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Morgans Hotel Group offers sophisticated hotel conference rooms perfect for corporate meetings with luxurious hotel accommodations in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Scottsdale, and London.

Each hotel is unique in its personality and offers businesses a conference hotel with executive amenities.

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Morgans Hotel Group.

The Kimpton "Pick-Your-Perks" meeting program offers planners new ways to customize gatherings with creative perks and incentives with additional discounts to save on costs.

All "Pick-Your-Perks" Groups include:
-20% off the Best Available Rate
-5% off the master account
-creative meeting concept consultation

Other perks include - pick two:
-50% off meeting room rental  
-20% off audio/visual equipment
-Two VIP guestroom upgrades, based upon availability
-Welcome amenity for up to five VIP  guests
-Complimentary weekend stay, given at group discretion for future stay
-"Off to a Great Start" - assorted whole fruit, chilled juices and coffee
-Re-book another meeting and receive  25% off the Best Available Rate plus perks,
      must be consumed by March 10, 2010

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No Great Wall?
You won't find the Great Wall in Columbus. But at least you don't have to travel around the world to find a great value.

Find out why Columbus is ranked one of the top three value destinations in the U.S. for conventions and trade shows.

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Columbus, Ohio.

Save the Date

HSMAI's Affordable Meetings West

San Jose McEnery Convention Center
June 10-11, 2009

Attendance is FREE for qualified
meeting planners

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Affordable Meetings West

ASAE & the Center
2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition

Toronto, Canada
August 15-18, 2009

Learn more about the
2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition.

   Spotlight On: Knoxville for Summertime Travelers

Good times and exciting activities make the city of Knoxville, Tennessee the perfect place for summertime travelers!

Consider traveling to Knoxville June 25-28 for the 20th anniversary of the Kuumba Festival, presented by African American Appalachian Arts, Inc. This year, the festival is a two-day, two-night multi-event celebration with more than 200 entertainers performing on three stages, live demonstrations, and serviced by more than 100 crafts people and food vendors. Continue Knoxville Activities article...

   Feature Focus: Meetings that Give Back
When people hear that your meeting benefits a cause – and could potentially benefit them (A free vacation! A free concert!) – they sign on and show up in droves, with wallets ready and a renewed interest in your group. You’ve transformed your meeting from All-Business into an Evening That Gives Back.

Even in this downward spiral economy, people still want to give…and perhaps moreso, they want to win. And local charities want you to bring them on board, promote them to your audience and your mailing list, and devote their workforce to the success of your event. Everybody wins.  Continue Charitable Connections article...

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

Berlin has a record 31 convention industry partners at IMEX this week!  Check out their "Berlin Green Meetings" presentation if you're at the show.

Meeting professionals and executives attending MPI WEC in Salt Lake City, Utah July 11-14, 2009, will have the chance to win the beautiful 1-carat “Resort at Squaw Creek Diamond” that will be awarded by Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI).  Continue Diamond article...

   Solar e-Clip: Brainstorm Your Meeting

Affinia Hotels

Reserve a meeting taking place through Dec. 31, 2010 in NYC, Chicago or D.C. and receive a free upgrade to our "Brainstorming Meeting Package" that includes special amenities, plus your choice of two additional meeting incentives.  Click here for more information.

   Winner’s Circle: Win a Free Trip and Round Trip Airfare

Enter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest for a chance to win a complimentary two night stay for two at a Morgans Hotel Group property of your choice, including round-trip airfare for two from Continental Airlines!


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