Here’s TTGmice’s weekly round up of MICE developments outside of Asia.
Paris: Ascott says bonjour with latest France opening
The Ascott has opened La Clef Champs-Élysées Paris in France, its third property under The Crest Collection.
The luxury serviced residence is housed in a five-storey Haussmannian-style building in the heart of Paris’ 8th arrondissement. There are 70 keys in a mix of suites and duplex apartments with balcony, which all come furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen, Nespresso machine, dishwasher and a washer-dryer.
Guests can avail of services such as the 24-hour concierge and room service, valet-parking, laundry, buffet breakfast, fitness suite, residents’ lounge, complimentary L’Occitane toiletries and high-speed Internet access.
Later in the year, the first restaurant in France by Michelin-star Singaporean Chinese cuisine group Imperial Treasure will also open within La Clef Champs-Élysées Paris.
Muscat: New airport opens in Oman
The brand-new Muscat International Airport in Oman has a handling capacity of 20 million passengers per year, with an expansion potential for 56 million. It can handle 40 flights per hour, with a new, wide runway that can accommodate the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 aircraft.
The sultanate is also developing new airports in Salalah and Duqm, as well as building modern highways to connect interior destinations and improving its hospitality infrastructure.
Las Vegas: IMC breaks ground for The Expo at World Market Center
International Market Centers (IMC), owners and operators of World Market Center Las Vegas, has broken ground on the construction of The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, a new 29,264m2 exhibition facility.
Costing US$90 million, the completed exhibition space will feature more than 18,000m2 of space, and will be divisible into two halls. In all, the combined space can accommodate up to 1,000 booths. There will also be a lobby area, registration area, onsite shuttle bus depot, attached parking garage and two food service areas.
Construction is scheduled to begin fully in April, and the grand opening is expected for IMC’s Summer 2020 Las Vegas Market, a semi-annual marketplace for the gift and home furnishings industries.