Category Archives: Hotels & Resorts

phoenix train ironman

In Phoenix, Your Group Can Train for an Ironman

Hotels are bending over backwards, as it were, to promote unique fitness and wellness offerings to guests, including meetings attendees. But Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix may have raced ahead of the pack, at least for the moment. Among its new suite of fitness-focused teambuilding and breakout sessions for 10 to 35 attendees is Ironman training…

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5 Hot Luxury Properties Slated to Open

Five luxury properties—ranging from relaxing resorts to urban landmarks—have been identified as the world’s next great upscale hotels by experiential travel network Virtuoso. These properties, all of which will open or re-open between late 2017 and late 2018, were chosen by Virtuoso and its more than 16,000 travel advisors in more than 45 countries.

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Philly Hotels on the Rise

Philadelphia’s hotel scene is bursting at the seams like never before. After reaching a record 1 million room nights in 2016, development is at an all-time high, and by next year the city will also have more hotel rooms than ever. One of the first SLS LUX brand hotels to open in the United States,…

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Yotel Receives $250 Million Investment Boost

Mini-suites specialist Yotel is receiving a $250 million strategic investment from Starwood Capital Group that will help it to continue its rapid worldwide expansion. Starwood Capital Group, a private investment firm, will receive 30 percent stake in the company and invest in real estate acquisitions for new Yotel properties. Yotel opened a hotel in Boston…

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Live Like a Rock Star in Hard Rock's New Presidential Suites

Live Like a Rock Star in Hard Rock’s New Presidential Suites

Hard Rock Hotels, known for having some of the most amazing presidential suites, is teaming up with Sony Music Entertainment to redefine the traditional presidential suite by integrating dynamic life-sized content, mixed media and memorabilia of the world’s most iconic artists. “We’re thrilled to be in alliance with one of the most highly regarded music…

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MGM Resorts Debuts Adrenaline-Rushing “Welcome to the Show” Ad Campaign

Did you spot a flashy new MGM Resorts International commercial on TV Sunday night during the Emmy broadcast? The eye-catching ad is the brand’s first corporate campaign, titled “Welcome to the Show.” “Welcome to the Show gives audiences permission to be bold in their pursuit of fun, to live life fully,” Lilian Tomovich, MGM’s chief…

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Hotels Responding to Climate Change, Report Says

If you’ve noticed more recycling bins in hotel rooms or temperature controls that automatically switch off when you’re away, it might be your hotel is taking a stand on global climate change. More than eight in ten hotels say the issue of climate change impacts their decisions to make operational improvements and investments, according to…

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What to Know Before You Go: Brand News

Club Med Club Med debuted its Group Advantage Program to make booking a meeting at its all-inclusive resorts in Cancun Yucatan, Mexico, Sandpiper Bay, Port St. Lucie, Florida and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic simple. Perks include a flat rate, free Wi-Fi, free upgrades, discounts, team-building activities and an hour-long cocktail reception. Large groups can buy…

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