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  • Caesars Windsor knows a thing or two about great events

    Fall and winter don’t have to put the freeze on event planning. No matter the season, the Hotel and Convention Centre at Caesars Windsor offers the amenities, entertainment and services to take your plans to the next level. It begins with providing an ideal setting. Overlooking an international waterfront, with meandering riverfront trails and a cosmopolitan skyline, Caesars Windsor is an award-winning property in the centre of a distinctive, diverse city. It is also convenient for guests to get to,…

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  • Changing the convention game

    Luck is always welcome on the casino floor, but when it comes to event planning, little should be left to chance. That’s why the Caesars Windsor Resort & Convention Centre has become one of Ontario’s most popular meeting hot spots, offering an all-in-one destination where the house never rests until its meetings and conventions are a success. Since rebranding from Casino Windsor to Caesars Windsor in 2008, the Resort & Convention Centre has invested in the facilities, amenities, and professionals…

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  • Canadian company Planner Protect to build better event contracts

    This week marked the official opening of Planner Protect, a Canadian firm that helps event planners, venues and event hosts negotiate fair contracts. Natural and economic changes over the last two decades have made business events riskier than ever for event planners. Natural disasters and extreme weather mean planners have to worry about cancelling or making frantic last-minute changes. Civil unrest, threats of terrorism and health warnings make it hard to ensure a city or site will be safe for…

    Breaking News, Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Operations, Meeting Community

  • Connected hotels: The next big thing

    By Tony della Busa After the record-breaking year in 2015 ended, many in the industry asked: “How are we going to make 2016 better?” Not surprisingly, there continues to be major growth opportunities in the power and use of mobile devices and apps. As a key area of development for hotels, they will need to find ways to further innovate to better connect and deliver a more personal and localized experience for their mobile guests and meeting planners. The key…

    Corporate Travel & Incentives, Event Operations, Social Media & Technology, Travel Tips & News

  • Century Casino & Hotel Edmonton opens High Limit and VIP gaming rooms

    Century Casinos, Inc. has announced the opening of its newly renovated High Limit and Shuffles gaming rooms at the Century Casino & Hotel Edmonton, which is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  These premium gaming rooms are part of a $2 million renovation project scheduled to conclude at the end of Q3, 2016.  A new poker room has already opened in May 2016.  A new bar will be added to the gaming floor and the existing slot gaming floor will expand into the…

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  • Alex Shterenberg named Executive Sous Chef at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

    Executive Chef Paul Paboudjian of Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel has announced the appointment of Alex Shterenberg as Executive Sous Chef at the hotel. In this position, he will be responsible for overseeing the culinary team including Sous and Banquet Chefs at the 1,372 room hotel located in the heart of downtown Toronto, which offers an amazing 130,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. Chef Shterenberg attended the Culinary Apprentice Advanced program at George Brown College and received his Red…

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  • Hotel consolidation: What meeting planners need to know

    By Milton Rivera Hotel consolidation has been front-page news for several months now and meeting planners may be wondering how this consolidation will impact their upcoming negotiations and events. The way that planners engage and plan their meetings and events with hotels will inevitably be transformed, creating both opportunities and challenges. Here are four things planners need to consider: Changing financial/commission models Consolidation could lead to a change in financial models and produce tougher negotiation situations. Therefore, planners must be…

    Meeting Community, Meeting Facts & Stats, The Business of Meetings

  • Marriott acquisition of Starwood set to change travel buying forever

    Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood is set to change the hotel industry significantly. Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s (CWT) latest white paper shows corporate travel buyers need to start thinking about the implications now and start planning how it will change their travel programs. Scott Brennan, CWT EVP and Head of Global Supplier Management, said, “Consolidation in the hotel industry isn’t new but the Marriott/Starwood tie-up is likely to change the way corporate travel is bought and sold. Everyone has to think very carefully…

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