InterContinental London Park Lane unveils Mayfair Collection

The InterContinental London Park Lane has unveiled its new Mayfair Collection, two floors of luxurious guestrooms and suites.

Combining natural tones and modern amenities, the collection takes inspiration from the hotel's location overlooking the Royal Parks in the heart of London.

The multi-million project is due to be completed in Spring 2020, with the first floor of rooms having been finished only recently. In addition to the new guestrooms, Q1 will also see the refurbishment of the Club Lounge on the 7th floor.


Anantara debuts in North Africa with launch of Anantara Tozeur Resort in Tunisia

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas makes its debut this month in North Africa with the opening of Anantara Tozeur Resort in the southwest of Tunisia.

The hotel will feature 93 rooms, five dining outlets including an Arabian Cultural Village, an Anantara Spa, a Kids Club, floodlit tennis courts and a fitness club with yoga studio.

Ideal for incentives, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas offers Sahara desert tours, camel trekking and visits to some of the filming locations from the original Star Wars trilogy and prequels.

There is also a ballroom which will be able to host banquets for up to 120 guests. Anantara Tozeur Resort is just a 15-minute drive from Tozeur Nefta International Airport.


Barceló Hotel Group announces its first hotel in Slovenia

Opening in Ljubljana in May 2021, the hotel will offer 151 rooms, conference space and convenient access to Cankarjev Dom, one of Slovenia’s largest convention centres. With 22 rooms and 4,000 square metres of exhibition space, the venue has hosted numerous national and international conferences as well as an exciting roster of cultural events.

“Entering the Slovenian market is a great achievement for The Barcelo Hotel Group, particularly as we are the first Spanish hotel brand to do so,” said Jaime Buxó, chief business development officer at Barceló Hotel Group.


Dolce by Wyndham Sitges Barcelona receives a major refurb

Dolce by Wyndham Sitges Barcelona has been transformed after a €15 million investment. The hotel reopens in January 2020 with a new spa, new restaurants and newly designed rooms and suites.

Known for its meeting and conference facilities, Dolce Sitges offers 40 meeting rooms and over 23,411sqm of flexible event space. Certified by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), the new hotel goes a step further to also offer MICE guests with an inspiring meeting environment to unwind while networking and enjoying.

All meeting rooms have the latest in audio-visual technology and free WiFi with catering and conference planners on hand to ensure all runs smoothly. The maximum capacity in theatre style is up to 450 people. Also on offer is the breakout areas for events which feature an e-Coffee area, with PCs for guest use and connections to recharge phones and computers. The hotel offers a continuous coffee break service without time restrictions, with a wide and well-stocked range of drinks, snacks and food.


Courtyard by Marriott announced for Hamburg City

Marriott International has announced the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg City, the second Courtyard by Marriott hotel in the leading business city.

The 277-guestroom hotel is set in the city centre location with Hamburg’s gastronomic, shopping and cultural highlights on its doorstep, as well as the city’s business district close by.

The 454sqm flexible conference and events spaces are able to be split into eight separate meeting rooms.


Dolce Hotels and Resorts by Wyndham open new hotel and convention centre in Greece

Akti Imperial Hotel and Convention Centre from Dolce by Wyndham in Rhodes, Greece is now open to guests and delegates.

The hotel has 710 guestrooms, high-speed WiFi, an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and 32 meetings rooms with an additional 22,500sqm of space for larger conferences or banquet dinners.


Rawthmells launches a free creative meeting space

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA House) Rawthmells in London has opened a creative meeting space for those requiring a central London ad-hoc meeting space.

It comfortably seats up to 12 people in one area or 75 people in the largest room. The space allows for plenty of privacy with food and drinks available without having to acquire a club membership.


citizenM Hotels announces three new hotels opening in 2020

citizen, a Dutch affordable lifestyle brand, has announced three new openings set for 2020. Including citizenM Seattle South Lake Union, the first citizenM on the West Coast; citizenM Geneva Rue de Marche, the brand’s second Swiss property; and citizenM Washington DC Capitol.

CitizenM’s Seattle South Lake Union is located 25 minutes by taxi from Seattle-Tacoma Airport, with 264 rooms across seven floors.

Geneva Rue du Marché is citizenM’s second Swiss property, following the opening of citizenM Zurich in August 2019. The property features 144-rooms and a public area wrapped around an internal courtyard.

citizenM Washington DC Capitol will feature 252 rooms as part of a mixed-use building with retail, residential, and hotel space. Guests travelling for business will benefit from the large societyM spaces available, with eight big meeting rooms.


Exhibition London finally opens its doors for events

Following ten months of bespoke renovations and redevelopment, London's newest venue and event space, Exhibition London, is now complete and ready to open its doors as a location for conferences, award dinners, product launches, brand activations, filming, boutique-style exhibitions and much more.

Named after its proximity to the site of the Franco British Exhibition of 1908, the Grade II listed Dimco building at Westfield London was first built in 1899 as an engine house for Central London Railways and later used as a bus shelter. Following the extensive developments, Exhibition London now has a new lease of life as an event space.

Spanning two floors of 1,271 square metres of usable event space with double-height ceilings, featuring bespoke interior design set against original heritage features, Exhibition London provides a true sense of grandeur from the moment you enter the venue.


Puy du Fou announces new convention centre

Puy du Fou, France’s second most visited theme park has announced record investment for 2020 to create a convention centre, sixth hotel and a new night-time show.

The new convention centre: Le Théâtre Molière, will feature 11 fully modular meeting rooms and hold up to 500 delegates in the central auditorium. The centre will span 3,500sqm and be conveniently located next to the new 500-bedroom hotel.