Redmond

CSM Lodging Completes Aloft and Element Hotel Development

The dual-branded Aloft and Element Hotel Development in Redmond, Wash., was declared open by Minneapolis-based CSM Corporation. The two hotels are located near the Microsoft Corporation's world headquarters as well as Google, Nintendo, Boeing and Expedia. The hotels share one building and multiple amenities.

One Property, Two Hotels, Plenty of Meeting Space.

Redmond, Washington, is welcoming a unique venue at 15220 NE Shen Street this May. Check that: The city is welcoming two unique venues at 15220 NE Shen Street this May.

Central Oregon Offers Activities and Accommodations to Fit Any Destination Event

Looking to venture off the beaten path of the I-5 corridor? Head to the high desert of Central Oregon, where you’ll find all of the views and activities—plus 300 days of sunshine—to delight your meeting and event attendees. From the 1880s Western-town atmosphere of Sisters to the lava fields where Apollo astronauts suited up to practice the moonwalk, Central Oregon is a place where you can let your imagination run wild.

Microsoft’s Iconic Oneweek Caters to Participants’ Tastes

Each July, Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, transforms into the weeklong Oneweek. The event is an opportunity for Microsoft employees to come together to learn about new products and services, and to bring their own ideas to life through presentations and activities. The week culminates with a keynote speech on the company’s bold ambitions and opportunities.

Happy Anniversary FivePine Lodge

FivePine Lodge and Conference Center in Sisters, Ore., is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year—and its customers are the ones getting the gifts!

If you and your group are looking to get away for a quick break, the lodge is offering a $99 room rate from March 12 through March 16 and many specialty add-ons for just $20.07 (in honor of the year it was founded). Log on to FivePineLodge.com/10year for details and information about this special.

Top New Trends in Event Bites & Desserts

When it comes to food trends, one day you’re a tasty treat sitting with the cool kids at the table, the next day you’re not. It seemed like it was just yesterday (or was it, in fact, just yesterday?) that the mighty cupcake was the new black among snack and dessert trends. Kale anything was a must-have. And remember the cronut? No? Yeah, neither do we.

Our catering experts reveal the latest fads, tell us which foods have gone bad and offer tips for stocking your snack bars and dessert trays.

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