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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

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Algonquin Golf Course to Undergo Major Upgrade

July 22, 2016 by douloff

ANDREWS, N.B. — Golf course architect Rod Whitman will lead an upgrade and repositioning of the Algonquin Resort’s course, it was announced in early July. “We want to elevate that standing and ensure that our course, a Maritimes treasure that

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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

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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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MPI Announces IMEX America Education Program

July 20, 2016 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) will return to Las Vegas this fall to deliver educational programming during IMEX America. As the strategic partner and premier education provider for the show, MPI will present the daily keynotes as well as power the

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Fox Harb’r Partners with Maritime Air

July 20, 2016 by douloff

WALLACE, N.S. — Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa has announced a partnership with Maritime Air Charter Limited and two new getaway packages to the Nova Scotia resort, it was announced July 15. Options include the Fly, Stay and Play

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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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Omni King Edward Restoring Ballroom

July 19, 2016 by Lori Smith
Crystal Ballroom, Omni King Edward Hotel (artist's rendition)

Toronto’s historic Omni King Edward Hotel will begin a $6.5 million revamp of its Crystal Ballroom this August. The reno is scheduled to be complete in early 2017, almost 100 years after its initial debut. The hotel completed a $40 million renovation

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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