Meeting planners — site selection

What Drives Meeting Planners in Site Selection?

Group business is alive and well around the country. Demand increased 2.1 percent for the first half of 2018, and rates have grown consistently...
A healthy buffet — catering for a wellness-focused meeting or event

Four Wellness-Centered Recommendations for Meetings in 2019

DURHAM, N.C.—Wellness will be an essential component for meeting planners to incorporate into their 2019 events as they focus on the complete physical, mental,...
Meeting Planner

The One Practice That Will Earn a Meeting Planner’s Trust

Even with the best of intentions, some hotel sales managers unwittingly prioritize winning the sale before building trust with the meeting planner. By simply...
Book group business

Five Closing Tactics to Book Group Business

Blazingly successful group sales managers and directors don’t wait to initiate the close. They work the close right from the start. Today’s meeting planners are...
Interconnectivity, meeting planners

Six Concerns That Meeting Planners Have in 2018

Eden Prairie, Minn.—Budgets, security of content, advanced AV and technical services, and the challenges of meeting the increasingly complex dietary demands of a more...
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New York City

Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
Women in LODGING 2018

15 Women Moving Up Hospitality’s Career Ladder

Over the past few years, more and more women seem to be climbing to the top ranks of the hotel industry. This isn’t a coincidence—woman...
A diverse team holds hands, representing diversity and workplace culture

14 Hotel Companies Among 2019 Best Employers for Diversity

Fourteen hotel companies are among this year's Best Employers for Diversity, according to Forbes magazine. The list, which recognizes organizations for their commitment to...
angry guest

The Room Key: How To Handle an Angry Guest

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Experts will answer questions on everything from...
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