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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

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ALHI Adds to Portfolio

April 19, 2017 by Lori Smith

Forty-five independent luxury-level meeting and incentive-focused hotels and resorts, located outside of North America, have been added to Associated Luxury Hotels International’s (ALHI) global portfolio. The new members were hand-selected from the membership of ALHI’s sister company Worldhotels. Each hotel fits the

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IACC Connect 2017 Recognizes Culinary and Service Excellence

April 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) celebrated culinary and service excellence as well as a new industry partnership at its 2017 America’s Connect conference, which was held April 4-6, 2017 at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, located

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Le Blanc Spa Resort Opening in Los Cabos, Mexico

April 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

Palace Resorts  is opening its second five-star, all-inclusive, adults-only resort in Mexico. Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos is slated to debut in fall 2017. It joins Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun, the brand’s flagship property. Located on Mexico’s Baja

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Oberoi Opens Property in United Arab Emirates

April 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts has opened a property in Ajman, the smallest of the seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates. The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah is located within a 247-acre ecological wetland, which is home to sixty species of

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Dorchester Collection's Hotel Eden Reopens

April 4, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Hotel Eden, the Dorchester Collection‘s iconic property in Rome, has reopened following an extensive 18-month restoration. World-renowned architect and interior designers Bruno Moinard and Claire Betaille of 4BI & Associés, together with Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku from Jouin

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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