TTGmice's weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia-Pacific.
Grand Hyatt at SFO now open for stays
The only on-airport hotel at San Francisco International Airport, built to the tune of US$237 million, has opened with 351 rooms including 22 suites.
Facilities on-site include a 24-hour fitness centre, a massage suite, and two F&B venues â€“ the 108-seater Quail & Crane; and the Twin Crafts Market & Bar, a multifunctional lounge with on-the-go food and cocktail bar. The property also boasts 18 event spaces including a Grand Ballroom â€“ each named after storied planes like Stratocruiser and Looper â€“ totalling 1,340m2.
Grand Hyatt at SFO is directly connected to all airport terminals via its own dedicated, newly-constructed AirTrain station. For fly-in, fly-out conference travellers, and those who require daytime layovers, day-use rates start at US$125 for the use of guestrooms for six hours between 08.00 and 20.00.
Acomodeo and Avis Germany announce collaboration
Global serviced apartment provider Acomodeo and car rentals Avis Germany have established a strategic partnership, targeted at business travellers who require long-term rentals along with serviced apartments.
Both Acomodeo and Avis Germany will develop additional services for their existing and future customers, offering a seamless booking experience and exclusive benefits, including corporate rates, limited-time offers and other promotions at point of sale.
According to the press statement, this partnership was formed due to rising instances of workforce mobility where more and more employees find themselves travelling to distant cities for weeks or even months to work on a project. The longer the project, the less convenient and cost-effective the daily use of taxi and hotel rooms become.
Qatar to host prestigious choral event in 2023
Qatar has won the rights to host the World Symposium of Choral Music (WSCM) in 2023, following a successful bid by Qatar National Choral Association, supported by Qatar National Tourism Council.
Held once every three years, the International Federation of Choral Musicâ€™s flagship event is considered the most prestigious non-competitive choral event. It will attract 2,000 to 4,000 international choirs, conductors, presenters, composers, and choristers to Qatar.
Barcelona, Vienna, Seoul, and Kyoto have hosted past WSCMs.