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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


Restaurant Corridor at The Park LEED Certified

July 29, 2016 by douloff

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED Gold certification (Core & Shell) to the restaurant corridor at The Park, MGM Resorts International’s newly opened Las Vegas outdoor dining and entertainment district, it was announced July 25.


Oakland Marriott Unveils Redesigned Rooms

July 26, 2016 by douloff

OAKLAND, CA — Oakland Marriott City Center has unveiled a $22 million renovation with 500 newly designed guestrooms and suites featuring a new design, it was announced in mid-July. In the winter, the new M Club will be unveiled, along


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,


Marriott's First Triple-Brand in Nashville

July 23, 2016 by douloff

BETHESDA, MD — Marriott International, Inc. broke ground on July 6 on its first hotel to contain three brands in a single building, slated for Nashville, Tenn.. The project will rise in Nashville’s SoBro neighborhood, which over the last few


Chicago Conference Centre Adds Adventure Campus

July 22, 2016 by douloff

OAK BROOK, IL — Chicagoland resort and conference centre Hilton Oak Brook Hills is adding a Corporate Adventure Campus, it was announced in early July. Construction is underway for the experiential learning Corporate Adventure Campus located on a property featuring 150


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.


AccorHotels Buys Fairmont, Raffles, Swissotel

July 18, 2016 by douloff
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park -- Associated Luxury Hotels

PARIS — Following the approval of shareholders at the general shareholders meeting on July 12, AccorHotels Group has officially announced the acquisition of FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) and its Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel hotel brands. “The acquisition of these


Pacific Beach Hotel Unveils $115M Reno

July 17, 2016 by douloff

HONOLULU, HI — Pacific Beach Hotel is undertaking a $115 million redevelopment that will completely transform the Waikiki hotel, it was announced mid-July. The hotel will remain operational during the 18-month transformation, with expected completion in fall 2017. The hotel’s


Ritz Named Top Luxury Brand by J.D. Power

July 15, 2016 by douloff

CHEVY CHASE, MD. — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC was named the top luxury brand for guest satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2016 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, it was announced July13. The hotel company has topped its


We-Ko-Pa Resort Names New Director Group Sales

July 15, 2016 by douloff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center has added David Sneider as director of group sales, it was announced last month. Sneider has spent the last 25-plus years in positions of increasing responsibility, helping drive occupancy and revenues at


Virtuoso Award Nominees Point to Trends

July 14, 2016 by douloff

NEW YORK — Virtuoso, the international network of luxury travel agencies, has announced the nominees for its prestigious Best of the Best hotel awards, it was announced last month. Celebrating its 10th year, the Best of the Best awards recognize