This Just Happened: June 12-16

By Connect Staff, June 16, 2017

It’s Viva Las Vegas with a run on renovations of convention centers and conference space in “This Just Happened: June 12-16.” Plus, Hard Rock Hotels is making over the former Trump Taj Mahal, Visit Sacramento names a new CEO, Reno Tahoe updates its brand and groups can mix shopping and education at Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas.

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See how a $20 million renovation imparted a design overhaul and changed MICE prospects for the 90-year-old Talbott Hotel in Chicago’s Gold Coast.

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