On Aug. 24, the Crowne Plaza Princeton, N.J., debuted the Lakeside Terrace a new wedding venue that resides on the property.

The venue went under a five-month, $1 million renovation and features a ballroom with modern decor and windows allow for natural light and overlook the lake. Conveniently, it offers both indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions. On-site planners can help coordinate all events.

The Crowne Plaza Princeton is managed by an operating affiliate of GF Management, a hospitality ownership and management company based in Philadelphia with hotels across the country.

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. 

 

Results from the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2022 Incentive Travel Destination Preferences & Their Impact on Motivation confirmed that interest in incentive travel as a motivating sales reward is at an all-time high. 91% of 405 survey respondents described group incentive travel as extremely or very motivating compared to 80% last year. Individual incentive travel was rated even higher as a motivational award at 96% versus 84% last year.