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Global venue update

Published: 21 Sep 2018

Bringing you up-to-speed with new venue developments from around the world. This month, Edition opens in Barcelona, Mexico gets an ICC, Caesars Forum breaks ground and Singapore welcomes Capitol Kempinski.

Edition opens in Barcelona

Marriott has opened the latest property under its luxury lifestyle joint-venture brand with designer Ian Schrager. 

The 100-room Edition Barcelona is housed within a converted office building in the Citutat Vella district of the Catalan capital, opposite the city’s Santa Caterina market. 

Facilities include a gym with wellness and meditation space, basement level restaurant Cabaret with a cocktail bar and stage area for performances and DJ sets, 10th floor bar and restaurant The Roof with a plunge pool, plus a mezzanine level Punch Room offering “long drinks, punches and sangrias served from vintage silver bowls”. 

Mexican ICC opens

A new convention space in La Paz, Mexico has opened. 

The International Convention Centre of La Paz offers 179,000 square feet of exhibition and conference space next to the Sea of Cortez. 

The ICC La Paz is 25 minutes from the La Paz International Airport and two hours north of the Los Cabos International Airport. 

The venue features two halls, each of which hold four rooms with varying capacities. The Balandra Hall has space for larger groups, while the Pichilingue Hall can be used for more intimate events. Outside, there’s a large forecourt with views out over the sea that provides space for scenic outdoor receptions. Surrounded by an onyx stone wall with LED lighting, the forecourt can also be transformed into a concert venue or gala space. 


Caesars Forum breaks ground

Caesars Entertainment has started work on Caesars Forum, a new 550,000-square-foot conference and exhibition centre in Las Vegas. 

The $375 million investment, scheduled to open in 2020, will feature the two largest pillar-less ballrooms in the world and more than 300,000 square feet of flexible space. 

The two 110,000-square-foot ballrooms are each divisible into 38 and 39 sections. The conference centre can hold meetings for more than 10,000 attendees and will offer the latest in technology. 

In addition, the conference centre will feature Forum Plaza, a 100,000-square-foot dedicated outdoor plaza.


Singapore welcomes Capitol Kempinski

Singapore is set to welcome a new Kempinski hotel when The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore opens its doors on 1 October.

The 157-room Capitol Kempinski offers private dining rooms and elegant boardrooms for between eight and 20 guests, an open kitchen and an event salon with state-of-the-art conference technology for up to 220 guests. 

In addition, the five-star hotel, located within the restored Capitol Building and Stamford House on Stamford Road offers direct access to the Capitol Theatre, once a jewel of Singapore’s cinema scene, which can now be used for festive galas, conferences and red-carpet screenings.

By Mike Fletcher

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