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St Giles Hotels to Be First UK Hotel Brand to Operate in Cuba

20th April 2017

Gran Caribe, one of Cuba's foremost hotel groups operating four and five star properties on the Caribbean island, has accepted St Giles Hotels' bid to renovate and manage the Hotel Deauville, located in the heart of Havana. This makes St Giles the


Meliá Announces April Opening for Spain's New Palma Convention Centre

24th March 2017

Spanish hotelier Meliá Hotels International will open what it's calling "the best convention centre in the Mediterranean" on April 1 in the Balearic Islands, the company announced yesterday. Located adjacent to the 268-room Meliá Palma Bay


Marriott Marble Arch has a refurbishment!

22nd March 2017

The Marriott Marble Arch is currently going through a refurbishment which includes a full bedroom refurb which started in January and will be completed floor by floor to encourage minimal disruption. The bedrooms will be fresh and bright, with


The Metro Toronto Convention Centre begins $23 million renovation

9th March 2017

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)'s South Building is undergoing a $23 million renovation and modification that will create 10 new meeting rooms with 13,000 square feet of additional space. The project, set to be completed in early 2018,


Florence creates new MICE entity Destination Florence

1st March 2017

A new entity created by the Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Municipality of Florence, is focused on sustaining tourism to the Tuscan capital. Destination Florence will expand and diversify the city’s offerings and improve its


Belfast Waterfront

28th February 2017

Belfast Waterfront, the city's convention centre has been recently revamped and now measures 7,000 sqm. The venue can offer space for up to 5000 delegates, offers 30 meeting/event spaces and boasts an auditorium to seat 2,223 delegates. There are two


Doubletree New York Times Square West Open!

27th February 2017

The Doubletree by Hilton brand has recently opened its door to a new property in New York's Times Square. The hotel is in the very heart of the city, just a stones throw from key city attractions and transport links.  The hotel features 612 modern


Lake Geneva hotel joins Mason Rose portfolio

20th February 2017

The Evian Resort, overlooking the south shore of Lake Geneva, has recently joined the Mason Rose Collection. Located in the heart of celebrated spa town, Evian-les-Bains in France, Evian Resort has played host to a glittering list of clientele spanning


Steigenberger Hotel Group rebrands to Deutsche Hospitality

16th February 2017

Great to have Deutsche Hospitality visit Trinity this week, thank you for keeping us up to date on all your news! 1. Steigenberger Hotel Group has now been re-branded to Deutsche Hospitality. The umbrella company, Deutsche Hospitality stands for an


Hotel brand due to open first property in Cuba

15th February 2017

Kempinski Hotels plans to open a five-star hotel in Cuba this spring, the luxury hotelier announced on Feb. 7. The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana will be located in the historic Manzana de Gómez building in the heart of Old Havana. The


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