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March 1, 2011

 Associated Luxury Hotels International

It is ALHI’s distinct pleasure to introduce our two newest members to our portfolio, Charleston Place Hotel and Mandarin Oriental Washington, DC. 

Positioned in the very heart of Charleston, South Carolina and located within walking distance of Capitol Hill, these two properties have a lot to offer for your next meeting. Newest Members

Welcome, Newest Members!
 Consider these newest members of for your next meeting:

Hotel Thirty Thirty - New York, NY
Milford Plaza New York - New York, NY
Hilton New York Fashion District -New York, NY
Sofitel Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino - San Juan, PR

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You are reading this newsletter, but do you really know how can help meeting planners? 

Take a quick tour of the website to find out, and receive a $25 American Express Rewards Card in return!  

To register for a site tour, please contact

Save the Date

Springtime 2011

ASAE SpringtimeTM Expo
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
April 28, 2011

Register for the SpringtimeTM Expo.

IMEX Frankfurt

IMEX Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
May 24-26, 2011

To attend the show with the Hosted Buyer Group (which includes complimentary flights and accommodations), or for more information, please contact  
  Spotlight On: Flash Back to the Future with Meeting Planner Video
ConventionPlanit Music VideoDo you remember what the meetings industry was like 25 years ago? 

Let take you on a journey back to the 1980s with this just-released music video, which pokes fun at some of the challenges of meeting planning before the invention of time-saving tools like online search directories.  

After you watch the video, check out the Predict the Future Contest for a chance to win a trip for two to Cancun! Continue music video article...

  Feature Focus: Research Shows the Economic Significance of Meetings

Economic Significance

The Convention Industry Council released a new study “The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy,” which reveals that the U.S. meetings industry directly supports $1.7 million jobs.  

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

January's RCMA World Conference had the highest meeting planner turnout in three years.  Continue RCMA article...

Congratulations to Colorado Springs, for being named one of the 2011 Dozen Distinctive Destinations.  Continue Colorado article...

Business Slang for People in the Know
face-mail n: an increasingly rare form of communication performed face to face.  Sally looked forward to receiving daily face-mail from her boss, if only to marvel at his ability to incorporate football analogies into every sentence. -Courtesy of The Little Hiptionary

   Solar e-Clip: A Charming Venue for Smaller Meetings
Saint Paul Meeting Center

In Saint Paul, Minnesota – one half of the famous “Twin Cities” that also includes Minneapolis – meeting professionals have an excellent option for meetings of up to 1,000 attendees.  

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   Winner’s Circle: Win a Vacation to Puerto Rico with Round Trip Air

Enter the new Refer a Meeting Professional Contest, sponsored by the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino and Continental Airlines!  Hurry, contest ends soon!


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