This is an image of a guestroom at Hotel Stratford in San Francisco, the first U.S. hotel to join Accor's Handwritten Collection. Photo by Peter Lyons.

Accor’s Handwritten Collection making U.S. debut in San Francisco

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Hotel Stratford, a charming European-style boutique property in San Francisco, will be the first U.S. hotel in Accor's Handwritten Collection, one of the hospitality company's newest brands. Located near Union Square on the famed Powell Street cable car line, the property will…
This is an image of Senthil Gopinath, CEO, ICCA (left) and UN Tourism Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili at the signing of a partnership between the two organizations, which solidifies their shared commitment to the sustainable development of the meeting industry. Photo courtesy of ICCA.

ICCA and UN Tourism form partnership

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The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and UN Tourism, the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, have signed a partnership agreement solidifying the meeting industry's commitment to sustainable development. This landmark partnership agreement…
This image is an aerial view of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. Photo courtesy of The St. Regis Punta Mita.

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort completes transformation

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The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort has completed a $45 million (USD)  property-wide transformation. Timed to mark its 15th anniversary, the resort's renovation spans all common areas and public spaces, the introduction of five beachfront villas, redesigned suites and guestrooms, enhancements to…
Rendering, Aerial view of Wynn Al Marjan Island, opening 2027. Image courtesy of Wynn Resorts, Limited.

Wynn shares updated images of Al Marjan Island property

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Wynn Resorts, Limited has released new images of its latest luxury resort, Wynn Al Marjan Island, which is currently under construction in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Wynn is developing the project in partnership with Marjan and RAK Hospitality Holding.…

Google Xi CoLaboratory returns to IMEX Frankfurt

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The Google Experience Institute (Xi) team is returning to IMEX Frankfurt, and will be hosting a series of "design-thinking sprints" at the Google Xi CoLaboratory during the show. Planners are invited to put theory into practice by sharing details of an upcoming…


The Venetian Resort's $1.5 billion reinvestment project includes the renovation of 4,000 guestrooms suites (shown here). Photo courtesy of The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas unveils major reno

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The Venetian Resort Las Vegas is marking its 25th anniversary with the unveiling of the largest and most expensive renovation in its history. A pioneer in the convention-hotel concept, the resort's $1.5 billion USD reinvestment project touches everything from a rebrand of…
This is an image of the Emerald Lounge in the Burton House Beverly Hills, which opened May 8, 2024. Photo courtesy of Azul Hospitality.

Burton House Beverly Hills opening next week

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Burton House Beverly Hills, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel by Marriott opens on May 8, 2024. The hotel has 186 guest rooms; a dining and social concept called Emerald Lounge; 1,000 square feet of meeting space; a fitness center featuring state-of-the-art equipment; and…
This image shows the infinity pool proposed for Kimpton Teneriffe (Brisbane). Photo courtesy of IHG Hotels & Resorts.

IHG bringing Kimpton brand to Brisbane

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IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) will open its first ever managed luxury hotel in Brisbane, following the signing of an agreement with Kokoda Property to bring the Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants brand to the trendy suburb of Teneriffe in 2028. Announced today at…
This is an image of a Porter Airlines' 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft in the sky. Photo courtesy of Porter Airlines.

Porter inaugurates Montréal to Edmonton service

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Porter Airlines has added its second Western Canada destination from Montréal, today inaugurating service between Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG). The new route starts with daily roundtrip flights operated on the 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. Flight amenities include…