30-year hospitality industry veteran with 20 years of experience at Omni.
There has been much discussion and research on the Millennial generation. But who exactly is a Millennial? What about Gen Xers? And what will be the official moniker for the Post-Millennials?
Forty-four-year meetings and hospitality industry veteran David Bruce, managing partner of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas-area meeting planning and association management company CMP Meeting Services, knows and cares enough about his profession that he realizes it’s time for a big change.
Brad Dean has been appointed as CEO of the newly established Puerto Rico Destination Marketing Organization.
InterContinental Hotels Group is buying Regent Hotels and Resorts and reestablishing the iconic Regent brand in Hong Kong.
Tilman J. Fertitta's ultra-luxe Post Oak Hotel at Uptown opened in Houston.
This year’s deadly flu stories may have faded from the headlines, but spread of the flu is still a concern throughout most of the country.
Sue Wigston, COO of Eagle's Flight, shares three ways meeting planners can drive post-event ROI and impact.
Eastern Pennsylvania’s Sands Bethlehem casino resort has been purchased by Wind Creek Hospitality, an affiliate of Alabama’s Poarch Band of Creek Indians, from Las Vegas Sands Corp. for $1.3 billion.
In recognition of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018, we decided to single out some of the hard-working women we’ve written profiles on since the beginning of 2017.
The IMEX Group is celebrating the role of women in the meetings industry and inviting professionals to find their inner astronaut and be inspired by some of the world’s leading female thought leaders.
Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018, Lindsey Ueberroth, Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Hotels & Resorts announced three executive appointments that mark a significant shift in the leadership structure of the family-owned and operated-company:
Meetings Today editor Marlene Goldman travels to New Orleans and the NOPSI hotel.
The Trump name was pried off Panama City, Panama’s Trump International Hotel and Tower Panama after a bitter battle.
In recognition of International Women's Day, here are the success stories of six female Marriott International executives.
Security was tight as the 90th Oscars award ceremony was revving up on Sunday, March 4, 2018.
Amy Unell, vice president of operations for Wolfgang Puck Catering, took a few moments to share how her experience could benefit planners.
As the red carpet heated up outside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre Sunday with high fashion and stars of the silver screen, celebs of the culinary kind were calm and cool behind the scenes, preparing for one of the most famous after-parties on Earth: The Oscars Governors Ball.
USPOULTRY was awarded nearly $800,000 for trademark infringement in a hotel room poaching case.
Designing meetings that truly engage attendees in novel, experiential ways is the key to successful programs nowadays.
In response to the Parkland school shooting in Southern Florida, several hospitality and travel companies are severing relations with the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Benchmark is expanding its presence in the Midwest by adding The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa to its Benchmark Resorts and Hotels brand portfolio.
Marriott's move to cut independent planner commissions to 7 percent led planner concerns at MPINCC's ACE conference.
Now that the 2018 Winter Olympics are over, some athletes will trade in celebratory stands on an Olympic podium for a spot on yet another podium.
McCarran International Airport does stoners a solid by offering marijuana amnesty boxes.
The U.S. meetings industry is firing on all cylinders, further bolstering its role as a vital segment of the national economy, according to a new Economic Significance Survey conducted by Oxford Economics.
Social media channels are a key strategic marketing choice for meeting and event planners.
Dallas officials are conflicted over whether to allow the NRA to hold its annual convention in the city following the Parkland school shooting.
Ashford Hospitality Prime is buying Florida's Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota for $171 million.
Caesars Entertainment is instituting a new policy that requires security personnel to make a visual inspection of guest rooms once a day.
Patrick Geschwind was named interim president and CEO of Visit KC following Ronnie Burt's resignation.
MGM Resorts International's ARIA Resort & Casino opened a 200,000-square-foot, $170 million meeting space expansion.
The Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel opened east of Downtown Los Angeles, offering 288 guest rooms and suites and a local tech twist.
Dawn Ullrich, president and CEO of Houston First Corp. was dismissed February 13, 2018, a week after announcing her plans to retire.
Hyatt Regency Bethesda completed a comprehensive, $37 million renovation. The Bethesda, Md., hotel's 390 guest rooms, facade, lobby, meeting and event spaces underwent an extensive transformation, along with the addition of The Rooftop Downtown Bethesda, a brand-new event space crowning the hotel.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy has been a hot topic among politicians, businesses and the individuals who are able to legally work and stay in the U.S. because of it.
Marriott International announced the 2020 opening of The Drew Las Vegas.
Meeting Planners Unite, a third-party organization formed on LinkedIn to combat Marriott's commission cuts, is forming a trade association.
AlliedPRA is establishing DMC presence in Nashville by acquiring Destination Nashville.
Meet AC announced that Gary Musich, vice president of sales for Meet AC, will retire from from the hospitality industry, effective March 2.
Shepard AV's Stuart Danneman gives his essential tips for selecting a speaker at your meeting or convention.
The U.S. News & World Report announced its 2018 Best Hotels list, ranking more than 24,000 upscale properties.
Steve Wynn resigned Tuesday, Feb. 6, as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts in the wake of sexual misconduct accusations.
Got an extra $25 million lying around in the petty cash drawer you can afford to lose?
Smaller hotels have responded to Marriott International's cutting of third-party planner commissions by increasing their commissions.
Following is a Feb. 1 Q&A with David Bruce, managing partner of CMP Meeting Services.
Having an emergency response plan in place before a meeting or event occurs is seemingly obvious but not always followed advice.
British company Informa formally offered $5.5 billion in a cash-stock deal for London-based event organizer UBM.