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Loews Launches New Luxe Brand

The rebound in the luxury lodging segment notched another milestone on April 15 when Loews Hotels & Resorts unveiled plans to create a luxury Loews Regency brand separate from its portfolio of 23 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and

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San Diego Resort Goes the Brand Route

Independent luxury hotels and resorts pride themselves on offering individual experiences. Branded properties, on the other hand, are more likely to prize consistency and, therefore, be more standardized. This would seem inevitable, considering

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The Explosion in Soft Hotel Brands

What started as a trickle has become a wave. Yet another major hotel company has rolled out a soft brand, the industry term for a collection of independent hotels that want to retain their individual identity yet believe they can benefit from access

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Savoring a Summer Retreat

Summer isn’t the peak corporate meeting season, what with vacations and a slower pace generally. But there are exceptions. At the top of that list is the executive retreat—the opportunity to take a handful of top senior executives (possibly with

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Ty Warner’s Four Seasons Hotel New York Debuts New Event Space

One of the fascinating aspects of luxury hotels is their ability to reinvent their public spaces as demand changes, no less as the style and fashions of the moment change. A recent case in point debuted last month, when the Four Seasons Hotel New

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3 Epic Makeovers for 2015

For me, 3 legends of hospitality jumped out among the 23 hotels listed by Forbes Travel Guide as the most anticipated renovations of 2015. Even the most jaded of high-end groups will be licking their chops to see: Ritz Paris
 Ernest Hemingway

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New Hotels in the Bahamas, Blooms at Bellagio, and Robots at the Front Desk

News You Can Use for Meetings & Events… Bimini, Ahoy!  How about a quick cruise combined with a sun-splashed island sojourn for your next meeting or incentive? Hilton Worldwide is launching a   305-room luxury hotel this summer at Resorts

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Hospitality on Horizon: Caribbean & Mexico

Luxury hotels opening in the Caribbean and Mexico in 2015 exemplify exactly what today’s top-tier meeting attendees expect—and then some. Here's a

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Hospitality on Horizon: Europe

Luxury hotels opening in Europe in 2015 exemplify exactly what today’s top-tier meeting attendees expect—and then some. Here's a

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Hospitality on Horizon: North America

Luxury hotels opening in North America this year exemplify exactly what today’s top-tier meeting attendees expect—and then

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Hospitality on Horizon: Asia

Luxury hotels opening in Asia in 2015 exemplify exactly what today’s top-tier meeting attendees expect—and then some. Here's a

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What’s New in the Bahamas? 3 Reasons to Plan a Trip Right Now

About 3,200 sun-kissed islands and cays scatter over 500 miles of Atlantic Ocean in the Bahamas, where tourism, the nation's No. 1 industry, centers mostly on the islands of New Providence, Paradise, and Grand Bahama. Meeting planners drawn to

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Spotlight on Hawaii

It must be in the Hawaiian DNA, that welcoming sense of hospitality that hoteliers everywhere would like to emulate. And when it comes to natural beauty, Hawaii’s brimming with it. It’s the kind of ancient, raw beauty that makes one see the world

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Spotlight on Aruba: 3 Reasons to Plan a Trip Right Now

Known for its friendly people, divi divi trees, and warm, dry climate outside the hurricane belt, Aruba measures just 6 miles across and less than 20 miles long. Small, but a mighty force in Caribbean tourism, the tiny former Dutch colony welcomes

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Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall Resorts Plan Six-Star Experience

The Hyatt Ziva and Zilara’s $80 million dollar renovation positions the resort at the center of a significant transformation within the all-inclusive market. According to Kevin Froemming, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, the

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Out of Office: The Power of a Well-Planned Retreat

  Today’s frenzied, do-more-with-less work week has presented senior business leaders with a challenging paradox—namely, how do you discuss strategic planning, brainstorm on new business opportunities, and spend quality time as a group to

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The Magic of Mexico: Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s second most visited tourist destination—together with the Riviera Nayarit, a recently designated tourist destination just north of town—nestles in a narrow corridor between the emerald peaks of the Sierra Madre and the azure

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Meetings In Mexico – Cancun

Cancún, Mexico’s number one tourist destination for nearly 40 years, attracts a steady stream of meetings to its Caribbean shores, including such high-profile events as the 2010 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Conference to

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Hotel Site Inspection Tips

As we find ourselves in that time of year were lists are made, and checked twice, I find myself adding a few helpful hints to my site inspection list. As planners we all look for ways to improve our meetings, and sometimes, that begins with us and

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