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IACC Releases New Meeting Room of the Future Research

June 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

 IACC released phase one of its second annual “Meeting Room of the Future” white paper at MPI’s World Education Congress (WEC) in Las Vegas. The paper reveals how emerging technology and younger delegates are influencing the way we meet, with memorable individual experiences,

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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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Air Canada Increases Service to Colombia

June 7, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada is introducing a new service to Cartagena, Colombia and increasing frequency to Bogota this winter. Both the weekly non-stop service to Cartagena, which is subject to government approval, and the service to Bogota will be operated by Air

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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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Marriott International Opens First Property in Nepal

June 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

Marriott International has expanded its footprint in South Asia with the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu, its first property in Nepal. Fairfield by Marriott is an established leader in the select service segment, with nearly 850 hotels around the

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St. Regis Opens in Shanghai

May 30, 2017 by Lori Smith

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has opened its ninth property in Greater China. Owned by B.M. Holding, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan is located in the heart of Shanghai’s cultural and business center. The property has 436 rooms and more than

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Meliá Opens Flagship Property in Shanghai

May 25, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meliá Hotels International has opened its third property in China. The Meliá Shanghai Hongqiao, a luxury urban hotel, is located just minutes from Shanghai’s National Exhibition & Convention Center. It joins Gran Meliá Xian and Meliá Jinan. The property features 187 rooms,

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Mexico's Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Getting Major Convention Centre

May 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

Vidanta, Grupo Vidanta’s vacation destination brand, is building a convention center in Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, a planned residential-resort community located north of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s west coast. “Over the years, we have seen a growing demand for meetings and convention

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St. Regis Expanding Presence in Mexico

May 9, 2017 by Lori Smith

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts in partnership with Impulsora del Golfo de Cortéz S.A. de CV, Gran Armee del Cabo S.a. de C.V. and SB Architects, will open a 120-room hotel and 60 residences in Quivira, Los Cabos, in early

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Canada's Aecon Donating to Quito Convention Centre Construction

May 4, 2017 by Lori Smith

The first construction phase of Quito, Ecuador’s new Metropolitan Convention Centre is being financed by a donation from AECON, Canada’s largest publicly-traded construction company. The project is headed by CEES, the Ecuadorian Council of Sustainable Construction, who chose Ekron as the

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Air Canada Adds Six New Routes to Global Network

May 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada announced today the continued expansion of its international network with the addition of six new routes for the winter season: Vancouver-Melbourne, Vancouver-Orlando, Toronto-Belize*, Toronto-St. Vincent*, Montreal-Lima* and Montreal-Phoenix. “Air Canada is continuing its strategic, global expansion with a