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Rezidor Launches Ambitious Energy-Saving Initiative
Rezidor Hotel GroupRezidor launched a energy-saving initiative: "Think Planet" targets an energy consumption reduction of more than 25% at the end of 2016 in all Rezidor hotels across Europe and EMEA: The program reinforces Rezidor's position as one of the leaders in sustainability. Many of the hotels have already introduced progressive measures. Now all Rezidor properties will focus on energy-saving investments. In the hotels, Think Planet focuses on smart energy habits – reporting energy related issues, switching off lights and turning heating and cooling to eco-modes. Staff engagement is the most important factor of this energy-saving program. Therefore audio and video trainings inform the hotel staff about smart energy saving habits possible in the hotels. Rezidor was one of the first international hotel companies to introduce a group-wide program consisting of three main pillars: health and safety of guests and employees, respect for social and ethical issues within the company, and a reduced environmental footprint.
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Bali: Opening 1 December 2012 – the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Sheraton Bali Kuta ResortThe upcoming Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is connected to Bali's latest shopping destination – Beachwalk, a hub of retail, dining and entertainment that sits right in front of the Kuta's beach, or better known as surfer's paradise. The hotel offers spacious open-air terraces, outdoor rooftop pool and unrivalled panoramic views of the ocean. 203 guestrooms and suites featuring a spacious private balcony of the ocean scenery and Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed.
9 flexible event spaces, with a total of over 1,300 sqm/14,00 sqft, including one dividable ballroom are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, broadband or wireless high-speed Internet Access and assisted by a team of professionals. Guests can stay connected with the exclusive Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft that provides a connectivity hub, with complimentary WIFI and Personal Computer stations.
Contact: Mr. Adhiyanto (Adhi) Goen
Director, Marketing & Communications
adhiyanto.goen@starwoodhotels.com | www.sheraton.com/balikuta
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EIBTM 2012 - Hosted Buyer Applications now Open
EIBTMIn it's 25th year, EIBTM (www.eibtm.com) has unveiled some new initiatives and additions to the Hosted Buyer programme, which will enhance the experience of meetings industry professionals attending the show at the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona (27-29 November 2012).
EIBTM 2012 will commence with the EIBTM Forum, a newly launched education-led event, which will take place on Monday 26th November. The EIBTM Forum will provide inspirational content to set the scene for the three days of business that follows on the show floor as well as providing a new opportunity for the global meetings industry to connect and network.
The show will also deliver dedicated strands of education tailored for corporate, association and agency buyers, rolled out over 60 dedicated sessions of education with content chosen by the industry, including tailored streams for the business travel sector and the return of the Great Association Debate.
In addition to these, bite sized sessions taking place from show floor feature areas, will allow busy meeting planners to benefit from vital education content which will be presented in the form of short, direct sessions on topics of sustainability and the future event experience. Vew the full EIBTM Education programme, please visit www.eibtm.com/education
Apply for Hosted Buyer program at www.eibtm.com/hbreg
Germany: Stuttgart Convention Bureau's - Sustainability Codex of the Event Industry
StuttgartSince September the Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH and the Stuttgart Convention Bureau participate in the "Fairpflichtet" ("Right and Fair") project, a project which was launched by the German Convention Bureau (GCB) together with the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC). With this official involvement in corporate responsibility for sustainability, the Stuttgart Region as a leading congress destination demonstrates its commitment to the protection of the environment.
The theme of sustainability plays a leading role in the congress destination of Stuttgart – after winning the 2012 IMEX Green Exhibitor Award for their sustainable stand and marketing concept, Stuttgart now systematically proceeds with its activities." Within an extremely short time, many companies in Germany have joined the "Right and Fair") project – Le Meridien Hotel Stuttgart and the Liederhalle Culture and Congress Centre are already among the participants from Stuttgart.
http://congress.stuttgart-tourist.de | www.fairpflichtet.de
We have just been notified by the Web Marketing Association [WMA] that micePLACES.com has won the Best Directory Website award for 2012 in its 16th annual WebAward Competition.
micePLACES.com competed with 2,000 entries from 42 countries. Some of the other "Best" winners are Audi, Kellogg, SAP, Dell and ESPN - not bad company! The "Best" category is literally the Gold Medal - and we even get a BIG trophy for it! To win this, multiple judges reviewed Best Directory or Search Engine Websiteour entry independently and individually scored us in 7 specific areas:
Technology
Interactivity
Content
Innovation
Ease of use to target audience
Design
Copywriting
The highest score possible is 70 points and results over 60 in a given category win Best Website of that industry and there is only one Best per category awarded.
Our Winners Page www.webaward.org/winner.asp?eid=18680
This is our sixth WMA award in only 3 years of entering micePLACES.com and the DIY Workbook in this international competition. This also means we have won the top possible award in 2 of the last 3 competitions we've entered out of literally thousand's of entries [Apex Grand Award & WMA Best Award] - and the third has not been judged yet!
United Arab Emirates: Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi – Shines in a Refurbished Light
The Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi has completed the refurbishment of its lobby and the lounge, bringing in key elements of the Viceroy brand story and providing an enhanced sense of arrival to the guests. The spaces were transformed with a completely redesigned layout and furniture and layering in music, creating a lounge atmosphere.
The reception area has been enhanced to provide more space, offering separate welcome desks to allow more personal interactions with the guests. The adjacent lounge is now centralized and the newly added library, a signature Viceroy feature, has been designed to offer a quiet area, segregated from the buzz of the lobby activity.
Yas Viceroy Abu DhabiGuests arriving at the hotel, crossing the famous Formula 1 race track, will be taken aback by the striking architectural design of the hotel, the new interiors and striking art work, offering guests a new truly Viceroy experience.
Viceroy Hotel Group delivers one-of-a-kind lifestyle experiences, business stays and meetings in sought-after locations. Current properties include hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi, Anguilla, Beverly Hills, Maldives, Miami, New York, Palm Springs, Riviera Maya, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Snowmass, St. Lucia and Zihuatanejo with forthcoming openings in Istanbul and Bodrum, Turkey.
Contact: Andreas Kohn, andreas.kohn@viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/abudhabi/
 
 
 
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Rezidor Launches Ambitious Energy-Saving Initiative

Bali: Opening 1 December 2012 – the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

EIBTM 2012 - Hosted Buyer Applications now Open

Germany: Stuttgart Convention Bureau's - Sustainability Codex of the Event Industry

United Arab Emirates: Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi – Shines in a Refurbished Light

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Le Meridien St Julians Hotel & Spa

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Grand Hotel Excelsior
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The Westin Dragonara
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Radisson Blu Resort Malta, St. Julian's
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Theater 600, Classroom 350,
Cocktail 1,500, Banquet 400
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Montego Bay Convention Centre
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Montego Bay, Jamaica More than 142,000 sqft/13,190 sqm of flexible indoor/outdoor space are located in the resort area of Rose Hall, close to its luxury accommodations, duty free shopping, entertainment, beaches, golf, restaurants, bars and only 10 minutes from the international airport, making the state-of-the-art facility the ideal place to meet in the Caribbean.
Theater 6,277, Classroom 3,273,
Cocktail 5,958 Banquet 2,090
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Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Bali, Indonesia The leading entertainment hotel in Bali, Centerstage lies at the heart of the hotel and doubles as a lobby, a bar, a live rock venue and a rock museum. Covering a prime 3 hectare site in the heart of Bali's entertainment and shopping district, the property is the ideal location for extraordinary MICE events.
418 Rooms/Suites
Theater 500, Classroom 210,
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Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel
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Theater 600, Classroom 366,
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