International

Renaissance Hotels Plans Dubai Debut

by Matt Alderton | April 26, 2016
The Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, will open in December with 298 guest rooms.

Why Old Europe Continues to Entice Incentive Groups

by Matt Alderton | April 21, 2016
Traditional European destinations like Monaco remain attractive to incentive groups despite competition from "newer" locales.

Many Travelers Remain Uninformed as CDC Confirms Zika Causes Birth Defect

by Leo Jakobson | April 14, 2016
Americans are alarmingly unaware about the Zika virus and how to prevent it, a new poll finds

Alain Ducasse Restaurant, Boutique Hotel to Open in Versailles

April 12, 2016
The 20-room LOV Hotel Collection property and a restaurant operated by the famed chef will debut in 2018.

How to Take an Incentive Group to Cuba

by Matt Alderton | April 04, 2016
With travel and trade restrictions easing, Cuba is poised to become U.S. groups' next big incentive destination. Here's what you need to know.

Bahama's Unfinished Baha Mar Resort Complex Is Up for Sale

April 01, 2016
The project's developers and contractor failed to reach an agreement with the government to complete the never-opened resort.

Marriott Victorious After Chinese Consortium Drops Starwood Bid

April 01, 2016

A Chinese consortium has backed out of the takeover race for Starwood, citing market conditions.


Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro Debuts in Brazil

March 30, 2016
The luxury beachfront hotel has 21,530 square feet of meeting space.

Islands of Excitement in the Caribbean

by Andrea Doyle and Alex Palmer | March 30, 2016
The Caribbean's many world-class island destinations offer incentive groups a seemingly endless number of great choices.

Brussels Attacks Highlight the Importance of Risk Management for Events

by Andrea Doyle and Alex Palmer | March 22, 2016
Attacks in a city usually thought of as safe, like Brussels, reflect the changing reality that planners now face.

New Four Seasons Opens in Dubai

by Michaela Christensen | March 21, 2016
The 106-room property is the second Four Seasons to debut in Dubai.

Starwood, Marriott Get Go-Ahead to Enter Cuban Market

March 21, 2016
Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide have been given the green light to enter Cuba.