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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Unveiling the Royal Treatment: Secrets of Luxury Hotels and Guest Hospitality

As meeting monarchs, we strive to provide nothing short of regal experiences for our attendees, from selecting the perfect venue to ensuring every detail is fit for royalty. In our quest for excellence, we can glean invaluable insights from the world of luxury hotels, renowned for their majestic guest service and attention to detail. Royal[...]

Navigating Travel Delays: Tips for Meeting Managers

As meeting managers, one of our biggest challenges is to ensure that all participants arrive at our events smoothly and on time. However, with travel delays becoming increasingly common, navigating through these obstacles has become a crucial aspect of our roles. Whether it’s due to weather disruptions, transportation strikes, or unexpected incidents, these delays can[...]

TSA Gotcha! The Unlikely Carry-On “Contraband” Meeting Managers Should Avoid

Ah, the joys of travel – the thrill of adventure, the excitement of exploring new destinations, and the inevitable dread of passing through airport security. As meeting managers, we’re no strangers to the intricacies of packing for business trips. But have you ever stopped to consider the seemingly innocent items that could land your or[...]

Can’t Touch This: Because Germs are So Last Season

In a world where even handshakes feel like ancient history, we embrace the touchless revolution. From check-ins to check-outs, payments to presentations, and everything in between, here’s a rundown of the touchless wonders that are saving us from germs and perhaps some awkward interactions. Touchless TSA Pre-Check – What?! Welcome to the future, where TSA[...]

Double Duty Beauty

Too many lotions and potions to pack to keep a beauty routine on track? Try “pairing” things down a bit by packing beauty items that work double-or-more-time. CC Cream can act as a foundation, sunscreen, concealer and moisturizer all-in-one handy small container. Get the glow and keep product in place with a makeup primer that[...]

Jet Set Smart: Travel Hacks for Seamless Adventures

Traveling can be exhilarating, but it can also be overwhelming. With these tips and tricks, adventurers can make for a smoother and more enjoyable journey – and put the savvy in traveler! Check in ASAP: Do not dawdle! The time to check into a flight is as soon as possible; 24 hours before a domestic[...]

Culinary Chronicles: Dining in the Deep Blue Sea

Our last culinary adventure took place in the clouds. Not to be out won, we now dive into the sea for a dining experience unfolding beneath the waves. Imagine being surrounded by vibrant coral reefs, mesmerizing marine life, and the gentle sway of the ocean. Let’s explore restaurants that offer a truly immersive experience beneath[...]

Culinary Chronicles: Dining in the Clouds

Dining is not merely about savoring delicious cuisines; it’s an experience that engages all the senses. One aspect that elevates this experience to new heights is the view. From mountain vistas to urban skylines and seaside sunsets, there are restaurants around the world that offer breathtaking views along with delectable meals. Hop aboard this food[...]

The Future of Hotels: Upgrades and Innovations

Hotels are undergoing a transformation like never before. The future of hotels promises not only comfortable accommodation but also sustainability, cutting-edge technology, unique experiences, and customized rooms that cater to individual preferences. Let’s delve into these exciting advancements that are reshaping the way we stay. Sustainability – Green Stays for a Greener Planet In a[...]

A Blog by a Bedbug

Hi, I am a bedbug, and I would like for you to hear me out. Halloween is in a few days, and I know that this is a time when people like to celebrate what goes bump in the night and other creepy crawlies – I think you would consider us in this category. We[...]