Highlighting top destinations for meeting, event and incentive planners.

Ras Al Khaimah, Northernmost Region in the U.A.E. Is Now Open For U.S. Visitors

The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has confirmed that the city has been certified as a safe destination by Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, as it completes its "Safeguard Assurance" program. It says it is first city in the world to receive both the Bureau Veritas "Safeguard Assurance" label and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) "Safe Travels" stamp, which recognize the heightened safety standards, training and hygiene proto

Rome's Bettoja Hotels Collection Refreshes Conference Center

Bettoja Hotels Collection, an Italy-based, family-owned hospitality collection, has completed work on the second phase of a major renovation project at its properties in Rome. The collection's Congress Conference Center has been completely refreshed and is now operational, adding to the total meeting space capacity of the three hotels that are part of the collection. 

The renovations also included 70 new Premium rooms and suites, as well as other enhancements, at the group’s flagship property, the Hotel Mediterraneo

JW Marriott Grosvenor House London Revamps Meeting Spaces and More

The JW Marriott Grosvenor House London is showing off some revamped meeting spaces as part of a recently wrapped, multimillion-dollar, full-scale renovation of the property. The renovation, in celebration of the hotel’s 90th anniversary, aims to incorporate present-day design while honoring the history of the property. The project is directed by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) and GA Design

Construction Kicks Off on Four Seasons New Orleans

Big news in New Orleans event venues: Construction has begun on the Four Seasons New Orleans, the first of the brand’s properties in New Orleans. The new 341-key, 81-residence property is slated to open in 2020.

The structure it's located in, Two Canal, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been nearly vacant since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. The restoration, renovation and modernization of this structure will make it one of the largest Four Seasons hotels in the brand’s portfolio.

Four Seasons to Open New Boston Hotel

Looking to book a luxury event in Boston? Four Seasons is prepping to open its latest luxury hotel inside a new 61-story skyscraper in the Back Bay neighborhood. Designed by Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in collaboration with Gary Johnson of CambridgeSeven Associates, the building is now the third tallest in the city at 724 feet.

Miami Beach Convention Center Adds Green Space With New Park

The Miami Beach Convention Center has just broken ground on a new, 5.8 acre park, which will be the product of a conversion of one of the facility’s surface parking lots. The new park, which is scheduled to be completed this October, will have 500 new trees, open lawn spaces and shade areas and public art pieces, as well as a public restroom facility, walkways and lighting.