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Hilton Hotels & Resorts announces the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina as the latest addition to the Hilton brand portfolio. The hotel, formerly named the Fort Lauderdale Grande, is conveniently located on Fort Lauderdale's Intracoastal Waterway. The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina completed just last year a remarkable $70 million renovation, including redesigned guestrooms, a new lobby and refurbished common areas that highlight South Florida's colorful locale and culture.
TIG Global, the leading interactive marketing company for hospitality and travel, recently launched a cutting-edge website for the Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.VisitRichmondVa.com). The new website and accompanying online marketing plan were specifically developed to engage users and inform them of the Destination's vast array of attractions and activities, while creating a user-friendly, comprehensive solution for travelers, meeting planners and travel professionals alike. Prior to designing the website, the TIG Global creative team visited the Richmond area and experienced the Destination first-hand. The team then mapped out a website to meet the unique business needs of the Richmond Metropolitan CVB and reflect the interests of the Destination's target audiences. TIG Global built in separate, user-friendly sections on the site for each of the niche traveler groups, equipped with detailed, printable sample itineraries.
Following extensive renovation, Club Med Bali, on the South East Coast of Bali, Nusa Dua, has reopened its doors to boast brand new facilities for those seeking a touch of luxury. A stunning four Trident resort, Club Med Bali offers couples and families alike the opportunity to escape to a true island paradise. The developments at Club Med Bali are part of a global renovation programme which is being rolled out across the portfolio of properties worldwide, offering a more exclusive holiday. Combining ultimate luxury with home-from-home comforts, Club Med Bali will offer those in search of rest and relaxation a tranquil escape, whilst those who are more energetic can enjoy a vast range of sporting activities. Other resorts in the Club Med portfolio that have undergone renovations include La Pointe aux Canonniers in Mauritius, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Gregolimano in Greece.
Sam Hall regional marketing manager for von Essen hotels, beat stiff competition to win a gold award for Best Viral Campaign for his Sharrow Bay 'Culinary Espionage' media initiative at the CIMTIG Travel Marketing Awards Ceremony at the Sheraton Park Lane hotel. Sam was one of five to win a gold last night, only given to those who scored top marks for creativity, execution, rational and results. Organised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Travel Interest Group, these new awards have replaced the long established Travel Advertising Awards and are designed to recognise marketing excellence in the travel industry and reflect the way travel is marketed to today's consumer. Sam Hall won the Best Viral Campaign Award, which was judged on campaign strategy, creativity, execution and audience reached. Sam's win for utilising the viral medium, a medium at the forefront of marketing media initiatives is all the more notable as Sharrow Bay is the oldest country house hotel in the UK, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year! Moreover, Sam Hall's win was the only win in the hotel sector.
CBRE Hotels are pleased to announce the acquisition of Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel, Monaco on behalf of a High-Net-Worth Individual.
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