Thursday, March 14, 2019

“United Meetings”: Airline Launches Online Portal to Drive Business

As the Meeting industry continues to bring in high levels of business for airlines, many companies are starting to take notice. In a move to stay ahead of competitors, United Airlines has introduced “United Meetings”, an online platform created specifically for the travel of meeting attendees. As an extension of its existing web portal known as Jetstream, United has promised to bring even more value by offering features such as discounts that can be credited towards amenities and a dashboard making it easy to track past and future travel plans. With this new offering, United’s goal is to be the go-to airline for meeting planners. As a company that manages meetings all over the world, we love to see major airline companies introducing innovative services for those in need of air travel to get to their next meeting!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Viva Las Vegas: MGM’s ‘Grand’ Expansion

After almost two years, MGM Resorts International has revealed an impressive 250,000 square foot addition to its MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Included within the three-level expansion, are two massive ballrooms that can be divided into 16 breakout rooms, floor to ceiling windows, and an entire level dedicated to health and wellness programs. Bringing the total size of the MGM Grand Conference Center to 850,000 square feet, the company’s goal was to create a meeting space with a wide variety of possibilities and integrate it flawlessly with the existing venue. MGM’s undertaking of this colossal development coincides with the company’s commitment to continue its meeting space growth at other local sister properties which include Mandalay Bay, ARIA, and Park MGM. With such a major investment in meeting space, our clients are looking forward to the endless possibilities MGM has to offer!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Signia Hilton, A New Brand with Meetings in Mind

At a recent press conference, Hilton announced the development of a new hotel brand, Signia Hilton, the company’s solution to providing a space specifically for meetings and events. After analyzing feedback from meeting professionals, Hilton has pinpointed main areas for improvement that they plan on targeting with the development of the Signia Hilton brand. Signia branded hotels will have a minimum of 500 guest rooms and 75 square feet per room of meeting and event space as well as a signature restaurant, premium wellness facilities and a "wow" factor. Focusing on modern design, smart technology, and culinary experience, Hilton intends to launch the brand with existing hotels in Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Orlando at a date not yet disclosed. With such a big push in innovation, we at Meeting Sites Pro, Inc. are excited to see how this affects the rest of the industry and if others will follow suit!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Looking forward to the Hyatt acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality

Last month, Hyatt Hotels announced that they would be acquiring Two Roads Hospitality in a move that will add multiple brands including Alila, Destination, Joie de Vivre, and Thompson to the World of Hyatt Portfolio. While a merger such as this always begets a period of transition, we are excited for the benefits this partnership will bring to the hospitality community. Hyatt is going to gain a great collection of upscale and unique properties where the Two Roads properties gains the partnership of a hospitality giant and its rewards program. Change is in the air!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Spotlight on a New Property: Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport – Opening 2021

“Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the larger potion of people are loving, rational and happy” - Julia Ward Howe

We at Meeting Sites Pro, Inc. were so happy to hear that Omni Hotels will be adding to the oasis that is Boston with a stunning Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, opening early 2021. While 2021 seems eons away, we know how time flies and could not wait to express our excitement for the future development. Located in the budding Seaport neighborhood, guests will have access to rich art, history and culture.

The hotel will feature 1,055 guest rooms with 52 suites overlooking the Boston Harbor. Guests will be able to elevate their stay with a visit to the Mokara Spa or the state-of-the-art fitness center. Flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space, including the largest hotel ballroom in Boston’s Seaport, will occupy approximately 100,000 square feet of the hotel. The Omni Boston will also have direct access to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This, along with an array of food and beverage options and climate controlled year-round pool access, will make this property an optimal location for all meetings.

We at Meeting Sites Pro, Inc. look forward to the promising future of the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport!
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