Industry News...

Hot Off The Presses...

 

  • Beginning Jan 22, 2018, TSA will not accept driver's licenses from Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Washington and American Samoa as a form of ID to board domestic flights. More Information
  • Waldorf Astoria New York - closed for renovations.  Expected reopening in 2019

 

Trending in 2018...

 

  • Meditation Rooms - incorporate a space that gives attendees an opportunity to sit and reflect on the sessions or simply to brainstorm with other attendees (Meetings Today).
  • AR - keep an eye out as more and more will be coming out on AR
  • Chatbox - find the best way to engage your attendees using Chatbox
  • Millennial and Golf ( Meetings Today) - they may not be into playing 18 holes in 4-5 hours.  How to speed the tournament along:
    • 10 minute time at each hole...or you get a penalty
    • No Mulligans
    • Automatic 2 putts.  If you don't make the first putt, you pick up and move to the next hole.
    • No search time for golf balls
    • Tee ball on every shot
    • Maximum score of par on every hole
  • Room rates in 2018 are expected to increase
  • Airline costs are expected to increase

 

 

2018 New Openings...

 

  • Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Denver, CO
    • Opens December 2018
    • 1,501 guest rooms
    • 175,000 sf exhibit hall;  20,000 sf outdoor patio; 4 ballrooms ranging from 8,000sf  to 60,000sf; 81 breakout rooms

  • Omni Louisville Hotel , Louisville, KY
    • Opens March 2018
    • 612 guest rooms
    • 70,000sf of meeting space

  • Four Seasons Hotel , Philadelphia, PA
    • Opens Fall 2018
    • 217 guest rooms
    • 2 ballrooms and 3 meeting rooms

  • JW Marriott , Nashville, TN
    • Opens July 2018
    • 533 guest rooms
    • 50,000sf of meeting space

  • Hyatt Regency, Seattle, WA
    • Opening Fall 2018
    • 1,260 guest rooms
    • 103,000sf of meeting space

  • Rosewood Baha Mar , Nassau, Bahama
    • Opens 2018
    • 185 guest rooms
    • 4,950 sf of meeting space

 

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