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   March  2013
China: Accor with 30+ new hotels in China until 2015
AccorAccor announced the signing of 31 new hotel contracts: 1 Sofitel, 9 Pullman hotels, 5 Mei Jue (Grand Mercure), 1 Novotel as well as 15 Ibis hotels, thus adding thousands of new rooms to their China portfolio. The Pullman Zhoushan Seaview, a 22-storey hotel with sea views will open in 2015.
The contract for the Mei Jue Foshan Changcheng, situated in the center of Foshan in the southern Guangdong Province, is Accor's first hotel committed in Foshan and of strategic importance for Accor, because the city is in one of China's most dynamic regions and became the third largest manufacturing base in China. Figures from the China Hotel Association predict a huge hotel development potential in the future.
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Germany: Conventions are Big Business in Berlin
Berlin has become the location of choice for those holding conventions and meetings, according to the results of the 2012 convention statistics. 123,900 events were held in 2012, involving approximately 10.5 million participants, thus representing a 7% rise in events and an 8% rise in participants compared to 2011. The number of overnight stays also increased by 9% to 6.6 million. The convention business generates more than a quarter of all overnight stays in Berlin, and is therefore an essential economic factor.
Selected highlights of the past year were the EULAR Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, with around 14,700 participants and the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), which brought 18,000 participants to the German capital.
In international comparison, according to the statistics of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the German capital has become one of the Top 5 leading locations for association meetings since 2004. It is currently ranked fourth.
Hamburg Cruise Days 2012
Hamburg, Germany – meetings and events at the waterfront
Every year more than 70,000 events are held in Hamburg – everything from medical conventions to gala dinners. In 2013 the Hanseatic City will be host to the 96th Lions Convention with 25,000 international delegates.
Discover unique locations and the high diversity, which can best be seen in the HafenCity. This is nothing less than the largest inner city urban development project in Europe. The HafenCity is contrasted by the brick facades of the Speicherstadt, built in 1888. In this large continuous warehouse complex, where cacao and hazelnuts were once stored, new spaces for meetings, friendly gatherings and celebrating arise. Make Hamburg an option for your next event! The Hanseatic City leaves you the freedom to explore new ideas and make new contacts.
Welcome to Hamburg!   Meet us at IMEX Frankfurt, Hall 8, Germany Area, F 120
Hamburg Convention Bureau
Switzerland, Bern: Kursaal Bern opened new congress section
Kursaal BernThe Kursaal Bern celebrated the formal inauguration of its new congress center late 2012 after roughly two years of construction time. The multi-purpose event center make it the first choice for national and international events with up to 1,500 participants. In the past years, Kursaal Bern invested approximately $35 million into the modernization and expansion of the infrastructure. The "new" congress center sets new standards in terms of design, event technology and equipment, complementing perfectly the hotel, restaurant and entertainment facilities at Kursaal Bern. The Swiss capital now has a new, centrally located platform for events with over 1,000 participants.
The Westin Zagreb
Opera salon, 17th floor

The Westin Zagreb
Deluxe Suite
It's the little things that add up to a great meeting. From inspiring spaces and wholesome menus to thoughtful attention to details, we'll set you up for clear-thinking productivity.
Facilities are of the top order in Croatia's premier conference hotel - 349 elegantly appointed guest-rooms, 13 meeting rooms with over 18,299 sqft / 1,700 sqm of meeting space and a fabulous wellness center that's next to none. All guest-rooms and public areas feature complimentary broadband Internet connectivity.
Deliver on an exceptional conference experience - book
The Westin Zagreb today! Accommodation Rates from as low as €100 / Full all-inclusive day delegate package € 54 EURO per person and day.
The Westin Zagreb For more information or to make a reservation, please call +385 1 4892 000 or visit or
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Kršnjavoga , 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Thailand: Bangkok with a new Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced that a management agreement with Bangkok-based Grande Asset Hotels and Property Public Company Limited has been signed, to develop the Hyatt Regency Bangkok, Sukhumvit. It is the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Bangkok. The property is expected to open in 2017 and will feature 288 guestrooms, including 26 suites and more than 1,000sqm/10,765 sqft of meeting space, including a ballroom. The hotel will also offer a spa, a fitness center, a swimming pool and a club lounge.
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Airlines: United Air Lines launched daily nonstop Washington-Dublin service
United Airl LinesUnited Air Lines celebrated the launch of the airline's daily nonstop service between Washington and Dublin Airport. United operates the service using Boeing 757-200 aircraft featuring 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.
United offers customers nearly 300 flights from Washington Dulles and serves more than 30 international airports, including those in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. Last May, United launched new services from Washington Dulles to Doha, Qatar and Manchester, U.K.
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China: Accor with 30+ new hotels in China until 2015

