Category Archives: International

$3.5 Billion Bahamas Resort Due to Open Late Next Year

Touted as the largest resort project under development in the Western Hemisphere, the $3.5 billion Baha Mar in the Bahamas is on track to open 14 months from now on the north shore of New Providence island. This week, developers unveiled details of the project at a gala event in New York City. Located on…

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Oakwood Expands Footprint in India With New Bangalore Property

The famed ‘Silicon Valley of India’ introduces a new standard of living with the Oakwood Residence Prestige in Whitefield, Bangalore. “India, being one of the world’s fastest growing economies and favored destination for global investment, continues to be a key market as we look to expand in the region,” said Mr. PG Mathew, managing director…

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Convention Center in Helsinki, Finland, Debuts New Name, Renovated Facilities

The largest convention center in Finland unveiled a new name to coincide with the completion of a renovation project. The former Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre is now the Messukenskus, Expo and Convention Center Helsinki. Work done during the spring and summer included an expanded northern entrance; a makeover for the Galleria lobby between exhibition…

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Marriott’s Edition Brand Makes Long-Awaited London Debut

Marriott International’s The London Edition hotel opened last week. It joins The Istanbul Edition as the  second hotel worldwide in the brand, which was developed with hotelier and Studio 54 founder Ian Schrager in an attempt to bring some of his approach—hip, boutique hotels with their own, individual personalities—to the hospitality giant. It is also…

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Four Seasons Coming to Korea in 2015

The Four Seasons brand will debut in South Korea in May 2015 with the opening of the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul. Located in the capital’s central business district, the 25-story building is now under construction in Sejongro Square.  The hotel will be marketed to international travelers and will feature 317 guest rooms and meeting rooms,…

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Italian Authorities Push for Ban on Cruise Ships in Venice

Two weeks after a tourist’s death brought new urgency to perennial complaints about Venice’s congested waterways, Italy’s environment minister has proposed new rules that would keep large cruise ships out of the Giudecca Canal, which separates Giudecca Island and the city’s Dorsoduro district. The legislation, which a parliamentary committee will consider in October, would ban…

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Montreal Convention Center Cancels Muslim Youth Conference Amid Controversy

A week before an Islamic youth conference was scheduled to begin at the Montreal Convention Center (Palais des Congres de Montreal), the organization that runs the city’s largest meeting venue canceled the event. Organized by the local Muslim group Collectif 1ndependance, the Entre Ciel et Terre conference (which translates as Between Heaven and Earth) had…

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