Monthly Archives: May 2010

FF&E Strategies – Are you in control?

Project delays resulting in the postponed opening of a conference centers can have many adverse consequences. In order to ease the financial pressure of the typical start up, the sales and marketing team will begin to book association and group … Continue reading

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Business Models: Conference Centers vs. Hotels

When choosing a venue for an event one typically includes in the decision making process the purpose and expertise of the facility and provider.  One would not normally hire a bookstore owner to cater a wedding, or rent a tugboat … Continue reading

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Nashville and Las Vegas: Partners in the Struggle

One is wrecked by a flood, the other is wrecked because the flood dried up. The scenes from Nashville are simply heartbreaking. To see the Gaylord Opryland with water pooling on the floors of its magnificent atriums, and the Grand … Continue reading

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Take the Widest View You Can

Wow, it’s been a rough couple of weeks around the world. First off, here in the U.S. we’ve had a bruising legislative battle over national health care and immigration control, a whipsawed stock market, floods in the heartland that wrecked … Continue reading

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