Here's TTGmice's weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia-Pacific.
New movie-themed hotel opens in Dubai
Marriott International has opened the Aloft City Centre Deira, the companyâ€™s design-led Aloft brandâ€™s third property in the city of Dubai.
Directly connected to City Centre Deira, Aloft features 304 loft-inspired rooms and suites â€“ including four cinema-themed suites. Suite themes include Bollywood, Hollywood, Agent House and a specially-created Dubai superhero suite. Rooms also feature custom amenities by Bliss Spa, 49-inch LED TVs with Chromecast and SPG Keyless, the industryâ€™s first mobile check-in system where guests can utilise their mobile phones as room keys.
Facilities include six F&B venues, an outdoor movie, fitness centre, and an infinity pool with views over the city. Meanwhile, event planners can make use of one of the five meeting rooms â€“ equipped with technology such as smart boards that sync notes directly onto your phone â€“ or the Backyard, the hotel’s outdoor event space.
Los Cabos International Convention Center opens for business
The Los Cabos International Convention Center (ICC) in Baja California Sur, Mexico, has reopened its doors after its renovation.
With more than 6,690m2 functional meeting space for large-scale events, the center in San Jose Del Cabo can accommodate a capacity of 8,000 people. Built with sustainability at its core, the new ICC is a modern, LEED certified meeting facility featuring state-of-the-art technology, solar panels, water treatment and reclamation facilities and LED lighting. The ICC will also be home to the world’s largest green wall at 2,694m2, which serves as an insulator and prevents the building from overheating in warm summer months.
“The renovation and grand reopening of this state-of-the-art convention center is a transformative moment for Los Cabos tourism as we elevate our offerings across the board to attract new travellers â€“ business and leisure alike â€“ to the destination,” said Rodrigo Esponda, managing director, Los Cabos Tourism Board.
In 2017, the meetings industry represented 14.3 per cent of tourist arrivals to Los Cabos with more than 340,000 visitors. Statewide, meetings also accounted for 7.8 per cent of Baja California Sur’s GDP.
New Radisson Blu signed in Prague
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Prague is a rebranding and complete renovation of an existing hotel and is scheduled to open in 2Q2019.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Prague will feature 160 guestrooms â€“ including premium suites of more than 40m2. The dining facilities include a lobby bar and lounge, a terrace bar with views over Prague and an all-day dining restaurant. The meeting and events area will be redesigned and will be comprised of six flexible conference rooms and a dedicated foyer. The hotel will also have a well-equipped gym and one spa treatment room.
The historic hotel building is located at the heart of Charles Square and well-positioned within walking distance of both Prague’s Old Town and New Town.