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March 2019

In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), we once again reached out to the world’s largest hotel company, Marriott International, to highlight the achievements of some of their female leaders.

March 2019

As a female who has worked in the corporate world for more than two decades and been athletic since childhood, I’ve recently been inspired by a Nike ad narrated by tennis icon Serena Williams that aims to encourage women and girls to “Dream Crazier” and reach for the stars. In the spirit of following dreams in an environment that provides the opportunities to do so, here are six great ways to empower women in the workplace.

March 2019

To honor International Women’s Day 2019, Meetings Today reached out to one of the legacy companies in the meetings and events industry, 70-year-old SmithBucklin, to ask some of their key female executives to reveal their secrets for success in a high-stress industry, and how they balance a demanding career with their personal life.

March 2019

MGM Resorts International unveiled the $130 million, 250,000-square-foot expansion of its MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, introducing copious new spaces and creative new options to accommodate the evolving need for collaborative, productive and healthy work spaces.

March 2019

Portola Hotel & Spa unveiled a new way to incorporate sustainable and eco-friendly practices into meetings and events with Reduce Waste Conferences. The 379-key property, Monterey’s first U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Certified Hotel, has long implemented environmentally conscious efforts. This new Reduce Waste Conferences program adds even more green initiatives to the hotel's current efforts and asks for commitments from meeting planners and conference attendees.

March 2019

While Cvent is the leading industry data and RFP platform for planners and suppliers, it is also a major producer of meetings. According to Rachel Andrews, director of meetings and events at Cvent, planning for the event tech giant is a source of constant change, whether stitching together its annual Cvent CONNECT conference, integrating staffs and resources after one of its many acquisitions or any number of other internal or client events.

March 2019

Rosewood Miramar Beach opened its doors in Santa Barbara's Montecito community. The oceanfront resort offers guest accommodations that open out right onto the beach. Formerly Miramar by the Sea, the property serves as a gathering place for locals and visitors alike.

March 2019

Marriott International opened its first newly built property that combines three brands under one roof. The 21-story, $140 million Nashville property includes an AC Hotel, Residence Inn and SpringHill Suites. The property was developed by North Point Hospitality and is located across from the Music City Convention Center.

February 2019

The 301-room Hyatt Regency Deerfield, which has 20,000 square feet of meeting/event space, and the Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago North Shore Deerfield, which has more than 7,000 square feet of function space, are both undergoing renovations that at press time were scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2019

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