The Westin Yokohama is now open. The image here shows part of the 23rd floor-lobby, which offers views of Mount Fuji. Photo courtesy of Marriott International

The Westin Yokohama debuts as haven of renewal

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The Westin Yokohama is now welcoming guests. The new 373-room property is Westin Hotels & Resorts latest opening in Japan. "We are thrilled to expand the brand's footprint in Japan with the opening of The Westin Yokohama," said Jennifer Connell, global brand…
1 Hotel San Francisco is now open. This image shows public space in the hotel. Photo courtesy of 1 Hotels.

1 Hotel San Francisco opens

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1 Hotel San Francisco is now welcoming guests. Located on the Embarcadero, directly across the street from San Francisco Bay, the 186-key hotel is the luxury hospitality brand’s second property in California. “1 Hotel San Francisco is an inspiring example of what…
Hotel Danieli, Venezia. Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

Venice’s Hotel Danieli to fly Four Seasons flag

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Hotel Danieli, a historic property in Venice, is set to undergo extensive renovations and reopen as a Four Seasons-branded property in 2025, report Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Grupo Statuto, one of Italy's leading hotel development companies. Located in the Riva…
IMEX in Frankfurt returned to the world stage this year . Image here shows two exhibitors jumping up under Welcome to IMEX sign. Photo courtesy of IMEX Group.

IMEX in Frankfurt sees strong return to business

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The 20th edition of IMEX in Frankfurt – the first edition since 2019 – proved to be a momentous occasion for the global MICE industry. Held May 31st to June 2nd in Frankfurt, Germany, the show provided some 2,300 exhibiting companies from more…
Austria Haus Hotel in Vail, Colorado, has joined the Destination by Hyatt portfolio. The image here shows the property's outdoor heated pool. Image courtesy of Hyatt.

Vail luxury hotel joins Destination by Hyatt

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Austria Haus Hotel in Vail, Colorado, is the newest member of Hyatt’s growing Destination by Hyatt portfolio. Inspired by authentic ski chalets of the Austrian Alps, the hotel has 19 guestrooms and six suites, which are appointed with luxury features such as…


Incentive Travel Index is in the field. This image shows a woman working at a desktop computer with stylus. Photo by bongkarn thanyakij | Canva.

Incentive Travel Index 2022 launches at IMEX Frankfurt

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Incentive Travel Index – a rebrand and redesign of the Incentive Travel Industry Index – was launched by Financial and Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP), The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and SITE Foundation, along with their research partner Oxford Economics, at IMEX in…

Decentralized workforce focus of new IRF report

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Today's decentralized workforce is the focus of the latest Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) research report. Released this week, The Role of Incentives in Today’s Decentralized Workforce: Attract, Retain & Build Culture explores the use of incentives as a business strategy to help organizations…
Nobu Hospitality is opening its fifth Spanish property in the country's capital Madrid. The image here is a stock photo of Gran Via, Madrid by SeanPavonePhoto | Canva.

Nobu Hospitality announces Madrid property

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Nobu Hospitality, the lifestyle hotel and restaurant brand helmed by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, will open its fifth Spanish hotel and restaurant in the Cortes District of the country's capital city, Madrid. An existing office building located…
The Middle East will welcome its first Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand property in 2023. Image here is a rendering of Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve., which is expected to have

Red Sea Project to include Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand

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The Red Sea Project, a regenerative tourism project in development off the west coast of Saudi Arabia, will include the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve branded property in the Middle East. Marriott International signed an agreement with The Red Sea Development Company on May…