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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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Small Luxury Hotels Adds to Portfolio

April 16, 2018 by Lori Smith

Small Luxury Hotels of the World has added properties in Croatia, China, Indonesia and Spain to its roster of independent, boutique hotels. The new additions to the SLH portfolio are: Villa Orsula Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, CROATIA: Just five minutes’ walk from Dubrovnik’s

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Meliá Hotel Restaurants Earn Michelin Stars

February 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

Restaurants at two Spanish Meliá Hotels International properties have been awarded Michelin stars for 2018. The stars highlight Meliá’s commitment to providing exceptional gastronomic experiences at their properties. Dos Cielos, located on the 24th floor of the Meliá Barcelona Sky, Barcelona,

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Hosts Global Welcomes Two New DMCs

February 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

Nanoek Events (Spain) and EMI-DMC Italy are the latest additions to Hosts Global’s portfolio of destination management companies (DMCs). “We are thrilled to welcome the Nanoek and EMI teams to our global consortium,” said Marty MacKay, DMCP, president of Hosts

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W Barcelona Completes Reno, Opens W Sound Suite

June 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

W Barcelona has unveiled the transformation of its 473 guestrooms and suites, and the opening of the first W Sound Suite in Europe. “W Barcelona has been known for its innovative design since it first opened its doors in 2009,” said Anthony Ingham,

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Marbella Welcoming W Hotels Worldwide

March 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

W Hotels Worldwide has signed the W Marbella and The Residences at W Marbella. Scheduled to open in 2021 and developed in partnership with Sunrise Inversiones 2015 S.L (an affiliate of Platinum Estates Limited), W Marbella will be located on Playa

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MPI Announces EMEC 2017 Host City

February 20, 2016 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Granada, Spain, as the destination for its 2017 European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC). The association revealed its plans during the closing of EMEC 2016, which was held February 7-9 in Copenhagen, Denmark. EMEC

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Wyndham Acquires Dolce

February 4, 2015 by Lori Smith

Wyndham Hotel Group, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide, has acquired Dolce Hotels and Resorts, a leading provider and manager of group accommodations, for $57 million in cash. Dolce has a portfolio of 24 properties and over 5,500 guestrooms across seven

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Numbers and Mood Up at EIBTM

November 27, 2013 by Lori Smith

Attendance was up at the 2013 edition of EIBTM, the Global Meetings & Events Show, reports organizer Reed Travel Exhibitions. The show, which was held November 19-23 in Barcelona, Spain, saw a 7.7 per cent increase in trade visitor attendance,

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Don Appetit! Dine Well….at Dyne

September 23, 2013 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For the last eight months or so, Dyne has quietly gone about its business on Avenue Road, in the space previously occupied by Malena restaurant. The room is Yorkville-perfect, a smartly appointed bistro set off by Mediterranean-blue accents, whitewashed walls

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EIBTM Accepting Applications for Hosted Buyer Programme

September 16, 2013 by Lori Smith

EIBTM, The Global Meetings & Events Expo, which is being held November 19-21, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain,  is now accepting applications for its Hosted Buyer Programme. The programme is open to meetings, events and business travel industry decision makers from

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Award-winning SHAWellness in Spain welcomes like-minded groups

August 13, 2013 by Lori Smith
SHAWellness Clinic, Alicante, Spain

BY ANNE DIMON For pre or post options, for executive programs and retreats geared to health and wellness, or to kick-start a wellness in the workplace initiative, SHAWellness – a multiple award-winning spa and medical clinic – provides luxury accommodations