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Prague Congress Centre expands further
Prague Congress Centre (PCC), the largest congress centre in the Czech Republic, is in the midst of adding another function space to its portfolio of 70 halls, lounges and meeting rooms of various sizes.
Set for an opening in 2023, the construction of a new building will expand PCC’s exhibition space by another 5,000m2. PCC has stated that its ambition is to bring the world’s largest congresses to the country, and the new space will increase its capacity to host mega events.
‚ÄúBesides making the congress offer more attractive, the construction will solve the revitalisation of the public space of the entire Pankr√°c Square,‚ÄĚ said Pavel Habarta, CEO of PCC.
Global travel network WIN launches M&E division
UK-headquartered global travel network WIN has launched a meetings and events offering, WIN M&E, to support its 6,000 travel agent members in 70 countries.
The new WIN M&E division was born from a desire for a centralised meetings and events solution. It will provide resources, expert knowledge and a white-labelled full-service event management offering for all WIN members.
WIN M&E assistance will range from access to expert M&E knowledge and venue-finding to marketing support and event technology, as well as training and development. WIN members will also have access to pre-negotiated hotel rates.
Neil Armorgie, CEO of WIN, said in a statement: ‚ÄúThere is major growth in the SME sector which is driving the need for small- to mid-size meetings. The global M&E market is estimated to be worth approximately US$800 billion globally so this new solution will provide our members with the fantastic opportunity to grow their revenues within this sector, service the needs of their existing clients and pitch for new business.‚ÄĚ
Flagship Crowne Plaza hotel in Atlanta reopens
The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, has reopened after a nine-month closure and renovation.
The hotel now features 495 of the signature and patented WorkLife guestrooms; three restaurants designed in collaboration with Kimpton Hotels & Resorts, another IHG brand; and over 2,900m2 of meeting space.
The Plaza Workspace flexible lobby solution is also integrated into the common areas, with various work and meeting solutions including two bookable-by-the-hour Studios.
This property is part of the reinvention of the upscale hotel brand, which promises to meet the continued guest demand for flexible spaces.