Crowne Plaza, meetings

Crowne Plaza Transforms Its Brand

Crowne Plaza's new Plaza Workspaces are flexible lobby-based meeting areas for solo workers or groups of up to 10 people.
Alvear Icon, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Art Basel, Tanta

5 Reasons to Meet in Buenos Aires—Now

A city with a thriving cultural life and rich artistic heritage, Buenos Aires is the first partner to take on the Art Basel Cities initiative.
Metropolitan Convention Center, Quito, Ecuador, Quito Turismo

Metropolitan Convention Center to Put Quito, Ecuador on Meetings Map

While Quito already attracts international visitors as the first city to be named a World Heritage Cultural Site by UNESCO in 1978, this new convention center will help put Quito more on the meetings map.

One Resort Sets Green Standards Throughout the Dominican Republic

Forty years ago, today’s concept of sustainable development did not yet exist, but this didn’t stop the Puntacana Resort & Club from building a reserve that is considered a model for sustainability by today’s standards.

Tiptoe Through the Orchids & Other Quito To-Dos

Settling into the local life has become a sought-after luxury for attendees, and Norma Bock, meeting industry director for the Quito Tourism Board, says this culturally rich destination in the Andes is happy to deliver.

Experiences Over Things Marks New Direction for Barcelo Hotel Group

A new focus on culture and tradition ensures there is no shortage of authentic cultural experiences to be had with Barcelo Hotels & Resorts.
Zika, meetingss

Thoughtful Contracts Can Protect Against Zika Damages

“In our case, Zika did not fall under force majeure. We ended up staying with our original resort and moving the meeting to September, which is the end of winter there."
Colombia, Latin America, Cartagena, Bogota, Latin American meetings, UNESCO World Heritage Site

5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that Reflect Colombian Culture

The park’s wild landscape melds well with the unique artistic styles of the sculptures that range from abstract to realist.

Costa Rica Embraces Sustainable Gastronomy

Pura vida (pure life) has grown to include sustainable gastronomy programs in Costa Rica.
Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo Costa Rica, Hard Rock Hotels, Costa Rica, Papagayo, Central America, hotel openings

Hard Rock Will Roll into Costa Rica Next Year

The Hard Rock brand’s foray into the country will include a 294-room modern retreat on the Papagayo Peninsula.

4 Reasons Why Costa Rica Is the Value Destination for 2017

Costa Rica’s diverse inventory of brand and boutique hotels, along with its rich natural attributes, are thrusting the country forward as a value destination for groups.
Quito, Ecuador, equator, equator tests, Inti Nan Solar Museum

3 Strange Equator Tests to Try in Quito, Ecuador

On the equator, attendees can test their balancing skills by trying to place an egg upright on a nailhead.
Cusco, Peru, Peruvian meetings

5 Venues That Add Authenticity to Peruvian Meetings

What will be the first luxury sleeper train in Peru will take attendees on four- to seven-night journeys across the Peruvian Andes, visiting everything from remote villages to famous destinations such as Lake Titicaca and Cusco.

Costa Rica Rises in the MICE World

See why Costa Rica is steadily improving it's position in the meetings and incentives industry.
Iguaza Falls, Argentina, Mendoza, Buenos Aires, gauchos, Argentina's bicentennial

5 Experiences to Explore During Argentina’s Bicentennial

Attendees can experience the Argentinean cowboy way of life through Alchemy's Be a Gaucho program.
Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama, Viceroy Hotel Group, Panama, Panama City, luxury travel, eco-friendly meetings, luxury meetings

Viceroy Hotel Group Announces Exclusive, Eco-Friendly Panama Property

The property is so exclusive that attendees can only get there by boat, seaplane or helicopter.

A New Convention Center & Hotels Boost Bogota’s MICE Appeal

Bogota, Colombia, is rising fast as a Latin American meetings destination.
Quito, Ecuador, International Congress and Convention Association, South America

Top 5 Reasons to Meet in Quito, Ecuador—Now

The Metropolitan Convention Center is currently under construction and will help Quito attract international meetings and conventions to the region.

Marriott’s Big Plans for 2016

An inside look at Marriott's big plans for 2016. (Hint: A $13 billion merger is only part of the equation.)
Indura Beach & Golf Resort, Latin America, Hilton Worldwide, Latin American meetings, Hilton

Hilton Worldwide Expands Presence in Latin America

“I can’t say that it’s the emerging market, as that’s always changing, but Latin America has always been a huge focus for us.”
Lima, Peru

4 New Developments for Groups Exploring Peru

Three capsule suites comprise the skylodge—each of which is a transparent hanging bedroom at the top of a 1,200-foot mountain with a 300-degree view of the Sacred Valley.
Hotel Inglaterra; Photo Credit: Tony Hisgett

Starwood Signs First US-Cuba Hotel Deal

“We are confident Starwood is the right partner to help write the next chapter of relations between Cuba and American business, and we moved quickly and enthusiastically to pursue opportunities following recent government actions.”
Breezes Resort & Spa – Bahamas

Breezes Resort Undergoes $1 Million Meeting Space Renovation

Several nights a week, attendees can watch a limbo or fire dancer show and participate in Junkanoo activities at the newly renovated property.
Machu Picchu

Bleisure Travel Opportunities Abound in Peru

"Beyond sightseeing around Cusco and visiting Machu Picchu, we take the experience to the next level, offering activities such as harvesting tours through local farms, picnics in the Sacred Valley, culinary seminars on property where attendees learn about native ingredients and how to cook local dishes directly from our chef."
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

Ancient Wellness Rituals at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

“More than a trend, health and well-being is being embraced as a lifestyle, and more and more, we are coming across groups seeking to incorporate wellness into their experience.”

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