Beyond Asia: Mandarin Oriental, Moscow, Maastricht wins two conferences, and Steve Hill

Here's TTGmice's weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia-Pacific.

A rendering of Mandarin Oriental Moscow
A rendering of the upcoming Mandarin Oriental, Moscow

Mandarin Oriental goes to Moscow
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new hotel and branded residences in Moscow, which are expected to open in 2021.

Mandarin Oriental, Moscow will stand in a prime riverfront location in the heart of the city, directly facing the Kremlin. The boutique property will feature 65 guestrooms and suites, two restaurants, a lounge bar, and spa and wellness facilities including a 25m-long indoor swimming pool.

The project will also house 137 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, which will be the first branded luxury residential development in Moscow. Pierre-Yves Rochon Studio has been appointed as the interior designer, alongside Sergey Skuratov Architects.

Maastricht wins hosting rights to two international conferences
Maastricht in the Netherlands is proving its credentials as a major bio-hub, thanks to two major international conferences due to be held at MECC Maastricht.

The two events are the European Congress on Biotechnology in 2020, and the Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) in 2021. Just last month from September 9-13, the annual European Conference on Biomaterials was also held, where more than 900 experts attended.

Las Vegas CVA appoints Steve Hill as its new CEO
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has selected Steve Hill as its next CEO.

Hill is the ninth CEO of LVCVA following the retirement of Rossi Ralenkotter. A Las Vegas resident for more than 30 years, he founded Silver Slate Materials in 1987, before he will appointed the first director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) in 2011.

Hill takes over the LVCVA just when the organisation is about to get started on the largest infrastructure project in its history – the expansion and renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Centre. The project will add more than 130,000m2 of new space, with at least 55,700m2 of usable exhibit space.

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