Starwood, which debuted its eVent Portfolio Web-based app last October, has more than doubled the number of hotels for which the app can be used to 35. It is looking to make it available for 575 properties by year’s end. The app, which among other things enables meetings planners to choose menus and set up audiovisual presentation tools in real time, is available on both the Android and iPhone mobile-device platforms. Meanwhile, Marriott International has recently expanded its mobile app for meetings planning to seven of its JW Marriott and Renaissance hotels in Mexico via its JW Event Concierge and R.E.N. Meetings Expert features, respectively. That expansion furthers an effort Marriott started last May when it debuted its Red Coat Direct app at 350 Marriott-branded properties. The company is looking to add the app to all global Marriott properties by the end of the year. Get the full story at Travel Weekly