Planner’s Pick

Posted on March 12th, 2014

Event Planning Pros Share Best Practices in Dallas

“The people that come to this meeting are very discerning event professionals that have been wined and dined literally throughout the world.”



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Posted on January 6th, 2014

Boston is Big on Sports & History

The Revere Hotel was able to provide everything the event required within four different spaces among the property’s 35,000 sf of meeting space.



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Posted on November 14th, 2013

USA Gymnastics Brings Largest Conference Ever to Hartford

“I think what’s great about the hotels in Hartford is how accommodating they are to really allow a group like ours to brand itself in the community so that our brand was pretty much visible everywhere you went from the minute you checked in at the hotel.”



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Posted on September 18th, 2013

Create a High-Impact Program at Caribe Royale Hotel & Universal Orlando

“Everybody said it was one of the best events we ever did,” says Gorton. “They were awestruck at Universal and couldn’t believe we brought in the sand for the first night’s event. Everybody kept saying we outdid ourselves.”



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Posted on July 18th, 2013

New Zealand: The New ‘It’ Incentive Destination

For the ultimate group incentive program, book the Sofitel Queenstown in the South Island and Hilton Auckland in the North, where groups can rest after the Air New Zealand flight.



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Posted on April 24th, 2013

Planner’s Pick: Hard Rock Cancun

The all-inclusive property contains a 16,400-sf convention center, a spa with outdoor palapa-style massage areas, five bars and lounges, and five restaurants including Mexican, Italian and Argentinean cuisines.



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Posted on March 1st, 2013

Turnberry Isle Miami: From the Boardroom to South Beach

For group events with heavy daytime schedules, the 408-room Turnberry Isle Miami is one of the best positioned hotels in South Florida, located on 300 acres in north Miami.



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Posted on January 10th, 2013

A Good Day in Whistler with Pacific Destination Services

Pacific Destination Services creates a powerful program for an economic consulting firm, where families are invited too for ziplining, ATV rides and other action-packed adventures.



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Posted on November 14th, 2012

Planners Pick: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando

Vera Bradley transformed the Loew’s 15,000-sf Tuscany Ballroom into a super-sized Vera Bradley showroom.



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Posted on November 5th, 2012

Loews Portofino Bay: Vera Bradley Converts Orlando Hotel Into a Design Showroom

Vera Bradley Designs posted up at the Portofino Bay Resort at Universal Orlando for an educational showroom that brought in buyers from all around the country. Abbate & Associates tells us about the flawless transformation.



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