Beyond Asia: The Langham, Nymphenburg Residence; Evolution Event Solutions; and Incentive Marketing Association

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

An aerial view of the sprawling Nymphenburg estate
An aerial view of the sprawling Nymphenburg estate

Langham adds Munich royal residence to Europe collection
Langham Hospitality Group has announced that it will manage The Langham Nymphenburg Residence, located within the 198-hectare imperial estate of Nymphenburg Palace, a 15-minute drive from the Munich city centre.

Scheduled to open in winter 2019 after an extensive refurbishment, The Langham Nymphenburg Residence marks the maiden entry for The Langham brand in Germany and is the first privately managed residence for the group.

The three-storey, 18th-century manor – steeped in royal Bavarian history – will feature four bedrooms, three living rooms, two wine cellars, seven bathrooms, a home cinema, an elevator and a dining room that seats 12 people. There’s even a terrace, complete with a water feature and sculptures, available for events for up to 100 seated guests.

Evolution Event Solutions joins Global DMC Partners network
Global DMC Partners has welcomed Evolution Event Solutions to its 65-strong global network of independently-owned DMCs that represent over 500 destinations around the globe.

Founded and grown in Nashville, Tennessee, Evolution Event Solutions has in total booked over 11,000 room nights, managed events hosting more than 289,000 attendees and negotiated contracts resulting in more than 77 per cent savings for clients.

Don Killingback elected IMA board president
The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) has elected Don Killingback its 2019-2020 board president.

Killingback, who is director of business development with Wyndham Destinations, has been involved in the travel industry for nearly 30 years, pioneering new individual travel awards for Wyndham Destinations and is a strong advocate for both group and individual incentive travel.

He is a past president of the Incentive Travel Council and a member of the Incentive Manufacturer Representative Alliance which are Strategic Industry Groups within the IMA. In addition, Killingback has served on several IMA committees.

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