Kobe hotel combines MICE packages with hot spring experience

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 12, 2019
KOBE – The Arima Grand Hotel in Kobe, Japan, has unveiled its new convention hall, meeting rooms, a newly renovated East Wing, and a soothing hot spring that the property promises will provide a new kind of MICE experience.

Pullman Adelaide upgrading function and events spaces

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 08, 2019
ADELAIDE – A US$1 million refurbishment of the top floor function and events space at the Pullman Adelaide Hotel has been given the go ahead, with works set to commence in December this year.

Oakwood to open properties in Beijing Olympics zone

by Molly Dyson | November 08, 2019
NEW YORK –  Serviced apartment company Oakwood has announced it will manage two properties within the 2022 Winter Olympics Zhangjiakou Zone in Beijing.

Hyatt unveils plans for Andaz Macau

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 05, 2019
HONG KONG – Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced on Nov 5 that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with  Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) to develop a new Andaz property in Macau, China.

Angsana Laguna Phuket comes up ACES

by Stanley Ho | October 29, 2019
PHUKET – Versatility and bespoke experiences are the key selling points for Angsana Laguna Phuket, who now boasts an event space that is fast becoming Phuket’s go-to venue for hosting meetings and events of all requirements and sizes.

How Sheraton Grand Macao provides perfect mix of meeting and event facilities

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | October 25, 2019

Case Study: How Sheraton Grand Macao provides perfect mix of meeting and event facilities Successful staging of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Leadership Conference in April 2019 adds to hotel’s credentials Meetings and Conventions Asia In April 2019, Sheraton Grand Macao face

Grand Hyatt Seoul completes Grand Ballroom facelift

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | October 22, 2019

SEOUL – Grand Hyatt Seoul officially completed its extensive renovations of the hotel’s Grand Ballroom providing a new, industry-leading platform for comprehensive event offerings to the wedding, banquet, and MICE markets.

Outrigger Laguna Phuket to open new meetings and events centre in January

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | October 15, 2019
PHUKET – Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has announced that it will open a new meeting and events centre in January 2020.

Meet and be rewarded at Sheraton Grand Danang Resort

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | October 08, 2019
DANANG – Looking for an ideal destination resort for conferences, special events and weddings? The Sheraton Grand Danang Resort is as close to perfection as planners can find.

New tax policy a boon to India’s MICE, wedding industries

by Stanley Ho | October 08, 2019
NEW DELHI – India’s MICE and wedding industries have received a huge boost following the government’s recent announcement to cut rates on hotel tariffs.

Hotel data firm STR sold to CoStar Group for US$450m

by Kevin May | October 04, 2019
NEW YORK – Real estate analytics group CoStar has paid US$450 million to acquire STR, formerly Smith Travel Research.

5 green hotels in Singapore

by Matt Alderton | October 04, 2019
SINGAPORE – Singapore is a small place with big ideas. Measuring just 17 miles long and 31 miles wide, the Southeast Asia city-state packs 5.6 million people into its tiny footprint. And yet, it mostly lacks the urban irritants that plague other big cities, like poor air quality, crumbling infrastructure and out-of-control congestion. That’s thanks to innovative policies and planning that have made Singapore a living laboratory for future-focused development.

Weekly Updates

Northstar Travel Group takes lead in promoting diversity

NEW YORK – Northstar Travel Group has signed on as a member of CEO Act!on for Diversity and Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance...

New Zealand International Convention Centre out of action for 2 years

AUCKLAND – The damage done to New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) following a massive fire is so great that the venue will not be repaired in...

Southern Philippines hit by powerful earthquake

MANILA – A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Davao City in southern Philippines on Tuesday (Oct 29), authorities said, rattling buildings and sending...

Transportation, food waste top concerns for meetings and travel – and the world

NEW YORK – Sustainability is a notable part of the agenda at Northstar’s Destination Caribbean event, which took place at Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana,...

Wellness Tips

How to avoid catching a cold on a plane

NEW YORK – Winter is coming. As the sun starts to set earlier and winter coats come out of hiding, fears of catching a cold resurface. According to Heathline,...

How meeting planners can reduce stress with mindfulness

NEW YORK – Meeting professionals have a lot on their plates. Managing budgets, along with constant travel and tight deadlines, were key factors in CareerCast...

How to stay healthy while travelling for business

NEW YORK – Anyone in the meetings industry knows that the luxuries of travel also come with the struggles of eating well. But being on the road or in the air...

Eat. Pray. Meet.

Pier One Sydney Harbour collaborates with lululemon to introduce mindfulness-themed meeting package.