Here's TTGmice's weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia-Pacific.
Portugal: Six Senses Douro Valley adds event spaces
Six Senses will be introducing event spaces and new accommodation â€“ seven suites and three guestrooms â€“ to its property in Douro Valley Portugal.
The space in which the new meeting rooms are being created offers a vineyard view, and can accommodate groups from 20 to 70 people. Its walls will have â€˜writableâ€™ sections to enhance fun at interactive meetings, and all rooms will be equipped with the latest technology.
A dramatic feature is the indoor-outdoor adjoining room for pre-function or break-out sessions. With a massive open skylight and a full height living wall, the multi-functional space can transform from a quiet lounge into a meeting venue.
The new 10 rooms on the ground floor have generous outside areas with comfortable seating plus hot tubs in the bathrooms. Two of the current guestrooms on level six will have private wooden bridges leading to secret gardens with seating and hot tubs.
The additions will be ready by July 2019.
Dubai: AIM Group International opens a new office
AIM Group International has set up shop in Dubai, with the intention of developing the meetings market in the UAE with a focus on Expo Dubai 2020.
The Dubai office is managed by Mariano Genzone, regional manager of Middle East & Africa, who has been based in Dubai for more than eight years, with experience in destination management and corporate consulting and training.
As a DMC, the Dubai team expects to support clients with innovative and effective solutions for their growth through training projects and the organisation of meetings and events.
With this new Dubai office, AIM Group’s international network now comprises 17 offices.
US: Area15 to open in December
Area15, Las Vegasâ€™ upcoming immersive entertainment, retail and dining destination, is gearing up for an opening in December.
Located just seven minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, the complex will offer numerous flexible indoor and outdoor event spaces spanning more than 3,700m2.
This includes the outdoor 2,972m2 Sectar I, which can hold up to 4,500 people and boasts a three-metre-high perimeter wall for privacy; and the 177m2 Sectar V, a circular bamboo volcano structure that can hold up to 200.
Spaces are open for bookings beginning in January 2020.