Here’s TTGmice’s weekly round up of MICE developments outside of Asia.
Hotel Santiago, Mandarin Oriental’s first hotel in South America
Mandarin Oriental now in South America
The former Grand Hyatt Santiago has been rebranded as Hotel Santiago, a property under the management of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, making it the company’s first property in South America.
Hotel Santiago will undergo extensive renovations to its guestrooms and public areas to allow them to reflect the local culture as well as Mandarin Oriental’s Asian heritage. The first stage is scheduled for completion in 3Q2018. The hotel will remain open throughout the period, and is now accepting reservations.
The property features 310 guestrooms including 23 suites with commanding views of the city and the Andes, a large free-form outdoor pool, landscaped gardens, five restaurants and bars as well as extensive banqueting and meeting spaces.
East African DMC joins euromic
Euromic, a global association of DMCs, has inducted Green Inspirations-DMC into its membership.
Green Inspirations-DMC is the newly formed business events division of Shades of Green Safaris, a pioneer in East Africa for conferences and corporate travel as well as an expert in safari travel. Shades of Green Safaris is the only company in Tanzania that has an IAPCO and CIS certified management and is the only Tanzanian member with SITE and ICCA.
Its CEO, Gadi Mbuya, served as chairperson of ICCA African Chapter in 2014 and 2015.
Green Inspirations-DMC operates all business events exclusively, in Tanzania, Kenya and all over East Africa.
“Adding East Africa to our association of top-tier DMCs has elevated us to offer contacts around the globe in almost every continent,” commented Hasan Dinc, president of euromic.
The British Magic Museum opens in Norfolk
A museum dedicated to the treasured art form of magic has opened in North Norfolk, England.
This British Magic Museum houses one of the largest exhibitions of magic in the world. The breadth of displays is considerable, with a vast array of apparatus, ephemera, memorabilia, art and grand illusions dating back 450 years. Many of these artefacts are unique to the museum.
Visitors have the unique opportunity to experience the magic of a bygone age, as well as experience the age itself, as the magic is brought back to life.