Bites & Sites

Loews Hotels Revives Bellhop Bar for Group Events

Oversized steamer trunks retrofitted as pop-up bars offer planners a chance to unpack craft drinks — and turn back time — at their events.

BY Curt Wagner June 4, 2019

Catering to Attendees’ Religious-Based F&B Requests

Four event professionals share how to put attendees who keep kosher or halal at ease, seamlessly meeting their dietary requirements without making them feel singled out.

BY Molly Petrilla June 2, 2019

Reimagined JFK Terminal Hosts First Event as TWA Hotel

JetBlue For Good, an event recognizing crew members who had completed 150-plus hours of volunteer service in the past year, christened the new TWA Hotel. Convene touched down for a look around.

BY Jasmine Zhu May 28, 2019

Denmark’s Latest Strategy: A National Alliance of Tourist Groups

Four of the nation’s leading tourism groups unite to raise Denmark’s profile on the global meetings map.

BY Lane Nieset May 28, 2019

Caveman Special: Group Dining in a Lava Tube

At Pronghorn Resort in Bend, Oregon, special-event venue options include group meals served in a lava tube, formed by ancient volcanoes.

BY Curt Wagner May 28, 2019

What’s New in Travel, Food and Beverage

What food trends and stories should event planners have on their radar? Convene provides a weekly roundup of what’s making news in the F&B and business travel worlds.

BY Convene Editors May 25, 2019

New Zealand is ‘Punching Above Its Weight’ as Conference Destination

More business events are taking place in New Zealand, which has seen a 33 percent increase in conferences it has hosted since 2013. And two new conference venues opening next year should further boost numbers.

BY Lane Nieset May 24, 2019

Why Food Choices Matter at Events

With more attendees ‘tuned in’ to ethical and environmental food standards, planners and venues are stepping up sustainability efforts. Here’s how.

BY Kim Benjamin May 24, 2019

What’s New in Travel, Food and Beverage

What food trends and stories should event planners have on their radar? Convene provides a weekly roundup of what’s making news in the F&B and business travel worlds.

BY Convene Editors May 22, 2019

3 Lessons From the Upcoming Taco Bell Hotel

You may not want to check in to the fast food chain’s new pop-up hotel, but you will want to check out some of the ways the company is bringing the concept to market.

BY David McMillin May 22, 2019

Crunching Numbers: Which Cities Have the Best Food Scene?

Resonance Consultancy mines online data to give National Geographic Traveler’s ’21 Best Food Cities’ index some real bite.

BY Curt Wagner May 21, 2019