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Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay offers 1,200 sqm of outdoor space for events

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Marriott Hotels, Marriott International’s flagship brand, opened its first hotel in Fiji, as Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay. Nestled on the secluded beaches of Momi Bay on the western coast of Viti Levu, the resort is ideal for inspirational weddings, special events, conferences and meetings. The Grand Salon Ballroom offers 360 square metres of versatile event space with an abundance of natural lighting. The resort’s beachfront location and 1,200 square meters of outdoor pre-function space for event outside, creates a bespoke and flexible space to suit the need of guests. “We are delighted to announce the opening of the first property under the Marriott Hotels brand in Fiji,” said Silvano Dressino, General Manager of Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay. The resort is situated a convenient 45-minute drive from Nadi International Airport, and within easy reach of Nadi Town (29km), Denarau Island (36km) and other enticing attractions. Adventure-seekers can enjoy a short boat ride to Cloud Break Surf to experience some of the world’s most impressive waves, go zip-lining or explore the Sebeto hot springs and rejuvenate in the mineral-rich mud baths.

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Preferred Hotels unveil new mobile App, member rate programme

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Preferred Hotels & Resorts has launched a new mobile app and member rate programme as major enhancements to its points-based hotel rewards programme, iPrefer. “The new mobile app and member rate programme are designed to better connect today’s travellers with the unique appeal of the independent hotel experience through a seamless loyalty programme that delivers exclusive, on-the-go access to an attractive rate, points, and valuable on-property perks,” said Casey Ueberroth, Chief Marketing Officer, Preferred Hotels & Resorts. “These enhancements are a testament to our continuous commitment to making iPrefer the most compelling loyalty programme for independent-minded travellers.” In celebration of iPrefer and the pursuit of independent travel, Preferred Hotels & Resorts is gifting 25,000 bonus points to iPrefer members who make a booking within the app by April 21, 2017. “The noteworthy benefits of the iPrefer mobile app and member rate programme shall further strengthen the rising popularity of the iPrefer program in India, as well as encourage discerning luxury travellers to conveniently book their holidays directly through iPrefer channels for access to competitive rates and valuable benefits upon every stay,” said Saurabh Rai, Executive Vice President, Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa opens with 3251 sq.ft. outdoor space

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Marriott International has expanded its portfolio in India with the recent opening of the Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa. The property offers 135 exquisitely designed rooms with nine suites. Perfect for weddings and social events, the newly opened property offers 3251 sq. m. of outdoor space surrounded by lush green lawns interspersed with sparkling water bodies which can host up to 1,500 guests. The resort also boasts of a dedicated event planning team. The resort has an added 577sq. m. of Indoor meeting space that includes three meeting rooms along with the Grand Ballroom. The resort is situated just 3.3 km away from the Jaisalmer Railway Station, with Jodhpur being the closest airport at a distance of 284 km. Matthew Carroll, Vice President, Marriott Hotels, says, “Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa reflects the refined sophistication, quiet elegance and exceptional service – attributes that have grown synonymous with the Marriott Hotels brand worldwide.”

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Bellagio to debut in Shanghai with 2,000 sq. m. of meeting space


Set to open in June this year, the 165-room Bellagio by MGM Shanghai will offer close to 2,000 sq. m. of meeting space, besides elegantly designed rooms and the Presidential Suite. Located on the banks of the Suzhou River, the hotel will be the second Bellagio hotel in the world and the first outside the Unites States.  The F&B options at the hotel will include Mansion on One, a Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisine restaurant; Lago, a restaurant offering Italian cuisine; and Café Bellagio, an all-day dining restaurant.

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Mandarin Oriental, Macau’s MICE offerings until Dec 29, 2017


Mandarin Oriental, Macau, has launched optimal meetings packages for meeting planners. In addition to special offers for luxurious accommodation and professionally arranged meeting programmes, this special package also features locally inspired themed coffee breaks, energy-boosting massages or stretching sessions during meeting breaks for the ultimate immersion in the city’s ‘East Meets West’ culture. The meetings with more package is valid until December 29, 2017 for bookings of minimum 10 rooms per night and include : An exceptional group room rate from MOP 1,500 per room night including breakfast and internet access One complimentary room upgrade to the Waterfront Suite for every 10 paid rooms per day, up to a maximum of three suites per day A full-day meeting package inclusive of two coffee breaks and a three-course western lunch set at a supplement of MOP 800 per person per day, with additional value-added benefits and more.

