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1,400 New Hotel Rooms Under Construction in San Francisco

17th July 2017

In recent years, San Francisco has seen increased hotel demand but stagnant hotel supply. Now that's changing, according to the San Francisco Business Times, which reported last week that San Francisco has 4,685 new hotel rooms in the pipeline --


Germany Welcomed More Than 3 Million Events in 2016

23rd May 2017

Germany hosted 3.02 million events in 2016, a year-over-year increase of 18 percent, and 394 million event participants, up by less than 1 percent from 2015 figures, according to the annual Meeting & Event Barometer compiled by the German National


Carlson Rezidor to open their first Radisson RED hotel in the UK

19th May 2017

Carlson Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel groups worldwide, is gearing up for the opening of the United Kingdom’s first Radisson RED hotel.   Opening in Q1 2018, the Radisson Red Hotel Glasgow will be located adjacent to


Fifteenth Edition of IMEX Frankfurt Kicks Off In Germany

17th May 2017

The IMEX Frankfurt 2017 meetings-industry trade show started today in Germany. This year's edition, the 15th, features 3,500 companies exhibiting from more than 150 countries. Among first-time exhibitors this year are Moldova Tourism, Meet Puerto


St Giles Hotels to Be First UK Hotel Brand to Operate in Cuba

20th April 2017

Gran Caribe, one of Cuba's foremost hotel groups operating four and five star properties on the Caribbean island, has accepted St Giles Hotels' bid to renovate and manage the Hotel Deauville, located in the heart of Havana. This makes St Giles the


Meliá Announces April Opening for Spain's New Palma Convention Centre

24th March 2017

Spanish hotelier Meliá Hotels International will open what it's calling "the best convention centre in the Mediterranean" on April 1 in the Balearic Islands, the company announced yesterday. Located adjacent to the 268-room Meliá Palma Bay


Marriott Marble Arch has a refurbishment!

22nd March 2017

The Marriott Marble Arch is currently going through a refurbishment which includes a full bedroom refurb which started in January and will be completed floor by floor to encourage minimal disruption. The bedrooms will be fresh and bright, with


The Metro Toronto Convention Centre begins $23 million renovation

9th March 2017

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)'s South Building is undergoing a $23 million renovation and modification that will create 10 new meeting rooms with 13,000 square feet of additional space. The project, set to be completed in early 2018,


Florence creates new MICE entity Destination Florence

1st March 2017

A new entity created by the Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Municipality of Florence, is focused on sustaining tourism to the Tuscan capital. Destination Florence will expand and diversify the city’s offerings and improve its


Belfast Waterfront

28th February 2017

Belfast Waterfront, the city's convention centre has been recently revamped and now measures 7,000 sqm. The venue can offer space for up to 5000 delegates, offers 30 meeting/event spaces and boasts an auditorium to seat 2,223 delegates. There are two


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