Maritz appoints GM Environmental Strategy

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Maritz Global Events has appointed Rachael Riggs, CMP, DES, SEPC, as its general manager, Environmental Strategy – a new position within Maritz Global Events created in response to the increasing importance of sustainability to its clients, the industry and the planet. In…
The IRF 2023 Trends Report was released January 25, 2023. This is a stock image showing depicting the word trend and a spinning arrow. Photo by olm16250 | Canva.

2023 Trends Report released by IRF

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The IRF 2023 Trends Report was released yesterday by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF). “As we enter 2023, incentive, recognition, and reward programs will be expected to have broader reach and deeper impact,” said Stephanie Harris, president, IRF. “Program owners are charged with…
Appellation Petaluma is a five-storey, 93-room opening in Petaluma, California in 2026. This image is a rendering of the exterior of the building. Image courtesy of Appellation Hotels and EKN Development Group.

Appellation brand opening property in Sonoma County

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Appellation Petaluma is set to open in 2026 in southern Sonoma County, California. EKN Development Group and Appellation, a culinary-first brand co-founded by luxury hospitality veteran Christopher Hunsberger and renowned American chef Charlie Palmer, have partnered to develop the 93-room property, which…
JO&JOE Tulum is slated to open in 2024, say Ennismore and Soda Urbana. This image is rendering of the patio/courtyard of the property, which will be part of a mix-use development. Rendering courtesy of Ennismore.

JO&JOE brand coming to North America

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The first JO&JOE development in North and Central America is set to open in 2024 in Tulum, Mexico. In a joint announcement released January 23, 2023, lifestyle hospitality company Ennismore and the property's owner and developer, Soda Urbana, revealed that JO&JOE Tulum…
This is a stock photo showing the world on a green leaf. It is used with announcement about 2023 IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award program. Photo is by DJE GUILLAUME | Canva.

IMEX/EIC accepting entries for Sustainability Award

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The 2023 IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award program is now accepting entries. The deadline for submissions is February 6, 2023. Applications details are available HERE. The award is open to MICE industry organizers, venues and suppliers. It champions the ambitions and achievements…


Fairmont Manchester San Diego is shown in this rendering. The property is slated to open in 2027. Rendering courtesy of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts / Accor.

Fairmont and Manchester Financial partnering on San Diego property

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Manchester Financial Group announced last week the siging of definitive agreements for the development and management of a Fairmont hotel in downtown San Diego, California. Scheduled to open in 2027, Fairmont Manchester San Diego will be located…
SLH is a portfolio of more than 520 luxury boutique hotels around the world, including The Goldwynn (shown here) in Nassau, The Bahamas. This images shows The Goldwynn's ocean-facing exterior, pool and beach. Photo courtesy of SLH.

SLH appoints international MICE partners

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has formed strategic MICE partnerships with Reilly Resort Representatives (RRR), Avenue Sales & Marketing (Avenue) and Heavens Portfolio to represent its selection of luxury boutique hotels in North America, EMEA and Asia. "We are thrilled to…
Instant booking solution for MICE groups is now available at Marrott properties in the United States and Canada. This image shows a boardroom the AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore. Photo courtesy of Marriott International.

Marriott announces instant booking solution for MICE events

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A new instant booking solution for meetings and events is now available at Marriott International's portfolio of hotels in the United States and Canada. The hospitality company announced today that it is the first brand to have a direct integration with Groups360…
Wynn Living Well, a curated program of health and wellness experiences, launched on January 17, 2023, at Wynn Las Vegas. This image shows part of The Spa at Encore, one of the two spas at Wynn Las Vegas. Photo is by Russell MacMasters.

Wynn Living Well Program launched

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Wynn Living Well, a program of curated health and wellness experiences, was unveiled today at Wynn Las Vegas. "Being away from home does not mean you have to compromise on your desire to stay fit, eat right, or enjoy healthy activity –…