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May 27, 2015
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- Spotlight On: A Relaxed Yet Refined Meeting Experience
- Feature Focus: Learning Lounges Spark New Connections
- Stellar Buzz: News Briefs From Our Members
- Solar e-Clip: ConventionPlanit Webinar Series
- Winner's Circle: Visit Las Vegas

  Spotlight On
A Relaxed Yet Refined Meeting Experience

ritz carlton half moon bay

As the only luxury Ocean front golf resort in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay provides guests with a relaxed yet refined experience, whether for a romantic getaway, meeting or special event.

The award-winning resort is excited to unveil a complete enhancement of its guestrooms and suites.

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  Feature Focus
Learning Lounges Spark New Connections

lobby lounge

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a lounge as “a room in a private home or public building for leisure activities.” The meetings industry has redefined the lounge as a place where intimate learning, networking, and collaboration takes place.

The idea of lounge-setting educational and networking sessions often came about from need and desire. Meeting planners needed a way to fill empty floor space and attendees wanted an area in which to learn and network in smaller spaces. This became the impetus to carve out smaller spaces where attendees and speakers could have intimate and interactive learning experiences.

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  Stellar Buzz
News Briefs From Our Members

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 newspaperThe Loews Minneapolis Hotel unveils the first phase of a $10 million dollar renovation this month, following Loews’ acquisition of the former Graves 601 Hotel last July. Continue renovation article... 

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre celebrates its 10th anniversary while breakingn ground on an expansion project. Continue anniversary article...

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  Solar e-Clip
ConventionPlanit Webinar Series

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What: RFP Organization Webinar

When: Friday June 26 | 11:30-12:00 pm est OR 3:30-4:00 pm est 


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-Send RFPs to pre-qualified suppliers
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  Winner's Circle
Visit Las Vegas

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Enter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest for a chance to win a four day/three night stay for two plus flight accommodations to the all new Tropicana Las Vegas!

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 regency bethesda 

Discover exceptional lodging and meetings at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, a contemporary hotel just right outside the Nation’s Capital.

A preferred hotel that sits atop Bethesda Metro on the Red Line and welcomes business and leisure travelers with comfortable guestrooms, specialty dining options, and versatile venues for meetings and social events. 

hyatt regency bethesda

Learn more about the Hyatt Regency Bethesda.


 of america 

 Radisson Blu Mall of America is the only hotel connected directly to Mall of America® with over 50 restaurant options for easy dine-arounds. We make meetings memorable! We have over 26,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and provide complimentary internet throughout our hotel. 


Visit our page for an exclusive offer.



Newest Members

Consider these newest members of for your next meeting:

Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown - Dallas, TX
Radisson Blu Mall of America - Bloomington, MN
Embassy Suites St. Paul - St. Paul, MN
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa - Groton, CT

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Anchorage, Alaska is the perfect backdrop for a successful meeting or convention. Discover inspiring views, amazing wildlife and modern meeting facilities in a natural setting.

Start the journey to bring your meeting to Alaska and see for yourself. Submit your RFP or learn more about our FAM programs.


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IBTM America 2015
June 9-11, 2015
Chicago, IL

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