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April 15, 2024
Hilton Accelerates Multi Brand, Multi Destination Expansion in Canada

With 180 hotels open and nearly 90 hotels in the pipeline, Hilton is on track to expand its portfolio of hotels by 50% over the next 5 years

Mclean, Va. and Toronto, On.—Leading global hospitality company, Hilton (NYSE: HLT), continues to accelerate its development efforts in Canada. Following a year of rapid multi brand, multi destination growth with 10 new hotel openings, including the first Canopy by Hilton in Canada, Hilton ended 2023 with 180 open hotels in the country spanning more than 28,000 rooms across 11 brands. With nearly 20 deals signed in 2023, Hilton’s Canada pipeline consists of approximately 90 hotels and more than 11,000 rooms and will introduce Spark by Hilton and Motto by Hilton into Canada in 2024.  Hilton will soon surpass 200 hotels in Canada, and plans to increase its portfolio of hotels by 50% over the next several years.

“We are excited about our continued momentum in Canada, as a result of our organic multi-brand, country-wide growth strategy,” said Jeff Cury, senior director of development, Canada, Hilton. “We remain focused on expanding our portfolio to every province across the country with both existing and new-to-market brands and are committed to offering business and leisure travelers robust options in the destinations they want to visit.” 

Lifestyle Brands Flourish

In 2023, Hilton opened Canopy by Hilton Toronto - Yorkville, marking the debut of the Canopy by Hilton brand in Canada and demonstrating developer affinity for lifestyle brands that deliver elevated, boutique hotel experiences. The company also signed five new deals including Motto by Hilton Montreal Downtown, the first Motto by Hilton hotel in Canada that will give travelers the opportunity to live like a local in Montreal’s downtown. In 2024, Revery Toronto Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton will be the second Curio Collection by Hilton branded property in Canada. In the next five years, Hilton plans to triple its presence in the lifestyle category with new hotels planned in highly desired destinations including Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Niagara Falls and more.

Spark by Hilton Readies for Launch

In 2023, Hilton signed six new deals under its premium economy hotel brand Spark by Hilton, which provides a reliable and comfortable stay with friendly service for every guest, all at an accessible price. The brand plans to ignite growth in Canada in 2024 with the opening of four new properties including Spark by Hilton Toronto Markham, Spark by Hilton Oshawa, Spark by Hilton Woodstock, and Spark by Hilton Owen Sound

Focused-Service Fuels Expansion

Focused-service brands continue to fuel Hilton’s growth in Canada, representing more than 60% of the company’s pipeline in the country. In 2023, Hilton opened five focused-service hotels including Tru by Hilton Toronto Airport West and four properties under the Hampton by Hilton flag in downtown Toronto, Cornwall, Hamilton, and Midland. Tru, the game-changing brand that reimagined the category, is driving growth with a footprint set to expand from three hotels to more than 15. Additionally, with 70 open hotels and upwards of 25 in design or construction, Hampton is on track to reach the 100th hotel milestone in the next five years, strengthening its position as a premier focused-service brand in the country and further underscoring its status as a global powerhouse.

Extended-Stay Delivers Long-Term Growth

In Canada, Hilton currently welcomes guests at more than 30 extended-stay properties, with another 20 hotels in the pipeline. The category’s momentum is led by the Home2 Suites by Hilton brand, which has witnessed rapid growth and robust owner interest across the country. In 2023, Hilton opened Home2 Suites by Hilton Huntsville, Home2 Suites by Hilton Quebec City, QC and Home2 Suites by Hilton Thunder Bay and signed five new deals.  In 2024, Home2 Suites by Hilton Kingston and Home2 Suites by Hilton Kitchener will open continuing the accelerated expansion of the brand.

Full-Service driven by DoubleTree by Hilton

With over 20 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in operation and more than seven in the pipeline, DoubleTree by Hilton continues to be the driver of growth in the full-service category in Canada. In 2023, Hilton signed DoubleTree by Hilton Brome Missisquoi Resort in Quebec and in 2024 DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston and DoubleTree by Hilton West Kelowna are expected to open their doors, expanding the brand’s presence in Ontario and British Columbia.

Throughout Canada, Hilton has more than 180 hotels and over 28,000 rooms, spanning 11 brands, in nearly 90 cities, 10 provinces and three territories with a multi-brand presence from Vancouver and Montreal to Quebec, Toronto and Winnipeg.

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About Hilton
Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube

April 11, 2024
Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) Celebrates the Global Meetings Industry Day, Highlighting the Power of Collaboration

Brussels—JMIC, the Joint Meetings Industry Council, is pleased to be part of the worldwide celebration of Global Meetings Industry Day, a day that marks the importance of the meetings industry globally.

The meetings industry is a vibrant and varied environment, providing a space for human progress and development. Today, as we celebrate the meetings industry, we acknowledge the essential role of in-person interactions in creating innovation, promoting cooperation, and tackling the urgent issues of our time. Humans have a natural need to gather, exchange ideas, and cooperate for shared purposes, and the meetings industry enables these powerful exchanges.

"The importance of Global Meetings Industry Day is that it recognises the significant role of meetings in changing our world for the better," says James Rees, President of JMIC. "At JMIC, we are dedicated to promoting the meetings industry and demonstrating its benefits, from local community legacy to the widest global perspective. Through advocacy and collaboration, we will continue to strengthen the voice of the meetings industry and showcase its lasting benefits and outcomes."

We mark Global Meetings Industry Day by acknowledging the meetings industry's ability to overcome barriers and cater to all fields around the world. Meetings are essential for enhancing economic development, stimulating innovation, and advancing social change. They help to determine the future of communities across the globe.

As we celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day, JMIC invites participants from all sectors of the meetings industry to renew their dedication to working together, innovating, and delivering high-quality results. Together, we can use the power of meetings to build a more equitable, sustainable, and thriving future for ourselves and next generations.

About JMIC: The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) is a global organisation that represents the combined interests of major international industry associations in the meetings and events sector. JMIC advocates for the industry's impact, value, and sustainability on a global level.

For press enquiries, please contact:
Chris Lewis

April 10, 2024
Global Meetings Industry Day 2024 Highlights the Power of Working Together in the Event Industry

Calgary, AB – Joint Media Release—The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC), Meeting Professionals International Calgary (MPI), Encore, Calgary Marriott Downtown, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), and SAIT celebrate partnerships at Global Meetings Industry Day.

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) is an annual international day that recognizes the economic and social importance of the events industry and celebrates the business meetings, events, conferences, and tradeshows that bring people together. GMID will take place on April 11, 2024, where across Canada, industry associations are hosting educational and networking events, for meeting professionals and industry leaders.

Meeting Professionals International Calgary (MPI) returns with One Talks at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre for a one-day conference tailored to the events industry and celebrating GMID. This year’s theme – The Power of Together – looks to empower the future of the events industry and how professionals can innovate, educate, and aspire - together. Featuring a lineup of educational speakers from across North America, One Talks will offer a blend of learning and networking while sparking innovative ideas for the future of the events industry.

“The meetings industry thrives on teamwork and working together. From planners to suppliers, we are stronger together, creating moments that ignite ideas and experiences that foster collaborations and friendships. MPI’s motto rings true “When we meet, we change the world.“– Sandra Gollnick, President at MPI Calgary

“The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre is celebrating 50 years as Canada’s first purpose-built convention centre and has played an integral part in impacting Calgary’s economy by attracting conventions and meetings from around the world. The past five decades would not have been possible without our partnerships and we cannot lose sight of the power and importance of working together in our industry.” – Kurby Court, President and CEO at the CTCC

“GMID is an opportunity to reconnect, reinvigorate, and look forward to the bright future of the meetings and events industry. This event will have attendees reimaging innovative ideas for the future of our business, and initiate collaboration with likeminded industry leaders. Thanks to the CTCC and the rest of our partners, for advocating on the importance of business travel, meetings, and events – key aspects of the business at Encore.” – Mark Della Valle, Regional Director Hotels & Venues Alberta at Encore

“The meetings and events industry is a people-centric industry where teamwork is essential for executing exceptional events. Collaboration in the events industry extends beyond the internal workings of a hospitality establishment and encompasses engagement with the broader community to create mutually beneficial opportunities for promotion and support in an ever-evolving industry.” – Brian Slot, Hospitality and Tourism Instructor at SAIT

“A healthy and vibrant event industry is critical in providing places for professional speakers to share our expertise and messages. The power of working together means that when all of us in the event industry come together to create the most impactful and memorable experiences for our audiences, everyone benefits." – Kimberly Lyall, CAPS Alberta Chapter President and Professional Speaker

Click Here for more information about One Talks on Global Meetings Industry Day

For more information about Meeting Professionals International Calgary or media inquiries contact:

Shannon Della Valle
VP Communications
C: 409.968.6390

For more information about CTCC or media inquiries contact:
Bre Tighe
Marketing & Communications Specialist
C: 403.690.0237

For more information about Encore or media inquiries contact:
Madeleine Bart Vice President – Creative & Marketing

For more information about the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers or media inquiries contact:
Kimberly Lyall
Alberta Chapter President and Professional Speaker
C: 403-593-1942

For more information about SAIT or media inquiries contact:
Brian Slot Hospitality and Tourism Instructor

April 10, 2024
Caroline Lepage Appointed CEO of the Québec City Convention Centre

On the evening of April 3, 2024, the Government of Québec announced the appointment of Ms. Caroline Lepage as President and CEO of the Québec City Convention Centre. She succeeds Mr. Pierre-Michel Bouchard, who had held the position since 2007. Ms. Lepage will take office on April 8, 2024. She was previously Executive Director of the Y.W.C.A. Québec FoundationCe lien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre

Source: Centre des congrès de Québec

April 09, 2024
IAEE, MPI, and SITE celebrate the relaunch of the Global MICE Collaborative

A new pan-industry partnership is relaunching this month, with three association powerhouses teaming up to deliver two inspiring educational offerings designed for new MICE industry talent.

The Global MICE Collaborative (“the Collaborative”) is a joint initiative of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events® (IAEE), Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE).

With an overarching aim to advance the global meetings, incentives, conferences & exhibitions (MICE) industry, the Collaborative provides a convenient single solution for education and training to accelerate workforce development and destination capabilities within the business events industry worldwide.

Initially launched in 2018, the Global MICE Collaborative delivered educational content in Shenzhen (China) and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) before the global pandemic imposed a mandatory pause in its activities.

The Collaborative is now re-launching with a keynote on Business & Event Trends for MICE Professionals at The Meetings Show, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (April 17-18, 2024) followed by MICE Fundamentals: Conference, Exhibition & Incentive Events, a one-day course available in-person in Germany on Monday, May 13, 2024, the day before IMEX Frankfurt commences. This course will also be available at future industry events, which will be announced in later communications.

Commenting on the re-launch, IAEE President and CEO Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM, said, “The Global MICE Collaborative brings three of the industry’s best-known associations — IAEE, MPI and SITE — together to provide the global community of business event professionals with a ‘best of’ collaboration, initially focused on education. MPI brings networking, thought leadership and education for meetings; SITE for incentives; and IAEE for conventions and exhibitions. We bring indispensable connections to our combined communities of over 110,000 MICE professionals located all over the world.”

Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO of MPI, added, “Over the past three years the business events industry has seen significant change in workforce composition. Some reports show that upwards of 60 percent of industry professionals are new and the average age has declined by nearly 10 years. This brings forth a significant opportunity for new, fresh thinking, yet also demonstrates the need for skill development. Our MICE Fundamentals course provides the perfect pan-industry immersion for those new individuals entering this amazing industry. It also provides the perfect primer for the more specialized certification programs that each of our individual associations offer: IAEE’s Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Learning Program; MPI’s Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM); and SITE’s Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS) and Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP).”

SITE CEO Annette Gregg, CMM, MBA, concluded, “As more regions, countries and cities around the globe recognize the hard dollar and soft power contribution of meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions, the demand for professionally trained business events executives is increasing. That’s why the leading associations in the industry have joined forces to develop the best MICE workforce in established and emerging markets worldwide. IAEE, MPI and SITE look forward to expanding the scope of our ‘Collaborative’ and to serving an industry that currently makes a $1.6 trillion USD contribution to global GDP.”

Further details on the Global MICE Collaborative and registration for the MICE Fundamentals course are available at

For further information, please contact

Nicole Bowman, MBA, CEM-AP
Vice President, Marketing & Communications, IAEE

Drew Holmgreen
Chief Brand Officer, MPI

Pádraic Gilligan, CIS, CITP
Head of Marketing, SITE

The Global MICE Collaborative (“the Collaborative”)
The Global MICE Collaborative is a joint initiative of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE), Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE). With its overarching aim to advance the global meetings, incentives, conferences & exhibitions (MICE) industry, the Collaborative provides a convenient single solution to provide education and training to accelerate workforce development and destination capabilities within the business events industry in both established and emerging markets worldwide.

About IAEE
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) is the global association for the exhibitions and events industry, including more than 1,300 show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition supplier companies and over 12,000 individual members in 52 countries.  Along with the globally recognized Certified in Exhibition Management® (CEM) learning program and designation, IAEE has a strong focus on advocacy initiatives.

About MPI
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of more than 110,000 meeting and event professionals including nearly 13,000 engaged members. It has It has nearly 70 chapters, clubs and members in more than 75 countries worldwide. "When we meet, we change the world."

About SITE
Founded in 1973, SITE is a professional association of 2,700 members located in 87 countries, working in corporations, agencies, airlines, cruise companies, and across the entire destination supply chain. We bring value to our members at both global and local chapter level by networking, online resources, education, certification, and advocacy. SITE is deeply committed to the new generation and operates a best-in-class Young Leaders program and dedicated annual conference. 

April 08, 2024
The Tourism Partnership of Niagara Welcomes Darryl MacMillan as New Executive Director

Niagara/CNW/—The Tourism Partnership of Niagara (TPN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Darryl MacMillan as its new Executive Director. With over 20 years of experience in strategy development, brand marketing, government relations, and executive leadership, MacMillan brings a wealth of expertise to his new role.

MacMillan's extensive background includes serving as a board director at the Ontario Craft Wineries, where he played a pivotal role in developing strategic plans and negotiating agreements with government and industry stakeholders. Notably, he contributed significantly to the development of the Ontario Wine Industry's 2030 Vision document, showcasing his commitment to shaping the future of the wine tourism and hospitality sectors.

Tina Truszyk, Chairwoman of TPN, expressed confidence in MacMillan's abilities, stating, "Darryl's deep multi-level government relations experience advocating for stakeholders in the Canadian winegrowing, hospitality, and tourism industries make him a great fit for this position. His strategic vision and leadership will be valuable in advancing TPN's mission to enhance and grow Niagara's tourism region."

The Tourism Partnership of Niagara, a non-profit industry-led organization funded by the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries, is one of 13 Regional Tourism Organizations in Ontario (TPN is officially designated as RTO2). Collaborating with sub-regional partners such as Niagara Falls Tourism, Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake, and others, TPN aims to establish Niagara as the No. 1 international tourism destination in North America.

"Our goal is to develop a compelling leisure destination brand that strengthens Niagara's reputation as a world-renowned travel destination," said MacMillan. "I am thrilled to join TPN in its mission to promote this vibrant region and drive tourism growth."

About Tourism Partnership of Niagara
Tourism Partnership of Niagara
 (TPN) is a non-profit industry led organization funded by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS). We are one of thirteen Regional Tourism Organizations in the Province of Ontario (RTO2). Our sub-regional partners Niagara Falls Tourism, Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake, City of St. Catharines Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Niagara Benchlands and Niagara's South Coast Tourism Association. The Tourism Partnership of Niagara plays a leadership role in the Niagara Tourism and Hospitality apparatus that helps to shape the Niagara narrative to attract business and leisure consumers to Niagara in providing a world-class, four-season travel destination to domestic and international markets.

SOURCE Tourism Partnership of Niagara

April 04, 2024
Las Vegas to Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day on April 11

A resort marquee takeover to feature the GMID logo and campaign hashtag, #MeetingsMatter

Las Vegas—The Las Vegas resort community will unite to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on April 11, 2024, showcasing the value of in-person meetings and conventions to Southern Nevada with a marquee takeover featuring the campaign hashtag, #MeetingsMatter. Las Vegas resorts will also feature blue exterior lighting to mark the initiative conceived by the U.S. Travel Association (USTA), the premier advocacy association for the travel industry.

GMID showcases the impact of the meeting industry to national and local economies. Meetings move industries forward while fostering deeper connections, education, and training opportunities for businesses. According to USTA, in 2023 there was $119 billion in meeting and event-related travel spending in the U.S., which directly supported nearly 600,000 American jobs.

“Meetings provide undeniable value to Southern Nevada as our visitors combine business with the iconic Las Vegas experience,” said Lisa Messina, chief sales officer of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). “GMID is our opportunity to recognize the many organizations that prioritize in-person meetings in our destination. They help move business forward while driving job creation and economic growth in our community.”

The last year has been monumental for Las Vegas’ tourism industry, and business travel continues to benefit. In addition to new investments and offerings throughout the destination, Las Vegas was on the world’s stage with the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix in late 2023 and Super Bowl LVIII in early 2024, which drove global awareness and record visitation.

In 2023, Las Vegas welcomed nearly 6 million business travelers, many of whom added a leisure trip before or after a meeting or convention. According to data compiled by the LVCVA Research Center, when a tradeshow or event is hosted in Las Vegas, organizers generally receive a nine-percent boost in attendance compared to other destinations.

There is now 15 million square feet of meeting and convention space throughout Southern Nevada - more than any other U.S. destination. Convention business drives Sunday through Thursday visitation to help fill 155,000 hotel rooms in the area. Business travelers also stay longer and spend on average a third more while in the destination. In 2022, convention visitor spending in the destination supported more than 38,000 local jobs and drove $7.5 billion in economic impact.

Las Vegas also continues to enhance the experience for business travelers. A $600 million renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s (LVCC) legacy campus is underway, which will extend the technology customer experience, and contemporary design and architecture of the West Hall. The Venetian Convention and Expo Center and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center are also undergoing renovations. In 2023, the three Las Vegas facilities were among the Wall Street Journal’s list of top convention centers in the U.S., with the LVCC ranking number one.

For more information on meetings and conventions in Las Vegas, visit

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with positioning Southern Nevada as the undisputed global destination for leisure and business travel along with operating the 4.6 million square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). With more than 155,000 hotel rooms and more than 15 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting visitors to the area. The LVCVA also owns the Vegas Loop at Las Vegas Convention Center, designed and operated by The Boring Company, and also owns the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops throughout the resort corridor. For more information, go to, or

April 04, 2024
Destinations International Strengthens Commitment to Indigenous Tourism through New ITAC Partnership

Washington, D.C.—Destinations International (DI), the leading resource for destination organizations, today announced a new partnership with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC). This alliance aims to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Indigenous tourism through education, fostering authentic engagement and promoting The Original Original mark of excellence.

Both organizations feel this collaboration is a step towards empowering destinations to engage authentically with Indigenous tourism business owners, benefiting both visitors and Indigenous communities.

"Through our partnership with Destinations International, we aim to foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous tourism and its cultural significance within the global travel industry,” says Keith Henry, President & CEO of ITAC.  “Through education and raising awareness of The Original Original mark of excellence, we empower destinations to authentically engage with Indigenous tourism business owners, thereby enriching the travel experience for visitors while promoting economic opportunities for Indigenous Peoples. Further, Destinations International’s strategic priorities for destination organizations in 2024 align with ITAC’s vision to help make Canada become the global leader in Indigenous tourism by 2030."

Reflecting on the successful 2024 International Indigenous Tourism Conference, DI's Chief Inclusion Officer, Sophia Hyder Hock, emphasized the association's ongoing initiatives to promote genuine appreciation over appropriation and to amplify Indigenous voices in tourism. "Our partnership with ITAC aligns perfectly with these efforts, further enabling us to support our members in making meaningful contributions to cultural preservation and understanding."

Don Welsh, President and CEO of Destinations International, added, "This partnership signifies a milestone in our journey towards fostering a more inclusive and diverse tourism industry. By prioritizing Indigenous-led storytelling and education on      The Original Original mark, we underscore our commitment to responsible and respectful destination management."

As destination management organizations get ready to welcome the return of summer, there is no better time than now for industry and travelers to support the revitalization of Indigenous cultures by choosing The Original Original mark of excellence

The collaboration will also feature a joint research project with destination organizations to explore best practices in Indigenous tourism, setting a precedent for how destinations worldwide can engage with and support Indigenous-led tourism initiatives.

About Destinations International:
Destinations International is the world’s largest and most reliable resource for destination organizations. In short - DI educates, equips, and empowers our members to grow the success of their destinations and to excel professionally. Membership grants access to a wealth of important industry resources, educational opportunities, and exclusive benefits. For more information, visit

About Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC):
The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is a national non-profit Indigenous tourism industry organization established in 2015. ITAC is the lead organization tasked with growing and promoting the Indigenous tourism industry across the country. Inspired by a vision for a thriving Indigenous tourism economy sharing authentic, memorable and enriching experiences, ITAC develops relationships with groups and regions with similar mandates to enable collective support, product development, promotion and marketing of authentic Indigenous tourism businesses in a respectful protocol.

Media Contacts:
Gretchen Hall

Krystal Carter
tartanbond, on behalf of ITAC

Jovily Martone
tartanbond, on behalf of ITAC

March 26, 2024
Toronto Marriott City Centre Gears Up for the 2024 Blue Jays Season Announces Newest Additions to Big League Menu and All-Season Amenities

TorontoAs anticipation for the 2024 Major League Baseball season reaches a fever pitch, Toronto Marriott City Centre proudly unveils its unique hotel amenities and latest additions to its popular "Big League Menu" at Sportsnet Grill. The only hotel in North America situated within a Major League stadium, the Toronto Marriott City Centre offers unparalleled views of the Rogers Centre from its many special venues, creating an unmatched experience for sports enthusiasts and city explorers alike.

Whether you’re watching pre-game batting practice or all nine innings field-side at Sportsnet Grill, enjoying a VIP experience in the hotel’s private open-air Skyboxes, staying in our "in action" field-view rooms and suites, tailgating at the On Deck Patio, or hosting a private event at Legends Lounge, Toronto Marriott City Centre continues to raise the bar for hospitality and excitement. 

In celebration of the upcoming Toronto Blue Jays season, the Toronto Marriott City Centre introduces its latest culinary sensations on the "Big League Menu". Featuring an array of indulgent delights and refreshing cocktails, this season's menu promises to hit it out of the park.

