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Fairmont Empress Restoration Complete

June 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

The two-year, $60-million restoration of the Fairmont Empress is now complete. The iconic Victoria property, which was named in honour of Queen Victoria, will celebrate its official Grand Opening on June 28. The restoration’s final phase included:  a renovated health club and pool; refreshed Willow

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AEG Set to Develop Mixed-Use Entertainment District in Nashville

June 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

Sports and live entertainment company AEG and Southwest Value Partners (SWVP) have entered into an agreement that will allow AEG to purchase a four-acre parcel of land to develop a new mixed-use entertainment district at SWVP’s Nashville Yards in downtown Nashville,

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MGM Grand Expanding Convention Centre

June 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

The MGM Grand broke ground today on an approximately USD$130 million expansion of its conference center. In response to customer demand, the MGM Grand Conference Center is adding 250,000 square feet for a total of more than 850,000 square feet. As part

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Your business vision, Sun Peaks’ views

June 15, 2017 by SPONSORED CONTENT

Sun Peaks is a resort community located 45 minutes from Kamloops, in BC’s interior. Known for it’s stress-free mountain experience, the charming, pedestrian village includes 9 hotels and lodges, and over 40 locally-owned shops and restaurants. Sun Peaks is Canada’s

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Las Vegas Convention Center District Reno & Expansion Approved

June 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)’s Board of Directors has given final approval for the expansion and renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The decision was announced June 13, 2017. “We commend the foresight of our community and

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Kindred Resorts & Hotels Adds to Portfolio

June 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

Kindred Resorts & Hotels, a collection of 63 independent hotels and resorts focused exclusively on the group and meetings market in North America, has added seven new properties to its portfolio. They are: Big Cedar Lodge – Ridgedale, Missouri: Comprised of more than

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W Barcelona Completes Reno, Opens W Sound Suite

June 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

W Barcelona has unveiled the transformation of its 473 guestrooms and suites, and the opening of the first W Sound Suite in Europe. “W Barcelona has been known for its innovative design since it first opened its doors in 2009,” said Anthony Ingham,

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New Industry Award Honours Innovation in Sustainability

June 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is the inaugural winner of the Innovation in Sustainability Award, a new industry honour launched this year by the Events Industry Council (EIC) in partnership with IMEX. The award recognizes event professionals who are driving sustainability

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Whistler Welcoming Canada's First Pod Hotel in 2018

June 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

Pangea Pod Hotel, an accommodation concept that fills the void between hostels and hotels, is set to open in Whistler, B.C.’s pedestrian village next April. “Pangea is unlike anything else offered in Canada. Pangea will speak to sophisticated, value-conscious guests

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Marriott Expanding Luxury Presence in Asia Pacific

June 6, 2017 by Lori Smith

Marriott International has unveiled plans to double its luxury presence in Asia Pacific by adding more than 100 luxury hotels to its current footprint of 113 luxury properties. Marriott made the announcement at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) conference

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ALHI Adds First Cuban Property to Portfolio

June 6, 2017 by Lori Smith

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its Caribbean portfolio with the addition of the five-star Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana—its first property in Cuba—and the El San Juan Hotel, its second property in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In

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Fairmont Tremblant Reinvents f&b Spaces

June 6, 2017 by Lori Smith

Fairmont Tremblant has invested $6-million in four new f&b outlets, and the refurbishment of its lobby and arrival experience, and outdoor terrace. The hotel, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will officially open the new food outlets in