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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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Facility Focus: Kansas City Marriott Downtown

December 29, 2015

By Julia M. Johnson How do you know when a top-flight hotel is serious about attracting high-quality meeting and event clients? When it invests more than three years and $30 million to upgrade everything from its common areas to its gathering spaces and guest rooms.

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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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Industry Update: Springfield Welcomes New Hotel to Downtown Area

December 29, 2015

This past summer saw the addition of a new 50-unit hotel to Springfield’s city center, transforming a 109-year-old commercial building in to elegant lodging replete with modern comforts. The Hotel Vandivort open its doors to the public in mid-2015, and features meeting spaces that planners will want to experience: The Vandivort Ballroom measures 2,800 square […]

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Industry Update: SPRINGFIELD HOTEL CELEBRATES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

December 28, 2015

In September 2015, Hilton Worldwide named the Double-Tree by Hilton Springfield a recipient of the company’s coveted CARE Cup Award. Awardees are nominated by Hilton peers for exceptional initiatives in guest relations, team member engagement, community involvement, and sustainable living. The CARE Cup Award is a “traveling trophy,” presented to one small and one large […]

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The Keeter Center

March 10, 2015

Tom Healey takes viewers on a tour of the Keeter Center’s facilities. MM&E

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Festivities on Track: All aboard for holiday event enchantment at the newly reimagined St. Louis Union Station.

November 13, 2014

Article by Julia M. Johnson All signs point in the direction of a memorable 2014 holiday season for St. Louis’ venerable Union Station, the 1894 rail landmark that’s been undergoing a sea change as a result of new ownership. St. Louis-based hotel and commercial developer Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) bought the converted rail-to-retail property for […]

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