New Favourites
Try Daulton Varsho’s Favourite Fried Cheese Curds! The Wisconsin delicacy is the newest member of the team. This dish is inspired by Varsho's fave from his hometown Nasonville Dairy. These delectable cheese curds are crisply battered and served with ranch dipping sauce and crudité.

Move over Beast Mode Burger, the Strikeout Stack has arrived! A triple-stacked burger adorned with raclette cheese, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, pickled onion, smoked scallion mayo, and diced sweet onion. This one’s a showstopper!

Everyone’s favourite, the Sportsnet Grill 24” Slugger is back! A two-foot-long all-beef wiener topped with bacon crumble, signature bacon jam, Swiss cheese, smoked jalapeño mayo, and spring onions, this over-the-top creation is the MVP every time. And to add an extra layer of excitement, the Toronto Marriott City Centre invites guests to participate in the #SluggerChallenge. Brave contenders are invited to finish the monstrous 24” Slugger in under 7 minutes, with the chance to win bragging rights, a spot on the Wall of Champs, and Sportsnet merch!

Overtime is guaranteed with the Sweet Spot S’mores Flatbread featuring Nutella, dark chocolate chips, marshmallows, Hershey’s almond bar, and macerated strawberries in an indulgent dessert or the Home Run Hazelnut Crunch Cake. 

In addition to game-day favourites, the menu features a range of lighter fare catering to every fan's palate. Whether gluten-conscious, vegetarian, or vegan, diners are covered with a selection of delicious dishes including vegetarian Korean Cauliflower Bites, vegan Mediterranean Farro Bowl and gluten-friendly, vegetarian Watermelon & Feta Salad. 

“We’re so excited to see this year’s Blue Jays season unfold from our one-of-a-kind location inside Rogers Centre," said Ryan Soderberg, General Manager, Toronto Marriott City Centre. “Here, guests enjoy unmatched accommodation with our field-view rooms, immersive culinary experience with the best views of the game below, and event spaces crafted to echo the spirit of the game with unparalleled hospitality. It really is a special place, and we hope you’ll join us.”


Sportsnet Grill
Ranked amongst TripAdvisor’s top 10 Toronto restaurants, Sportsnet Grill promises a one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment experience, complete with live field action from its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the baseball diamond. Situated just off of the hotel lobby, the restaurant is home to state-of-the-art screens broadcasting MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL, CFL, and MLS games all day and night along with a mouth-watering menu offering a delicious twist on ballpark, comfort and international classics. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sportsnet Grill is the perfect spot for a truly unique experience at any meal.

Legends Lounge
Legends Lounge is an exclusive event space offering panoramic views of the stadium, and it can accommodate up to 60 guests. The versatile space can be used for a variety of events, including private parties, corporate meetings, bachelor parties and weddings and features sports-themed decor including a mural of Canadian sports legends, making it a unique and ideal spot for sports fans.

Toronto Marriott City Centre Skyboxes
Toronto Marriott City Centre offers four private Skyboxes for rent during baseball games and throughout the year. Situated in the stadium, but accessed from the hotel, they can seat up to 18 guests, and accommodate 25-30, making them ideal for group outings or corporate events.

The Skyboxes are equipped with comfortable seating, private washrooms, and flat-screen TVs, ensuring that guests have all the amenities they need to enjoy the game. And with exceptional food and beverage service, guests will enjoy a range of delicious menu items and drinks, tailored to your taste, and presented to impress. 

Renting a Skybox at the Toronto Marriott City Centre is a great way to enjoy a game or event with friends, family, or colleagues while taking advantage of the hotel's prime location within the Rogers Centre. The Skyboxes are in high demand, so it is recommended to book them in advance to ensure availability.

In the Action Field-View Rooms and Suites
In the Action Field-View Rooms and Suites at the Toronto Marriott City Centre are some of the city’s most sought-after accommodations. These rooms and suites offer stunning views of the Rogers Centre field, making guests feel like they are part of the game.

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that open to offer panoramic views and sounds of the stadium from their perfect centre field location, these rooms are available with either a king-sized bed or two double beds, and they come equipped with modern amenities like high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and plush bedding.

The Field-View Suites are even more luxurious and spacious, with separate living areas and bedrooms, making them ideal for families or larger groups. These suites come equipped with premium amenities like Keurig machines, bathrobes, and complimentary bottled water.

To book your stay, visit the Toronto Marriott City Centre website or call 416-341-7100. 

For Sportsnet Grill reservations, please visit or call 416.341.5045. Stay connected on FacebookInstagramTikTok and X @SportsnetGrill.

About Sportsnet Grill
Located within the lobby level of Toronto Marriott City Centre, and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 365 days a year, Sportsnet Grill’s modern space boasts large screen televisions showcasing the best in sports action, while floor-to-ceiling windows offer unparalleled views directly into the heart of the Rogers Centre. For those hosting a corporate gathering, a special celebration, or an intimate sports-themed affair, the restaurant’s private event space, Legends Lounge, offers sports-themed luxury, boasting panoramic vistas of the stadium to create an immersive backdrop for your event. For reservations, please visit or call 416.341.5045. Follow along on social @sportsnetgrill.

About Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel
Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel is nestled in the heart of downtown and the only hotel in North America attached to a multi-purpose stadium and entertainment complex. The hotel is conveniently located near Scotiabank Arena, the Hockey Hall of Fame, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium and two airports. Beautifully designed rooms and suites showcase plush bedding and stylish décor with your choice of views of the Rogers Centre baseball field or the city. Start your day at the lobby Starbucks. Stay energized in their fully equipped fitness centre open 24 hours a day or enjoy a refreshing swim in the indoor pool. Watch a live game at one of Sportsnet Grill's window tables as you dig into their over-the-top big league menu items or grab one of their playful, artisanal cocktails or local craft beers at the bar. For more information, please visit and stay connected on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn at @TorontoMarriottCC.

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March 20, 2024
Sphere Announces First Keynote Event

Sphere Announces First Keynote Event with Hewlett Packard Enterprise – Next-Generation Venue Poised to Redefine Brand Storytelling and Keynote Category

Keynote Address From Hewlett Packard Enterprise President and CEO
Will Take Place During HPE Discover 2024 in June

Las Vegas—Sphere Entertainment Co. (NYSE: SPHR) today announced that Sphere will host its first keynote event, showcasing how the next-generation venue can leverage its full technical capabilities and unique offerings to create an experience for global brands unlike anything anywhere else in the world. The keynote address from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) President and Chief Executive Officer, Antonio Neri, will take place at the venue on June 18 as part of HPE Discover 2024.  

“Sphere is where the world’s biggest artists, and now the biggest brands, go when they want to create an experience unlike any other,” said Jennifer Koester, President, Sphere Business Operations at Sphere Entertainment. “Sphere is a next-generation medium and a powerful platform for companies to educate and demonstrate – connecting with their audiences in a way they can only do at Sphere. The HPE keynote will leverage the venue’s cutting-edge technologies to deliver a bespoke experience that sets a new bar for brand storytelling and corporate events.”

“Big moments call for bold moves,” said Jim Jackson, Chief Marketing Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “At the core of HPE’s rapid transformation is a commitment to bringing innovative, new experiences that engage new audiences and define the future. Sphere is the perfect venue for us to declare what’s next for our brand and to bring to life the technologies that will enable enterprises to thrive in the AI era.”

Since opening in Las Vegas in September 2023, Sphere has become renowned worldwide both for its captivating visuals and immersive live experiences. HPE’s session will demonstrate how the venue can also be leveraged to reimagine corporate events that engage and inspire key stakeholders.   

The exterior of Sphere – the Exosphere – is the largest LED screen on Earth that has become a vivid landmark on the Las Vegas skyline and is recognized worldwide via social media. Consisting of approximately 1.2 million LED pucks, the Exosphere is capable of displaying more than 1 billion different colors – creating an unparalleled digital canvas for brands to connect with their audiences that resonates in new and innovative ways.

Inside, Sphere’s Atrium is a 5.7 million cubic feet space that creates an otherworldly experience from the moment guests enter the venue, building anticipation for events in the main venue bowl. With 17,600 seats and a 160,000 sq. ft. LED screen that wraps up, over and around the audience, Sphere offers a fully immersive visual environment at a never-before-seen scale. The venue’s other cutting-edge technologies include Sphere Immersive Sound, powered by HOLOPLOT, which delivers precise, crystal-clear sound to every seat, no matter the size or type of event.

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About Sphere Entertainment Co.
Sphere Entertainment Co. is a premier live entertainment and media company. The Company includes Sphere, a next-generation entertainment medium powered by cutting-edge technologies to redefine the future of entertainment. The first Sphere venue opened in Las Vegas in September 2023. In addition, the Company includes MSG Networks, which operates two regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG Sportsnet, as well as a direct-to-consumer and authenticated streaming product, MSG+, delivering a wide range of live sports content and other programming. More information is available at  

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March 19, 2024
The WestJet Group names Diederik Pen as airline President

Pen to continue to serve as Group Chief Operating Officer reporting to Chief Executive Officer Alexis von Hoensbroech

Calgary, AB/CNW/—The WestJet Group today announced the appointment of Diederik Pen as President of WestJet Airlines effective April 1, 2024. As WestJet Group Chief Operating Officer and President of WestJet Airlines, Pen will continue to report to Alexis von Hoensbroech, the WestJet Group's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As CEO, Alexis von Hoensbroech will continue to maintain overall responsibility for the WestJet Group and its strategic direction.

"Diederik's experience as a respected leader, with a track record of operational success, will be critical as we continue our growth strategy, including the integration of Sunwing Airlines," said von Hoensbroech. "With the largest narrow-body aircraft order book in Canada, it is critical we optimize safe and reliable performance for our business, as we deliver more affordable options and better connectivity to Canadians."

Since joining the WestJet Group in October of 2021, as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Pen has been instrumental in enhancing the operational performance of the Group. Leading operations into recovery, he has been influential across airline operations, inflight, airports, technical operations, labour relations, safety, crew resources and training. As WestJet Group Chief Operating Officer and President of WestJet Airlines, Pen will be responsible for the Group's day-to-day operations, successful labour negotiations and overall operational reliability that WestJet guests expect. He will also assume the role of the Transport Canada Accountable Executive.

"Across the past three years, WestJetters have demonstrated their relentless commitment to the travel needs of Canadians and the performance of our airline. I am incredibly grateful to work alongside such a dedicated, innovative and passionate team," said Pen. "As we lean into the momentum of a financially and operationally strong 2023 and focus on the WestJet Group's future growth, it has never been more important that we continue to work together to increase our reliability and performance."  

Prior to joining WestJet, Pen brought with him more than 25 years of aviation-industry experience from the Asia-Pacific and European regions. As an Executive Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer for multiple airlines he drove significant expansions, while overseeing operations for fast-growing, ultra-low-cost businesses.

About WestJet 
In 27 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 per cent. WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 26 countries. 

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March 19, 2024
Destination Canada Launches a Multi-Million Dollar International Convention Attraction Fund
  • New program should inject more than $170 million into the Canadian economy
  • Funding from the Government of Canada will support eligible Canadian destinations in their bids to host major international business events

Ottawa, ON—Destination Canada is proud to announce the launch of a new, three-year, International Convention Attraction Fund (ICAF or "the Fund") in a strategic move to bolster Canada's global competitiveness in attracting major international conventions, conferences, and events to Canada.

The Fund was officially announced late yesterday (during a Working Session of the Ministerial Tourism Council), by the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Destination Canada President and CEO, Marsha Walden. Federal Ministers responsible for Canada's Regional Development Agencies as well as the Minister responsible for Small Business were present.

