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 •  November 20

The Global Destination Sustainability Index (aka GDS-Index) has released its second annual ranking of the sustainability performance of 40 meetings and events cities worldwide, with Gothenburg, Sweden, heading the list. The city also won the GDS-Index's innovation award for its app that facilitates greater accessibility for events. The GDS-Index...

M & C Magazine

 •  November 20

A 445-room, dual-branded Wyndham hotel is slated to open in Miami's Brickell neighborhood in late 2019. The 41-story hotel will offer 200 rooms under the Wyndham Grand brand and 245 rooms under the Tryp by Wyndham brand. The hotels will share a lobby and lounge space on the first floor, as well as an eight-story parking garage, a pool deck and a...

M & C Magazine

 •  November 20

Northstar Meetings Group is proud to present the winners of our inaugural Stella Awards, which recognize organizations worldwide that deliver the greatest possible service to meetings and events professionals. The awards celebrate critical aspects of the event experience across 18 different categories among six regions, including food and beverage,...

M & C Magazine

 •  November 17

In a first of its kind, the InterContinental Hotels Group and Chicago-based Grubhub, the online and mobile food-ordering company, have announced a collaboration that will allow IHG Rewards Club members to earn points for ordering food on Grubhub via IHG's online and mobile channels when staying at the company's more than 1,000 Holiday Inn Express,...

M & C Magazine

 •  November 17

The 500-room Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, has opened in Sri Lanka's commercial capital. It is the city's first new luxury hotel in more than 30 years and Shangri-La's second in that country. It joins Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, which opened in June 2016. The opening ceremony was attended by both President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime...

M & C Magazine

 •  November 17

The U.S. hotel industry is on track to exceed expectations for 2017, according to the latest forecast from STR and Tourism Economics. Demand has significantly exceeded earlier projections, and is now projected to rise by 2.4 percent year-over-year. That would lead to a slight uptick in occupancy, which is now forecasted to increase by 0.5 percent,...

M & C Magazine

 •  November 16

Meet Puerto Rico has launched an incentive program to bring meeting and incentive groups back to the island that was devastated this fall by Hurricane Maria. The "Check Off Your Bucket List" promotion rewards planners for booking groups at select participating hotels and resorts with an authentic local culinary or cultural experience. The promotion...

M & C Magazine

 •  November 16

As the news swells with headlines about sexual misconduct and gender inequality, the IMEX Group is launching a new event to celebrate the role of women in the meetings industry and foster dialogue about the workplace issues they face. Called "She Means Business," the new half-day conference will take place on Monday, May 14 as part of EduMonday, an...

M & C Magazine

 •  November 16

There are 39 percent more hotels planned for the Mexico-Caribbean region than there were a year ago, according to STR's "October 2017 Pipeline Report." Of those 44,556 rooms across 245 hotel projects, nearly 18,000 of them are already under construction - a 27.5 percent year-over-year increase; 98 hotels currently are being built in the...

M & C Magazine

 •  November 15

Northstar Meetings Group is proud to present the winners of our inaugural Stella Awards, which recognize organizations worldwide that deliver the greatest possible service to meetings and events professionals. The awards celebrate critical aspects of the event experience across 18 different categories among six regions, including food and beverage,...