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October 17, 2016
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Roundup: Cendyn Inks Deal With Cain Meetings & Incentives, Courtyard’s New Schenectady Hotel




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Cain Meetings & Incentives (CMI) will use Cendyn’s MetronXpress application, Courtyard by Marriott is opening a new Schenectady hotel and the Marriott North Charleston just unveiled a big renovation in today’s top news in the meetings and events industry. 

CMI Inks Deal With Cendyn

Cain Meetings & Incentives (CMI) and Cendyn have signed a new agreement that will see CMI use the MetronXpress application. 

Cendyn says the deal will help CMI enhance its events technology and operational intelligence. MetronXpress is a Cendyn/EVENTS application that offers meetings management components aimed at helping companies effectively plan, source, manage and measure the event life cycle, as well as achieve compliance and track spending. The app will allow CMI to streamline its internal processes and focus more attention on delivering meeting and incentive travel experiences. 

MetronXpress has a dashboard where planners can create events, source venues through a global directory and manage event delivery. The application also generates real time operational intelligence and KPIs with in-depth reporting. 

Courtyard by Marriott Schenectady at Mohawk Harbor to Open October 20

In event hotel news, Schenectady, NY, is getting a new Courtyard by Marriott hotel with the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott Schenectady at Mohawk Harbor October 20. 

The 124-room hotel will have 1,157 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 100 people, as well as guest rooms with hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and getting ready, including a "Luggage Drop” to store bags and a “Tech Drop” where guests can plug in personal electronic devices. Additionally, a light desk on wheels allows guests to work anywhere in the room. 

In the lobby, guests can enjoy open seating, media pods, and complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect for light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer. There is also a business library with several computer terminals, as well as a printer and separate computer stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status. Other amenities include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor fire pit, a fitness center and guest laundry. 

Big Renovation at Marriott North Charleston

In South Carolina, the Marriott North Charleston just took the wraps off a big, business-friendly renovation project, The Charleston Post Courier reports. 

The 291-room hotel now has a new look heavy on modern design elements like wood and stone. Guests can now check in via smart phone, and soon the hotel plans to add the ability to use phones to open door locks. For meetings and events, the hotel has two ballrooms, the largest of which has the capacity for 750 people in theatre-style seating and 450 people for a seated banquet, as well as six breakout rooms. The smaller ballroom is centered on a reflecting pool. 

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