The Fund is a major part of an overall $50 million investment from the 2023 Federal Budget and is a key priority of the Federal Tourism Growth Strategy (FTGS).

"Hosting more international events is a central part of our work to help Canadian tourism reach its full potential," said The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism. "That's why, as part of the new Federal Tourism Growth Strategy, Destination Canada is making historic investments to attract more conferences and conventions. These events showcase the best of Canada, extend our tourism season, and attract business people – who typically spend twice as much as leisure travellers. We anticipate that this program will bring in at least $174 million into the Canadian economy. From the Women Deliver Conference to the World AIDS Conference, Canadians are world-class hosts. With fierce competition for these events, this investment will ensure that Canada can contend with the best—and then welcome them."

The ICAF will provide financial commitments for bids on major international conventions. The financial support and backing from Destination Canada will greatly improve each applicant's chances of winning their respective bids. The awarded financial commitment, eligible up to $1 million CAD, is determined by a pre-established scoring system based on select criteria, demonstrating the value of each bidding opportunity. Using a conservative estimate, ICAF is expected to produce around $3.5 for every dollar invested, generating at least $174M for the Canadian economy.

"We see 2024 as Canada's year of competitiveness for business events," said Destination Canada CEO, Marsha Walden. "This is what it takes to compete for the world's major business events, and win. Business events have immediate benefits for the Canadian economy and the tourism sector today as well as long-term 'beyond- tourism' benefits in attracting foreign direct investment, innovative businesses, and new talent in high-growth sectors that are critical to Canada's future economy."

"ICAF demonstrates Canada's commitment to fostering economic prosperity, innovation, and connectivity," said President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, Beth Potter. "Through this initiative, we're not just inviting the world to our doorstep; we're showcasing Canada as the premiere destination for global thought leadership and industry advancement. This is an opportunity to catalyze growth, inspire job creation, and secure a prosperous future for all Canadians by welcoming the global community to exchange ideas, forge partnerships, and celebrate the pioneering spirit that defines our nation."

"International business events are crucial for Canadian hotels, driving high-yield business travel and occupancy during shoulder seasons," said President and CEO of the Hotel Association of Canada, Susie Grynol. "The International Convention Attraction Fund will bolster Canada's capacity to host major conferences and conventions, solidifying our position as a premier global destination."

The ICAF represents Canada's commitment to driving sectoral growth, advancing national priorities, and ensuring the country remains an attractive destination for major international business events.

For more information on ICAF or to request an interview, please contact A photo of the ICAF announcement can be found here.

Notes to Editors:

Who is eligible for ICAF funding?

Canadian Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) putting together a bid for an eligible major international convention may apply.

DMOs must have an international business events attraction strategy, which includes the following key components: hosting infrastructure and facilities, marketing and promotion, dedicated financial and human resources, and industry collaboration.

The international convention under consideration must:    

  • Fall within one of Destination Canada's six priority sectors – advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, life sciences, natural resources, digital industries and finance/insurance – and/or align with a Canadian federal government mandate, objective or initiative
  • Produce well-documented economic benefits for host regions
  • Qualify as a "citywide" event by attracting a pre-defined minimum number of delegates, proportional to the size of the city, its infrastructure and facilities

Destination Canada encourages events aligning with at least one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as this may constitute additional support for DMOs aiming to leverage the event to achieve meaningful, long-term outcomes and potential legacy impacts in the destination.

About Destination Canada
At Destination Canada, we believe that tourism enhances the wealth and wellbeing of Canadians and enriches the lives of visitors. Our mission is to influence supply and build demand for the benefit of locals, communities and visitors through leading research, alignment with public and private sectors, and marketing Canada nationally and abroad.

Knowing that diversity is our greatest asset, we promote Canada as a premier four-season leisure and business tourism destination around the country and world in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, United Kingdom and the United States.

In addition, our Business Events team leverage in-depth global market analysis to target international clusters aligned with Canada's priority economic sectors.

Destination Canada is a Crown corporation wholly owned by the Government of Canada.

SOURCE Destination Canada

March 18, 2024
Colin Wood Joins VoX International Team

Toronto, ON—VoX International is pleased to announce that Colin Wood will be joining the team as Senior Account & Business Strategy Director

Colin Wood is a well-known travel industry executive with a broad range of travel/tourism experience. With stops at Air Miles, Sunwing, CAA, and Travel Cuts, his marketing acumen and account leadership will be well utilized once again at VoX International. Colin will be leading the Hawaii Tourism account and supporting overall client strategy and business development for VoX.

“We are thrilled to welcome Colin back to the VoX team,” said Susan Webb, President of VoX International. “Colin brings an extensive experience in the travel and tourism industry, and I have no doubt that Colin will significantly contribute to VoX in his role as Senior Account & Business Strategy Director.”

“I am very excited to be rejoining the VoX International team , “ said Colin Wood, “I look forward to utilizing my experience as I direct the Hawaii Tourism account and help with overall client strategy and business development.”

Colin can be reached at

For more information on the company, its team, and services, visit

VoX International Inc:
Canadian-owned and led by a team of senior industry executives, VoX International Inc. provides a wide range of destination marketing, public relation and marketing solutions for all facets of the travel and tourism sectors. By providing personal, innovative and results-driven solutions in a timely and cost-efficient manner, VoX has established itself as a leader within the North America Market.

Media contact:
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President, VoX International
416.935.1896 ext. 222

March 15, 2024
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Hosts Back-to-Back Mardi Gras Events for over 50,000 Spectators

Grand balls, elaborate Carnival parties, concerts and more – all in only 96 hours

New Orleans –The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) is the Crescent City’s premiere venue for some of Carnival’s biggest events. Over four consecutive days, the NOENMCC transforms into Mardi Gras central as revelers flock to the facility to take in the excitement of four of the city’s largest Carnival krewes (clubs). The Zulu, Endymion, Bacchus, and Orpheus balls bring approximately 50,000 spectators to the Convention Center. Unlike traditional tradeshows with exhibits and presenters, the planning process, setup, and logistics required to host Mardi Gras balls and events is uniquely New Orleans and distinctive to the NOENMCC’s award-winning facility and staff.   

Preparations begin one week prior to the first event when the facility operations team converts 293,010 square feet of event space into a Carnival extravaganza. With precision and efficiency, hundreds of operations crew members and contractors work together to construct and design the space, build stages, bring in decorations and set up a staggering 50,000 chairs, 5,000 tables and nearly 1,000 barricades over the course of the four days. With less than 24 hours between each event, the staff transforms and flips the space to accommodate the next krewe’s festivities, each with its own unique flair.

“Operation tasks are executed between the hours of 3 a.m. and 6 p.m. to seamlessly prepare for the next event, all while managing the disposal and recycling of huge amounts of trash and ensuring every inch of our floors is meticulously mopped,” said Michael J. Sawaya, Convention Center President and CEO. “The incredible feats our staff accomplishes over the course of just four days during Mardi Gras, making it all appear effortless, is incredible and truly a phenomenon unique to our facility, unmatched anywhere else in the world.”

Consistently ranked as one of the country’s top facilities for conventions and tradeshows, the NOENMCC is the sixth largest convention center in the nation. With 1.1 million square feet of space in downtown New Orleans, it is the ideal venue for these grand Mardi Gras balls that parade through NOENMCC featuring double-and-triple decker and multi-unit floats, accompanied by light shows, live concerts and crowds that top tens of thousands.

After each event, the Convention Center’s staff and cleanup crews collect and recycle tons of Mardi Gras “throws” and beads, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans. This year, the Convention Center’s Mardi Gras Bead Recycling Program gathered over 5,400 pounds of beads and “throws” plus over 300 pounds of plastic bottles and aluminum cans, helping divert trash from local area landfills to be recycled, repurposed, or reused. The NOENMCC is one of the city’s top contributors to Recycle Dat, a city-wide effort to make Mardi Gras more sustainable, as well as the largest donor to ARC of Greater New Orleans’ bead recycle program, which creates jobs for people with intellectual disabilities.

“Considering all that is required to host these Mardi Gras events, still the most amazing attribute of our staff is, the move-in of one of our more traditional events gets underway the very next day, as if nothing happened” concluded Sawaya.

For more information about NOENMCC and upcoming events, please visit

About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC)
New Orleans is Built to Host! With 1.1 million square feet of prime exhibit space on one level, all under one roof, NOENMCC is the sixth largest Convention Center in the United States and provides the largest single exhibit space in the country. NOENMCC is a 2023 IAVM Venue Excellence recipient and is consistently named a regional top workplace by The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate. Our recent LEED Gold certification makes NOENMCC the largest LEED-certified project in Louisiana and the largest convention center project in the U.S. certified under LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance, as well as the first convention center in the world to be awarded initial certification under LEED Gold v4.1 O+M. A leading contributor to the city’s robust tourism economy, NOENMCC event activity has produced $90.1 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening.

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Phone: 504.388.4925

March 14, 2024
Hilton Toronto Unveils Renovated Accommodations and Introduces All‑New Lobby Bar and Brasserie, Frenchy

Thoughtful design details are revealed in Hilton Toronto’s reimagined guest rooms and elevated restaurant experience

Toronto, ON—Located in the city’s downtown core, Hilton Toronto invites locals and visitors near and far for a reimagined hotel experience. In addition to unveiling its recently renovated rooms, meticulously designed to offer the utmost comfort and style, the urban property is introducing Toronto’s newest French bar and brasserie, Frenchy. A haven for leisure and business travellers alike and conveniently located steps away from the city’s hot spots, Hilton Toronto invites returning and new guests to a refined home away from home.  

A New Lobby Experience
Upon entering the hotel, guests are greeted by a transformed lobby, exuding an engaging ambiance and a sense of closeness. Realized by renowned studio DesignAgency and in collaboration with Barney River, the lobby’s revitalized structure and layout boast softened concrete surfaces, enriched sightlines, and improved flow between entrances and amenities. Personalizing the arrival process, individual desks now replace the traditional long check-in counter, allowing for intimate service and a refined experience for individuals and groups. Complementing the tailored check-in, The Market, reminiscent of a chic general store, provides convenient snacks and refreshments for those on the move.

Following check-in, guests looking to ease into their stay can further explore the redesigned lobby - a welcoming space designed for unwinding and socializing. With inviting areas suitable for work, relaxation, and dining, the redesigned space sets the stage for memorable experiences. At its heart, Frenchy adds a touch of sophistication to Hilton Toronto’s signature hospitality. The oval-shaped bar serves everything from freshly brewed coffee to artisanal cocktails. At the same time, plush banquettes and armchairs invite guests to unwind in comfort in both the lounge and dining areas. Tucked away within Frenchy lies a private dining room wrapped with lacquered cabinets showcasing a selection of wines – a perfect setting for meetings, tastings, and special occasions. As the hotel’s focal point, livening the entire space and creating a vibrant hub of social interaction, Frenchy redefines the traditional lobby bar experience by providing the perfect balance of intimacy and versatility. 

“Collaborating with Hilton Hotels and Resorts on revitalizing its Downtown Toronto property was an exciting project,” said Matt Davis, founding partner, DesignAgency. “With the goal of elevating the hotel’s existing elegance and service, we are honoured to have contributed to the city’s hospitality landscape by reimagining the previous space as a vibrant and lively new experience."  

