Here's TTGmice's weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia-Pacific.
Ireland: Historic luxury resort transforms MICE spaces
Carton House, a historic luxury resort set on 445ha of private parkland in County Kildare, Ireland, has rolled out a newly renovated banqueting suite and meeting space.
The refreshed space includes the Carton Suite, located on the ground floor of the resort’s conference centre and the Kildare Suite on the first floor. Both with their own dedicated entrances, each room is available as a single suite measuring over 502m2 and 288m2, respectively, or divisible into three suites.
The Leinster boardroom, also located on the first floor and measuring 34m2, has been fully refreshed with bright yellow leather armchairs. Other improvements include a brighter colour palette, as well as new carpeting with floral graphics.
In total, Carton House offers 14 fully equipped and exquisitely finished meeting rooms that can cater for up to 500 people in total.
Switzerland: Radisson Blu goes to the Swiss Alps
Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen, Andermatt, has opened in Switzerland with 224 keys â€“ 179 rooms or 45 suites and apartments, designed in a style typical of Swiss chalets.
Guestrooms feature free high-speed Internet, LED TVs and 24-hour room service. Amenities on-site include a lobby lounge with a bar, Spun restaurant, 25m-long pool, spa, and a sauna and steam bath.
The hotel also offers infrastructure for business and private events. In addition to six modern meeting rooms and boardrooms, thereâ€™s a large, multifunctional concert hall with seating for up to 700 guests.
Boston: Upcoming Four Seasons to offer plethora of meeting spaces
Occupying the first 21 floors of a 61-storey tower in Boston’s Back Bay neighbourhood is the soon-to-open Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston.
The newest addition to the Four Seasons family will offer more than 930m2 of event space. Planners of C-suite meetings, breakout sessions or private dining events have the option to choose from two ballrooms on level three, each with adjoining foyers, and five additional event rooms on level six. Floor-to-ceiling windows create brightly-lit rooms, with two meeting spaces featuring unique outdoor areas with sweeping city views.
Next-generation technology in meeting spaces includes Xfinity Wi-Fi along with Comcast X1 Platform. All event spaces have easy elevator access for guests.
Other facilities in the 211-key hotel includes a spa with five treatment rooms, an indoor pool, fitness centre, a Japanese izakaya called Zuma, a lobby bar, and the One + One restaurant.