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Renaissance Hotels Debuts in Sub-Saharan Africa

January 30, 2017 by douloff

LAGOS, Nigeria — The Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel, in Nigeria, has opened, marking the brand’s debut in sub-Saharan Africa, it was announced Jan. 19. Centrally located in Ikeja GRA, the hotel features 155 guestrooms, including 17 contemporary loft suites. Designed

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Best Advice... Ellie MacPherson

January 26, 2017 by Lori Smith
Ellie MacPherson, Best Advice

Ellie MacPherson is senior vice-president of Strategic Meetings + Incentives (SM+i). A leader in the Canadian incentive travel industry, she was inducted into M+IT‘s Hall of Fame in 2015 in the Industry Veteran category.   WATCH MORE BEST ADVICE VIDEOS!

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Ritz Guests Given Access to Prestigious Golf Course

January 20, 2017 by douloff

TUCSON, ARIZ. — Overnight guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, can now participate in non-member play at the prestigious Gallery Golf Club, it was announced Jan. 18. The private, 36-hole Gallery adds to 27 award-winning holes already offered by the

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Gran Melia Opening in Brazil in March

January 19, 2017 by douloff

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Meliá Hotels International will debut its Gran Meliá luxury brand in Brazil with the grand opening of Gran Meliá Nacional Rio in March, it was announced Jan. 17. Built in 1972 in Rio de Janeiro’s

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Hottest Luxury Hotel Trends for 2017

January 14, 2017 by douloff

NEW YORK —Virtuoso, the global network of luxury travel agencies, has released the top trends and insights seen among recent additions to the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts collection, it was announced Jan. 9. Luxury Hotel Boom in Emerging Destinations: According

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Hilton Signs 9 Mexican Properties

January 13, 2017 by douloff

MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton has signed nine properties in Mexico representing a number of brands, it was announced Jan. 11. These newly announced properties contribute nearly 1,200 rooms to the hotel company’s pipeline and will join the portfolio of more than 45

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Lake Lucerne Resort Opening this Summer

January 9, 2017 by douloff

LAKE LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND — Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne is accepting bookings for incentive groups for March and will be open to other guests by June, it was announced last month. For meetings and events, the resort’s 23,762-square-foot conference centre will feature up-to-date

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Air Canada Launches Montreal-Costa Rica Flights

January 7, 2017 by douloff

MONTREAL — Air Canada has introduced twice-weekly non-stop flights between Montreal and Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport that will operate until April 23, it was announced last month. “The new flight complements Air Canada’s existing Toronto-San Jose service and

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JW Marriott Opens on Florida’s Marco Island

January 3, 2017 by douloff

MARCO ISLAND, FLA. — Following a $320 million renovation, the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa has converted to a 726-room JW Marriott property, it was announced Dec. 3. “This brand conversion brings to fruition years of

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Industry Insider: Would Someone Pass the Crystal Ball?

January 3, 2017 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMM, CMP

As we enter the New Year, I find it interesting to see the industry predictions that the “experts” put out for the enlightenment of us mere mortals. On December 14th, Associations Now published a report from IBTM World that suggested that

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Hilton Opens Resort on Bali’s Southern Peninsula

December 22, 2016 by douloff

BALI, Indonesia and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Hotels & Resorts has opened Hilton Bali Resort on the Nusa Dua beach enclave on Bali’s southern peninsula, it was announced Dec. 6. Hilton Bali Resort is set within a 28-acre compound. Each

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Four Seasons Opening in Kuala Lumpur in 2018

December 21, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts plans to open Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur in early 2018, it was announced Dec. 14. Located in Kuala Lumpur’s thriving business and financial district, the hotel is part of Four Seasons Place