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Dec 05, 2023
Beginning in 2024, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas will embark upon a $188 million renovation of its meeting and convention facilities as part of an extensive $1 billion capital investment project. Set to be completed in stages through 2026, the renovation of the 2.25-million-square-foot Venetian Convention Center and Expo will include an elegant new color palette, luxury lounge spaces for meetings and state-of-the-art technology.  “Embarking on a refresh of a convention center that hosts back-to-back events year in and year out is no easy task, but our promise is to provide our guests a best-… more
Nov 13, 2023
An iconic Las Vegas hotel recently launched an entire tower of upgraded guest suites, and a new meetings hotel in Fort Lauderdale has announced it is accepting group bookings ahead of its highly anticipated opening in two years.   SAHARA Las Vegas As part of its ongoing $200 million property-wide transformation, SAHARA Las Vegas has been busy remodeling its Marra Tower guest suites, designed to enhance the visitor experience with luxury and comfort. The resort recently unveiled 779 of the Tower’s 1108 suites, which have been upgraded with premium amenities and elegant finishes and details… more
Oct 24, 2023
Eighteen years after the massive hotel development was first announced, Fontainebleau Las Vegas is gearing up to open its doors on Dec. 13 and is accepting reservations ahead of its grand opening.  Named after its sister hotel, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the $3.7-billion luxury resort and casino resides on 24.5 acres on the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) District’s West Hall, making it a convenient hotel and conference space option for attendees and exhibitors participating in meetings and trade shows at the LVCC.  Representing the… more
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Oct 13, 2023
Sheraton Waikiki, an oceanfront resort nestled along the world-famous Waikiki Beach, has completed a $200 million renovation project, which included upgrades to all 1,636 rooms and suites. This multi-year endeavor has transformed every facet of the resort, promising guests an unforgettable Hawaiian experience against the backdrop of Diamond Head and Waikiki's enchanting waters. Revamped rooms A standout feature of the revamped rooms is the tailored, curated closet, providing travelers with much-needed organization and convenience. Washlets have been added to each room for an extra touch of… more
Oct 05, 2023
Omni Hotels & Resorts is continuing to expand into new U.S. cities while elevating existing luxury properties to meet the ever-changing needs of leisure and business guests, including corporate meetings groups. Take a look! Omni Raleigh Hotel Omni Hotels & Resorts will soon be debuting in Raleigh, NC. On Sept. 19, the Raleigh City Council voted to direct staff to enter into negotiations with the hotel and resort company to develop a much-anticipated convention hotel in the city’s downtown. Expected to open in 2027, the Omni Raleigh Hotel will be built on a more than one-acre lot… more
Oct 03, 2023
Las Vegas welcomed a groundbreaking addition to its bustling entertainment landscape with the official opening of the Sphere on Sept. 29, kicking off with a performance by the iconic band U2. Sphere is a next-generation, immersive state-of-the art entertainment medium and venue, as well as the world’s largest spherical structure, according to officials from live media and entertainment company Sphere Entertainment. Sitting 336 feet tall and 516 feet wide, the eye-catching orb features a wraparound exterior spanning 580,000 square feet that can be programmed to create dynamic and massive LED… more
Sep 25, 2023
A new luxury hotel is gearing up to debut in Fort Worth, Texas, later this fall, and an existing Aloft property recently reopened in downtown Denver following a property-wide upgrade. Take a look!  The Crescent Hotel  Companies and executives traveling to the Dallas-Fort Worth area will soon have a new premium hotel option to take advantage of in Fort Worth’s downtown Cultural District, just 2.5 miles from the Fort Worth Convention Center.  Debuting in late fall 2023, The Crescent Hotel will offer 200 premium guest rooms, including 12 suites, two chef-forward restaurants, a lobby bar, a… more
Sep 19, 2023
The wildfires that tore through the island of Maui and the historic town of Lahaina, destroying more than 2,500 acres of land and claiming the lives of 115 residents ­– and counting – will go down in history as one of the worst national disasters in Hawaii’s history. In response to the devastation, Hilton has pledged substantial support to relief efforts, including a nearly $500,000 contribution, emergency housing and essential supplies for the affected community.  Hilton, which has a long-standing presence in Hawaii, recently gathered more than 9,000 of its sales and operational leaders in… more
Sep 11, 2023
Neurodiverse, autistic and sensory-challenged attendees who may feel overwhelmed and overstimulated by the convention center environment while participating in events at Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC) now have several new resources available at the venue. DLCC, which hosts a full calendar of major trade and consumer events in the Northeast region, has embraced accessibility via its recent partnership with KultureCity, a national nonprofit that works to improve the quality of life for individuals with sensory needs.  The new initiative features a certification… more
Sep 07, 2023
Combating food waste is a hot topic in the meetings and events industry these days — and for good reason. The average event wastes 15% to 20% of the food it produces, according to a recent Beyond Food Report.  The U.S. discards more food than any other country in the world — nearly 60 million tons (120 billion pounds) every year, which is estimated to be nearly 40% of the entire U.S. food supply – equating to 325 pounds of waste per person, according to Recycle Track Systems. With corporations and organizations increasingly prioritizing sustainability practices at the venues in which they… more
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Here at Mandalay Bay, venues are inviting and innovative. As one of the most iconic names on the Las Vegas Strip, the Mandalay Bay Convention Center has recently undergone an exciting upgrade. This renowned venue now offers everything your business needs, with a refreshed convention space designed to inspire productivity and creativity, as well as an impressive selection of world-class restaurants and amenities. If you're searching for a venue that is both inviting and innovative, Mandalay Bay is the place to be. Mandalay Bay is committed to investing in a new wave of enhancements, not only more