• The Commons Hotel In Minneapolis Offers Big Rewards For Small Meetings

     
    POSTED December 28, 2016
     

The Commons Hotel, located in Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus, announced their newest offering: Small Meetings = Big Rewards. The new program is a way to entice planners to hold meetings with 10–100 room nights through March 31, 2017.

The rewards are as follows: Three reward are given for groups with 10–40 room nights; five rewards for 41–60 room nights; and seven rewards for 61–100 room nights. These rewards include one complimentary guest room night with 35 paid nights, two junior suite upgrades, double stash rewards, one 30-minute coffee break, 20 percent off meeting space Wi-Fi, registration/office with Wi-Fi pass for up to five devices, $5 wooden nickel per guest to be used at The Beacon Public House, daily beverage service in staff office for up to 10 people, 15 percent discount on PSAV equipment, $150 credit on master account and three round-trip VIP transfers to MSP Airport.

BIG Wall Décor challenges the notion that owning large, beautiful artwork is only for the wealthy art connoisseur. With more than 20 years of experience printing for luxury brands, the BIG Wall Décor team uncovered a new print/framing solution that makes it easy and affordable (pieces start at $125) to display large-scale, on-trend artwork in trade show booths, at events, in the office, and at home. 

 

The meetings and events industry has faced its fair share of ups, downs, and everything in between since early 2020. There have been lessons learned, approaches changed, and flexibility fostered to keep moving ahead during the pandemic. Let’s take a quick look at what to expect for 2023 through the lens of the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel. 

 

Nearly all hotels are experiencing staffing shortages, according to a new member survey conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). AHLA conducted the latest Front Desk Feedback survey of nearly 200 hoteliers Sept. 12-19, 2022.

Eighty-seven percent (87%) of survey respondents indicated they are experiencing a staffing shortage, 36% severely so. The most critical staffing need is housekeeping, with 43% ranking it as their biggest challenge.