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Sheraton Grand Debuts in London

July 30, 2016 by douloff

LONDON — Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has designated the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, admitting it to the brand’s premier tier of hotels, it was announced July 25. Joining 32 other Sheraton Grand properties worldwide, the Sheraton Grand London Park

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Busy Meeting Planner? Now Reward Yourself.

July 29, 2016 by Lori Smith
C. Comeau, IHG

Booking accommodation for yourself or on behalf of someone else is a lot of work!  You are often the unsung hero – working hard behind the scenes to find the right price, coordinate schedules, and secure the right location.  In

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Sheraton Hiroshima Joins Grand Tier

July 28, 2016 by douloff

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN — Sheraton Hotels & Resorts announced this month the designation of Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel as a Sheraton Grand Hotel. This designation welcomes the property to the brand’s new premier tier of hotels marked by their noteworthy destinations, distinguished

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W to Debut in Scotland in 2021

July 27, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — Starwood Hotels & Resorts will debut its W Hotels brand in Scotland with W Edinburgh in five years, it was announced July 19. Opening in 2021, the hotel will be a component of TH Real Estate’s Edinburgh

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Marriott Expanding Services, Opening Hotels

July 26, 2016 by douloff

DENVER, COLO. — Marriott International continues to expand its offerings to business travel professionals on a number of fronts. “Marriott International is in the midst of one of its most exciting periods ever for business travel professionals,” said Brian King,

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Hilton Opening Morocco Property in 2018

July 25, 2016 by douloff

RABAT, Morocco and MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Société d’Aménagement et de Promotion de la Station de Taghazout (SAPST) to open a 170-guestroom hotel in the Taghazout Bay Resort located 10 miles north of

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Non-cash Incentive Rewards Rule in U.K.: Survey

July 21, 2016 by douloff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new survey of companies in the United Kingdom reveals that a majority offers non-cash rewards and recognition to employees (81 per cent), salespeople (72 per cent), distributors/channel partners (57 per cent), and customers (63 cent). The

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RIC Partners with Freeman AV

July 21, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Research Innovation Commercialization Centre (RIC) has partnered with Freeman Audio Visual Canada, it was announced in early July. The partnership between Mississauga, Ont.-based RIC Centre and Freeman will strengthen relationships between startups and other business enterprise members in

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Hilton Debuts Canopy Brand in Iceland

July 20, 2016 by douloff
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REYKJAVIK, Iceland and MCLEAN, Va. — Canopy by Hilton and Icelandair Hotels announced in early July the opening of the world’s first Canopy hotel, in Reykjavik, Iceland. Centrally located on Hverfisgata Street, Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre is designed

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Korea Top 2 in Global Meetings Ranking

July 19, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Korea has been ranked the world’s number two destination for global congresses hosted in 2015, according to the latest International Meetings Statistics Report, released mid-July by the Union of International Associations (UIA). The findings show Korea achieving second

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Amex GBT, Airbnb Announce Partnership

July 19, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has reached a commercial agreement with Airbnb, it was announced mid-July. The new referral partnership will make Airbnb for Business more accessible to GBT customers and allow data transfer and traveler tracking.

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Viceroy Opening Panama Resort in 2019

July 18, 2016 by douloff

LOS ANGELES — Viceroy Hotel Group (VHG) has unveiled plans for Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama, a resort and residences set to open in 2019, it was announced mid-July. Located close to Panama City and accessible only by boat, seaplane