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Ms. Abelow

Lorraine Abelow

Founder & President, Abelow PR

Lorraine Abelow has a 30 year, award-winning, boutique travel PR firm in New York City and is at the forefront of trends affecting traditional and social media. Her career representing such blue-chip names as Four Seasons and Hilton Hotels, while also working with boutique properties across the globe as well as island destinations like St Barts.

Abelow PR's affordable hotel PR campaigns are designed to move the needle regularly gaining eye-catching feature exposure in such top outlets as The New York Times, Travel and Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. It's the long-standing relationships the team has with high-level editors that insures coverage in A list media in every campaign. Coverage in influential blogs and social media campaigns round out Abelow PR's expertise. With a seasoned team consisting of a core group of senior and savvy public relations pros, the agency is able to jump quickly on an account, nimbly conceiving and executing an aggressive, multi-faceted campaign.

When Ms. Abelow founded her hospitality PR firm, she wanted to stay small, to maintain principal level involvement on every account on a daily basis. The team digs in and rolls up our sleeves, day-in-day out, joining yours to make marketing success for your brand.

Ms. Abelow serves as an honorary judge for the Hotels Sales and Marketing International Organization, from which she has won awards for her outstanding achievement over her illustrious career.

Please visit http://abelowpr.com/ for more information.

Ms. Abelow can be contacted at 203-226-9247 or Lorraine@AbelowPR.com

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.