Among the island’s premier meeting
destinations is the Aruba Marriott Resort
& Stellaris Casino, which features newly
renovated guest rooms. The property is home
to more than 10,450 square feet of total event
space equipped with the latest audiovisual
technology and high-speed Wi-Fi.
The island’s other meetings-ready resorts
include the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort &
Casino; the Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino;
and the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort
& Casino, which boasts 16 indoor/outdoor
meeting spaces, along with an onsite casino; a
full-service spa; and two zero-entry pools.
The Ritz-Carlton Aruba, overlooking the
sands of Palm Beach with 320 guest rooms
and suites, offers a variety of spaces for
events. There is a 7,500-square-foot ballroom
as well as an executive boardroom on site,
while poolside decks, manicured lawns and
a beachfront reception area make for superb
events al fresco.
Located in the turquoise Caribbean Sea
just over an hour from Miami, and home to a
variety of meeting spaces the Cayman Islands
are truly paradise found.
Chock-full of incredible opportunities for
incentive participants or meeting attendees
looking to a break from the boardroom,
Cayman Islands’ diving and snorkeling are
renowned the world over. Foodie groups can
choose from one of the destination’s 200-plus
restaurants featuring everything from freshly
caught seafood to expertly prepared five-star dining. At sea, larger groups can book a
Stingray City trip and visit Grand Cayman’s
Stingray Sandbar where attendees can swim
alongside gentle stingrays. On land, groups
can explore some of the destination’s newest
eco-attractions, including Grand Cayman’s
spectacular underground caves.
When business beckons, Cayman Islands
offers an assortment of venues suitable for
all types of meetings. The new 266-room
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, located on the
world-famous Seven Mile Beach, is the first
development along the beach in over a decade.
The design-driven property features nearly
23,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor
meeting space and six delectable restaurants.
Newly renovated in 2017, the Westin Grand
Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
features a new, inviting lobby, refreshed guest
rooms, and an expanded freshwater pool.
In addition to enjoying the new enriching
guest experiences, meeting planners can
revel in the resort’s multiple breakout areas
and boardrooms, expansive ballrooms and
innovative event services.
Additionally, meeting planners can choose
the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
featuring over 13,000 square feet of meeting
space and an interactive culinary studio for
groups. Alternatively, the Grand Cayman
Marriott Beach Resort, also located on Seven
Mile Beach, features over 6,000 square feet of
unique event space along with three breakout
rooms with panoramic views of the sea.
Seamlessly fusing history and heritage with
cutting-edge design and innovation, Great
Britain has been upping the ante when
it comes to new developments, in both
infrastructure and venues. It is the top-rated major world economy in the Global
Innovation Index, and a leading producer of
cutting-edge technology. Britain is a global
leader in some of the world’s most innovative
sectors, ranging from life sciences to high-value manufacturing.
Traveling around Britain by rail has never
been more efficient and convenient, courtesy
of a host of new investments and innovations.
Virgin’s new fleet of trains—the Virgin
Azuma—will revolutionize travel when
it arrives on the East Coast Mainline later
this year, running from London to stations
including York, Leeds, Lincoln, Durham,
Newcastle, and Edinburgh, Providing an
additional 12,200 seats, these 65 new trains
will increase Virgin Trains’ capacity and
reduce travel times, reaching 125mph in
around 4 minutes 40 seconds.
In mid-2018, The Caledonian Sleeper—
offering overnight travel between London and
Scotland—will take a leap forward thanks to
an investment of over $130 million in 75 new
state-of-the-art carriages. New features will
include hotel-style, key-card entry system,
rooms with double beds, upgraded facilities for
phone and gadget charging, and a Highland-sourced food menu.
Glasgow, Scotland is one of Britain’s most
popular meetings destinations, thanks to the
Scottish Event Campus (SEC)—the UK’s
largest integrated conference and exhibition
center, capable of hosting up to 10,000
delegates. Opening next to the facility this
April is the 176-key Radisson Red Glasgow.