Friday, March 21, 2014

Smart Microphones

The newest app that you need for a successful meeting has been released and it is called Crowd Mics. This new app allows audience members to use their iPhones and Androids as a microphone. To enable this app the speaker must simply plug their smartphone into the room’s sound system. Once the app is activated they create a name and access code and give it to the audience members that have already downloaded the free app. The speaker has options for different settings that give him control of who is able to speak and when. If an audience member wishes to speak they simply tap their smartphone and they will appear in a chronological order on the speaker’s phone. Per their request the speaker can opt to enable that individual’s microphone or mute them. The speaker can turn on the group’s “open mic” mode to enable everyone to speak as they please. This app allows for audience members to submit comments to the presenter and offers polling functions. The event organizer will be charged nothing for Crowd Mics app for first 20 people and only $25 for the first 50 people.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

OPENING IN MAY 2014 - Luxury Re-Defined In Sun-Drenched Southern California as The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage Welcomes Guests To Palm Springs.

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Hotel Bristol, Odessa

Hotel Bristol, Odessa (Ukraine) opened March 1, 2014.  Located in the city center, it is offers convenience to renowned venues for opera, ballet, orchestral performances, and worldly museums.  It is a boutique property offering 7 meeting rooms with the largest meeting space at nearly 5,000 sq ft.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley

Bernardus Lodge & Spa combines modern comforts with the natural elegance of Carmel Valley wine country.  Their signature fireplace with cozy custom chairs coupled with bringing elements of the outdoors inside; makes this a special place to get away and relax.  Their four-star restaurant, Marinus, was named Zagat’s “Top Restaurant in Bay Area” and received Wine Spectator magazine’s “Grand Award” since 2001 for its wine cellar.  For more information, visit


Starwood Expanding European Portfolio by 40%

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide plans to open more than 60 new hotels across Europe by 2020; 9 of them will open in 2014.  For more information, check out

The St. Regis Istanbul - Opening July 1, 2014