Local Artistry 
Magnifying the property’s ideal positioning in the city and surrounding community, the lobby is elevated with a captivating collection of artwork, many of which are custom commissions. Spotlighting local art galleries, the pieces reflect the hotel’s commitment to curating a unique and culturally relevant environment. Near the elevators and The Market are three striking pieces from Thompson Landry Gallery, an art gallery in Toronto's historic Distillery District. Rives and Aborder L'Inconnue No. 1 by Carol Bernier, and Ethereal Ascension by SylT, evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity. In Frenchy’s private dining room, two commissioned pieces, also from Thompson Landry Gallery, are positioned perfectly to create an artistic ambiance of sophistication and contemplation - Muddy Feet Pressing to Early Coffee Stands and It's Only the Breeze Travelling by France Jodoin. Also found in the bar and brasserie, photographs from LUMAS add diversity to the artistic narrative within the space. Guests can admire Sorrento 1992 by Bart Van Leeuwen and Vie du Jour, captured by Will Falize. Fostering community engagement and connection, the chosen pieces support locality and further solidify the hotel’s sense of place.  

Room Renovations  
Upstairs, the hotel's accommodations are remodelled with meticulous thought and regard for accommodating and ensuring comfort, a sense of belonging and ease for guests away from home. Positioning the Toronto location as a must-visit Hilton destination, the design approach embodies a fusion of timelessness and elegance with contemporary sophistication. A seamless blend of tradition and modernity, classic shapes and a thoughtfully selected neutral and light palette evoke a sense of warmth and comfort, purposefully setting the stage for a truly memorable stay. This deliberate interplay of bold blue accents envelops guests in an environment that transcends fleeting trends. The guest room renovations not only redefine Hilton accommodations but also establish a new benchmark for excellence in hospitality. Grounded in ageless design principles and a commitment to spaces embodying sophistication, comfort and practicality, Hilton Toronto is emerging as a beacon of superior hospitality within Canada's vibrant landscape. 

“We are thrilled to unveil a new chapter in our hospitality story,” said Andy Loges, area general manager, Hilton Toronto. “Our renovation is more than a physical transformation; it's a testament to our dedication to curating immersive and unforgettable experiences for our guests. From the addition of Frenchy to the enhanced design of our accommodations, every detail reflects our dedication to creating an environment where guests can come, enjoy and linger. We want every stay and meal to be more than time well spent - instead, we want them to be cherished memories.” 

Hilton Toronto and Frenchy are located at 145 Richmond St W. Frenchy is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. - for more information and reservations, please visit the official Instagram page here, and website here. To book a stay at Hilton Toronto, please click here, and to stay up-to-date with all hotel happenings, follow the property’s official Instagram here.  

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Carrie Wong
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About Hilton
Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube

March 13, 2024
The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism Launches new Cayman Islands Specialist Programme in Partnership with TravPRO Mobile

Toronto, ON—The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT) has teamed up with leading B2B travel technology specialist TravPRO Mobile for its new travel advisor learning, rewards, and sales platform, Cayman Islands Specialist Programme. The programme softly launched in Canada in early 2024 and offers a dynamic all-in-one platform designed to educate travel advisors about selling the Cayman Islands as a luxury lifestyle destination and seamlessly guide them from learning to promoting to selling. The app-based Cayman Islands Specialist Programme is compatible with IOS and Android devices and can be downloaded and completed when offline, providing ease of access on mobile, desktop or tablet. It is the new site for the popular Cayman Rewards, where advisors can enter their bookings and earn monthly rewards.

Whether on mobile, desktop or tablet, the learning portion of the program kicks off with a series of interactive modules that showcase the Cayman Islands story by offering essential details such as where to stay and what to do, why Cayman is heralded as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, and the warm and welcoming local Caymankind hospitality. 

The learning modules also take a deeper dive into the unique attractions and activities on the three islands of Cayman — Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman — and include multi-modal content like videos, fun quizzes, and peer insights from top sellers of the Cayman Islands.

“The CIDOT is committed to investing in resources that will enable travel professionals to promote and sell Cayman easier and more efficiently,” said Raymond Mathias, Business Development Manager – Canada. “In fact, it was the Sales Companion portion of the program that stood out most for us. TravPRO Mobile has reimagined the traditional eLearning process to activate that expert knowledge and give advisors the tools to market the Cayman Islands directly to their client base, as well as a range of deep sales support to help them make bookings.”

Once the four foundational modules are successfully completed, advisors receive a diploma as a certified Cayman Islands Specialist, as well as exclusive access to the Cayman Rewards program and Sales Companion. The Sales Companion offers many advanced features to help advisors retain expert knowledge, promote Cayman Islands to potential clients, and close more bookings. The Promote channel includes consumer-facing content like visitor tips, guides, maps, videos, and images, all shareable via social, text, email or download with just one tap. The Sell channel offers targeted sales support to help the advisor answer client questions and build and book itineraries. A comprehensive Directory of suppliers rounds out the program.


  • Training across multimedia devices
  • Certificate of completion 
  • Real time product directory
  • Accreditation with ACTA towards CTC certification
  • Exclusive rewards program for graduates
  • Exclusive invitations to join Cayman Islands Specialists FAMs 

The Cayman Islands Specialist Programme is a completely mobile platform. Designed to adapt to the modern advisor’s lifestyle, the native application can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices and can even be used while offline during travel. Advisors may register and begin using the web-based program at or download the iOS or Android app by scanning the QR code below or visiting the App Store or Play Store. The Cayman Islands Specialist Programme is also proud to be a founding featured partner in TravPRO Mobile’s new travel advisor super app, TheSOURCE.

About the Cayman Islands
A quick, 4-hour, nonstop from Toronto, and located 480 miles south of Miami in the vibrant tranquility of western Caribbean, this trio of tiny islands is a premier destination for discriminating travellers, divers, honeymooners and families. Known as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, world renowned for its idyllic beaches and recognised as a sophisticated, diverse and memorable tourist destination, the Cayman Islands offers spectacular recreational opportunities along with warm, impeccable service. To learn more about the Cayman Islands, please go to or contact your local travel agent.

About TravPRO Mobile
TravPRO Mobile is a thirteen-time Adrian Award winner disrupting the global B2B sector with a suite of innovative mobile technology solutions, including the world’s first B2B travel super app, TheSOURCE. TravPRO Mobile’s portfolio features cutting-edge training, onboarding, and sales enablement via its trademarked Sales Companion platform, as well as complementary rewards and incentive programs, all easily maintained and updated with the industry’s only real-time CMS. TravPRO Mobile is also a leader in market penetration into China and in creating B2B2C brand ambassador programs. To find out more, visit and connect with TravPRO on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

March 12, 2024
IHG Hotels & Resorts and EnviroSpark to Scale Availability of Electric Vehicle Chargers at Hotels in the U.S. and Canada

Agreement supports IHG’s commitment to accelerate EV charger installation across its portfolio

Atlanta—IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) today announced an agreement with EnviroSpark, an industry leader in the design, installation, and operation of electrical vehicle (EV) charging solutions, to make electric vehicle chargers (EVCs) available to all IHG-branded hotels across the United States and Canada. IHG hotels can now partner with EnviroSpark on EVCs depending on their individual needs and requirements. This agreement will further expand on IHG’s 1,100 hotels globally with EVCs, and meet the growing customer demand for EV charging on the road while supporting a shift to a low-carbon economy.

The EVCs that will be available at IHG-branded hotels in North America are well suited for travelers needing an overnight charge. To help travelers plan ahead, IHG has added an EV-charger search filter on its award-winning IHG One Rewards mobile app alongside a wide set of mapping features.

The adoption of electric vehicles is rising sharply as the global push for net-zero carbon emissions accelerates. According to Goldman Sachs Research, EVs will make up about half of new car sales worldwide by 2035.

Brian McGuinness, SVP of Global Guest Experience, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “Providing guests with more EV-charging convenience is a natural next step for IHG. With iconic road-trip brands such as Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, taking care of travelers on the road is core to what we do every day. Through our agreement with EnviroSpark, we’re providing even more options for IHG owners to install EVCs at hotels while making travel easier for a growing segment of sustainability-minded travelers.” 

Aaron Luque, Founder and CEO, EnviroSpark, said: “We’re honored to join forces with IHG Hotels & Resorts in expanding EV charger availability at their North American properties. The partnership reflects our shared commitment to a sustainable economy and aligns with the rising demand for eco-friendly travel options. Together, we aim to create a seamless and environmentally friendly experience for travelers, contributing to a greener future and bringing us closer to our vision of widespread EV adoption.”

To help accelerate the EV charging infrastructure emerging in North America, IHG is also supporting hotel owners with an EV charging guide with best practices to encourage installation of EV chargers across its portfolio of more than 4,100 open hotels in the U.S. and Canada.

IHG’s collaboration with EnviroSpark aligns to the company’s responsible business plan, Journey to Tomorrow, which includes a set of ambitious sustainability commitments to drive change for people, communities and the planet. This partnership is also one example of how IHG is working with an increasing number of diverse suppliers through its supplier diversity program EPIC and engaging more companies who share IHG’s values. To learn more about IHG’s commitment to responsible business, visit

For further information please contact:

Katie Shuford

About IHG®
IHG Hotels & Resorts [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good.

With a family of 19 hotel brands and IHG One Rewards, one of the world's largest hotel loyalty programmes, IHG has over 6,300 open hotels in more than 100 countries, and a development pipeline of over 2,000 properties.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Approximately 345,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.

Visit us online for more about our hotels and reservations and IHG One Rewards. To download the IHG One Rewards app, visit the Apple App or Google Play stores.

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March 11, 2024
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts Achieves a 12% Reduction Against its Baseline in Scope 1 and 2 Emissions Globally
  • Iberostar Hotels & Resorts publishes its "2023 Year in Review" report, detailing the company's progress towards its sustainability objectives. 
  • The hotel group highlights its efforts and results in terms of circular economy, blue foods, nature-based solutions, climate action and destination stewardship.

Palma de Mallorca—Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, dedicated to developing a model of responsible tourism, released today its "2023 Year in Review'', outlining the company’s latest sustainability progress. The Mallorcan hotel company reports across five key pillars, including circular economy, blue foods, nature-based solutions, climate action and destination stewardship. 

Gloria Fluxà, Vice-Chairman and Chief Sustainability Officer, Iberostar Group outlines: "Our commitment to responsible tourism leads our business on a transformative journey. The successful implementation of our vision requires a 360-degree approach, embedding sustainability within every process, aligning with nature, and mitigating risks. For instance, implementing Nature-Based Solutions like restoring coral reefs or mangroves to mitigate hurricane impact. Collaborations such as these can aid in developing proactive solutions, partnering with local governments can address major infrastructure challenges, and involving local communities can further holistic tourism. Through collective collaboration, our aim is to inspire positive change, so that we create a future where people and the environment flourish."

Emissions reduction and commitment to green hydrogen
Iberostar is moving towards carbon neutrality by 2030
, a milestone it aims to reach twenty years ahead of the global target set by the industry. In 2023, compared to 2019, Iberostar  has reduced its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 12% globally:   6% in the Américas region, of which Mexico reports 26%, and Brazil 21%, and 32% in the Europe region. 

The company has also reduced its energy consumption (kWh) by 6.5% compared to 2019, with the hotels in the Americas achieving 6.63%. Iberostars hotels in Cozumel (9.38%) and Cancun (10.12%), in Mexico, Costa Dorada (9.36%), in the Dominican Republic, and Rose Hall (12.28%), in Jamaica, have achieved some of the largest reductions in the region through the implementation of best practices  and key investments in hotels. 

