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 •  April 25

Caesars Entertainment has announced plans to expand into Mexico, in the form of the luxury, nongaming Caesars Palace Puerto Los Cabos, slated to break ground in the first half of 2019. The move is part of the company's new international hotel-licensing strategy, and it follows last week's news that Caesars would open two nongaming properties in...

M & C Magazine

 •  April 25

In an effort to grow Caesars Entertainment's brands in new markets, the company has signed a letter of intent to open its first-ever nongaming hotels, both of which will open later this year in Dubai. The new hotels, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai and Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, will be part of Bluewaters Island, a manmade island currently under...

M & C Magazine

 •  April 25

BCD Meetings & Events has launched Simple Meetings, a self-service tool that allows customers to book smaller, straightforward meetings themselves. The platform grants access to a global-sourcing inventory, through which planners can book both meeting space and sleeping rooms. The secure, PCI-compliant tool can be configured to align with a...

M & C Magazine

 •  April 25

Just as Airbnb made a concerted effort last week to work with planners by launching Airbnb for Events, Marriott International is now expanding its interests into the sharing economy. The hospitality giant kicked off a six-month home-sharing pilot this week in collaboration with Hostmaker, a London-based home-rental management company. Marriott has...

M & C Magazine

 •  April 25

Research into the effectiveness of different types of motivation awards shows a well-conceived, well-run incentive, recognition or reward program improves productivity and performance. In fact, one study that looked at many other studies' rewards programs found that after six months, companies will see average performance gains of 44 to 48 percent...

M & C Magazine

 •  April 25

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump appears likely to win his travel ban case at the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy both signaled support for the travel policy in arguments Wednesday at the high court. The ban's challengers almost certainly need one of those two justices if the court is to strike down the...

M & C Magazine

 •  April 23

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, a 261-room spa and golf resort on the Northern California coast, has unveiled a number of new venues for planners. The luxury resort has debuted two new meeting spaces and completely renovated all of its existing event space, totaling 35,000 square feet of refreshed and new space. The Bay Area resort now has 20...

M & C Magazine

 •  April 23

The Eliza Jane Hotel, a 196-room Unbound Collection by Hyatt property, has opened in New Orleans' Central Business District in an historic building that once served as the headquarters of the Daily Picayune newspaper. The boutique property, two blocks from the French Quarter and a short walk from many of the city's iconic landmarks, is named after...

M & C Magazine

 •  April 23

The second iteration of the American Society of Association Executive's experiment in meetings design, the Xperience Design Project, brought 1,500 industry professionals to the 2,000-room Gaylord National in National Harbor, Md., April 19-20. To be expected with an event that aims to showcase different ways to do business beyond traditional general...

M & C Magazine

 •  April 20

It's a fact of modern life: We're all too busy, struggling to meet a long list of personal and professional demands. That pressure leads to stress and all of the health-defeating effects it can cause. "Thirty percent of us experience depression or are in treatment for depression," notes Linda Illingworth, a registered dietician and founder of...