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Sleek Conrad set to debut in Washington, DC

With a sleek all-glass exterior that wraps around its ten floors and 360 rooms, the striking Conrad Washington, DC will open its doors in the US capital in February. The hotel’s concept was envisioned by renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, best known for landmark projects like the Olympic Stadium in Beijing and The Tate Modern in London. It will offer 32,000 square feet of elevated meeting space bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as three outdoor...

Four hot event destinations on the horizon

Apulia in Italy and the Indonesian island of Sumba are among the off-the-beaten path destinations that event planners should have on their radar in the next few years according to global DMC group Pacific World. Following on from our recent feature showcasing Pacific World’s top five up and coming destinations for meetings and incentives in 2019, we check out the exciting hotspots that the company expects to emerge as event destinations over the next decade. “Over the past two years, interest...

Three of the best Christmas markets in Europe

With Christmas now just six weeks away, its time to get stuck in to the gluhwein and seek out the best festive markets in Europe. If you’re hedging your bets on a white Christmas, head out to Krakow, Poland and Rynek Glowny, the city's main square, where a snowy market awaits, complete with hand-painted Christmas baubles, spiced nuts and traditional boiled sweets are among the favoured items to purchase. Check out the 16 rooms inside the Bonerowski Palace, an opulent retreat...

Checking In… Anantara Quy Nhon Villas

This November, Anantara will offer discerning travellers the ultimate in luxury adventures with the opening of its latest resort in the stunning Bay of Quy Nhon. Surrounded by a mountain on three sides, the Anantara Quy Nhon Villas is made up of 26 idyllic retreats set across seven verdant acres of lush landscape around a private cove. The beachfront and ocean view villas all feature panoramic views through the floor to ceiling doors, while beachfront Jacuzzis and infinity view plunge pools...

Rosewood to make debut in Venice

Venice is set to get its first Rosewood Hotel in 2020, located in the heart of the Italian city’s bustling Cannaregio neighbourhood. The ultra-luxury brand has been appointed by Italian real estate company Gruppo Barletta to manage Rosewood Venice, which will be housed within the magnificent fifteenth century Palazzo Dona' Giovannelli and located near many of the city's most legendary landmarks, including the Strada Nova, Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco, and Palazzo Ducale. Constructed in the mid-1400s by Filippo...

Six hidden gems for exclusive MICE experiences in South Africa

From his base in Cape Town, InVOYAGE partner and Concepts Collection Group CEO Richard Holt, shares his personal choice of South African destinations that are perfect for exclusive, smaller MICE groups. He says: “The client experience, enrichment and engagement with the destination are fundamental to the successful MICE environment and in South Africa we have some stunning boutique properties and venues. Here are six places where we have created truly personalised, bespoke and unforgettable MICE moments.” Boschendal Wine Estate – Cape...

Checking In: Six Senses Bhutan

The incredible Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan remains an enviable bucket list destination, renowned for its mystique, spirituality, diversity of landscape and mix of cultures. All eyes are on the latest hotel offering from Six Senses as it brings its luxury style to this enchanting Kingdom. The much-awaited Six Senses Bhutan spans out five separate locations, offering five unique experiences linking up in to one incredible journey through the Kingdom. A total of 82 guest suites and villas are spread out across...

Experience This: COMO’s wine mission

Australia’s leading wine country is on a mission to open up to day visitors and COMO The Treasury has placed itself at the forefront of this initiative with the launch of a new wine immersion experience in partnership with Millbrook Winery in Western Australia. Specifically designed for visitors to Perth who are eager to experience Western Australia's famed food and wine, but don’t have the time to make the six-hour drive to the Margaret River wine region, the experience kicks off...

What’s new in Paris

Paris is firmly back in vogue with event profs this year, with Global DMC Partners naming the French capital the most popular international city for meetings and incentives for 2018 in its latest Global Destination Index. It’s certainly been a busy year as far as new developments are concerned. So if you haven’t been to Paris recently, there has never been a better time to hop over and check out the raft of hot new luxury properties on the scene. Grand...