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Costa Rica - This is a rendering of the exterior of the Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste, which is currently under construction. Rendering © Hilton 2022.

Costa Rica welcoming Waldorf Astoria brand

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The first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property in Costa Rica, the new-build Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste, is currently under constructions and expected to open in 2025. Located on Guanacaste’s Cacique peninsula, the property will offer 190 guestrooms and 25 Waldorf Astoria branded…
Grayson Hotel NYC. THis image shows the exterior of the ground floor of the hotel, which is located in Midtown Manhattan. Photo is courtesy of Hyatt.

The Unbound Collection by Hyatt debuts in NYC

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The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand debuted in New York City on November 8, 2022, with the opening of Grayson Hotel, an industrial-chic property in Midtown Manhattan. Design and décor elements in the hotel’s 296 guestrooms and suites include: A collection of…
Fairmont Doha and Raffles Doha are housed in Katara Towers. This image shows the two towers exterior. Photo courtesy of Accor.

Raffles and Fairmont Doha open for FIFA World Cup

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The ultra-luxury Raffles Doha and luxury Fairmont Doha opened last week exclusively to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ guests and the VIP delegation. Housed within Katara Towers, the dual-branded five-star properties herald the entry of the Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Fairmont…
IBTM World 2022 will be held at Fira Barcelona, Spain. This is an image of the exterior of a building at Fira Barcelona with IBTM World signage. Photo is courtesy of IBTM World.

IBTM World 2022 numbers surpass pre-pandemic levels

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With less than a week to go until IBTM World, which will take place at Fira Barcelona from November 29 to December 1, the organisers have reported that visitor registration and pre-scheduled appointment numbers have surpassed 2019, reflecting a solid return to…
Social responsibility and sustainability are the focus of an IRF study released on November 17, 2022. This image shows green trees reflected in the glass walls of a building. Photo by fahroni | Canva.

Social responsibility and sustainability focus of new IRF study

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Social responsibility and sustainability are the focus of the latest study from the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF). Released November 17th, the study explores the trends and implications around sustainable business practices in the meetings, incentives, conferences, and events industry and examines ways…

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WorldHotels launched in Canada on November 15, 2022 with the addition of nine properties in British Columbia. This is an image of the exterior of Prestige Harbourfront Resort Salmon Arm, Luxury Collection. Photo courtesy of WorldHotels.

WorldHotels launches in Canada

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WorldHotels™ launched in Canada today with the introduction of nine hotels across its Luxury, Elite and Crafted Collections. The nine properties, which are owned by Prestige Hotels & Resorts, are all located in British Columbia. "This expansion into Canada is monumental for…
Neuromarketing and events is the subject of one session at the 2022 edition of IBTM World, running November 29-December 1 in Barcelona, Spain. This is an image of the session speaker, Dr. Thomas Trautman. He is dressed in a grey suit and standing with his hand extended and holding a model of a human brain. Photo courtesy of IBTM World.

Neuromarketing & Events: IBTM World Speaker Q&A

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We all want to forge a deep and long-lasting connection with our audience, but how do we do it at the personal level as well as on a professional level? Renowned for using neuroscience to teach business leaders to ethically connect and…
Lee County hotels reopening six weeks after Hurricane Ian. This is an aerial image of Fort Myers Beach in Lee County. Photo by charleshester | Canva.

Lee County hotels reopening

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Six weeks after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Lee County, Florida, more than half – 56.4% – of the county’s guestrooms have been opened. Lee County is home to Fort Myers. Fort Myers' islands, beaches and neighbourhoods include Sanibel Island, Captiva Island,…
IMEX America releases post-show statistics. This is an image of buyers and suppliers greeting one another at IMEX America 2022. Photo is courtesy of IMEX Group.

IMEX America releases post-show numbers

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The 2022 editon of IMEX America was the "business-fuelled 'bounce back' we've all been waiting for," says Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group. IMEX reports that post-show statistics for the show, which ran October 10-13 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, reveal that business…