Prince Edward Island reinvents the island incentive trip

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Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada’s smallest province, has been in the meetings business for a long time. Its most famous business event took place in September 1864, when its capital city, Charlottetown, hosted a gathering of 23 delegates from British North America’s…
Wyndham Grand Cancun Resort & Villas is set to open in November 2022. This image is an exterior view of the 364-key property. Photo courtesy of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

Wyndham Grand brand coming to Cancún

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The first Wyndham Grand resort in Mexico is set to open on November 1, 2022. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts announced the upcoming opening of Wyndham Grand Cancún All-Inclusive Resort & Villas through a franchise agreement with Grupo Cancún. The property is now…

Industry veteran joins IMEX team

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Event industry veteran Tahira Endean has been appointed Head of Programme for the IMEX Group. Vancouver-based Endean's new role signals a new era for IMEX. A three-year education strategy will capitalize on IMEX's complimentary programming to meet the business event industry's demand…
This image is a rendering of the exterior of the Gaylord Pacific Resort and Convention Center currently under construction in Chula Vista, Caliifornia. Rendering is courtesy of Marriott International.

Gaylord Pacific construction begins

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Construction of the Gaylord Pacific Resort and Convention Center in Chula Vista, California, is now underway. The Gaylord Pacific – Gaylord Hotels' sixth property – is anticipated to have 1,600 guestrooms, including 89 suites with 12 Presidential Suites. Expected to open in…
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. Photo by Don Riddle, used courtesy of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.

New group packages at Four Seasons Resort Orlando

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Walt Disney World® Resort only turns 50 once, and the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort is celebrating by offering two unique luxury packages for groups ranging in size from six to 50 people, which would be perfect for…


Conrad Los Angeles is now open. This is an image of the hotel's lobby with a window overlooking Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA. Photo is courtesy of Conrad Los Angeles.

Conrad Hotels brand debuts in the Golden State

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Conrad Los Angeles, the first Conrad Hotels & Resorts property in California, began welcoming guests this month. The 305-room hotel anchors The Grand LA, Related Companies’ newest destination for shopping, dining, entertainment and living in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by legendary architect…
Capella Kyoto is slated to open in 2025. This is a rendering of the exterior of the property, which will be Capella Hotels and Resorts first property in Japan. Rendering courtesy of Capella Hotels & Resorts.

Capella Kyoto slated for 2025

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Singapore-based Capella Hotels and Resorts has announced its entry into the Japanese market. Its first property in Japan – Capella Kyoto – is slated to open in mid-2025. The luxurious four-storey, 92-room hotel will be located in the Miyagawa-chō district, an important geika…

Six luxury retreats join SLH portfolio

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Six luxury properties, ranging from a manor house in the United Kingdom to a resort in China, have joined Small Luxury Hotels of the World's portfolio of independent boutique hotels. The new members are: Rothay Manor (Ambleside, UK): An impressive 23-key manor…
Enhanced Sustainable Event Standards have been launched by the Events Industry Council's Centre for Sustainability & Social Impact. The image here shows a woman holding a miniature globe in front of a blurred cityscape background. Photo by Boonyachoat | Canva.

Enhanced framework for sustainable events launched by EIC

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The Events Industry Council's (EIC) Centre for Sustainability & Social Impact has launched an enhanced version of its Sustainable Event Standards, a set of eight standards designed to assess events and industry suppliers in support of environmental and social responsibility. "As an…