Barceló Group to open Tenerife Island resort

The Barceló Group is opening Royal Hideaway Corales Resort, a new five star establishment in Costa Adeje on the south end of Tenerife. The resort is divided into an adults-only hotel and a family-friendly hotel for all guests. It features more than 10,000sqm of spacious gardens, several heated salt-water swimming pools, a varied culinary offering, a complete activities/entertainment programme and a spa.

Puro Group opens Mexican beach club

Puro Group has opened its first Mexican beach club in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Purobeach offers an ‘Urban Oasis’ on the rooftop of exclusive new 'The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences', part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. The beach club overlooks the Riviera Maya. Beltrán Álvarez, CEO of Puro Group, said: “Puro Group have created a beachside experience that can be brought to life anywhere in the world thanks to its distinct Mediterranean spirit, hospitality and design. We have gathered fans for over a decade and look forward to showcasing our latest venture in Mexico”.

Ragley Hall has major overhaul

Ragley Hall and Estate is set to host a new range of events as part of a major overhaul of its business activities.The Hall, near Stratford-upon Avon, – which has been the home to the Hertford family for nine generations – already hosts local, regional and national events, but, under the new plans, aims to increase that level of business.The move, which has been agreed by the owners and trustees of the Grade I listed Palladian mansion and its 6,500 acre estate, has been designed to drive up income which is necessary to maintain the house and grounds.The review comes 60 years after the house was first opened to the public. Alan Granger, Chief Executive of Ragley Estate, said it was essential that the estate continued to look at new ways of increasing income from all its commercial activities.

Butlins invests £200 million on new facilities

Butlin’s Conference & Events has invested more than £200 million on facilities across its three coastal resorts, including significant investments in AV technology, all included in bookings which can save delegates up to £10,000. A spokesperson said: “It’s really exciting for us to be able to offer the best in AV technology for those looking to hold their next conference or event at one of our resorts. At Butlin’s we are known for leading the way in service and hospitality, and it’s fantastic to now also be leading the way in technology – an ever increasingly important aspect for all conferences, incentives and events in this digital age.”

Nine meetings spaces for Amba Hotel Charing Cross

The Amba Hotel, Charing Cross, part of the GLH portfolio now boasts nine meetings spaces and banqueting suites. The Grade II listed hotel is located adjacent to Charing Cross station and tube station, overlooking Trafalgar Square. The largest of the meetings and conferences spaces is the Ballroom, seating up to 200 delegates theatre style. The hotel can host up to 610 guests/delegates in total for a business event across nine rooms and 639 sqm.

MGM Grand centre celebrates milestone

The MGM Grand Conference Centre has reached an important milestone – the topping out of its massive expansion. More than 100 construction workers along with MGM Resorts and MGM Grand executives were on-site to sign the last of nearly 2,700 individual steel beams before it was lifted into place by a 270-foot-tall, 125-ton crane. The $130m (£92m) project, when completed, will total almost 79,000 sqm, including a 2,000 sqm expansion of Stay Well Meetings, the industry’s first-ever wellness meetings experience.

Copenhagen Marriott reopens first class suite

The Copenhagen Marriott Hotel - the largest 5-star hotel in Denmark - has re-opened its first class suite, The Royal Suite. The Royal Suite consists of two separate areas allowing for different types of needs and space for all kinds of meetings.The Royal Suite can stage discreet executive board meetings, management meetings or creative meetings in the heart of the city, plus is a venue for private dinners, cocktail parties, receptions, product launches, photo or film shoots.

Le Grand Amman Jordan rebranded

AccorHotels have announced the rebranding of a prominent landmark hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman – managed by AccorHotels. The property consisting of 298-rooms and 67 serviced apartments was launched in partnership with Iskan Co. for Touristic & Hotel Investments.
Le Grand Amman is situated in close proximity to the upcoming Abdali Downtown Project. Catering towards a growing number of business travellers, the hotel is located at the centre of the Shmeisani commercial hub close to key ministries like the Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Interior. Business travellers also have access to eight meeting rooms in addition to the largest ballroom in Amman for large-scale events and family occasions.

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