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Marriott uses video folders to attract group bookings

March 11, 2016

Marriott International Inc. hotels are drawing group business with portable “video folder” technology that spotlights a property’s high points.  When you open the folder, a short video and audio presentation is triggered, showing the hotel’s amenities and services. The recently renovated and reflagged Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis – formerly the […]

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Faces and Places: LHM ushers in 2016 with winter-themed holiday party

March 11, 2016

Saint Louis Union Station’s midway was awash in ice-blue splendor at a December 2015 holiday celebration held by Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM).  The company owns the Union Station property, and holds the party each year to thank its business partners including planners, suppliers and other industry professionals. Guests marveled at the event’s ice-sculpture beverage bars, […]

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Faces and Places: St. Louis Area Hotel Association annual meeting lays groundwork for 2016

March 11, 2016

The Lumiere Live Theater at HoteLumiere and Casino was the site of the December 2015 annual meeting of the St. Louis Area Hotel Association (SLAHA). Executive director Vicky Boyer welcomed guests, who were treated to lunch and an thought-provoking presentation by Los Angeles-based speaker, author and coach Jason Jaggard of Novus Global Corp. Jorgen Schlemeier, […]

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People Update: Deborah Cavanagh

March 11, 2016

The Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel recently named Deborah Cavanagh director of sales and marketing.  Cavanagh has previous industry experience in director-level positions at Hilton and Westin properties, and the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, in Florida.  She also held positions at Crowne Plaza and Millennium Hotel properties in St. Louis.

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People Update: Deb Myers

March 11, 2016

Deb Myers is now director of corporate sales for the Old Kinderhook golf resort at Lake of the Ozarks.  She previously held restaurant and sales positions at the Lodge of Four Seasons, and worked in food and beverage services for Hyatt Hotels in Beaver Creek, Colo.  Myers majored in marketing at Benedictine College in Atchison, […]

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People Update: Nathan Wood

March 11, 2016

The Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa and Convention Center has named Nathan Wood director of sales and marketing.  He oversees sales staff, and the property’s sales and marketing efforts.  Wood formerly served as director of sales and marketing for the Westin Columbus Hotel in Ohio.  He is a certified tourism ambassador (CTA).

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FAM:Missouri Athletic Club Downtown

February 17, 2016

   FAMtastic! Qualified planners, if you’ll be in St. Louis on March 16, 2016, join MM&E and the Missouri Athletic Club Downtown as we partner for an exciting fam tour event. Enjoy networking, food, and a special tour of this landmark venue and its elegantly appointed meeting rooms. 5:30 pm to 8 pm 405 Washington Ave. […]

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A Venue for All Reasons: The versatile Lodge of Four Seasons turns over a new leaf.

December 29, 2015

 Article by Julia M. Johnson It’s a true sign of devotion to guest expectations when a major hospitality property expends millions of dollars to update itself. That certainly was the idea behind the Lodge of Four Seasons’ latest renovation project, which has extended from its very entryway to the farthest corners of the well-known resort. […]

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Missouri Meetings & Events Kansas City Regional Expo: Give and Take: Planners and Exhibitors Come Together at MM&E Expo

December 29, 2015

Article by Solana Shellner Corporate fund raisers, business luncheons, and other events never stop appearing on the calendar, so event planners must be ready with new, exciting, and trendy ideas. Aligning planners with exhibitors and suppliers, all in one place, creates a continuous cycle of education and networking and an exchange of thoughts and experiences. […]

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Industry Update: Clayton Hotel Takes on New Identity

December 29, 2015

The former Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel in St. Louis’ Clayton suburb has a new name, and is on the receiving end of some important updates. Now an independent property, it has been reflagged the Clayton Plaza Hotel. Construction work has begun to combine smaller guest rooms into larger, more luxurious ones, and there are a […]

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