Looking for sustainable energy solutions, 2023 was a period of progress for Iberostar. This search was evidenced in the construction of a 1.2 MWp Photovoltaic Plant at the Rose Hall Resort, in Jamaica, collaborating in the production of clean energy for the local hotel. In addition, the process of conditioning the ground for two photovoltaic plants in the Dominican Republic was initiated, paving the way for an expanded renewable energy capacity. In addition to this work in search of electrification, in 2023 the global strategy also included the progressive replacement of gas boilers with heat pumps in several locations in Mexico, contributing to the reduction of carbon footprint.

As for Jamaica, the focus  in 2024 is on the East End Morrant project on St. Thomas. With a commitment to reach 8,000 tons of CO2 through the conservation and reforestation of mangroves, a preliminary report has already been prepared for the site. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of the West Indies is being finalized and will establish collaborative activities related to mangrove conservation, reforestation and carbon sequestration. In addition, a contract was signed for the implementation of the Environmental Impact Study, which will be carried out by the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory at the University of the West Indies.  

Less waste to landfill at Iberostar hotels
In 2023, the company reduced the overall percentage of waste in its hotels, waste sent to landfill and waste derived from food. Specifically, through its 3R’s team and different initiatives, Iberostar reduced waste sent to landfill by 56% relative to its 2021 baseline.

83% of the seafood consumed at Iberostar hotels comes from responsible sources
As part of Iberostar’s goal of ensuring that 100% of fish and seafood served in Iberostar hotels is responsible, Iberostar has  achieved 83% thus far, five percentage points above last year's data. México was the first region to achieve the target, reaching 100% responsible consumption of seafood two years ago.

This achievement also contributes to the broader goal of promoting environmental stewardship in the seafood industry. Iberostar is working with fishing communities in specific destinations, such as the Aliança Kirimurȇ in Brazil, where it collaborates with a collective of fishermen and shellfish gatherers in the All Saints Bay region of Brazil. The Kirimurê Alliance focuses on improving the quality and sustainability of seafood production, providing support to 200 families involved in fishing and related activities. 75% of the participants are women, illustrating the commitment for sustainable, environmental and social development. Iberostar's participation has resulted in improving processing facilities and distribution channels, contributing to the development of a sustainable fishing industry in Brazil.

Eight coral nurseries for the conservation of the environment
In 2023, Iberostar incorporated two new coral nurseries in the Dominican Republic, bringing its total to eight nurseries, four in the Dominican Republic, three in Mexico and one in Jamaica. Through the labs, Iberostar scientists will continue studying the behavior and adaptation of these species against climate change and to establish a genetic bank of coral species.

Simultaneously, since restarting Iberostar's mangrove restoration program in 2021, the company has planted more than 16,100 mangroves of different varieties in the Dominican Republic. In addition, the chain has continued to implement local initiatives and collaborations to promote dune restoration in Mexico.

Challenges for the future
Iberostar also identifies some of challenges it faces in the near future as it works towards the goals of its 2030 Agenda:

  • Offset remaining emissions that are not easily achievable through decarbonization through innovative carbon capture projects, with a focus on blue carbon initiatives. Projects prioritize biodiversity conservation, sustainable ecosystem management and community inclusion for their economic benefit.
  • Continue the electrification of  hotels to amplify the innovation projects.
  • Create quality partnerships throughout the value chain to continue to reduce Scope 3 emissions, including aligning with its suppliers on carbon measurement standards, building relationships that foster collaboration with key suppliers, with the aim of generating tangible leaps of progress rather than attempting to dilute smaller actions across its value chain. 

Encourage collaboration and innovation with other companies to jointly address environmental challenges in order to build strong connections that allow us to maximize our impact at the destination.The full report can be downloaded at Iberostar’s Wave of Change website.

About Grupo Iberostar
Grupo Iberostar is a 100% family-owned Spanish multinational with more than 67 years of history in tourism and business origins dating back to 1877. Its main line of business is Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, which has more than 100 4- and 5-star hotels in 16 countries, including hotels under the Iberostar Beachfront Resorts* brand. The Group has become an international benchmark by promoting a more responsible tourism business model that focuses on caring for people and the environment. The Wave of Change movement reflects this specific commitment of the company to the environment and the oceans, and the effort to share it with society as a whole. With sustainability as a business driver and lever, the company places the circular economy at the center of its strategy and is working on its own Agenda 2030 to be waste-free by 2025, carbon neutral by 2030, 100% responsible in its seafood supply chain by 2025, and to improve the health of the ecosystems surrounding its hotels, among other objectives. The Group is made up of a global team of more than 35,000 people of 95 nationalities. Thanks to this talent, the company is a leader in quality and drives differentiation in the customer experience through constant product innovation and digital commitment.

*Iberostar Beachfront Resorts portfolio excludes Iberostar's interests in Cuba.

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March 06, 2024
It’s Showtime: MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy Debuts in Grand Style

Unrivaled brand of iconic properties fulfills passionate travelers seeking to experience the extraordinary with one-of-a-kind stays and Marriott Bonvoy Moments®

Bethesda, MD—MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy, the brand created by two hospitality powerhouses, MGM Resorts International and Marriott International, opens up a world beyond the ordinary. Now accepting reservations for 16 iconic hotel and resort destinations on and the Marriott Bonvoy app, MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy offers an all-access pass to the world's largest stage. Marriott Bonvoy Moments® inspired by MGM Collection - from curating the production of the legendary Bellagio fountain show to the heart-pumping thrill of aerial acrobatics with jaw-dropping Cirque du Soleil performers - will transform a stay into a once-in-a-lifetime memory.

“Our commitment to providing unforgettable experiences is at the heart of everything we do. Travelers are seeking larger-than-life moments that speak to their passions and the destinations they love, and this guides our approach to orchestrating the guest and Marriott Bonvoy member experience at MGM Collection properties,” said Peggy Roe, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, Marriott International. “MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy is the fusion of two experiential giants in MGM Resorts and Marriott International that will provide epic and extraordinary moments for our guests – through world-class acts, impeccable service, and endless opportunities to indulge – as delivered by some of the most recognizable resorts in Las Vegas and the United States.”

For the reveler in every traveler – the seeker of thrills, the collector of experiences – MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy exhilarates at every turn, featuring:

  • New York-New York Hotel & Casino, MGM Collection
  • MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
  • Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, MGM Collection
  • Vdara Hotel & Spa, MGM Collection
  • The Signature at MGM Grand
  • Luxor Hotel & Casino, MGM Collection
  • Excalibur Hotel & Casino, MGM Collection
  • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, MGM Collection (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
  • Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, MGM Collection (Biloxi, Mississippi)
  • MGM Grand Detroit (Detroit, Michigan)
  • MGM National Harbor (Oxon Hill, Maryland)
  • MGM Springfield (Springfield, Massachusetts)

Of the 16 MGM resorts comprising MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy, four of the properties are also affiliated with existing Marriott collection brands:

  • Bellagio, a Luxury Collection Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
  • ARIA Resort & Casino, Autograph Collection
  • Park MGM Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
  • Continuing its affiliation with Autograph Collection is The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection

Steve Zanella, President of MGM Resorts Operations, said, “MGM Resorts destinations are iconic for their breadth of unrivaled entertainment experiences, world-class dining and superior hospitality. With the MGM Collection, we are thrilled to unveil the world MGM Rewards members have been experiencing for years to Marriott Bonvoy’s passionate members.”

Marriott Bonvoy Moments: Collect the Extraordinary in Las Vegas + Beyond
Unmatched entertainment and sports offerings reach new heights with Marriott Bonvoy Moments. These extraordinary packages provide larger-than-life experiences that Marriott Bonvoy members can redeem with points earned through stays and everyday activities. Marriott Bonvoy Moments inspired by MGM Collection unveiled today, with much more to come, include:

  • Choreograph the World-Famous Bellagio Fountain Show - The Fountains of Bellagio have served as the stage for many of Las Vegas’ most epic moments. Now, for the first time in Bellagio’s 25-year history, one lucky Marriott Bonvoy member will leave their mark on this Las Vegas icon, as they step into the role of maestro and curate the production of the show, from selecting a new song to the aquatic artistry of the choreography. With a visit to the WET Campus, the fountains’ design studio, they will work hand-in-hand with the show’s producers before witnessing their masterpiece come to life when they visit Las Vegas with five of their closest friends for an exclusive fountain show premiere. (1 package available starting March 6)
  • The Ultimate Golf Weekend at Shadow Creek – True fans of the game can start a new tradition to celebrate the best Sunday in golf. From playing Shadow Creek, one of the country’s most exclusive golf courses, to a VIP Bungalow Bay at Topgolf at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino with three friends during golf’s biggest major on April 14, this weekend is a golf lover’s dream. (1 package available starting March 6)
  • Cirque du Soleil, the MGM Collection Way – Journey further behind-the-scenes than ever before at four of Cirque du Soleil’s most awe-inspiring shows – KÀ, Michael Jackson ONE, Mad Apple, and “O.” This one-of-a-kind experience will immerse guests in the artistry of these world-renowned shows with special access, exclusive meet and greets with the artists, a pre-show VIP experience and premier show seating, and dining at MGM Resorts’ renowned restaurants. From the mind-bending acrobatics and story of KÀ to the surrealism and theatrical romance in “O,” this is the ultimate weekend for passionate patrons of the arts. (1 package available starting March 6)

Play, Stay and Earn Your Way
Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points at MGM Collection destinations with qualifying stays and enjoy unique benefits when they reserve through Marriott’s booking channels. Members of MGM Resorts’ award-winning loyalty program, MGM Rewards, are eligible to link accounts with Marriott Bonvoy to directly Tier Match and receive member benefits.

Marriott Bonvoy’s separate collaboration with BetMGM, a leading iGaming and sports betting operator, will have an initial launch in certain states on March 7 with additional states anticipated to launch shortly thereafter. Members can enjoy online gaming and the opportunity to earn points while playing, then transferring the points to their Marriott Bonvoy account for future free nights at Marriott Bonvoy hotels, including MGM Collection. Members who link their accounts and play will be able to earn Marriott Bonvoy points on certain BetMGM transactions, and participate in exclusive games, experiences, and offers on the BetMGM platform. BetMGM is proud to provide resources to help customers play responsibly including GameSense, an industry leading program, developed and licensed to MGM Resorts by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.

For those seeking more thrills, visit and follow along via @mgmcollection.

Note on Forward Looking Statements
All statements in this press release are made as of March 6, 2024. Neither Marriott International, Inc. nor MGM Resorts International (“we” and “our”) undertakes any obligation to publicly update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities laws, including statements related to expected arrangements between Marriott International and BetMGM; and similar statements concerning anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. We caution you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous evolving risks and uncertainties that we may not be able to accurately predict or assess, including the risk factors that we describe in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our most recent Annual Reports on Form 10-K or Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Any of these factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations we express or imply in this press release.

About MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy
MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy creates unforgettable, larger-than-life memories with exhibitions of brilliance and extraordinary service for the reveler in all of us. With an unrivaled portfolio of hotels and resorts, MGM Collection includes Las Vegas icons such as Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, MGM Collection, and gaming paradises across the United States, such as MGM Springfield. MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy is the groundbreaking strategic alliance between MGM Resorts International and Marriott International, and participates in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

About Marriott Bonvoy®
Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s portfolio of over 30 hotel brands and 10,000 global destinations, offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable locations around the world. The award-winning travel program and marketplace gives members access to transformative, eye-opening experiences around the corner and across the globe. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit To download the Marriott app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on FacebookXInstagram, and TikTok.

