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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

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MPI Plans and Partnership to Enhance CMM Program

June 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

One of the biggest pieces of news from the 2018 edition of Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (WEC) is the association’s announcement that it is collaborating with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, its executive education program, and

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Team-Building & Travel: The Perfect Combination

June 8, 2018 by JONATHAN HILTZ

Today’s business world is vast and diverse, but the one thing all companies have in common is the need to build strong teams of employees. Anyone who has been in the corporate world long enough knows that spending time chatting

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Renaissance Hotels Unveils Transformed Paris Property

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

The multi-million dollar renovation of the Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel’s guestrooms and public spaces has been unveiled. “Today’s announcement reaffirms our commitment to strengthening our portfolio of artfully-designed properties in destinations such as Paris, where our guests are seeking unscripted

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Air China and Air Canada Sign Joint Venture Agreement

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Air China and Air Canada have signed the first joint venture agreement between a Chinese and North American airline. The agreement was signed by Jianjiang Cai, chairman, Air China, Zhiyong Song, president, Air China, and Calin Rovinescu, president & CEO,

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Hyatt Plans to Double Brand Presence in Canada

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hyatt announced plans to expand the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brand footprint in Canada with the signing of management and franchise agreements by a Hyatt affiliate for nine Hyatt Place hotels and three Hyatt House hotels. The announcement was

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Solid Attendance and Superior Fundraising at WEC18

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Visit Indy played host to 2,200 planners and suppliers at this year’s World Education Congress (WEC), MPI’s flagship event. Held June 2-5, 2018 at the Indianapolis Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana,

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MMB Canada Continues Advocacy Mission

June 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Meetings Mean Business (MMB) Canada board continued its mission to advocate for the power of face-to-face meetings by connecting with business events executives in Winnipeg. On Monday, June 1st, current MMB Canada chair Heidi Welker and board members Clark

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AccorHotels Opens Raffles in Poland

June 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 106-key Raffles Europejski Warsaw opened last week, joining Raffles Istanbul Zorlu Center and Raffles Paris Le Royal Monceau in AccorHotel’s growing European portfolio. Located on the historic “Royal Route” of Poland’s capital city,  the property is housed  in a

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Jamaica's Half Moon Undergoing $75 Million Transformation

May 31, 2018 by Lori Smith

Half Moon, one of Jamaica’s most iconic resorts, is celebrating its upcoming 65th anniversary with a $75 million revamp, which is slated to be complete by November 2018. “It’s time to build anew and to continue to express ourselves in