Here's TTGmice's weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia-Pacific.
Grand Hyatt opens in the capital of Colombia
The first Hyatt hotel in the Colombian capital and the first Grand Hyatt branded hotel in Colombia has opened with 372 rooms including 50 suites.
Amenities in the Grand Hyatt Bogota include the upscale Ushin Japanese & Grill, all-day Capitalino Restaurant, Ilustre Bar, and 2,270m2 of meeting and event space ranging from the 1,000-pax Grand Ballroom to the 25m2 conference room. Recreational facilities include the Zaitania Spa boasting 11 treatment rooms, three hydrotherapy pools, steam room, and dry sauna; as well as an indoor pool and gym.
The hotel stands in the heart of Ciudad Empresarial Sarmiento Angulo commercial district, up the road from the Corferias and Ãgora BogotÃ¡ convention centers.
ISE moves to Barcelona from 2021
The exhibition for integrated electronic systems for commercial and domestic buildings, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), will be moving to Barcelona in 2021.The fair, which draws around 1,300 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors will now take place at the Gran Via for capacity reasons.
Since its founding in 2004, ISE has been hosted at Rai Amsterdam, where the two coming editions will be held. The next edition takes place February 5-8, 2019.
WSCC breaks ground for additional facility
Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) will be expanding its space, where the new building is slated to be completed in 2022.
The additional building will be named Summit, and the US$1.7 billion project adds more than 23,225m2 of exhibition space. When finished, the Summit is expected to drive more than 400,000 new conventioneers to the city and generate more than US$19 million dollars in tax revenue each year. To differentiate the spaces, the existing building will be called Arch.