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October 14, 2016

Roundup: New Group Packages at Residence Inn by Marriott West Orange, AIME’s PR Firm

Happy Friday! Bring the work week to a proper close with our roundup of today’s top meetings and events industry headlines. 

residence inn by marriott west orangeNew Group Packages at Residence Inn by Marriott West Orange

The Residence Inn by Marriott West Orange in New Jersey is looking ahead to 2017 with three new group-geared packages. 

Planners who book the Meet and Thrive package receive a five percent room rate discount for groups of 10 or more rooms. In addition, they earn 2,000 additional Marriott Reward Points and a complimentary AM/PM Coffee Break. This offer is valid on stays January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.

Groups of 10-25 can receive a $100 credit voucher for booking a meeting as well as a free welcome amenity for each attendee. The offer is available from January 1, 2017, through April 1, 2017, and rates start at $169/night plus 15 percent tax.

Finally, wedding couples can get a complimentary bridal suite when booking a rehearsal dinner and block of rooms for their guests. Available from January 1, 2017, through April 1, 2017, rates start at $169/night plus 15 percent tax.

The 128-room all-suite hotel is 20 minutes from Manhattan and near the wedding venues, country clubs, shops, historic sights and spas of Essex County. All accommodations have with fully equipped kitchens and a complimentary grocery shopping service, as well as daily complimentary breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, Harry’s Bar for drinks and billiards, and dining next door at The Manor. In addition, “The Mix” is an evening social held every Monday through Wednesday in the hotel lobby, serving complimentary beer and wine.

Visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ewrog-residence-inn-west-orange

AIME Inks Communications Contract With Zadro

Sydney-based integrated communications agency Zadro has signed a contract to manage the public and media relations for the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) for the second consecutive year. AIME 2017 will take place February 21 - 22 in Melbourne

Zadro is working with owners of the Expo, Melbourne Convention Bureau and event organizers Reed Travel Exhibitions to set the strategic PR direction for the 25th annual tradeshow in 2017. They will also be implementing a comprehensive PR campaign, exhibitor engagement strategy and providing onsite media management.

In addition to securing the PR account for AIME, Zadro has recently won work with Hannover Fairs Australia for GovInnovate and CeBIT 2017.

GBTA Announces Supplier Summit

In other event news, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has released details on its fourth annual Supplier Summit, which will take place November 2 - 3, 2016, in Boston. The event will include education, insight into what buyers want and a tour of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center where GBTA’s 2017 Convention will take place in July.

The event will kick off with a networking reception at the Skywalk Observatory located atop the Prudential Center, sponsored by local destination management company, DPI Events. Thursday will be a full day of education in which Susan Ratliff, the Exhibit Expert, will offer suppliers tips on boosting lead generations through their booths. Jeanne Liu, GBTA Foundation vice president of research, will lead a buyer panel discussion providing firsthand tips on what buyers like and dislike about their supplier interactions before, during and after the Convention. Additionally, Ed Barrett, GBTA’s senior vice president of global membership and marketing, will give a presentation on marketing tactics. 

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