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Marriott Adds Toledo Property to Autograph Collection

July 12, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 42-key Eugenia de Montijo Hotel in Toledo, Spain, is the latest addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels. The property, which just reopened following a full renovation, is housed in the former palace of the Empress Eugenia De Montijo, in

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Marriott Inks Deal to Introduce AC Hotels Brand to Australia

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International Inc. has signed an agreement with Melbourne-based property development company Capital Alliance to introduce the AC Hotels by Marriott® brand to Australia. The 200-room AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank hotel is expected to open in 2020 as part of

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AccorHotels Enters Strategic Partnership with sbe Entertainment Group

July 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

AccorHotels and sbe Entertainment Group (sbe) have signed a Letter of Intent and entered into exclusive negotiations for AccorHotels to acquire a 50 per cent stake in sbe. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals. It should be completed by

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Marriott Purchases Sheraton Grand Phoenix

June 28, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International has purchased the 1,000-room Sheraton Grand Phoenix for $255 million USD, and plans to transform the property into a cutting-edge model for the Sheraton brand. “The hotel will provide a living and breathing showcase of our new vision

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Meliá Opening New Luxury Resort in Dominican Republic

June 21, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meliá Hotels International will open its newest luxury experience in the Dominican Republic this December. The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real will offer 288 one- and two-bedroom suites, seven restaurants and bars, a full-service spa by Natura Bissé, wellness

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Group Germain Renovating Downtown Montreal Property

June 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

Group Germain Hotels has announced plans for a $20 million renovation of its Le Germain property in downtown Montréal. The Mansfield Street hotel will close in October and reopen in May 2019. “This major transformation will allow Le Germain Hotel

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Wall Centre Hotels Adds to Sales Team

June 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

Lee Meller has been appointed regional director of MICE, tour and travel for the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre and the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport. Meller’s career developed out of his love for travel and skiing. Born in Bognor Regis,

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First Hyatt Regency Opens in Beijing

June 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hyatt has opened its first Hyatt Regency-branded property in China’s capital city. The 348-key Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing has a total of 60,277 square feet of meeting/event space, including a 14,746-square-foot ballroom. “As the first Hyatt Regency property in Beijing, we

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Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport Wraps Up Reno

June 14, 2018 by Lori Smith

Renovations of the guestrooms and fitness centre are now complete at the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport, reports Atlific Hotels. The hotel has 2,890 square feet of meeting space across three rooms. “The completed renovations showcase the hotel’s exceptional attention to

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Meliá Eliminating Single-Use Plastics in All Properties

June 13, 2018 by Lori Smith

Gabriel Escarrer, executive vice-president and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, has announced that Meliá Hotels International will eliminate all single-use plastics in all its hotels within the year. The move will see plastic bottles, cups, bags, straws and coasters immediately

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Toronto Marriott Markham Hotel Officially Open

June 12, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 209-key Toronto Marriott Markham Hotel officially opened its doors today. The 192,000 square foot hotel is owned by the Remington Group and managed by Marriott International. “Marriott Hotels has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation in travel to create

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Group Germain Hotels Launches New Banner

June 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

The first property in Group Germain Hotel’s new Alt+ banner is now open in Brossard, on Montreal’s South Shore. The 168-key Alt+ Hotel Quartier DIX30 was designed by the Quebec firm LEMAYMICHAUD Architecture Design. It has six meeting spaces across almost