A total of 18 planners have earned Certified Special Events Professional designations from ISES, the International Special Events Society. These professionals (listed in alphabetical order) will now carry the CSEP designation after their names: Leslee Bell and Rebecca Cotter of Toronto; Tanya Cropley of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Nadine Dekema of Los Angeles; Christian Deviller of […]
As IMEX in Frankfurt wraps up the facts and figures from its May exhibition and looks toward next year, organizers are drawing a number of conclusions. They also report that this year’s event ended on a record high, with a 33 percent increase in appointments between buyers and exhibitors compared to the previous exhibition. A […]
Plan Your Meetings’ 2012 Annual Guide has been nominated for three Azbee Awards of Excellence — two national editorial awards and one regional design award. The Azbees, presented by the American Society of Business Publishers and Editors (ASBPE), are among the most competitive contests for business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications. Plan Your Meetings, a […]
International Argentina The Buenos Aires Grand opened with 90 guest rooms and a meeting salon that can accommodate 100. Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman opened with 103 guest rooms and more than 8,500 square feet of meeting space. China The Sheraton Fuzhou Hotel opened in the Fujian Province with 396 guest rooms/suites and more than 45,000 […]
International Australia QT Sydney opened with 200 rooms and meeting space for groups up to 200. The hotel replaces the historic Gowings department store and State Theatre. The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre earned the best event design and decor Esprit Award at the International Special Events Society (ISES) showcase. Azerbaijan The 171-room Four Seasons […]
International Pacific World, which manages MICE projects, has earned the Silver Eventoplus Award, the highest honor in Spain for creativity, execution and ROI in events in Spain and Portugal. Algeria The 254-room, 42-suite Le Méridien Oran opened with Mediterranean views and nearly 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, including two ballrooms, a […]
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Willem Plegtas was named general manager of the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa. The Hotel Association of Canada elected Hank Stackhouse, recently retired as president and CEO of Delta Hotels and Resorts, to chair of its board of directors. Martha Hampton was appointed general manager of Casa San Agustín in Colombia, a luxury boutique […]
Dolce Hotels and Resorts appointed David Anderson its managing director of European properties. The Global Business Travel Association named Alexander Rahe , managing partner of Solariz Enterprise Group, the aGBTA Foundation’s Latin America regional development director. Sherry Romello was named its senior director of meetings and product management by Hilton Worldwide. Hilton Worldwide Middle East […]
Vasso Zographou has become executive vice president and chief financial officer for Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific. Denihan Hospitality Group named David Duncan its first president. Robert “Bob” Morse was named senior vice president and chief operating officer for Intercontinental Hotels Group’s Americas region. Angela Brav becomes president of IHG’s Europe region. Michele Frank has become […]
Former ICCA CEO Tom Hulton received the International Congress and Convention Association’s Moises Shuster Award for outstanding service in the international meetings industry. Speaker Daniel Burrus received the “Legends of the Platform” award at the most recent Veterans Speakers Retreat. The annual award honors a select group of professional speakers who have been in the […]
A quick look at who’s been hired, promoted or won awards in the meeting and hospitality industry.
A round-up of new hotels and developments, nationally and internationally.
A run-down of new hires, promotions and award-winners in the meeting and hospitality industry.
International Accor is planning to sell 48 of its Eurpean hotels for $465 million, including the Novotel, Suite Novotel, Ibis and Etap brands. Belgium Aloft Brussels Schuman opened with 147 loft-like rooms and more than 1,400 square feet of meeting space. China In November 2010, the St. Regis Lhasa Resort will open with 150 rooms, […]
Planners complaining of receiving too many publications may see their reading list thinned out dramatically over the next several months. Penton Media filed for bankruptcy protection on Feb. 10 and submitted a “pre-packaged” Plan of Reorganization to eliminate $270 million of the company’s debt. Penton Media publishes such titles as Medical Meetings, Financial & Insurance […]
Tara Gordon was named vice president of meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MCIT) for the Toronto CVB. The National Business Travel Association (NBTA) named Ole Bo Larsen director of European operations. Scott Gutz became chief operating officer of Amadeus North America. Jim Fausel, CMP, CMM, 73, passed away of complications from colon cancer. Fausel was […]