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C2 and IMEX Group Partnering to Drive Innovation in Meetings & Events Sector

April 5, 2018 by Lori Smith

Montreal-based C2 International, an innovative leader in business conferences, has partnered with the IMEX Group in a joint effort to drive innovation and creativity throughout the meetings and events sector. “IMEX and C2 share a similar vision; we are both

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Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto Welcomes New GM

April 5, 2018 by Lori Smith

Ron Pellerine has been appointed general manager of  the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. Pellerine joins the hotel from the 317-room Langham Hotel, Boston where he served as general manager from 2015 to March 2017. Pellerine brings a wealth of knowledge and

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Meliá International Adding to Cuba Inventory

April 5, 2018 by Lori Smith

Seven new Meliá properties will be opening in Cuba by the end of 2018, upping the Spanish hotel chain’s room count on the island by 2,145 keys. Meliá Cuba started the chain’s growth spurt by opening five new hotels this

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Kimpton Saint George Names GM and Sales Director

April 5, 2018 by Lori Smith

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has named Bertrand Mangeot, general manager, and Maria Chung, director of sales and marketing for Kimpton Saint George, Toronto’s first ever Kimpton hotel, opening summer 2018. Mangeot will oversee all front-of-house operations while Chung will manage sales and marketing

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Atlantic City Property Joins Hyatt's Unbound Collection

April 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Ocean Resort Casino, a landmark property located on Atlantic City’s famous Boardwalk, has joined  The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand and is expected to open this summer. Hyatt Hotels Corporation and the property’s owner, AC Ocean Walk, announced on April

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GBTA Launches Podcast Exploring Business of Travel

April 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Global Business Travel Association has launched a weekly podcast called The Business of Travel, which features industry experts and thought leaders exploring a range of key issues affecting the business travel industry. Its first four full episodes covered travel safety,

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Doyle Collection Added to ALHI Portfolio

April 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Doyle Collection’s luxury hotels in England, Ireland and Washington, D.C. are now being represented to the meetings and incentive marketplace in North America and Europe by Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). The Kensington (London, England), The Marylebone (London, England),

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Arizona DMC Joins Hosts Global

April 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

AZA Events, a full-service destination management company with more than 27 years experience producing programs throughout Arizona for corporate, association and incentive groups, is the newest member of Hosts Global (Hosts). “This is a very exciting time for our company,” said

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Virgin Hotels Enters Las Vegas Market

April 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

Virgin Hotels, in partnership with a group led by Juniper Capital Partners and Fengate Real Asset Investments and their partners, Dream, Cowie Capital Partners, and other private investors, has purchased the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The property,

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Momentum of Women Session Being Held at GBTA Conference

March 28, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced that a session on the empowerment of girls and women is part of the Centre Stage education line-up at the GBTA Conference 2018 Toronto, which is being held April 16-18, 2018 at

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CAEM Honours Vancouver Convention Centre for Giving Back to Community

March 28, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Vancouver Convention Centre is the 2018 recipient of the Canadian Association for Exposition Management’s (CAEM) Give Back Award. The CAEM Give Back Award recognizes a member organization that has contributed to the enhancement of their community, within the past year.

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Meetings Mean Business Canada Targets Eastern Canada

March 28, 2018 by Lori Smith

Continuing its mission to advocate for the power of face-to-face meetings, Meetings Mean Business Canada (MMB Canada) board members spent three days in Ontario and Québec meeting with existing and potential supporters. Heidi Welker, chair of MMB Canada and senior