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Marriott International

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Marriott International

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March 06, 2024
The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism Announces Added Airlift Due to Increased Canadian Visitation

More Non-Stop Flights Commence on May 2 Thanks to Traveller Demand

Toronto, ON—As travel continues to rebound following the pandemic, the Cayman Islands continues to steadily climb back to 2019’s arrival levels and market share. 2023 was another year marked by record-breaking arrivals including the destination’s best Q1 and best ever March on record for Canadian visitation. The steady increase in Canadian visitation has also led to an increase in airlift to five non-stop flights a week to Grand Cayman thanks to augmented summer schedules.

The heightened demand for Canadian travel to The Cayman Islands has resulted in boosted flight frequency by both Air Canada and WestJet. Both airlines will increase the number of non-stop flights from Toronto to Grand Cayman to a combined seven a week from March to April 2024 and up to five a week through the summer, offering Canadians an opportunity to enjoy the sophisticated destination’s idyllic beaches, cultural attractions and outstanding restaurants, earning it the title of 'Culinary Capital of the Caribbean'. 

“The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and our island partners in Grand Cayman are delighted to see a return to record breaking Canadian visitation to the destination,” said Raymond Mathias, Business Development Manager, Canada for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. “We are very pleased with the expanded airlift service in the spring and summer and believe it will drive more growth in travel to the destination in 2024.”


  • Combined, Air Canada and WestJet will offer up to seven non-stop flights per week from Toronto to Grand Cayman in March and April. 
  • An increased summer schedule will see up to five non-stop flights per week from Toronto to Grand Cayman on Air Canada and WestJet.
  • 2023 visits from Canada were 44% higher than those from January to December 2022 and for the first time in a year, more than 4,000 Canadian visitors were welcomed in three months (February, March and December). 
  • Three of the best 10 performing months for Canadian visitation in recorded history were in 2023.
  • Canadian arrivals in December 2023 totalled 4,125, up 7.8% from December 2019.
  • Canada represented an 8.3% share of total stayover arrivals in December 2023, compared to 7.1% in December 2019. 
  • In 2023, the destination welcomed a total of 429,284 stay-over visitors. 

About the Cayman Islands
A quick, 4-hour, nonstop from Toronto, and located 480 miles south of Miami in the vibrant tranquility of western Caribbean, this trio of tiny islands is a premier destination for discriminating travellers, divers, honeymooners and families. Known as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, world renowned for its idyllic beaches and recognised as a sophisticated, diverse and memorable tourist destination, the Cayman Islands offers spectacular recreational opportunities along with warm, impeccable service. To learn more about the Cayman Islands, please go to or contact your local travel agent.

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February 29, 2024
Early Opening on Deck for City Cruises Canada

Mild winter, promising forecast sets foundation for a strong start to the 2024 season

Niagara Falls, Ont.—City Cruises Canada is preparing for another early opening in 2024 across all three of its properties.

Coming off a 2023 season that marked the earliest opening ever for a boat cruise to the base of Niagara Falls, Niagara City Cruises is once again looking at a March opening, with plans to have one of its twin catamarans operational on March 28th — just in time for the Easter long weekend.

“We are getting set for the launch of the Niagara Thunder vessel and preparing the lower landing in the Niagara Gorge,” says Mory DiMaurizio, Chief Operating Officer of City Cruises Canada. “We are excited and looking forward to another early opening for one of Canada’s leading tourism experiences.”

The Niagara City Cruises Voyage to the Falls boat tour will operate daily; tickets (Adults 13+ — $33.50 plus tax; Child 3 to 12 years — $23.50 plus tax; Infants free) are available at

City Cruises Gananoque is slated to open April 13th with cruises through the 1000 Islands archipelago where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River. Tickets for the 1-Hour Cruise, 3-Hour Cruise and 5-Hour Boldt Castle Cruise (starting in May) are on sale now at

Ticket prices vary by cruise type.

Operating in the heart of Toronto Harbour, City Cruises Toronto has a full sailing schedule set for this season. Premier Dining Cruises — lunch, brunch, and dinner — aboard the recently renovated Toronto Odyssey will be available starting Easter Sunday, March 31st, with more dining cruises set to follow from Mother's Day through to the week before Christmas.

Live narration Harbour Tours with some of the best views of Toronto's skyline begin operating daily on April 1st.

Tickets for Harbour Tours and Premier Dining Cruises, are on sale now at

Ticket prices vary by cruise type.

About City Cruises Canada
Offering sightseeing, dining and private event tours, City Cruises in Canada represents three Canadian port locations of City Experiences, the water- and land-based experiences owned by the Hornblower Group. Featuring Niagara City Cruises, City Cruises Toronto and City Cruises Gananoque, City Cruises in Canada boasts the best sightseeing experiences and finest dining cruises on the water. Niagara City Cruises — rated as Canada’s top visitor experience, gets you deep into the mist, up close and personal with the power of Niagara Falls. City Cruises Toronto offers a range of dining, cocktail and sightseeing cruises, as well as private events and charters, with unparalleled views of Toronto’s iconic city skyline. City Cruises Gananoque offers breathtaking voyages through the 1000 Islands archipelago where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario.

Book tickets for all three locations at

About City Experiences
City Experiences represents Hornblower Group’s expansive portfolio of water- and land-based experience companies and includes two sub-brands: City Cruises and City Ferry.  City Cruises companies operate dining, sightseeing and private events across 22 destinations in the U.S., Canada, and the UK.  City Cruises companies also operate cruises on behalf of the National Park Service and the Niagara Parks Commission and currently hold service contracts to provide ferry service to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, Alcatraz Island and Niagara Falls.  City Ferry companies offer specialized knowledge and expertise required to transport passengers, vehicles, and other cargo safely across inland and coastal waterways, serving as operator of NYC Ferry and Puerto Rico ferry system, among others.  City Experiences’ portfolio of companies also offers a range of water- and land-based experiences including shore excursions, partner-offered experiences, multi-port packages, with companies including Cruising Excursions, ShoreTrips, and Walks products.  For more information visit

For more information, please contact:
Stephen Murdoch
Vice President, Public Relations

February 29, 2024
Cherry Blossoms and Beyond: Washington, DC Shines this Spring

Nation’s capital bursts with seasonal experiences, acclaimed restaurants and new exhibits

Washington, DC—Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for the nation’s capital, offers expert advice to visit the famous cherry blossoms, enticing deals, and a variety of new ways to experience the beauty of spring in a city that celebrates the season. Begin planning an unforgettable and budget-friendly trip at

“When the cherry blossoms are blooming, there isn’t a more special place to be than Washington, DC,” said Elliott L. Ferguson, II, president and CEO, DDC. “From the views at the Tidal Basin and beyond, to petal-themed experiences at hotels and acclaimed restaurants, it feels like the entire city blooms this time of year, too.”

Peak bloom is expected to occur March 23-26, the National Park Service just announced. The best viewing of the cherry blossom trees typically lasts a few days before and after peak bloom begins, although the blossoms can last for up to two weeks under ideal conditions. Notably this spring, the Tidal Basin’s Japanese Lantern, a symbol of friendship between Japan and the United States, celebrates its 70th anniversary in Washington, DC. Carved in present-day Tokyo in 1651, the eight-foot stone lantern is lit at the start of the festival each year.

Celebrity restauranters continue to fuel DC’s red hot culinary scene. Recent openings include Pastis from Stephen Starr and Keith McNally, Moon Rabbit from Kevin Tien, Pascual from the Popal Family and chefs Matt Conroy and Isabel Coss, and a new downtown location of local favorite 2Fifty Texas BBQ.

New hotels include the upscale Royal Sonesta Washington, DC – Capitol Hill and rebranded Westin Washington, DC Downtown, emphasizing wellness. The International Spy Museum’s “Bond in Motion” features 007’s iconic vehicles (through April 2025); the new portrait of Oprah is on view at the National Portrait Gallery (through Oct. 20, 2024); and the National Building Museum’s most ambitious exhibition ever, “Building Stories,” explores how children’s books impact our understanding of construction and design.

March is also a busy month in the Capital of Sports. The 2024 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off March 12 at Capital One Arena, while the CAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships will be played at the Entertainment & Sports Arena (March 8-12 and 13-7). The Wizards and Capitals are in the home stretch of their respective seasons, while Audi Field will host home openers for soccer’s DC United on March 16 and the Spirit on March 23. The Nationals’ home opener at Nationals Park is April 1.

Official National Cherry Blossom Festival Experiences:

Check out a complete guide here.

Make it a Blossom-Inspired Trip:

  • Isekai: Blooming Parallel Worlds at ARTECHOUSE – March 9-June 1
  • The ARTECHOUSE Studio explores multiple universes of blossoms during its seventh annual celebration.
  • Bloomaroo at The Wharf – March 23
  • Enjoy live performances and family activities.
  • Japanese Culture Day at the Library of Congress – March 23
  • The annual event features family activities, including Japanese drum and traditional dance performances, storytelling, and arts and crafts.

Blossom-Inspired Hotel Packages:

  • Conrad Washington, DC: The extravagant Concierge experience includes a Sakura Club room with daily gourmet breakfast, dinner and Japanese whiskey tasting, a four course cherry blossom inspired dinner with wine pairing at Estuary, one-hour photography session at the cherry blossoms, David Yurman his and her rose gold jewelry, private shopping experience with a $1,000 gift card at CityCenterDC, personalized picnic basket, a lapel pin collection and official Festival fleece (March 14-April 30).
  • Hilton Washington, DC National Mall The Wharf: Celebrate with cherry blossom-themed décor in the lobby and deluxe guestrooms (March 20-April 14).
  • Hotel Zena: Half-off parking, plus the hotel will plant one tree for every reservation booked in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 14).
  • InterContinental Washington, DC – The Wharf: With a two-night stay, receive daily breakfast, a Kodak camera, one-hour bike rental, cherry blossom map, welcome amenity and drink for two (March 17-April 14).
  • The Jefferson: With the “Blossoms by Boat” package, enjoy leisurely, unobstructed views via a private luxury boat tour with Embark DC (March 10-April 30).
  • Kimpton Hotel Monaco and Kimpton George: 90-minute DIY “Parfums & Blooms” floral fragrance class for two hosted on-site by B Parfums, two custom fragrance bottles, bottle of Rose bubbly, cherry blossom scented bath salts and travel candle (March 1-April 30).
  • Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection: Fly your custom Mayflower kite, plus receive a downloadable map of the best sites for kite flying (March 14-April 28).
  • Pendry Washington, DC – The Wharf: Enjoy e-bike rentals, a picnic for two, and a digitally guided experience to the perfect picnic destination. Also enjoy a Boozy Tea at Bar Pendry, treatments at Spa Pendry and a sightseeing tour aboard the hotel’s captain-chartered luxury dayboat (through June 9).
  • Sofitel Washington, DC Lafayette Square: Welcome amenity, daily breakfast and nightly cherry blossom cocktails at Opaline Bar & Brasserie, and a signed print of local artist Maggie O’Neill’s cherry blossoms painting.
  • Westin Washington, DC City Center: Two drink tickets to its Cherry Blossom Speakeasy, two continental breakfast vouchers, car service to and from the Tidal Basin and cherry blossom honey (March 20-April 14).
  • YOTEL Washington, DC: Roundtrip car service to the Tidal Basin, cherry blossom scones, breakfast and dinner at Art and Soul (March 20-April 14).
  • View more ideas here.

