• DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Times Square West

    DoubleTree by Hilton, announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York Times Square West, located in the heart of bustling Manhattan. The newly-built high-rise hotel is just steps from the Broadway theater district, The Jacob Javits Convention Center, dozens of shops and restaurants, the Empire State Building and many other New York attractions. The 37-story property features 612 modern rooms, each with Theater District-inspired artwork and many offering stunning views of the city or the Hudson River. “Times Square is the heartbeat of New York City, offering travelers a convenient respite between their business meetings and a thrilling

  • Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel Completes $10 Million Renovation

    The Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, a leading hotel managed by Hersha Hospitality Management, announces completion of an expansive 10 million dollar transformation.  Led by the internationally-recognized hospitality design firm, Puccini Group, these transformational enhancements include; all 405 guestrooms, lobby and outdoor pool as well as the entryway of the property.  “We believe that this fresh new look will elevate the guest experience at every touch point of our hotel, far above and beyond the convenience of being the closest hotel to the airport and a number of Miami’s most popular attractions,” says Dan McDermott, General Manager of the property.  “This thoughtful


    NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, is proud to support the Meetings Mean Business Coalition during its second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on Thursday, April 6. Tomorrow evening in advance of GMID, several spires across the City’s skyline will shine blue, the color of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, to send a message about the importance of the meetings industry to New York City. In addition, NYC & Company will host a special NYC Talks panel discussion with its membership on Global Meetings Industry Day. “NYC & Company recognizes the profound impact that face-to-face meetings have

  • Latino Food Trade Show is On!

    The Latino Food Trade Show, branded as the World of the Latino Cuisine, will present its 4th edition with a dynamic program on its exhibit floor, culinary demonstrations by celebrity chefs, informative workshops/educational sessions, and great tastings during the Latin Food and Wine Festival on the evening of August 23rd. This food and beverage show, annually held at the Meadowlands Expo Center, New Jersey/New York Metro Area, features the participation of the largest food and beverage distributors active in the Latino market in the United States, mainstream marketers, domestic producers, and international exhibitors from the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico,

  • Virgin Hotels plans New Orleans Hotel

    Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to open and operate a new hotel in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. Expected to break ground in April 2017 and open its doors in early 2019, Virgin Hotels New Orleans will be developed by Dallas-based Gatehouse Capital. Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels, commented, “New Orleans is an incredibly special city and one Virgin Hotels has had an eye on from the beginning. The history, the food, the music, the spirit – they all work together to make it a one-of-a-kind destination

  • Four Seasons Looks Ahead to 2017 and Beyond

    Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, is strengthening its presence in the luxury hotel and residential space, and building on its position as the business partner of choice for luxury hotel, resort and residential projects. With a pipeline of more than 50 projects at various stages of planning and development, the company continues to extend its global portfolio in destinations of importance to luxury travellers. “Our aspiration is not to be the biggest; it’s to be the best,” says J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “We are singularly focused on

  • New Hotels in Arizona – Just Beyond the Horizon

    Arizona is well known for its natural ruggedness, dramatic mountain spires and panoramic desert scenery and the brand new hotel openings are just as inspiring. With British Airways announcing an increased summer service to Arizona in 2017, adding a second flight three days a week from Phoenix Sky Harbor to London Heathrow Airport, it looks like the state is set to welcome even more Brits this summer, and now has an array of new hotels for travellers to lay their heads. Ranging from artistic boutiques to luxury havens that invite visitors to unwind and relax after an intrepid day’s adventuring

  • Cruise the Beautiful Blue Danube With Spiritual Luminaries Marie Diamond and James Twyman

    Budapest, Hungary–If you’ve ever yearned to pamper yourself or your partner with one of those luxurious river cruises and you’ve also had a hankering as a spiritual seeker to experience the divine in unique corners of the world–but couldn’t decide between the two–your dilemma is now solved. You can do both! In Sept, 2017, you can hop aboard the exclusively chartered MS Emerald Sun to spend 11 days touring eight beautiful and historic cities from Budapest, Hungary, to Prague, in the Czech Republic, in the company of two of the world’s leading spiritual leaders–Marie Diamond, the globally renowned transformational leader