Germany: Conventions are Big Business in Berlin

Switzerland, Bern: Kursaal Bern opened new congress section

Thailand: Bangkok with a new Hyatt Regency

Airlines: United Airline launched daily nonstop Washington-Dublin service

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Movich Las Lomas Hotel
Movich Las Lomas Hotel
Medellin, Colombia Located three minutes from the Airport and 30 minutes from the city of Medellin, the hotel is completely renovated, with every detail designed for your comfort and tranquility. Facilities, services and the warmth of its people make it the ideal place to conduct successful events.
148 Rooms/Suites 10 Mtg Rms,
Theater 230, Classroom 120,
Cocktail 200, Banquet 120
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Atlantis, Paradise Island
Atlantis, Paradise Island
Paradise Island, Bahamas The top destination offers 3,400 rooms and suites located in five distinctive resort towers and a Conference Center featuring the huge Imperial Ballroom and the Grand Ballroom; 33 breakout rooms and five boardrooms. 20+ distinct outdoor venues cater for parties of up to 5,000 persons.
3,400 Rooms/Suites, 40 Mtg Rms,
Theater 3,975, Classroom 2,380,
Cocktail 5,300, Banquet 3,500
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Meet at the best destinations in Latin America & the Caribbean! InterContinental Hotel Group
Panama Marriott Hotel
Panama Marriott Hotel
Panama City, Panama The luxurious, cosmopolitan hotel offers elegance, outstanding service and amenities 20 stories above the financial district. After your event at the hotels conference and meeting facilities, enjoy cocktails; delightful meals; gamble in the on-site casino; then retire to comfortable, spacious guest room, featuring high-speed Internet.
389 Rooms/Suites, 18 Mtg Rms,
Theater 500, Classroom 300,
Cocktail 400, Banquet 450
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Tegucigalpa Marriott Hotel
Tegucigalpa Marriott Hotel
Tegucigalpa, Honduras Located in the new city center and just 6 miles/ 9 km driving distance from the airport, the hotel offers spacious guestrooms, fully equipped with high-speed Internet access. Experience superb service in the Executive Lounge and 8 meeting rooms with the highest technology.
153 Rooms/Suites, 8 Mtg Rms,
Theater 650, Classroom 350,
Cocktail 700, Banquet 550
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Rubra DMC
Rubra DMC
Buenos Aires, Argentina An event does not only pursue an objective, it also has a covert mission: differentiation. We do what others have not done, what has not been seen, what appears impossible. If your event is memorable its objective is achieved. Providing creative production combined with excellent logistics, the proposal blends creativity with goals, links responsibility with entertainment to obtain a memorable event.
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Visit Berlin - Meeting planners are the real stars in Berlin.
Austrian Business and Convention Network
Vienna, Austria For years, top-listed in international rankings as location for the MICE industry for many reasons – easy accessibility in the very heart of Europe; economic and political stability; a high level of security; state-of-the-art infrastructure, highest service standards and specialized in providing tailor-made offers for every request and every occasion. The austrian business and convention network (abcn) is your contact and advice point for all event arrangements.
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St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
St. Kitts ‑ Frigate Bay, St Kitts And Nevis The breathtaking resort captivates the guests from first sight, offers a unique island experience with its luxurious, spacious and welcoming guest rooms, the Royal Beach Casino, the luxurious Spa, a championship golf course, 8 Caribbean flavored restaurants and 2 lounges.
393 Rooms/Suites, 11 Mtg Rms,
Theater 690, Classroom 400,
Cocktail 750, Banquet 480
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Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Caribbean's best: spectacular harbor views; completely renovated guest rooms feature elegant Caribbean style; new infinity‑edge pools; redesigned spa; flavorful cuisine of AquaTerra Oceanfront Grill and vast indoor and outdoor meeting spaces. A casual approach to sophistication and a serious commitment to service.
478 Rooms/Suites, 14 Mtg Rms,
Theater 1,200, Classroom 800,
Cocktail 900, Banquet 1,000
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