POP QUIZ! Did you notice anything different about the website? I’ll give you a hint … it’s the title! Go ahead and look again, as we are now Northeast Meetings + Events. Cue applause.

All kidding aside, we have come a long way since the spring of 2014 when we launched the first Meetings + Events title in our collection on the East Coast. You may not already know, but we are part of a collection of 10 regionally focused publications (and you can subscribe to all of them if you’d like by visiting MeetingsMags.com).

In four short years we went from being completely unknown to becoming the source for undiscovered venues, places to meet and eat, activities to bring to your next meeting and a whole lot more. We want you to read about places that you overlooked or simply didn’t know about. It’s why we’ve expanded from New Jersey to the Northeast—because you asked us to do it! Now, you’ll get the chance to learn more about what’s happening in the whole region. 

From Connecticut and New York to New Jersey, I’ve lived in several of the states we’ll be covering and I’m looking forward to revisiting old haunts, seeing how some things have changed and how others have remained the same. Come along for the journey and see a little more of the Northeast with us. 

The family-focused, Wisconsin-based Great Wolf Lodge opened its first resort in Wisconsin Dells in 1997. Over the next two decades, it slowly expanded with more properties around the Midwest, moving into the Northeast, South, West and Canada. And this summer, the greater Chicago area will get its first resort from the brand.

 

Dream Hotel Group, home to its Dream Hotels, Time Hotels and Unscripted Hotels brands is now offering a 12 percent commission for qualified groups and meetings that are booked and actualized in 2018. The offer is available to conference and event organizers, third-party meeting planners and group travel agents now through December 31, 2018.

Participating Dream Hotel Group locations include:

Dream Hotels

 

TRYP by Wyndham, Wyndham Hotel Group’s urban lifestyle brand, recently opened its newest hotel in the heart of downtown Newark, N.J. The nation's third oldest city has been revitalized by recent business development and is home to a vibrant arts and cultural scene.