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                                              April 24, 2012                                         Newsletter Archives       

 Kimpton Hotels

Take a Break On Us!

  Got foodies in your group?
Book with Kimpton Hotels and get a break
now through June 30!

-book a group and meeting valued at $5,000 or more and earn a complimentary break
-groups and meetings must be contracted and hosted by June 30, 2012
-ask about special group rates

To learn more, contact

Switzerland CVB

Completely free of charge, the Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau inspires, gives practical information and connects you with local partners for assistance with the planning of any events in Switzerland. To get a fast reply to your request, please contact us on 212 757 5944 x 237 or


Learn more about Switzerland.

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

 Meeting planners can earn triple Priority Club Meeting Rewards Points by booking a 2012 meeting by October 31, 2012.  Third Parties are eligible to receive matching base points up to 50,000.
January & February 2013 Group offer includes complimentary rental, rates from $179.00 & 25,000 bonus PCMR points.  Blackouts Apply.

   Save the Date 
Springtime 2012

ASAE's Springtime Expo 2012
May 3, 2012
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC

Visit in Booth #1000 and check out our special entertainment!

Register for the Springtime Expo.

IMEX 2012

IMEX Frankfurt
May 22-24, 2012
Frankfurt, Germany

To attend the show with the Hosted Buyer Group (which includes complimentary flights and accommodations), or for more information, please contact 
AIBTM 2012
The Americas Meetings & Events Exhibitions
June 19-21, 2012
Baltimore, MD

Learn more about AIBTM.

IMEX America 2012

IMEX America

October 9-11, 2012
Las Vegas, NV

To attend the show with the Hosted Buyer Group (which includes complimentary flights and accommodations), or for more information, please contact 
  Spotlight On: ALHI - The Convention Specialist

ALHIIf you are seeking the right hotel or resort venue for your large convention, a great way to find available options is by contacting Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), as its worldwide portfolio now features 26 incredible options in its “Big Box 5-50 Solutions Collection” specialty segment. 

Each of these Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts have at least 500 guest rooms and/or suites, a minimum of 50,000 square feet of meeting space, and no less than one ballroom of 20,000 square feet or more.  

Impressively, the “ALHI Big Box Collection” now features more than 44,800 rooms and suites, and almost 7 million square feet of meeting space, making it one of the largest “Big Box” collections of Four- and Five-Diamond quality meeting hotels and resorts in the world.  Collectively, ALHI’s portfolio has 115,000 rooms and over 10.5 million square feet of meeting space.  The Big Box specialty segment features 13 outstanding options in the Western United States, two exceptional hotels in the Midwest, six great options in the South, three extraordinary hotels in the East, and two distinctive options outside the United States.

Continue ALHI article...
  Feature Focus: IMEX America Projected to Grow Even Larger in 2012 

IMEX AmericaOne of the biggest stories in the trade show industry in 2011 was the debut of IMEX America, which brought the successful European model of hosted-buyer programs to the United States.

The show drew 2,000 hosted buyers and 1,867 exhibitors to Las Vegas in October 2011, where the show was held in the Sands Expo Convention Center. It will be held in the same location this year.

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, reports that in 2012 IMEX plans to increase the number of exhibitors, with a significant increase in buyers also projected. Exhibit booth prices remain the same as 2011.

Continue IMEX America article...

   Stellar Buzz: News Briefs from Our Members - Be in the Know

Kimpton welcomes Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, to its portfolio of Washington, DC hotels.  Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel, hosted the 2011 Advisory Council Meeting!  Learn more about Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel

The Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition (AIBTM) has announced that Hosted Buyer application submissions for the 2012 exhibition are soaring – up 36% from 2011! Continue AIBTM article...
   Solar e-Clip: Visit GNP Branded Gear at ASAE's Springtime Expo

GNP Springtime Booth

Official Supplier of ASAE Springtime Expo Bags

Be Sure to Visit GNP at Booth #1320 during the Springtime Expo on May 3, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Learn more about GNP Branded Gear.

  Winner’s Circle:  Stay at the Kimpton Hotel of Your Choice Plus Airfare
Refer a Meeting Professional

Enter the new Refer a Meeting Professional Contest for a chance to win a three night stay at the Kimpton Hotel of your choice, plus roundtrip airfare for two, courtesy of United Airlines!


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