Sandals Dunn's River opened on May 18, 2023. This is an aerial view of the 260-key property in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Photo courtesy of Sandals Resorts International.

Sandals Dunn’s River opens in Ocho Rios

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The all-new Sandals Dunn's River opened this week on Jamaica's north coast. Featuring new culinary concepts and elevated suite designs, the 260-room property is the 17th resort in the Sandals Resorts portfolio. Sandals Dunn's River is located on a stretch of white…
The St. Regis Chicago opened in mid-May 2023 in a 101-storey building that is also home to the Residences at St. Regis. This image shows the exterior of the building. Photo courtesy of Marriott International.

The St. Regis Chicago is now open

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The St. Regis Chicago debuted this month in the Midwest city's Lakeshore East neighborhood. The 182-key property is located across 11 floors of the 101-storey building that is also home to the Residences at The St. Regis Chicago (393 luxury condominiums). Developed…
Host Cities: PCMA Convening Leaders' Host Cities, 2024-2027. Photos by (l-r) San Diego skyline by emre563; Houston city hall by Jon Bilous; Philadelphia skyline by rabbit75_cav; and Miami skyline by Pgiam. All photos Canva.

PCMA reveals host cities for Convening Leaders

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PCMA has announced the host cities for the next four editions of its industry-leading Convening Leaders conference. Sherrif Karamat, CAE, president and CEO of PCMA and CEMA, revealed that the association's flagship education and networking event for the years 2024 thru 2027…
Aerial view, Anantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel, Amalfi, Italy. Photo courtesy of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas.

Anantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel opens

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Following extensive renovations, Anantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel has opened on Italy's Amalfi Coast. Just a 15-minute walk from the center of Amalfi and approximately 90 minutes' drive from Naples International Airport, the 52-key property offers elegantly renovated rooms and suites…
AC Hotel by Marriott St. Julian's opened in May 2023. It is the brand's first property on the island of Malta. This image shows lounge chairs and part of the pool on the hotel's rooftop terrace. Photo courtesy of Marriott International.

First AC Hotel by Marriott property opens in Malta

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AC Hotel by Marriott St. Julian's has opened, marking the lifestyle brand's arrival in Malta. Owned and managed by The Ona Hospitality Ltd., the 106-key property is located in the heart of the seaside town, close to beaches, restaurants and the capital…


Erth Real Estate Company's new development in Riyadh's Al Yasmin District. Raffles and Sofitel will reside within the 34-storey and 42-storey towers. Rendering courtesy of Erth Real Estate / Accor.

Erth Real Estate and Accor partnering on three Riyadh hotels

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Erth Real Estate Company in partnership with Accor will open three new hotels in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as part of a new master planned development project. The new luxury community will include a 230-key Raffles hotel, a 250-key Sofitel Serviced Residence, and…
Renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center's West Hall is now underway. This image shows representatives from key stakeholders at the renovation's ceremonial groundbreaking on May 9, 2023. Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority.

Renovation of LVCC’s West Hall underway

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A $600-million USD renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center's West Hall is now underway. The renovation will extend the contemporary design, architecture, and customer experience of the 1.4 million square foot West Hall, which debuted in 2021. Work will continue through…
Rosewood Ranfaru will open in The Maldives in 2027. The luxury resort will have 120 rooms. This image is a beauty shot of one of the islands in The Maldives at sunset. Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

Rosewood developing property in the Maldives

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Rosewood Ranfaru, opening in the Maldives in 2027, is the latest development in Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® growth pipeline. Located less than an hour from Velana International Airport in Male, the 120-key property will  stretch across a chain of private islands around…
This is a stock image to accompany an article about a research study on attendee preferences for incentive travel, which was conducted by the Incentive Research Foundation. Photo by IPGGutenbergUKLtd | Canva.

IRF releases Attendee Preferences study

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Ninety-one percent of North American employees consider group incentive travel highly motivating, according to Incentive Research Foundation's latest Attendee Preferences for Incentive Travel. Now in its third year, the study explores trends in attendee preferences, factors in destination selection, and how incentive…