New partnership brings organized approach to small and midsize trade shows.
The theme “We’re ready to help” shines throughout the new 2018 Meeting Planners Guide to Michigan Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (MACBV).
The Meet in Michigan guide, produced in partnership with the MACVB and Michigan Meetings + Events magazine, is packed with creative help for meeting planners.
Food trucks may be mobile, but they aren’t going anywhere, since their popularity only seems to grow with each season. A New Jersey hotel is getting in on the fun! Along with over 18,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, Embassy Suites by Hilton in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, offers the Grain & Cane “Gastro Truck” as a fun option for a mid-meeting break or post-event dining option.
The family-focused, Wisconsin-based Great Wolf Lodge opened its first resort in Wisconsin Dells in 1997. Over the next two decades, it slowly expanded with more properties around the Midwest, moving into the Northeast, South, West and Canada. And this summer, the greater Chicago area will get its first resort from the brand.
Here’s some good news for planners. With the list of quality craft breweries gaining a foothold in Michigan expanding every month, we’re discovering that many of them are fun places to host meetings and events. And their award-winning brews provide greater name recognition and a better draw for events business.
Detroit and Grand Rapids are showcasing some fun new dining options this spring for all occasions.
In Motown, the Metro Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau released its third in-your-face YouTube video exploring the city’s vibrant dining scene.
Three Eats in The D videos were posted this spring and run about four to eight minutes long. They feature sports bars, fancy hotspots, trendy stops and pizza traditions. Each YouTube page offers a list of all the eateries featured in each show.
Anticipated to open in Fall 2018, Shinola and Detroit-based real estate company Bedrock announces plans for the first Shinola Hotel located at 1400 Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. This new boutique hotel incorporates a new lifestyle concept and combines the best of both brands – Shinola’s high-quality, American built craftsmanship and Bedrock’s development and urban revitalization expertise.
AAA Michigan presented its Four Diamond Awards at a luncheon on March 28 during the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Tourism.
The event, this year at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids, is a tradition at the tourism gathering.
Eighteen hotels and five restaurants earned Four Diamond honors this year.
Hotel winners, with the year they first earned the awards, are:
I’m excited that so many Michigan travel campaigns and venues continue to grab the national spotlight. Here’s a look at several award winners named so far this year.
Pure Michigan’s marketing brand was recognized by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) with three Adrian Awards. Pure Michigan has nabbed 23 of these awards since 2013.