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Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru opens with meeting facilities


Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of its new hotel, Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru, featuring 167 guest rooms and suites with modern amenities. It has over 1,250 square meters of flexible room configurations with its six meeting spaces and two boardrooms, capable of accommodating large wedding receptions or intimate team meetings complemented with state-of-the-art presentation and audio-visual tools. Other facilities available at the hotel include the Business Class Lounge, business centre, swimming pool, spa and fully-equipped fitness centre. Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said, “The opening of Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru is a testament of our footprint in the region and a reflection of the unique brand identity that we bring to the city.” The hotel is located 45 minutes away from the Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) and 10 minutes from the city railway station.

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Atlantis, The Palm, unveils lucrative incentives for business travellers


Atlantis, The Palm, host to some of the largest conferences, high-profile business meetings and fantastic events, coupled with outstanding leisure activities and world-class cuisine has unveiled new offerings for the business visitors. The offerings are: business travellers can now book minimum 40 Deluxe Rooms to enjoy rates from AED 800++ for Deluxe Rooms, complimentary access to Aquaventure Waterpark- the biggest waterpark in UAE, complimentary access to Lost Chambers Aquarium, customised team building activities, dedicated Meetings and Event Manager from arrival to departure, complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and conference centres, one complimentary room upgrade on booking of 40 rooms on half board basis, one complimentary room on booking of 40 rooms on half board basis. The rates mentioned above are inclusive of all taxes and are valid until 30 June, while the stay period is until 20 December, 2017.

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Ibis Bangkok IMPACT to ease accommodation woes for business travellers


The opening of the new ibis Bangkok IMPACT with addition of 587 rooms to the existing 380-room Novotel Bangkok IMPACT, offers an alternative to local companies and government agencies, as well as international exhibitors and visitors, on accommodation expenses and travel time to IMPACT Arena, Exhibition and Convention Centre (also known as IMPACT Muang Thong Thani).  Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels, Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia, says, “The new ibis Bangkok IMPACT not only puts Asia’s second-largest exhibition and convention venue on our guests’ doorstep, but the entire city at their fingertips, which we believe will attract even more visitors.” General Manager Fraser McKenzie, added, “The opening of ibis Bangkok IMPACT further enhances the reputation of IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre as one of the best meeting and events venue in Thailand.” Ibis Bangkok IMPACT is a 15-minute drive from Don Mueang International Airport and a 30-minute drive from downtown Bangkok. The hotel is served by an array of transportation options such as public vans, IMPACT Link vans connecting to the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) Mochit station and the MRT Chatuchak Park station.

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Kempinski Hotel to reward MICE bookings with special incentives


The Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Southern Spain is rewarding organisers who choose the hotel this year and book their event before the end of April with a choice of two great benefits. From a one-hour welcome cocktail reception totally free of charge, one free room upgrade and one complimentary room per 15 rooms, or a 5 per cent credit on the total spent, there is a lot to choose from. In addition, the booker will personally receive an iPad mini 4 to thank them for choosing the Kempinski. The hotel boasts of six meeting rooms with plenty of natural light, one ballroom, and areas which can accommodate from 12 to 350 persons. Their award winning beachfront gardens are also available for outside events.

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ibis New Delhi Aerocity’s enhanced meeting space to accommodate 185 people

ibis New Delhi Aerocity has announced the addition of 129 brand new guest rooms at the property, and its meetings space is now complemented with enhanced areas. This includes the addition of four new meeting rooms with two dedicated board rooms, to its current portfolio of three meeting rooms. Together, the seven meeting rooms can accommodate up to 185 attendees giving the ibis New Delhi Aerocity the ability to meet a broad range of meeting event requirements. Pierre-Etienne de Montgrand, Director of Operation ibis & ibis Styles, said, “The added capacity also allows us to cater to an increasing number of travellers to the. The hotel’s strategic location and seamless connectivity to the Delhi Airport perfectly caters to transiting passengers, while its proximity to the commercial hubs in the National Capital Region, especially the millennium city of Gurgaon, makes it a preferred stay destination for business travellers.”

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