Highlighting top destinations for meeting, event and incentive planners.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando Secures GBAC STAR Accreditation

Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando, FL has announced that it has secured GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council on behalf of its three convention properties as part of its ongoing, heightened focus on associate and guest safety and security, "Rosen’s Total Commitment."

Silicon Valley's Grand Hotel Sunnyvale Announces $25 Million Addition

The Grand Hotel Sunnyvale in Silicon Valley has announced its upcoming $25 million annex will be completed June 1, 2021. A 60,000-square-foot addition will span four floors with 51 new rooms, two meeting spaces and a new gym. In total, the hotel will offer 155 rooms and villas, three indoor meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 80, an outdoor events space for up to 150, an outdoor heated pool, and more for business and leisure travelers.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Acquires Assets of Las Vegas Monorail Company

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has closed on its transaction to acquire the assets of the Las Vegas Monorail Company, preserving an important transportation option in Las Vegas and ensuring it can operate in the coming years.

Marriott International Announces COVID-19 Testing Availability For Groups

As part of ongoing steps to help instill confidence for meeting professionals and attendees, Marriott International will be offering COVID-19 testing, which meeting professionals may select for group meetings at certain Marriott-branded hotels in the United States, beginning in January 2021. The optional health protocols build upon initiatives already in place as part of the recent launch of Connect with Confidence.

The optional health protocols for meeting professionals to consider include:

Fort Worth Convention Center, Will Rogers Memorial Center Receive GBAC Star Facility Accreditation

The Fort Worth Convention Center (FWCC) and the Will Rogers Memorial Center (WRMC) have received the STAR Facility accreditation status from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), an outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities.

Visit Florida Opens Registration For Florida Huddle 2021

Visit Florida has opened registration for Florida Huddle, the official travel trade show for the state of Florida, which will take place virtually February 8 – 12, 2021. 

The week-long virtual event will include a mix of virtual networking opportunities, educational sessions and interactive experiences. In addition, one-on-one appointments will be scheduled per market on one day of the event. American buyers will have the opportunity to take up to 14 one-on-one appointments on Thursday, February 11. Qualified buyers can attend for free.