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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…
IMEX America sustainability: This is an image of two people in The Misfit Market at the People & Planet Village at IMEX America 2021. The man is making smoothies and juices from b-rated fruit and vegetables which would otherwise be wasted. Photo is courtesy of IMEX Exhibitions.

IMEX America releases 2021 sustainability report

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IMEX has released the 2021 edition of the sustainability report on IMEX America. Prepared by IMEX's sustainability partner, MeetGreen, the independently-verified report makes public the show's energy use, food and beverage, materials consumption and reuse, community impact, and more. It also benchmarks…
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…

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Radisson Hotel Group signs upscale resort in Vietnam

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Radisson Hotel Group continues to expand its portfolio in Vietnam with the signing of a brand-new upscale resort in Mui Ne, the popular beachside destination on the country's southeast coast. Scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2023, Radisson Resort Mui…
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…