This is an image of the expansion of the BMO Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta. It opened June 5, 2024.

BMO Centre at Stampede Park officially opens expansion

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Calgary's BMO Centre at Stampede Park officially became Western Canada's largest convention center on June 5, 2024, with the grand opening of its 565,000-square-foot expansion. An architectural landmark for the city, the more than one million-square-foot Tier 1 convention facility is now…
This image is a rendering of a redesigned luxury villa private backyard planned for Grand Hyatt Indian Wells. Rendering courtesy of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Hyatt announces reno and rebranding for Indian Wells resort

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Hyatt Regency Indian Wells will be rebranded to Grand Hyatt Indian Wells Resort and Villas in September 2024 following the completion of a $64 million US renovation, report Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Trinity Investments. The revamp of the iconic California desert resort…
This is an image of a guestroom at Revery Toronto Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton. Photo courtesy of Revery Toronto Downtown.

Hilton’s Curio Collection brand makes Toronto debut

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Revery Toronto Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton opened today in Toronto's vibrant Entertainment District. It is the Hilton brand's first hotel in Ontario. Owned by Easton's Group of Hotels and The Gupta Group, the 224-key property features a theatrical theme in keeping…
This is an image of the remodeled Bayside Foyer, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

Mandalay Bay finishes remodel of convention center

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Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino has completed a $100 million redesign of its 2.1 million-square-foot convention center. The comprehensive remodel includes upgraded technology infrastructure, additional digital signage and a fresh, invigorating design that complements the resort's tropical-inspired brand. "Meetings and conventions play a…
This is an image of the exterior of Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, which opened on June 3, 2024 in London, UK. Image courtesy of Mandarin Oriental.

Mandarin Oriental opens second London property

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Mandarin Oriental Mayfair opened this week in London's historic Hanover Square. The boutique sister property to Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park features 50 guestrooms and suites, 77 private residences, award-winning Chef Akira Back's London restaurant debut, two bars, and a spa. Designed by…


This image is an aerial view of Four Seasons Resort Mallorca at Formentor, which will begin accepting guests in late August 2024. Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.

Four Seasons Resort Mallorca accepting reservations

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The newly restored and expanded Four Seasons Resort Mallorca at Formentor is now confirming reservations for arrivals beginning late August 2024. Set amid 100 acres of seaside woodlands on a crystalline shore at the heart of a vast private estate that also includes…
Conversion plans announced by Marriott on June 3, include The Resort at Pelican Hill, which is shown here (aerial view). Photo courtesy of Marriott International.

Marriott announces conversion of three iconic U.S. luxury properties

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Marriott International, Inc. today announced plans for the conversion of three iconic luxury properties in the U.S. to brands within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio. The Resort at Pelican Hill, Turtle Bay Resort, and a luxury Midtown hotel in New York City are…
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In-person meetings necessary for companies: Cvent survey

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A recent survey conducted by Cvent in partnership with The Harris Poll found that 78 percent of business leaders say that in-person or face-to-face meetings are "absolutely necessary" or "very important" within their companies. It also revealed that as companies continue to…
This is an image of the front exterior of Sandbourne Santa Monica. Photo by Rob Benson.

Sandbourne Santa Monica opens on Ocean Avenue

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Sandbourne Santa Monica, a 175-room coastal retreat on the famous California beach town's Ocean Avenue, is now welcoming guests. Designed by acclaimed Icelandic architect Gulla Jónsdóttir, the hotel is a multisensory blend of natural textures, sculptural elements, indoor and outdoor vibes, and…