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History Comes Alive in Boston #destination B oston is a wonderful blend of stylish sophistication and historic New England charm. You can easily uncover the city's past while enjoying its distinctively modern edge. Year-round Boston's calendar is brimming with exceptional musical and theatrical productions and annual performances, new exhibitions and timeless favorites, walking tours or trolley tours, ethnic festivals and festivals of Food & Wine. And Boston's thriving economy, history and charm make it ideal for both business and pleasure. Each year, the city welcomes more than 18 million visitors, convention delegates and business travelers. WHAT TO SEE WHERE WHERE WHERE TO MEET TO EAT TO STAY Ostra Hotel Commonwealth Boston Public Gardens 69 Beacon St. www.cityofboston.gov/parks America's first public park is located in the heart of Boston, adjacent to Boston Common. The Gardens are home to numerous varieties of roses, bulbs and flowering shrubs, as well as native and other trees, including the weeping willows along the shore of the pond, which is home to its famous swans and Swan Boats, a famous tourism attraction. 1 Charles St. www.ostraboston.com Boston Public Library 700 Boylston St. www.bpl.org The Boston Public Library offers one of the most unique and historic event venues in the city. Ornately designed spaces in a variety of sizes offer groups the ideal setting for their holiday parties, corporate conferences and weddings. Inspired by local and European varieties of seafood, owner and chef Jamie Mammano and executive chef Mitchell Randall focus on specialty seafood found throughout the Mediterranean and regions within the U.S. The light preparation of their cuisine highlights the natural and fresh flavors of each dish. 500 Commonwealth Ave. www.hotelcommonwealth.com Just steps away from worldclass medical institutions, the Back Bay, Red Sox games at Fenway Park, Boston University and Boston's many cultural and historical attractions, this boutique hotel is a relaxing and elegant oasis for an urban adventure or business gathering. WHAT TO DO Freedom Trail Boston Common Visitor Information Center 139 Tremont St. www.thefreedomtrail.org This 2.5-mile, brick-lined route leads you to 16 historically significant sites. Explore museums and meetinghouses, churches, and burying grounds. Learn about the brave people who shaped our nation. Discover the rich history of the American Revolution, as it began in Boston, where every step tells a story. @ For more Boston hot spots, visit www.bostonusa.com. info@mpigny.org 29 http://www.ostraboston.com http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks http://www.hotelcommonwealth.com http://www.thefreedomtrail.org http://www.bpl.org http://www.bostonusa.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Spring 2014

Ask the Board
President’s Message
Speaking the Language of Sustainability
11 Delivering the ‘green’ at AIBTM 2014
IMEX America’s Sustainability Efforts: Greenhouses, Gardens and Growing Commitments
A CSR Preview of MPI’S WEC 2014
Greening Trends: Meeting Planners ‘go Local’ to Drive Down Costs
Sustainability at Caneel Bay Resort
Let’s Get Physical: Team Building for the Active Attendee
Delta Force
Mpigny’s Engaging Evening
Legal Review
Member Spotlight
Fitness Focus
Notes From the Field
Asheville CVB Injects Unique Destination Flare Into Meetings
History Comes Alive in Boston
New Members
Advertiser’s Index

@MPIGNY - Spring 2014