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Hotel Industry Launches Training Course to Advance Safe Stay Guidelines

July 9, 2020

To further expand the hotel industry’s Safe Stay initiative, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced COVID-19 Precautions for Hotels, an online course developed in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and created to help hotels train their staffs on the enhanced safety and cleanliness guidelines. The new training course was created in consultation […]

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Old Kinderhook Increases Safety to Take on Corporate Meetings & Events

July 9, 2020

Old Kinderhook updated their meeting policies to ensure attendees remain safe and healthy as they begin interacting at face-to-face meetings and events.  The following procedures are outlined in Old Kinderhook’s Safe Meetings 2020 policy: We will have sanitizer stations available near all of our meeting rooms. We will maximize our meeting spaces to accommodate safe […]

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Loop Trolley Announces Free Weekend Service in Support of Loop Businesses

July 6, 2020

As local St. Louis businesses begin to resume operations in response to the gradual relaxation of social distancing that was required to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Loop Trolley leadership is excited to announce its schedule for the 2.2 mile heritage trolley system. It recommenced its FREE weekend service from 11:00am – 7:00pm on July 4th. […]

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Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton Prepares For Fall Opening With Socially Distanced Meeting Practices In Place

July 2, 2020

Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton , a new hotel opening this fall in downtown Clayton, Missouri, announces plans for socially distanced conferences and meetings. Located on Bonhomme Ave., just west of Hanley Road, the 268-room hotel will open after a multi-million dollar, full-scale transformation by Silverwest Hotels. With its proximity to Clayton’s Business District, Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton […]

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Gateway Convention Center Renovates Their Meeting Spaces for Micro-Meetings

July 2, 2020

To restructure the convention center for limited capacity gatherings, Gateway Convention Center announced the renovation of its meeting spaces.  These recently redone rooms can accommodate groups of 50 attendees or less, and they are available for hourly rental. In addition to complying with new gathering standards, Gateway Convention Center’s meeting spaces are equipped with built-in […]

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Take a Tour of the New Aloft St. Louis – Cortex Hotel

July 1, 2020

The Aloft St. Louis – Cortex hotel opened on June 8th and contains several amenities that make this hotel valuable for future company functions.  Missouri Meetings & Events toured the property with Robyn Niedringhaus, Area Director of Sales for Aloft St. Louis – Cortex, who highlighted all the hotel’s unique features that benefit corporate guests. […]

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70% Of Americans Support More Economic Stimulus To Help Reeling Travel Industry Recover

June 30, 2020

A new survey conducted by Morning Consult commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) found that while Americans remain hesitant about traveling, they overwhelmingly support efforts by Congress to help the travel industry recover including helping hotels keep their doors open and bring back employees, as well as incentivizing Americans to travel again. […]

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Visit Topeka Hires Springfield CVB’s Former Director of Marketing to Fill Critical Position

June 30, 2020

Visit Topeka and Greater Topeka Partnership announced today that Sean Dixon was hired as the next Visit Topeka President. Dixon hails from Springfield, Missouri and previously served as Marketing Director for the Springfield, Missouri Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We continue our momentum in Topeka & Shawnee County and adding Sean to this community team will […]

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Germ Tackle PPE Kits to be Distributed at Upcoming Meetings and Conferences

June 26, 2020

Accent Group Solutions, a leader in healthcare products, has introduced a new promotional item that keeps businesses top of mind while maintaining customer safety.  Germ Tackle is a branded, customizable PPE kit enclosing a variety of safety products, and it is being used by hotels, restaurants, and meeting planners to protect clients and keep business […]

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Hotel Occupancy Increases Another Couple Percentage Points

June 25, 2020

U.S. hotel performance data for the week ending 20 June showed another small rise from previous weeks and less severe year-over-year declines, according to STR. 14-20 June 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019): Occupancy: 43.9% (-41.8%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$92.20 (-31.7%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$40.48 (-60.3%) “Occupancy was up another […]

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