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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


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


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


Air Canada Launches Montreal-Costa Rica Flights

January 7, 2017 by douloff
App helps manage jet lag.

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


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


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


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


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


Ritz Announces First New Zealand Property

December 16, 2016 by douloff

HONG KONG — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. has signed a management agreement with NDG Asia Pacific (NZ) Limited to open a property in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2019, marking Ritz-Carlton’s debut in that country, it was announced last month.


Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire’s $22M Reno

December 13, 2016 by douloff

LINCOLNSHIRE, ILL. — Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort is undertaking a $22 million renovation that will introduce two new restaurants, add a full-service Starbucks Café and new spa, and renovate all 389 guestrooms, it was announced last month. Renovations were expected


Banff a Top Destination: National Geographic

December 12, 2016 by douloff
Delta Banff royal canadian lodge

BANFF, Alta. — Banff has been named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Best of the World list, which highlights 21 must-see places to visit in 2017, it was announced last month. The 21 destinations were chosen by Traveler editors and


Toronto Planners Touring Turkey

November 24, 2016 by Lori Smith

A group of seasoned meeting, event and event travel planners from Toronto are currently in Turkey taking part in an eight-day FAM organized by the Turkish Office of Culture and Tourism, Turkish Airlines and Tursab (Association of Turkish Travel Agencies). The