  • The Palms Turks and Caicos | Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

    The Palms Turks & Caicos includes 72 oceanfront suites featuring panoramic views and accommodations alocated on Grace Bay Beach. The property includes high-end retail shops, an infinity pool and swim-up bar, the al fresco award-winning Parallel 23 restaurant, several event and meeting space, croquet lawn, tennis courts, and complimentary water sports on white sand beaches. Five buildings house 72 one, two and three-bedroom suites that each boast over 1,500 sq. ft. of living space and travertine balcony or terrace, most with ocean views. Adjoining bedrooms can also function as Luxury Rooms with over 600 sq. ft. of living space and


    Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, an award-winning AAA Four-Diamond resort owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Poole as executive chef. In his new role, Poole will oversee all culinary operations at the resort to continue to provide fresh, authentic dining experiences for guests. “We are excited to welcome Jason to the Grand Geneva and look forward to his expertise and leadership with our culinary team,” said Steven Magnuson, managing director. “Jason’s extensive experience and innovative creations will continue to position the resort as a top dining destination in Southeastern Wisconsin.”


    Radisson RED, a new hotel philosophy and lifestyle brand inspired by art, music and fashion will open its first U.S. location and flagship, Radisson RED Minneapolis this November. “Radisson RED is a completely new and different hotel concept, it is bold and alive and provides an experience like no other.” said Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “We have announced 13 RED hotels globally with key destinations in the Americas including Campinas, Brazil, Miami and Portland.” Radisson RED is driven and enhanced through local art, music and fashion and appeals to guests who have an ageless


    On Sunday, October 2, the Kimbell Art Museum will officially debut new Spanish-language audio tours and visitor information during the free Fiesta de la Familia. A recent Pew Research Center Study cited Dallas-Fort Worth as having the sixth-largest Hispanic and Latino population in the United States. Recognizing the changing demographic that the Museum now serves, the Kimbell applied for and received a generous grant from The Hearst Foundation in support of expanding the Museum’s Spanish-language offerings to this important, growing audience. Led by Fort Worth City Councilman and former Mayor Pro Tem, Sal Espino, a volunteer committee of local Latino

  • Alaska Airlines will fly to Havana, Cuba, beginning Jan. 5, 2017

    Alaska Airlines will launch historic new flying to Havana, Cuba on Jan. 5, 2017. The daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles is among the first regularly scheduled commercial flights to the island country in more than 50 years, and is the only nonstop flight to Cuba from the West Coast. “This is a historic year for U.S. travelers, who can now fly to Cuba from the U.S. on scheduled commercial service for the first time in more than 50 years,” said Andrew Harrison, Alaska’s chief commercial officer. “We’d like to thank the U.S. Department of Transportation for providing Alaska Airlines


    Atlantis, Paradise Island announces unprecedented savings for 2017 group bookings with its 2017 Meeting & Incentive Offer.Applicable to 2017 meetings and incentive trips booked before July 1, 2016, this limited-time offer is in conjunction with the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board and guarantees deep savings on the group’s master account at Atlantis and airfare to Nassau. 2017 Meetings & Incentive Rebate: – Up to $80,000 master account rebate or up to $250 airfare rebate per room, based on number of room nights traveled – Applicable for all new group bookings for stays in 2017 – Bookable through July 1, 2016

  • AMResorts Celebrates Opening of First Breathless Resorts & Spas in the Cancun, Mexico Region

    Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa brings modern and chic accommodations to the Riviera Maya The highly-anticipated Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa officially ignited the party in the Riviera Maya yesterday, opening the first resort of its kind in the destination. The resort’s first guests, Trish Miller and Terry Paglioni from the United States, were greeted by staff, renowned DJ Olga Ryazanova and world-class acrobatic performers to join in on the official ribbon-cutting celebration. Adults-only Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is perfectly located between the Caribbean Sea and the Lagoon of Bahia Petempich. Designed by HKS Hospitality Group,