Venues around the world reveal groundbreaking debuts

Pioneering venues make the meeting world go round. Luxury like you so far have only imagined pops up in new and renovated hotels and venues in Tokyo, coastal Mexico and London. Certainly, these spaces are beautiful; but beyond beautiful, they are innovative, thoughtful, and are pioneering what a meeting destination can be.

The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza

The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza New and Renovated
The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza

EDITION Hotels opens the doors to its second property in Tokyo, The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza. Housed in the heart of Tokyo’s central shopping and entertainment district, the property balances the EDITION brand’s avant-garde approach with traditional Japanese culture to provide guests with a groundbreaking hospitality experience.

The 14-story boutique hotel offers 86 spacious guest rooms and suites. In addition, guests can enjoy a modern brasserie and numerous innovative bar concepts, including Japan’s only punch-focused cocktail bar. Plus, Ginza holds the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants in Tokyo with 34 of the city’s 183.

Vertical gardens adorn the hotel tower’s metal lattice façade. Inside the guest rooms, a minimalist foundation, with travertine and cream-colored leather, make the green marble basins and chrome fixtures in each bathroom pop. In the lobby, after passing through the hotel’s vestibule entrance, guests will take in abundant natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows and the sculptural grand staircase, cast from white metal.

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Hotel Indigo La Paz Puerta Cortes

Hotel Indigo La Paz Puerta Cortes
Hotel Indigo La Paz Puerta Cortes

Between the Sea of Cortez and La Paz Bay stands of IHG’s newest openings, Hotel Indigo La Paz Puerta Cortes. The beachfront Mexico resort offers breathtaking views certain to leave attendees in awe. Each ballroom accommodates 120-180 guests, and flexible meeting space can be divided into three separate rooms perfect to serve different needs. Planners can also take advantage of onsite catering options, audiovisual equipment and event planning services.

At the onsite restaurant, Cardon and Barco, guests can enjoy bold Mexican and international flavors. During leisure time, guests can pay a visit to the expansive golf course or the spa, get in some adventure along the Malecón or take part in water sports at the marina.

BMA House

BMA House Great Hall New and Renovated
The Great Hall at BMA House

BMA House, a leading sustainable London venue, unveils a sustainable renovation of its iconic Great Hall. Already known for its grandeur and historic significance, the Grand Hall now places a higher emphasis on minimizing waste. Those leading the renovation took steps to reduce the project’s environmental impact from start to finish.

When the renovation team removed the old carpet, rather than send it to landfill, they reduced the carpet tiles to their component parts, then sent the yarns to be regenerated into new products to enable a full cyclic reuse. BMA House also invested in Burgess chairs from sustainable manufacturer Burgess Furniture, which uses environmentally friendly materials in all their products. The old chairs were recycled through the Business2Schools charity initiative, which repurposes office furniture and technology for use in UK state schools.

The Great Hall can host up to 294 guests theater-style and 320 reception style. Between massive Corinthian columns, embellished with gold-leaf detailing, large windows bring in abundant natural light. The 28-foot-high ceilings only build on the expansive feel of the space. The new color scheme creates a warm, neutral ambience that provides an ideal backdrop for event planners to customize the space according to their own unique visions.

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