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Jessie Fetterling

Jessie Fetterling
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Jessie Fetterling is a writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area, with past experiences at four different media companies covering a wide range of topics from the travel and hospitality industries to sustainable living. Special areas of interest include writing about travel, food and music. Favorite Destination: Cinque Terre, Italy Bucket List: Brazil, Thailand and the Czech Republic
Washington State Convention Center, Washington, Seattle, LMN Architects, convention center expansion, city development, expansion

Seattle’s Convention Center Expansion Will Attract Larger Groups

Seattle is growing as a destination for meetings, with eight new hotel properties and an expansion of the Washington State Convention Center in the works.
Michael Jackson, contract negotiation, pop songs, pop lyrics, Meetings Mojo

Pop Songs for Hit-Worthy Contract Negotiations

Tune to these hit pop songs for a little inspiration on how to negotiate your next contract in your favor.
El Pueblito Cooking School, Mexico, Riviera Maya, cooking, food and beverage

New Riviera Maya Cooking Experience Celebrates Mayan Cuisine

El Pueblito Cooking School, located within Mexico's Mayakoba eco-resort, now offers a culinary experience for groups to learn about Mayan cuisine.

New Zealand ‘Wows’ Prevue’s Global Meeting Summit Attendees

Thirty senior meeting planners gathered at California’s Langham Huntington, Pasadena in early July for Prevue’s Global Meeting & Incentive Planning Summit.
TWA Hotel, Trans World Airlines, American Airlines, New York, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Howard Hughes

TWA Hotel & Event Center Will Open at JFK Airport

Just like its innovative TWA Flight Center predecessor, the 512-room TWA Hotel will also push the boundaries of what it means to be an airport hotel.
Marina Copan Convention Center, Honduras, Copa Maya Ruins, Maya Ruins, Central America, Latin America, culture

Honduras’ New Convention Center Draws Groups to the “Athens of the Maya World”

The Honduras Institute of Tourism is vying to solidify the country as a leading Central American destination for meeting planners.
Meetings Outlook, Meeting Professionals International, MPI, meetings report, industry news, meetings industry

5 Takeaways from MPI’s Latest Meetings Outlook Report

Meeting Professionals International’s 2018 Summer Edition of its Meetings Outlook Report announced a positive uptick in meetings.
21c Museum Hotels, AccorHotels, acquisition, hotel merger, hotel news,

AccorHotels Acquires 21c Museum Hotels

AccorHotels announced last week that it signed an agreement to acquire 85 percent of 21c Museum Hotels.
2018 Global Planner Sourcing Report, Cvent, meetings report, meetings industry, industry news,

5 Insights from Cvent’s 2018 Global Planner Sourcing Report

Cvent recently released its 2018 Global Planner Sourcing Report, which has more than doubled in size from the 2017 study.
Glow, Meetings Mojo, meeting tips, gender gap, women, wrestling

Bridging the Gender Gap With Tips From the Characters of Glow

While bridging the gender gap is no easy task, here are four tips from the characters of “Glow” on how meeting planners can start to do so.
MGM Springfield, MGM Resorts International, Springfield, Massachusetts, new resorts

MGM Springfield Will Bring Massive Meetings to Massachusetts

The $960 million MGM Springfield will officially make its debut on Aug. 24, attracting groups interested in combining meetings, gaming and a bit of history.
Marriott International, Starwood, loyalty rewards programs, rewards programs

Marriott & Starwood Finally Merging Rewards Programs

Ever since Marriott International officially acquired Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in September 2016, the two have been figuring out how to merge their loyalty rewards programs—and now they’re finally beginning the process.
Isla Bella Beach Resort, Florida, new resorts, Florida Keys, Marathon, Hurricane Irma

Isla Bella Will Be the Florida Keys’ First Post-Irma Resort

When the 199-room Isla Bella Beach Resort makes its debut early next year, it will be the first new resort built in the Florida Keys since Hurricane Irma.

Century City’s Business District Reveals Yet Another Side of L.A.

Los Angeles’ Century City neighborhood creates a distinctive skyline on the city’s Westside.
Le Mas Candille, Small Luxury Hotels, new hotels, hotel openings, luxury, French Riviera, China, Southern California

3 Small Luxury Hotels Open for Groups in Search of Exclusivity

Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) announced three newly opened properties earlier this month for groups in search of intimate, luxury retreats.
21c Museum Hotel Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, Joe West, Savoy Hotel, renovations, hotel renovations, historic hotels, boutique hotels

Kansas City’s Historic Savoy Hotel Finds New Life

After two years and a $50 million overhaul, the Savoy Hotel and Grill has been given new life in the form of the 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City.
Terra Glamping: Hutton Brickyards, Terra Glamping, Catskill Mountains, glamping, luxury, adventure, New York

Unplug at Terra Glamping’s Latest Catskills Retreat

Luxury meets adventure at the newly debuted Terra Glamping: Hutton Brickyards in Kingston, N.Y., an ideal retreat for groups.
expansion, convention center, South Pacific, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Debuts Convention Center Expansion

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) debuted its much-anticipated $152.2 million expansion, increasing its event space by 25 percent.
plastic straws, plastic straw ban, #LastStraw, Hilton, Marriott, Royal Caribbean, AccorHotels, Four Seasons

5 Companies Joining the #LastStraw Campaign

The hospitality industry is making an effort to cut back on waste by joining in on the #LastStraw campaign.

Planner’s Pick: On the Waterfront in Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina's evolving River District encourages repeat business for at least one local association.
Kentucky International Convention Center, Kentucky, Louisville, Omni Louisville Hotel, HOK

Kentucky International Convention Center Preps for Big Debut

After undergoing $207 million in renovations and expansions, the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in Louisville is gearing up for its big debut on Aug. 6.
data privacy, technology, GDPR, California Vermont, data, data security

Data Privacy Laws Rev Up in California & Vermont

There seems to be no end to the buzzing data privacy conversation—and now it’s revving up again in the states of Vermont and California.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges, Belgium, Europe

Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges Combines History & Business

Belgium’s commercial trade hub of Bruges will welcome the new Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges next month.
gin, cocktails, mocktails, non-alcoholic, alcohol free, spirits, food and beverage, F+B, Brunswick Aces, Seedlip

The New Gin Craze Is Alcohol-Free

A burgeoning gin craze will give meeting planners even more reason to craft mocktails for those attendees who want the flavor of gin, minus the booze.
robot, Pechanga, Hilton, technology, robot concierge, airport

3 Ways Robots Are Redefining Hospitality

Here are at least three ways that robots are redefining hospitality as we know it.  

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