Blossom-Inspired Food and Drinks:

Travel Tips:

What’s Coming Up:

  • Salamander Washington, DC – Ongoing
  • Phased enhancements to the Salamander Collection’s first DC property are nearing completion, including the outdoor courtyard, lobby, spa and highly anticipated restaurant from acclaimed chef Kwame Onwuachi, Dōgon.
  • Filmfest DC – April 18-28
  • The largest and longest-running annual international film festival in DC.
  • Passport DC – May 1-31
  • A month of programming, including the Around the World Embassy Tour and European Union Open House, highlights DC’s international culture.
  • Capital Pride – May 31-June 9
  • Celebrate Pride Month with street festivals, concerts and a parade. Join the world in DC for World Pride in 2025.
  • Folger Shakespeare Library – June 21
  • The Capitol Hill landmark, featuring the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, will reopen following a three-year, $82 million renovation.
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival – June 26-30 and July 3-7
  • A summer tradition, the festival returns with a celebration of the National Museum of the American Indian’s 20th anniversary on the National Mall.

Interview requests: Please email susan@washington.orgto speak with DDC President and CEO Elliott Ferguson.

February 27, 2024
SITE celebrates excellence in incentive travel with annual Crystal Awards program

Supported by IMEX Group, this year’s SITE Crystal Awards recognized nine companies' incentive travel achievements 

Istanbul—The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) honored nine companies with Crystal Awards Tuesday evening during the association’s Global Conference, celebrating an immense range of skills and triumphs related to incentive travel.

This year’s Awards attracted a record number of entries, elevating the achievements of this year’s winning organizations.

“I’m so proud at the growth and success on display tonight,” said SITE CEO Annette Gregg. “This is truly a chance to celebrate the very top of our profession, with leaders here who set the stage and prove the amazing power and potential incentive travel uniquely delivers.”

Reflecting a range of geographies, clients, and program features, their collective accomplishments signal a strong, confident future in the continued use of incentive travel as a highly effective and inspirational reward and motivation strategy.

“This is always an immensely special evening to be part of,” said Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group (the sponsor of the Crystal Awards). “The bar truly is raised higher and higher each year, with nominees pushing themselves and their teams to create impactful programs and long-lasting memories that will drive performance for months and years to come. It’s always a thrill to be part of recognizing these efforts alongside industry friends and colleagues.”

Crystal Awards Committee Chair Ellie MacPherson was also recognized during the ceremony for re-imagining the Crystal Awards program as the incentive travel industry’s Oscars, indisputable validation for excellence in incentive travel design, programming and delivery.

“I pass the baton to my friend and fellow Canadian, Cate Banfield, following four years as Chair of this extraordinary program,” said MacPerson. “Throughout my career as an incentive travel professional I’ve always strived for excellence in designing and delivering incentive travel experiences. I passionately believe that travel experiences, more than any other corporate reward or recognition, truly transform individuals, companies and the destinations they choose. SITE’s Crystal Awards program recognizes that, and honors it appropriately.”

Receiving Crystal Awards this year are:

Arabian Adventures Meetings, Incentives & Events, for Excellence in Incentive Travel: Africa & Middle East

Haute, for Excellence in Incentive Travel: North America

MFactor Meetings, for Excellence in Incentive Travel: Europe

Next Level Performance, for Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Travel Program

PHP Event Services, for Excellence in Incentive Travel: Asia-Pacific

Portugal Travel Team, for Best Destination-Based Experiential Incentive Travel Program 

Spectra DMC, for Most Creative Solution Deployed to Overcome Adversity

streamlinevents, for Excellence in Incentive Travel: Latin America and the Caribbean

Synergy Effect, for Excellence in Incentive Travel: Asia-Pacific 

Special congratulations were extended to MFactor Meetings again as the inaugural recipient of the “Par Excellence” award, a new prize introduced at this year’s ceremony that recognizes outstanding overall incentive travel accomplishments.

More information about all winning entries will be available soon on the SITE website, and applications for the next Crystal Awards program will open in June 2024.

For further information, please contact Padraic Gilligan, Chief Marketing Officer, SITE

About Incentive Travel & SITE
Incentive travel, the “I” in MICE, is the fastest growing sector of the business events industry, has the highest per capita spend, and the widest supply chain. Accounting for about 7% of all business events activities, the Events Industry Council’s Global Economic Impact study (2018) estimated the incentive travel industry to be worth around $75 billion globally.

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) is the only business events association dedicated exclusively to the global incentive travel industry. Founded in 1973, we are a professional association of 2,500 members located in 90 countries, working in corporations, agencies, airlines, cruise companies and across the entire destination supply chain. We bring value to our members at both the global and local chapter level through networking, online resources, education, certification and advocacy.

February 27, 2024
GBTA Welcomes Janette Acosta Sanchez as the New Country Director for GBTA Canada

GBTA is excited to announce that Janette Acosta Sanchez has been named to lead GBTA Canada, effective immediately. Reporting to Cristina Scott, SVP Americas, Janette will have responsibility for the continued growth and success of GBTA’s membership, advocacy and volunteer programs in Canada. As Country Director-Canada, she now oversees the bringing together of constituents and focus areas at multiple Canadian events throughout each year, culminating in the annual GBTA Canada Conference, which Janette and GBTA are hosting this year at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto, April 22-24.  

About Janette Acosta Sanchez:
Janette was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and ventured away from home at age 18 to the picturesque island of Cozumel, Mexico. It was there that her love affair with the travel industry began, setting her on a path that spanned the next 25 years.

Throughout her career, she has immersed herself in various facets of hospitality and tourism, representing esteemed international hotel brands. However, her true passion lies in business travel. As a result of the pandemic, she transitioned into the Travel Management Company (TMC) sector, giving her a chance to gain comprehensive insights into the industry and to collaborate closely with numerous corporate clients across the United States and Canada. Janette’s expertise encompasses rate negotiations, travel policy implementation, cost-saving strategies, duty of care, and beyond.

Please join us in welcoming Janette to GBTA Canada!

February 27, 2024
Now Accepting Reservations: Newest Four Seasons Resort in Mexico Will Welcome Guests to Cabo's Famous Golden Corridor Beginning May 1, 2024

Tucked into a Riviera-style village, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol embodies the essence of Mexican charm while embracing the glamour of modern luxury

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol is open for reservations and will begin welcoming guests as of May 1, 2024. Ideally located on the stunning southern coast of the Baja in the heart of the Los Cabos Golden Corridor, the luxury resort community of Cabo Del Sol is home to a vibrant, Riviera-style village that includes the new Four Seasons Resort and Residences.

“As we expand our portfolio in the most sought-after vacation destinations around the world, Cabo San Lucas has long been on our list, and we are thrilled to be opening a brand new Four Seasons experience that beautifully complements our existing resort on the more remote East Cape of Los Cabos,” says Antoine Chahwan, President, Hotel Operations - Americas.  “With this project, guests will enjoy all that this thriving scene has to offer, paired with Four Seasons hospitality and heart that they have come to love in Mexico and beyond.”

Designed to welcome guests with the warm embrace of a long-awaited homecoming, the modern hacienda is inspired by Pueblos Mágicos - Mexican towns known for their enchanting qualities – in bringing together local craftsmanship, art, music and food.  The Resort offers 96 expansive guest rooms, casitas, suites, and villas plus 61 residences, villas, and estates ranging from 79 square metres (847 square feet) to 590 square metres (6374 square feet) – all with sparkling views of the Sea of Cortez, where whales visit annually November to April. With clean lines and open, airy spaces, the architecture and design seamlessly blend traditional Mexican influences with contemporary luxury. All accommodations feature retractable glass doors that bring the outdoors in, as well as private terraces. Many suites also include private plunge pools and outdoor showers.  

Just 30 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and 15 minutes from Cabo San Lucas International Airport (CSL), Four Seasons Resort Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol is mere minutes away from Cabo’s famous shopping, dining, nightlife and sightseeing. 

On property, guests will enjoy a swimmable beach ideal for snorkelling and water activities, three pools, three restaurant and five bar options, the on-site El Taller Artisan Art Studio, the full-service Tierra Mar Spa with fitness centre designed by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, Baja 360° Adventure centre, Papalote Kids For All Seasons, locally-driven retail experiences, a clubhouse-style wedding and event facility, and access to the award-winning Cabo Del Sol golf course.

The Modern Hacienda Lifestyle

The heartbeat of the property, La Casona, is a lively gathering place that welcomes guests and visitors alike. Anchored by a large fireplace, local artwork and sweeping ocean views, guests are greeted into the living room of La Casona in lieu of the conventional lobby experience. Traditional front desks are replaced with oversized sofas and employees forgo uniforms in exchange for chic employee fashion by Mexico City-based designer Kris Goyri.

It is here that comfort and connection build the foundation for La Buena Vida – the good life - where vibrant colours, rhythmic music, artistic expressions, and exquisite flavours converge to create an unforgettable Mexican experience.

At La Casona Bar, mixology goes modern, with inventive takes on the classics and curated tequila tastings. Epic cocktail and dining culture continues throughout the Resort’s three restaurants and five lounges. Palmerio is a love letter from the Mediterranean to the Baja Riviera, with French and Italian-inspired menus from an open-air kitchen.  Coraluz is a barefoot beach club, while Cayao, by global pioneer of contemporary Latin cuisine Richard Sandoval, is a temple of Peruvian Nikkei cuisine, including “suviche” – a fusion of Latin American ceviche and Japanese sushi traditions, with a full bar pouring a wide range of pisco, tequila and mezcal.

The new Four Seasons will also feature Sora, an oceanfront rooftop lounge and the ultimate place to see and be seen for sunset cocktails. 

“The Golden Corridor of Los Cabos is one of the most incredible luxury resort destinations in the entire world,” says Richard Raab, General Manager, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol. “From our stunning location and best-in-class accommodations to our immersive design, culturally-inspired programming, and epicurean adventures – all under the thoughtful care of our unrivalled Four Seasons team - Cabo Del Sol brings an entirely singular experience to the destination with our modern approach to a traditional hacienda-style resort.”

Be among the first to experience the all-new Four Seasons Resort Cabo San Luas at Cabo Del Sol:  Four Seasons is currently confirming arrivals starting May 1, 2024. For reservations, call 1 800-332-3442, email or book online.

Coming Soon: Four Seasons Private Retreats
Selected villa accommodations at Four Seasons Resort Cabo San Lucas will soon be added to the renowned Four Seasons Private Retreats collection, offering residential-style living in multi-bedroom homes complete with indoor/outdoor living areas, fully equipped kitchens and private pools.  Ideal for families or friends travelling together as well as extended work/play stays, guests of Private Retreats enjoy the services of a dedicated Villa Host who can arrange myriad customized experiences including in-villa spa treatments or a private dinner with wine pairings freshly prepared in the ensuite kitchen.

Four Seasons in Mexico
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol is the company’s second resort on the Baja Peninsula, joining sister property Four Seasons Resort and Residences Los Cabos at Costa Palmas on the secluded East Cape.  Four Seasons also recently opened Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, located within a 3,000-acre (1,200 hectare) nature reserve on the Pacific Coast, and, adjacent to longstanding favourite Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, a new adults-only tented camp at Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort.  The company is also located in the capital on historic Paseo de la Reforma avenue at Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City.

Source: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts