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                                              September 25, 2012                                Newsletter Archives       

        Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants

puts the fun back in travel by seeing to it that you’re inspired by our playful touches and feel cared for in every sense of the word.

We have stylish boutique hotels so comfortable that you’ll be tempted to hang around long after the purpose of your trip.

The chefs, wine experts and mixologists at our restaurants are super cool in our eyes. Sorta like rock stars.

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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Welcome, Newest Members!

Consider these newest members of for your next meeting: 

Doubletree by Hilton - Columbia, MD
Quality Inn & Suites Laurel - Laurel, MD
Homewood Suites by Hilton - Columbia, MD
Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel & Suites - Punta Gorda, FL
Sheraton Columbia Town Center - Columbia, MD
Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside - Punta Gorda, FL
Irving Convention Center - Irving, TX
Wyvern Hotel - Punta Gorda, FL

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Save the Date      
Meetings Quest

The Meetings Quest Tradeshows are the longest running, one-day, educational tradeshow series in the industry. 

Upcoming Fall Shows:

October 2, 2012 - Atlanta, GA
October 31, 2012 - Minneapolis, MN
November 20, 2012 - Washington, DC

Learn more about
Meetings Quest Tradeshows.

IMEX America 2012

IMEX America
October 9-11, 2012
Las Vegas, Nevada

To attend the show with the Hosted Buyer Group (which includes complimentary flights and accommodations), or for more information, please contact 


The Global Meetings & Events Exhibition
November 27-29, 2012
Barcelona, Spain

Attend EIBTM.
  Spotlight On: ALHI Expands Global Sales Team

ALHITo coincide with the growth of its membership outside of the U.S. and to best assist planners, ALHI has recently expanded its sales team with the addition of several experienced Global Sales Specialists. These sales professionals’ entire focus is on aiding meeting professionals, incentive specialists, and association and business executives with their programs outside of North America.  Continue ALHI article...

  Feature Focus: 10 Tips for Creating Effective RFPs 


RFP Responses

Are your RFPs being responded to promptly and properly?  For many meeting planners, the answer is no.  It is no secret that our industry is doing more work with less staff, and many hotels are inundated with too many leads and not enough time. 

At, we see and distribute many RFPs for meeting planners.  Since we connect planners to suppliers, we also understand how to streamline the RFP process.  Read on for ten easy tips to ensure your RFP will be responded to efficiently and accurately.  Continue RFP Tip Article... 

   Stellar Buzz: EIBTM Adds Business Travel to Program 

EIBTM 25 Years

This year EIBTM – The Global Meetings & Events Exhibition, November 27-29, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain, will extend its show profile beyond the meetings and events industry to incorporate the world of business travel.

The hosted buyer profile has been extended to attract even more corporate travel buyers and incentive travel buyers with international business to book.  Continue EIBTM article...

   Solar e-Clip: Ideal for All of Your Special Events

St. Gregory Hotel

Elegance, quality, and a reputation for service excellence, allows the St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites to be distinctly prepared to welcome your social events and your business conferences.

The hotel’s central location in the heart of the downtown business district is three blocks from the Dupont Circle (Red Line) Metro Station. Easy access to night life, arts, shopping and entertainment. Learn more about the St. Gregory...

  Winner’s Circle:  Win a Mountain Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina
Refer a Meeting Professional

Enter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest for a chance to win a four day/three night stay for two plus travel accommodations to Asheville, North Carolina!


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