Here's TTGmice's weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia-Pacific.
Grand Hyatt sets up shop in Greece
Hyatt Hotels has opened the Grand Hyatt Athens in the Greek capital. It is the first Grand Hyatt-branded hotel in the country.
The hotel features 309 guestrooms, of which 38 are suites. For events and functions, Grand Hyatt Athens boasts almost 2,000m2 of flexible space comprising seven multi-functional meeting areas that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests.
Dining options on-site include the rooftop restaurant which offers Mediterranean cuisine, and a lounge-style restaurant in the lobby offering patisserie selections, salads and sandwiches.
Meanwhile, recreational facilities include an outdoor swimming pool on the rooftop, and a wellness centre â€“ which boasts four private treatment rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool and a sauna. A hammam (Turkish bath) will open early 2019.
The luxury property is located on Syngrou Avenue next to the Onassis Cultural Centre. It is within walking distance of the old town of Plaka and the historical Acropolis site.
Milan to host World Routes 2020
Milan has been chosen as the host destination for the 26th World Route Development Forum. The major aviation industry event is slated to take place from September 5-8, 2020.
SEA, the group responsible for managing Milano Malpensa and Milano Linate airports, has won the bid for World Routes 2020 on behalf of Milan and the Lombardy region.
World Routes moves from city to city every year to highlight different international aviation markets. It serves as the ultimate event for airlines, airports, tourism officials and suppliers. The three-day gathering grants opportunities for senior decision makers to meet face-to-face and discuss the future of air services, develop and plan network strategy and explore new route opportunities.
Afrocet Montgomery launches NFE
Lagos, Nigeria will see a new B2B exhibition and conference organised by global leaders in food, drink and hospitality exhibitions, and with the largest food technology trade show in the region, Afrocet Montgomery.
The inaugural edition of the Nigerian Food Event (NFE) is set to take place in Lagos from October 22-24, 2019 at the Landmark Centre on Victoria Island.
NFE will not only cater to businesses operating within the food industry, but with the inclusion of two other exhibitions, the Nigerian Drink Event and the Nigerian Hospitality Event, it will also cover beverage and hospitality.