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   September  2012, Edition 2
Marriott International Launches New Mobile App
MarriotThe launched of a new, free mobile app for BlackBerry, iPhones and Android devices is one of the latest news from Marriott. In addition to this, Marriott unveiled a new mobile website, accessible from any web-enabled mobile device.
These new tools enable travelers to find nearby hotels, book a room, check their upcoming reservations and get details about their hotel, including photos – right on their fingertips. The new app and the new mobile website allows travelers to enroll in the Marriott Rewards program, check the balance of their points and find out what's happening in the immediate area.
Resorts World Sentosa Singapore, Waterfront Promenade
Waterfront Promenade
Resorts World Sentosa Singapore
Compass Ballroom™, Resorts World Convention Centre™
Compass Ballroom™
Resorts World™ Sentosa Singapore – A Million Moments. One World – offers an all-in-one experience for meeting and incentive groups. With our gamut of attractions, six world-class hotels, entertainment and performances – all of which are housed under a single destination – Resorts World Sentosa Singapore offers a one-stop MICE destination which meets the growing demands especially of large-scale conventions and incentive groups.
Each of our extraordinary locations offers world-class infrastructure, excellent meeting expertise and outstanding delegate experiences. Whatever the occasion, our vibrant venues will liven and energise your attendees from conferences to cocktail parties. Whether you prefer a themed event, a classic or contemporary setting, you can be assured that every Resorts World Sentosa experience is truly memorable.    -
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NEW ZEALAND: Warwick Opened A New Conference Centre For Exclusive Island Meetings In The Republic Of Vanuatu
Warwick Le Lagon Resort
Since June this year 1,000-delegates can be welcomed at the new conference center in the Republic of Vanuatu, a small island nation in the Pacific Ocean.
The Farea Pacifik Conference Centre, owned by Warwick International Hotels, is in Port Vila and was officially opened as part of the Warwick Le Lagon Resort.
The conference center offer 1,000 sqm/10,765 sqft and can seat 800 delegates for a banquet or 1,000 people in theater style. Large verandas allow delegates to experience the beautiful and lush grounds of the resort and can be used for coffee breaks and special dinners.
This new facility will enhance Vanuatu's ability to attract larger conferences to the country – still an "incentive secret".   -
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Latin America and the Caribbean
InterContinental Mendoza
InterContinental Mendoza
InterContinental Latin America
Successful Meetings, Authentic Experiences Included.
Isn't the real excitement of travel having unique experiences that captivate you? At InterContinental, we offer local knowledge to make every moment unforgettable. Whether your delegates are traveling to Latin America & the Caribbean for a business meeting or an incentive trip, we will help them discover our destinations.
From San Juan, Puerto Rico to Sao Paulo, Brazil or from Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina, our 19 properties throughout key capital cities provide the perfect venues for successful meetings and conventions. High-speed internet, elegantly-appointed guestrooms, diverse options in food and beverage, and themed coffee breaks bring the unique location and surroundings to your clients. InterContinental properties in Latin America and the Caribbean offer fantastic possibilities for delegates to enjoy authentic experiences in these exciting destinations.
Website:        Phone +1-800-MEETINGS
PANAMA: Waldorf Astoria to Open First Hotel in Latin America
Waldorf Astoria PanamaHilton opens its first Waldorf Astoria hotel in Latin America - the Waldorf Astoria Panama. Panama as a country is an interesting and growing destination for meeting planners and business travelers and offers great venues and great places for incentive programs.
The Waldorf Astoria Panama will open end of 2012 in Panama's capital of Panama City. Reservations are already welcomed. Special opening prices are subject to availability and do not include taxes, tips and fees.
The hotel rooms feature marble bathrooms with rain showers and fine linens. The hotel also will have meeting space, four restaurants and bars, a fitness center, a spa and an outdoor swimming pool.
Hotel Croatia - the Five-Star Resort and Conference Hotel
Hotel Croatia
Nike Marusix,
Head of MICE Department
Frankopanska 10,
20210 Dubrovnik, Croatia
This luxury 5 Star hotel with 35 years of tradition, beautifully positioned on a peninsula overlooking the Adriatic Sea and the ancient town of Cavtat, is surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation. The world famous medieval city of Dubrovnik can be seen from some hotel terraces. Memorable gastronomic experiences await the guests in several hotel restaurants, bars, as well as numerous salons and terraces offering myriad options for organizing unique events and receptions. Besides two natural beaches, guests can enjoy the sun at the swimming pool surrounded by a pine grove or spend a relaxing day at wellness. The MICE industry represents about 36% of the total arrivals and we host over 60 international events per year. The newly reconstructed hotel beach and beach restaurant are suitable for almost 700 persons.   -
TURKEY: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts expands with two new deluxe hotels in Bodrum
SwissôtelAfter Ankara and Izmir, Bodrum becomes an important destination in the Turkish market for Swissotel Hotels & Resorts. These two new hotels will open in 2013 and 2014.
The beach resort is directly on the waterfront, approximately 20 km/12 miles from Bodrum city center. The main hotel will offer 66 rooms and suites with at least 40 sqm/500 sqft per room and 72 villas with 85 – 275 sqm/920 - 2950 sqft in size. Several restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and a numerous sport possibilities are available.
The city hotel is located in the hills of Bodrum, with a fantastic view over the city. 56 rooms and suites, 45 private residences, three restaurants and a spa will be available.
Small, exclusive incentive groups will feel right at home here.
Austrian Airlines Opens Six New Lounges In The New Austrian Star Alliance Terminal In Vienna/Austria
Austrian AirlinesAustrian Airlines has opened six new lounges in its new Austrian Star Alliance Terminal, which has both Schengen and non-Schengen areas. Each area has a HON Circle Lounge, a Senator / Star Gold Lounge and a Business Lounge. Austrian Airlines has increased the space available in its lounges in the new Austrian Star Alliance Terminal by 30 percent. The lounges are generously apportioned and they cover a total of more than 2,000 sqm/21,500 sqft. The Austrian materials used in the lounges include Loden from Salzburg, and domestically-made and processed leather, stone and oiled oak wooden floors. The lounges feature the work of such young and classic designers from Austria. Passengers are welcome to enjoy an assortment of delicacies from Austria and from around the world in all lounges. The areas have been equipped with free-of-charge W-LAN, printers and European and American plugs, at which mobile phones and laptops can be charged. All lounges offer a unique view of the airport's apron and at the aircraft landing and taking off on it. Anyone needing to sleep or relax can stretch out in the quiet areas. Passengers can also freshen up in the lounges' bathrooms, which are equipped with showers and toilets.
Opening hours: from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Austrian Airlines serves breakfast until 11.00 a.m. After that, a sumptuous luncheon buffet is available until 2:30 p.m. Those requiring a snack can have a cup of coffee and piece of cake. From 4:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m., there is a dinner buffet.

