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NEW FOUR SEASONS FLAGSHIP HOTEL TO OPEN IN TORONTO posted on: 12/9/2012 09:08:20
AMERICAS - Four Seasons is set to open a flagship property in its hometown city of Toronto, Canada on 5 October, 2012.
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto has been designed with business visitors, including corporate incentive and meeting attendees, in mind with an entire building dedicated to event space connected to the hotel. It offers 17 function rooms across 1,330sqm, including two large event rooms with views across Toronto.
Set 55 storeys high in the heart of Yorkville, Four Seasons Toronto also offers 259 rooms and 42 suites, and a spa that is claimed to be the largest in the city.
"Four Seasons was born in Toronto, and this new hotel will provide business visitors with a true experience of what this hotel brand and city has to offer," says Tourism Toronto's Account Director, Mark Crawford. "Four Seasons Hotel Toronto will elevate this city's reputation as a leading business destination, and we expect it to increase the number of high end corporate events and incentives, while providing the city with additional options for international conference and meetings."
EUROPE - Izmir Convention & Visitors Bureau in Turkey has launched a social media marketing campaign, which it hopes will help attract more international conferences, incentives and events to the city.
EUROPE - With the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles grabbing headlines recently, HVS London says hotel investors are rediscovering the appeal of European golf resorts evidenced by £322m worth of single asset transactions in golf resorts.
AFRICA - Marriott International, Africa's largest hotel company following its acquisition of Protea Hotel Group, has scheduled 30 property openings across the continent by 2020. Nine of these hotels will open by the end of 2015.
WORLD - Specialist global events business ITE Group has announced a pre-close trading update for the year ending 30 September 2014, which hailed 'better than expected trading performance in Q4 and good cost control'.