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Radisson expands to Long Island, opens with 18,500 sqft of meeting and event space


Radisson has announced the opening of Radisson Hotel Hauppauge-Long Island. The 209-room hotel offers guests access to free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness centre and business centre. Free parking and a complimentary shuttle service is also available along with the option of onsite car rentals through Avis and Budget. Rich Flores, vice president of Operations for Radisson in the Americas. “As we continue to expand the Radisson brand we are focused on providing an experience that is centered around the individual needs of our guests and is guided by our signature Yes I Can!SM service philosophy.” In addition, the hotel also offers nearly 18,500 square feet of meeting and event space. There are a variety of event spaces to choose from and staff on hand to assist with everything from audio and visual needs to catering and floral.

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Park Inn By Radisson’s new Illinois hotel opens with 10,000 sq ft space for events

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Park Inn by Radisson has announced the opening of Park Inn by Radisson Morton near The Peoria Airport. The hotel offers as an ideal venue for corporate functions and special events. There is more than 10,000 square feet of space that can host up to 350 people. Guests can choose from five different rooms for their meeting or celebration. Event services are provided which include audio-visual equipment, videoconferencing and teleconferencing, food and beverage services and an event coordinator.

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Scandic Hotels to train 500 meeting advisors in cooperation with Hyper Island


Scandic will launch a new meetings concept and train close to 500 meeting advisors at its hotels in cooperation with global creative business school, Hyper Island. The new concept is in response to increased demands from Scandic’s corporate customers. Sixty people in the Nordic region will undergo extensive training to become certified meeting advisors and about 400 of Scandic’s conference hosts will be trained in the art of creating effective meetings. The aim is to have at least two advisors per hotel, or nearly 500 in total in the Nordic countries and Europe. “In close dialogue with our customers, we are investing substantially to become the leading participant in the meetings industry in the Nordic region. We’re addressing everything it takes to create a great meeting, from advice and structure to food and furnishings at the venue,” says Thomas Engelhart, Commercial Director for Scandic Hotels Group. Scandic’s meeting advisor training has been developed together with Hyper Island which will offer a customer-focused training module on how to organise meetings of the future. The meeting concept is already being tested at six select hotels including Scandic Infra City in Stockholm, Scandic St. Olavs plass in Oslo and Scandic Sydhavnen in Copenhagen.

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AccorHotels and Qatar Airways’ join hands for loyalty programme


AccorHotels and Qatar Airways have joined forces to offer members of their respective loyalty programmes Le Club AccorHotels and Qatar Airways Privilege Club, an even more generous travel experience. Members of Qatar Airways’ loyalty programme Privilege Club can now convert their Qmiles into Le Club AccorHotels points at the conversion rate of 4,500 Qmiles for 1,000 LCAH points. This will allow them to purchase free nights and discounts on their next stay in over 3,400 hotels, from luxury to economy, and to access the multiple rewards – Elite Experiences, Dream Stays, La Collection e-boutique, etc – offered by the Le Club AccorHotels loyalty programme. The more than 30 million Le Club AccorHotels loyalty programme members who have already notched up 2,000 points can convert them into Qmiles and access a network of over 150 destinations. They simply log in to their Le Club AccorHotels account either from a PC or directly via the AccorHotels app, provide their Privilege Club membership number and choose how many points they would like to convert. Similarly, Privilege Club members can convert their Qmiles to Le Club AccorHotels points by logging in to their account and from the My Dashboard page, click the Redeem Qmiles tab. Members need to select Convert Qmiles from the Redemption with Partners section and complete the request form. Qmiles will be converted to LCAH points within 10 days.

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Grand Hyatt Mumbai launches new outdoor venue

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Grand Hyatt Mumbai has launched a new outdoor event space called the Grand Lawns. The majestic and versatile outdoor venue is apt for a grand event celebration. Grand Lawns offers 30,000 sq. feet/ 2,787 sq. meters of outdoor exhibition space. Located adjacent to the hotel premises, this all-encompassing event space is the ultimate choice for meetings, exhibitions and exclusive weddings that are conducted on a grand scale. The hotel also offers personalised themes, delectable menu options, and services of a team of event experts

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Sarovar signs a 48-key hotel in Chattarpur, Delhi