Marriott International Launches New Mobile App

NEW ZEALAND: Warwick Opened A New Conference Centre For Exclusive Island Meetings In The Republic Of Vanuatu

PANAMA: Waldorf Astoria to Open First Hotel in Latin America

TURKEY: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts expands with two new deluxe hotels in Bodrum

Austrian Airlines Opens Six New Lounges In The New Austrian Star Alliance Terminal In Vienna/Austria

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Malta, an archipelago situated in the center of the Mediterranean, has some of the oldest man-built free-standing structures in the world, dating back to 3,600 BC. Ever since, a well-known and important meeting point at one of the oldest sea lines. Today, the island´s 5‑ and 4‑Star hotels include renowned chains, as well as boutique up‑market properties and the MICE infrastructure is outstanding and supports all kinds of events.
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Berlin, one of Europe's most exciting cities, has developed into an international exhibition and congress metropolis over the last few years, and is being viewed increasingly in the trade fair and congress sector. Berlin, Germany's biggest conference and congress location was able to improve its position in the ranking of organized trade congresses and is 4th in terms of the association conventions, according to the ICCA statistics for 2009.
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Czech Republic
The Czech Republic offers quality service to world conference delegates and has proven itself again and again as holding its place in the top 15 meeting destinations worldwide. It is a modern country with a rich history and relaxing atmosphere right in the center of Europe with its capital Prague directly in the heart of the country. This makes it easy for visitors to travel in and out of the country by all forms of transportation.
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Zagreb has excellent transport links via air, road and train and is both old and youthful. The evidence of it's more than 9 centuries and can be found inside museums, in historical monuments and along city streets. Zagreb is always hospitable and openhearted! It offers exclusive hotels and congress centers, period buildings, theaters, museums, restaurants and nearby getaways and has proven to be a great host to many international events.
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Caribbean Islands
Jamaica - idyllic white sand beaches and vibrant tropical blooms sit on a backdrop of blue mountain peaks; lively clubs, fine restaurants and world-class golf are as inviting as the astonishing hues of sand and sea spanning the color spectrum from twinkling turquoise to rose pink, crystal clear waters secrete ancient shipwrecks and a rainbow of coral reefs, the Bahamas is the Caribbean personified. Listing the Caribbean Islands means listing a paradisiacal expanse of uncounted islands… a perfect setting for gorgeous events.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birthplace; encircled by mountains and straddling the river of Salzach, has a dramatic setting that matches its own baroque splendor. The Salzburg Festival – just one of many festivals in the city – is considered one of the most important musical festivals in the world. The UNESCO World Heritage historic center - complete with cobbled streets, narrow alleyways, elegant squares and fabulous architecture – offers countless options for your events.
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Find an exotic range of experiences: lush tropical rain forests, wildlife, island resorts and a rich blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures, best Asian hospitality. Find extreme contrasts: towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts; five star hotels sit several meters away from ancient reefs; cool hideaways in the highlands roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves. A perfect range of hotels and venues and experienced event specialists create remarkable events.
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From timeless tranquility of the desert to lively bustle of the souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions. Experience everything from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from ancient houses with wind towers to ultra-modern shopping malls, from the most extraordinary venues to luxury properties – Dubai has the perfect scenery, infrastructure and spirit in order to create events beyond comparison.
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