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June 2019

The Hotel Zags Portland, previously Hotel Modera, opened in downtown Portland. The 174-room hotel underwent a full renovation, transformation and rebranding. The property is now the sixth “Z Hotel” in the “Unofficial Z Collection,” the company’s individually curated portfolio of urban lifestyle hotels, and the first Z Hotel located outside of San Francisco.

June 2019

At the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina groups can now get a taste of San Diego’s diverse culinary scene without leaving the property. Neighborhood is a new food and beverage program for meetings and events inspired by the flavors, local specialties and cultural offerings of San Diego’s neighborhoods.

May 2019

MGM Resorts International confirmed another round of layoffs on Thursday, May 30, 2019. A letter to employees announced that 557 positions were eliminated. This second round of cuts follows the elimination of 2,054 management positions in April 2019.

May 2019

Moves by Disney, IHG and Marriott International as well as a bill in the California State Assembly could result in the elimination of small plastic bathroom amenity bottles in the name of sustainability. Shampoo, conditioner and soap—the only personal care products that would fall under the mini toiletries restriction—would be offered from bulk dispensers.

May 2019

Meetings industry attorney Tyra Hilliard shares legal contract tips for meeting and event planners faced with destination boycotts, such as corporate bans on travel to Alabama, Missouri and Georgia following a surge of strict anti-abortion laws. She also explains what a frustration of purpose clause is and how it can protect your event from liability.

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