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Meet Kanami Fujita

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com. 

Kanami Fujita was recently hired as director of sales at Semiahmoo Resorts in Blaine, Wash.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role? 

Meet Awet Sium

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Awet Sium was recently hired as general manager of Kimpton Donovan Hotel in downtown Washington D.C.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as General Manager of Kimpton Donovan Hotel?

Choose A Suburban Venue For Conventions In Washington DC

Finding a venue is one of the first decisions a meeting planner makes. Its size and location can make a big impact on meeting attendance. The Sheraton Tysons Hotel—managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts—located outside of Washington, DC, is helping planners choose by offering a package for planners booking through 2020.

Planners Share Meeting & Event Trends for 2017

Various hospitality brands release trend reports, and the ones that capture my attention are those that are specific to meeting and events and include several properties in the U.S. Mountain West. Sometimes these are observations from staff, but Destination Hotels is on its fifth year of conducting a “State of the Meetings Industry” survey that happened in October and garnered responses from more than 400 corporate, association, government and independent planners.

Colorful Reasons to Plan Autumn Mountain Meetings

The leaves are turning, the weather is mild, and the rates are lower. Here’s a second look at an oft-ignored time of year for mountain meetings and events.

Get Creative Juices Flowing with Awe-Inspiring Art Venues

There are places in the U.S. mountain west and western Canada that are so stunning, they can’t help but inspire brilliance. The Rocky Mountain backdrops and vivid contrasts of seasons have long drawn artists who come to spark their imagination. Meeting planners also can stimulate inventiveness by hosting gatherings in these three communities of varying sizes where creativity thrives. 

Wenatchee Convention Center Modernizes Key Spaces

Wenatchee Convention Center in north-central Washington has completed a remodeling project in excess of $3 million that modernized the Grand Apple Ballroom and Orchard Exhibit Hall. Owned by the City of Wenatchee and managed by Coast Hospitality, the renovation of the more than 10,000-square-foot ballroom includes new lighting, carpeting and an acoustical ceiling system and updated carpeting in the lobby just outside. The 7,560-square-foot exhibit hall received the same upgrades as well as new wall décor.

7 Mountain Conference & Convention Centers Soar Above the Norm

Groups that seek peaks as backdrops also typically are looking for unique factors, outdoor diversions and top-notch facilities. We searched for convention and conference centers that deliver this trio of assets and more, offering examples in the heart of central business districts, on a college campus, minutes away from national parks and steps from the slopes.

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Mountain Museums Bring Gatherings to Higher Levels

MEETING IN A MUSEUM provides a distinctive setting for events and a fresh atmosphere. At museums, attendees are surrounded by art and artifacts, or they find themselves in a place where they can experience both history and nature.

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