Venues http://specialevents.com/taxonomy/term/7415/more en IACC Describes the 'Meeting Room of the Future' at IMEX http://specialevents.com/venues/iacc-describes-meeting-room-future-imex <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Home-style settings, networking spaces and a peek at the great outdoors&mdash;all are features that will mark the meeting room of the future, according to a recent study by the <a href="http://www.iacconline.org/" target="_blank">International Association of Conference Centers</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/venues/iacc-describes-meeting-room-future-imex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/venues/iacc-describes-meeting-room-future-imex#comments News The Special Event Show Venues Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:31:00 +0000 30881 at http://specialevents.com <p>IACC CEO Mark Cooper previews the &#39;meeting room of the future&#39; at IMEX America.</p> Special Events Is it Back to a Buyer's Market for Hotels in 2017? http://specialevents.com/hotels/it-back-buyers-market-hotels-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>After years of ever-higher rates for hotels, one expert sees signs that the tide may be turning in the buyer&#39;s favor. According to a report from our sister publications group, <a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/4-reasons-you-should-prepare-celebrate-return-buyers-market" target="_blank">MeetingsNet,</a> trends such as falling occupancy rates and the rise of competitors such as Airbnb will likely lead to falling hotel rates next year:</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/hotels/it-back-buyers-market-hotels-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/hotels/it-back-buyers-market-hotels-2017#comments Hotels The Special Event Show Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:44:00 +0000 30761 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Andrey Popov / © Getty Images Venue Tour: 25 Exciting Venues for Special Events http://specialevents.com/venues/venue-tour-25-exciting-venues-special-events <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Come along with us as we tour 25 new (or newly renovated) venues for special events.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/venues/venue-tour-25-exciting-venues-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/venues/venue-tour-25-exciting-venues-special-events#comments Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Venues Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:14:00 +0000 30111 at http://specialevents.com Happy Lth: Caesars Palace Celebrates its 50th Birthday with a Blow-out Bash http://specialevents.com/entertainment/happy-lth-caesars-palace-celebrates-its-50th-birthday-blow-out-bash <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Legendary Caesars Palace in Las Vegas celebrates its 50th anniversary weekend with showstopper celebrities, special events and stunning fireworks.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/happy-lth-caesars-palace-celebrates-its-50th-birthday-blow-out-bash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/happy-lth-caesars-palace-celebrates-its-50th-birthday-blow-out-bash#comments Entertainment Galas/Fundraisers Hotels Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:17:00 +0000 30061 at http://specialevents.com Ballroom Bust: Hotel Developers Aren't Building Big-Box Hotels with Ballrooms http://specialevents.com/hotels/ballroom-bust-hotel-developers-arent-building-big-box-hotels-ballrooms <div class="field-deck"> The 'upper upscale' hotel segment is soft now, the industry says </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Sleeping rooms, yes. But big event rooms, no. Hotel developers are shifting focus away from "upper upscale" hotels—the big box properties with big-time ballrooms—to build more middle-market hotels. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/hotels/ballroom-bust-hotel-developers-arent-building-big-box-hotels-ballrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/hotels/ballroom-bust-hotel-developers-arent-building-big-box-hotels-ballrooms#comments Hotels Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:31:00 +0000 29071 at http://specialevents.com Photo by KayTaenzer / © Getty Images London in Bloom: The London West Hollywood Hosts a 'Chelsea' Wedding Showcase http://specialevents.com/hotels/london-bloom-london-west-hollywood-hosts-chelsea-wedding-showcase <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Love is in bloom at the London West Hollywood in Beverly Hills for a bridal floral exhibition inspired by London&#39;s famed Chelsea Flower Show.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/hotels/london-bloom-london-west-hollywood-hosts-chelsea-wedding-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/hotels/london-bloom-london-west-hollywood-hosts-chelsea-wedding-showcase#comments Hotels Photo Galleries Weddings Mon, 30 May 2016 18:09:00 +0000 28671 at http://specialevents.com Tips on Planning Special Events in Private Residences http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-planning-special-events-private-residences <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Is there anything more personable and intimate than an event at a private residence? Weddings are romantic and corporate events are casual--there&rsquo;s just something friendly about having an event at a private home.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-planning-special-events-private-residences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-planning-special-events-private-residences#comments Venues planning special events private homes Special Events Blog Mon, 02 May 2016 23:23:00 +0000 28081 at http://specialevents.com Venue News: Super Spots for Your Next Special Event http://specialevents.com/venues/venue-news-super-spots-your-next-special-event <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The latest news in venues for your next special event.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/venues/venue-news-super-spots-your-next-special-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/venues/venue-news-super-spots-your-next-special-event#comments The Special Event Show Venues Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:15:00 +0000 27531 at http://specialevents.com Luxury Redefined: Peninsula Chicago Showcase Reception Shows Off Remodel http://specialevents.com/hotels/luxury-redefined-peninsula-chicago-showcase-reception-shows-remodel <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Despite the constraints of a tight budget, the Peninsula Chicago&nbsp;team treated 1,200 guests to a private event revealing the hotel&#39;s multi-million room renovation. Although many function spaces were already in use, attendees visited a variety of themed spaces within the property, including a &quot;Tastefully Thai&quot; area and &quot;Urban Chicago&quot;; the menu included everything from strawberry-yuzu terrine to lobster corn dogs.</p> <p>The event is a 2016 <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards" target="_blank"><em>Special Events</em> Gala Award</a> nominee.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/hotels/luxury-redefined-peninsula-chicago-showcase-reception-shows-remodel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/hotels/luxury-redefined-peninsula-chicago-showcase-reception-shows-remodel#comments Gala Awards Hotels Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:05:00 +0000 26581 at http://specialevents.com Last-Rite Night: Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Serves a Funereal Fundraiser http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/last-rite-night-fairmont-queen-elizabeth-serves-funereal-fundraiser <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>This spooky soiree keyed on a funeral-wake-resurrection theme to raise funds for Montreal's beloved Musee d'art contemporain. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/last-rite-night-fairmont-queen-elizabeth-serves-funereal-fundraiser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/last-rite-night-fairmont-queen-elizabeth-serves-funereal-fundraiser#comments Catering Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers Hotels Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:10:00 +0000 26521 at http://specialevents.com