Here's TTGmice's weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia-Pacific.
Belmond restores 400-year-old property
Hotel and leisure company Belmond has opened the Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada, San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.
There are 37 rooms on offer â€“ whose interiors were overseen by US interior-architect Trisha Wilson â€“ within a cluster of six historic houses that date back to the 16th-18th century. Aside from the courtyards and gardens, amenities on-site include traditional Mexican eatery Restaurante del Parque, restaurant Andanza, tequila nightspot The Blue Bar, and the Laja Spa.
Edinburgh secures 6th World One Health Congress for 2020
Following a successful competitive bid process against other European cities, Scotlandâ€™s capital has emerged the host of the 6th World One Health Congress taking place from June 15-18, 2020.
Over 2,000 participants are expected to attend the event which will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The event is expected to contribute Â£3.3 million (US$4.2 million) to the local economy.
One Health is an international movement that aims to attain optimal health and well-being for people, domestic animals, wildlife and the environment, by bringing together various disciplines to make a difference to society and the lives of people. One Health aims to enhance understanding of and preparedness for current and future outbreaks of infectious diseases in humans and animals, such as Ebola, including the ecological and environmental factors which impact on these diseases.
Marriott to open an outpost in Tampere
Marriott is aiming to open its first hotel in Finland, in connection with Tampere Hall, at the end of 2019.
Built under the Courtyard by Marriott hotel brand, the property will have 11 above-ground floors and 229 hotel rooms. There will also be a restaurant and gym.
A connecting corridor will be built between the entrance hall of Tampere Hall and the Tampere Courtyard by Marriott hotel, and the conference and congress services will remain in Tampere Hall.