May 25, 2922
Sponsored Exclusively by Visit California Seventy miles of coastline makes San Diego County a shining destination for lovers of sand and surf. And with all that shore, there’s something for every sort of beach goer. From budding marine biologists to experienced shredders, here are five of the best beaches to please them all. Insider tip: Always stay for sunset to see if you can catch a glimpse of the ephemeral green flash.  Swami’s Beach The surf culture is strong in Encinitas, a beach community in San Diego’s North County. The city offers plenty of breaks for the catching—Seaside, Pipes,… more
Feb 06, 2023
As the demand for face-to-face meetings shows positive signs of gaining more momentum in 2023, established hotel brands are announcing remodels, touting recent upgrades and unveiling reinventions of their U.S. properties to lure back meeting and event groups. Take a look! The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit  Oxford Capital Group is kicking off the new year with a $20 million renovation of The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, which is located within walking distance of the Huntington Place Convention Center. Set for completion in summer 2023, the project will feature a reimagining of the hotel’s… more
Jan 30, 2023
Following a strong performance in 2022, the recently reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is kicking off 2023 on a high note with a new event space and restaurant on its campus designed to immerse meeting and event guests in 1920s Florida. Jointly managed and operated by hospitality partner Sodexo Live! and leading full-service venue management company OVG360, Venu is an elegant 3,300-square-foot event space ideal for intimate gatherings, including upscale meetings and events, while Rum Room is a casual 2,200-sq.-ft. eatery offering enticing Miami-style dishes with a Caribbean… more
Jan 20, 2023
Meet AC, Atlantic City's destination, meetings and events marketing organization, rebranded as Visit Atlantic City to enhance the destination's appeal among event professionals as an ideal place to gather for business while also experiencing all that it has to offer.  The initiative comes on the heels of a successful 2022 in terms of meetings, conventions and trade shows, and the organization is eyeing another positive year of business for 2023.    As Atlantic City is going through a major reinvestment to create a safer, culturally rich and sustainable community, the time was ripe for the… more
Jan 12, 2023
The Seattle Convention Center (SCC) is gearing up to host opening celebrations on Jan. 25 for Summit, its $2 billion high-rise convention center in downtown Seattle. With 573,770 square feet of event space, the addition nearly doubles the capacity of the SCC. Summit features 62 meeting rooms, a 58,000-square-foot, column-free and divisible ballroom with 3,900 suspended planks of reclaimed wood, 248,450 square feet of exhibit space, 140,700 square feet of naturally lit lobby space and the 14,000-square-foot outdoor Garden Terrace. Covering 1.5 million square feet, Summit and SCC’s original… more
Jan 06, 2023
Waldorf Astoria Cancun recently debuted as one of the Mexican Caribbean’s most upscale options for meetings and events. The resort is Hilton Hotels and Resorts’ 200th property in the Caribbean and Latin America, the first Waldorf Astoria in the Mexican Caribbean and the second in Mexico.  "The opening of the newly built Waldorf Astoria Cancun marks an important milestone for Hilton, as we continue our rapid expansion in Mexico,” said Danny Hughes, executive vice president and president, Americas, Hilton.  “Over the past year, we’ve landed in the Yucatan Peninsula in a big way, with six new… more
Jan 04, 2023
The Niagara Falls Convention Centre (NFCC) in Ontario, Canada recently became a more accessible and inclusive venue for all event participants, thanks to a partnership with KultureCity, a leading national non-profit organization that works to create sensory accessibility and inclusion for sensory-sensitive individuals.  Through this partnership, the largest convention venue in the Niagara Falls region became the first convention facility in Canada to be Sensory Inclusive Certified. To receive these important credentials, the NFCC team underwent training by leading medical professionals to… more
Jan 03, 2023
Leading venue management company and live experience producer ASM Global recently hosted an awe-inspiring, firework-laden grand opening ceremony for the new Exhibition World Bahrain, one of the largest convention centers in the Middle East, with more than 1 million square feet of trade show and conference space. The new venue’s launch marks a milestone for the Kingdom of Bahrain’s economic development and is expected to play a key role in advancing the economic competitiveness and positioning of Bahrain as a major global destination for regional and international meetings and conventions,… more
Dec 20, 2022
Over the course of each year, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., routinely works with sustainably minded clients to help them donate leftover food and unwanted materials after their events. With food and event waste still a glaring problem at many trade shows and conferences, this charitable effort not only helps keep leftover food and event items out of landfill, but also helps positively impact local community nonprofits working to combat hunger and assist those in need.  Most recently, the venue worked with two major event clients to collectively donate nearly… more
Dec 19, 2022
The Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority (TDVA) and Oak View Group (OVG), the global venue development, advisory and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industries, have secured an exclusive multi-year naming rights agreement with Tahoe Blue Vodka for a new live entertainment, sports and conference center on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. Dubbed the Tahoe Blue Center and located in Stateline, Nev. the new 132,000-square-foot events center, which includes a 5,500-seat arena and 10,000-sq.-ft. of meeting room space, is projected to host 130 events annually, including meetings… more