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Marbella Welcoming W Hotels Worldwide

March 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

W Hotels Worldwide has signed the W Marbella and The Residences at W Marbella. Scheduled to open in 2021 and developed in partnership with Sunrise Inversiones 2015 S.L (an affiliate of Platinum Estates Limited), W Marbella will be located on Playa

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Industry Insider: Politics & MICE

March 22, 2017 by LES SELBY, CMP CMM
Les Selby, CMM, CMP

I would have to admit that before the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the election of Donald Trump in the United States, I thought that natural disasters, the outbreak of disease or the occurrence of terrorism were the

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Hilton Opens on Shores of Dead Sea

March 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

Hilton has expanded its resort portfolio with the official opening of Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa, its first property in Jordan. The 285-room contemporary hotel is located on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea, which is, at 410 meters

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Marriott Issues Warning about Fraudulent Calls

March 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

Marriott International is warning consumers about a series of fraudulent telephone calls being made in different parts of the world, which offer a complimentary stay at a Marriott hotel to entice the person taking the call to listen to a

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Hilton Adding to Paris Inventory

March 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand is adding a second property in central Paris—the Hilton Paris Eiffel Tower. Hilton unveiled the plans at MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, in conjunction with owner Compagnie de Phalsbourg with whom Hilton has signed

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Celebrity Cruises Increases Galapagos Capacity

March 8, 2017 by Lori Smith

The addition of two new ships has upped Celebrity Cruises’ Galapagos Islands cruise capacity by 65 percent. This month, the 210-foot Xperience and 98-foot Xploration join the 296-foot Xpedition, which was inaugurated in June 2004. All three vessels are available for

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SITE and MPI Announce Co-located Event in 2018

March 7, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have joined forces to provide a new, enhanced experience for global meetings and incentive professionals at the SITE + MPI Global Forum. The event will take place January 12-14, 2018

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London, England Gets Moxy

March 6, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Moxy London Excel has opened. Marriott International’s millennial-focused, experiential brand, which offers the “style and spirit of a boutique hotel at an affordable price,” is currently operating in eight global destinations including Munich, Milan, Berlin and New Orleans. The property is located near the

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byPeterandPauls Providing F&B at Hotel X

March 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

Entertainment and hospitality group byPeterandPauls.com will be operating two restaurants, all event catering, room service and the Peregrine SkyBar at the 404-room Hotel X Toronto, which is scheduled to open this year on the Exhibition Place grounds. According to Hotel X

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Hilton Expanding Presence in Colombia

March 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

Hilton Worldwide and Constructora Colpatria have signed a franchise license agreement to open Hilton Medellin, bringing the company’s flagship brand to Colombia’s second largest city. The new-build development is planned to open in Q2 2019. “This is an excellent time

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Kempinski Opening Five-Star Property in Havana

February 22, 2017 by Lori Smith

Kempinski Hotels will open its first property in Cuba in the second quarter of 2017. A management contract has been signed with Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA. The Gran Hotel Kempinski Manzana La Habana is located within the historic Manzana de

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Sandman Turns 50

February 22, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Canadian-owned and operated Sandman Hotel Group is celebrating its milestone 50th anniversary this year. In 1967, Bob Gaglardi, Sandman Hotel Group’s founder, opened his first location in Smithers, British Columbia, a 35-room Sandman Inn. Close to main highways, it was a success