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October 2014

Starwood Debuts Regal Meetings Hotel in Northern China


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Starwood Debuts Regal Meetings Hotel in Northern China
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has launched The Castle Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian. The property is owned by the Dalian Yifang Group and managed by Starwood. The hotel commands an imposing ...

Great Hotels of the World Adds Six Properties
Great Hotels of the World, the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance, has added six new properties to its collection, announcing new hotel members in ...

Wyndham Plans Kenyan Conference Resort
Wyndham Hotel Group has signed a management agreement for the first upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property in Africa. The 290-room Wyndham Amboseli Golf Resort and Spa, will be close...

Palatial Vienna Hotel Unveils $14 Million Restoration
The Luxury Collection, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has unveiled the restored public spaces at Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna. The one-year, $14 million restoration...

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Foremost among the many reasons for groups to gather in Madrid is its world-class arts institutions, which oftentimes overshadow the city’s other roles as Spain’s governmental and business capital, and which provide some of Europe’s most memorable settings for off-site events. ...
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October 1, 2014

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FAM Trip Abuse: A Legal and Ethical Dilemma
Recently reported in the news: An association CEO traveled to a well-known island destination for a 5-day FAM trip to evaluate sites for the association’s lucrative annual meeting. The island’s convention officials met with her, paid her airfare, and provided local accommodations and other...