Ensuring guests a seamless service and memorable occasion, the Sarovar Hotels has recently signed an agreement for a new hotel, KST Sarovar Portico, a 48 keys hotel located in Chattarpur. Ideally located in the major wedding hub of the city, KST Sarovar Portico features 45 rooms and 3 suites. Each room is well-appointed with modern amenities and elegant furnishings. The hotel offers remarkable and personalised service starting from 24 hours concierge and personal assistant service to a round the clock in room dining service offering traditional Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. KST Sarovar Portico is ideally located at convenient distance to main shopping & entertainment centres, religious spots as well as accessible to corporate hubs in South Delhi and Gurgaon. Nido, the bar and lounge facility, takes guests on an incredible gastronomic journey with its innovative food offerings.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Faridabad unveils with 124 keys


Radisson Blu Faridabad has opened in the north Indian state of Haryana, one of India’s largest business and industrial hubs in the National Capital Region (NCR) with 124-rooms. The hotel offers spacious meeting facilities with state-of-the-art technology and a pillar-less grand ballroom that accommodates up to 1,000 guests. Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said, “We are honoured to be partnering with Eros Group to bring this iconic hotel to Faridabad. We are confident the hotel will have a strong appeal to business and leisure travellers and redefine expectations. We welcome this stylish addition to our growing portfolio of 140 hotels in operation and development. This reinforces Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s position as one of the leading and fastest-growing international hotel companies in India.”

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The Muse Sarovar Portico opens in Kapashera, Delhi with 6,900 sqft of meeting space


Sarovar Hotels has opened a new hotel in Delhi NCR, The Muse Sarovar Portico, Kapashera. The Muse Sarovar Portico Kapashera will be followed by openings in Nairobi, Ranchi, Jaisalmer and Amritsar this year. The three ballrooms together have an area of 6,900 square feet and can accommodate up to 600 people. The banqueting team customises and supervises each event from beginning to end. Menus for coffee breaks and meals are tailor made to guest preferences. The seasoned team is happy to cater to special requests ensuring that your event is flawless.73 elegantly-designed rooms combine aesthetics with functionality assuring a pleasant visit, every single time. With easy access to the domestic and international airports, The Muse Sarovar Portico is a smart, efficient solution for both business and leisure travellers and offers a plethora of options to host seamless functions and events. Speaking on the occasion, Ajay K. Bakaya, Exeutive Director, Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. says, “We are glad to be opening the year with this important addition to our portfolio. Strategically positioned, The Muse Sarovar Portico is convenient to commute to and from the airport making travel easy for frequent travellers. Excellent banquet and conference facilities are the prime services we aim to focus on here”. The Muse Sarovar Portico features Standard and Deluxe rooms with all modern amenities designed to give ultimate comfort and convenience. Elegant décor and facilities such as unlimited free wi-fi, LED TV and in-room refreshments to make a relaxed stay for the guests. The hotel has conference and banquet facilities that are professionally managed by our team to ensure that your event is flawless. The three ballrooms together have an area of 6900 square feet and …

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Radisson Hotel Detroit Metro Airport opens with 15,000 sqft of meeting space


Radisson has announced the opening of Radisson Hotel Detroit Metro Airport. The hotel has a new sleek and modern look as its been completely renovated. Guests can enjoy the vibrant rooms and lobby, along with an updated pool, restaurant and fitness center. The hotel offers nearly 15,000 square feet of meeting space. There are eight rooms to choose from for corporate meetings or wedding receptions. Audio visual equipment is available, along with full-service catering. The Great Lakes Ballroom is perfect for larger events, as it can fit up to 520 guests for receptions. It can also be divided for smaller events.Guests can enhance their stay by downloading the Radisson iConcierge app which offers access to a wide variety of hotel services and local information before, during and after the stay such as ordering room service, receiving details of nearby attractions and checking out.

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Best Western portfolio to grow by 50 properties in India in the next 10 years


Best Western inked a master franchise agreement with Delhi-based Sorrel Hospitality to properly bring its brands into the market. The hotel chain is also aggressively pursuing the development of its GLō and Vīb properties and will also introduce the Best Western Premier Collection brand to the market. Atul Jain, COO (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka), Best Western Hotels & Resorts, reveals that Sorrel has plans to grow the Best Western portfolio in India to 50 properties in the next 10 years. “We have just signed the master license agreement with Best Western for this territory for a period of 20 years. There is a lot of space in the Indian market for mid-segment hotels. Best Western now has seven brands and wants to develop them in India. All seven brands will be introduced in India over a period of time. We are talking with various developers and hopefully we will sign all the new brands. Initially, we will work with the three major brands: Best Western, Best Western Plus and Best Western Premier. But over a period of time we would like to see Executive Residency and Vib and Glo,” Jain says.

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