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Dublin venue prospers

19th October 2011

The Convention Centre in Dublin has brought €30m to the local economy in its first year of business, hosting more than 270 events and welcoming 86,000 visitors

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Industry charity donates to Uganda

19th October 2011

Meetings Industry Meetings Needs (the events industry charity) has funded the purchase of four acres of land to help provide self-sufficiency for orphans at the Adonai Family Uganda Project

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2012 opening for Stockholm Airport hotel

2nd September 2011

The Clarion Hotel is set to open a 414 bedroom hotel at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport with conference facilities up to 900 people. The work is due to be completed in November 2012.

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New Stockholm hotel due to open

2nd September 2011

The Scandic Grand Central in Stockholm is due to open in October. The hotel will offer nine meeting rooms for 134 people and 397 bedrooms.

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Moscow hotel announces expansion

2nd September 2011

The Hotel Baltschug Kempinski in Moscow is aiming to increase its conference space by mid 2012. It will add three meeting rooms to its rooftop floor and renovate its lobby. Another hall will be enlarged to accommodate 300 people.

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Chongqing hotel on course for 2012 opening

2nd September 2011

Westin Chongquig Liberation Square in China is due to open in October 2012. The hotel will have 11 meeting rooms and 2,000m2 of event space and 300 bedrooms.

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New Kiev hotel announced

2nd September 2011

Fairmont is planning to open the Grand Hotel Kyiv in Ukraine in 2012. There will be 1,210m2 of event space including a 480m2 ballroom and 257 bedrooms.  

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Dutch hotel chain joins alliance

2nd September 2011

Great Hotels of the World, the luxury sales and marketing alliance are delighted to announce the following Van der Valk Hotels in Germany as members of their alliance.

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Barcelona 2010 meetings increase

31st July 2011

The number of business meetings and incentive programmes held in Barcelona during 2010 increased by more than 15%, according to latest figures from the city's convention bureau. During last year, the Catalan capital hosted 2,138 business events for

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Amsterdam hotel re-opening

31st July 2011

De L’Europe re-opened its doors of the original renovated and restyled Rondeel building this week, after  15 months and a € 60 million refurbishment. All the hotel’s timeless and historic architectural elements are fused with the

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