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Neues Designhotel im Frankfurter Europaviertel

August 17, 2015

Neues Designhotel im Frankfurter Europaviertel
Frasers Hospitality eröffnet mit Capri by Fraser erste Unterkunft in Deutschland

Capri by Fraser eröffnete am 15. August 2015 sein erstes Haus in Deutschland. Das Boutiquehotel mit Vier-Sterne-Standard befindet sich im Europaviertel, direkt an der Frankfurter Messe, nahe der Innenstadt – perfekt für einen Städtetrip als auch für Geschäftsreisende.

Der gesamten Innenarchitektur und Einrichtung des Hauses liegt ein buntes, urbanes Designkonzept zugrunde. Alle Räume sind mit modernster Technik ausgestattet. Das Hotel richtet sich vor allem an ein junges, vielreisendes Publikum, das auch unterwegs nicht auf moderne Basics wie schnelles Internet verzichten möchte. Die farbenfrohen Zimmer heißen aber ebenso Geschäftsreisende sofort willkommen, die auf der Suche nach einer persönlicheren Unterkunft sind. Die Ausstattung, darunter Küchenzeilen und Kaffeemaschinen auf den Zimmern, sowie das ausgefallene Design unterscheiden Capri by Fraser von klassischen Hotels und lassen es mehr zu einem ansprechenden Zuhause auf Zeit werden. Die lockere Atmosphäre lässt sich auch an der Namensgebung der öffentlichen Räume erkennen: Cocktails gibt es beispielsweise im Drinx, Wäsche kann im Spin & Play-Raum gewaschen werden, und die Geschäftspartner werden im Pow Wow-Konferenzraum überzeugt.
Die 153 geräumigen Studios und Ein-Zimmer-Apartments sind mit 32 bis 47 Quadratmetern größer als andere Zimmer dieser Kategorie und besitzen eine Küchenzeile, eignen sich somit also auch perfekt für längere Aufenthalte. Im gesamten Hotel ist kostenfreies Highspeed W-LAN verfügbar. In den Badezimmern mit Regendusche finden Gäste Produkte von Malin + Goetz aus New York, die aus weitestgehend natürlichen Inhaltsstoffen bestehen. Die Zimmer sind alle mit LED-TV und DVD-Player ausgestattet und besitzen eine Dockingstation für iPods und iPhones. In den Ein-Zimmer-Appartements finden Gäste außerdem Nespresso-Maschinen, die einen schnellen Energieschub morgens und zwischendurch liefern. Geschäftsreisende freuen sich über einen geräumigen Schreibtisch mit Schreibtischstuhl sowie Bügeleisen und Bügelbrett, die in jedem Zimmer vorhanden sind.

Sport treiben können Gäste des Capri by Fraser rund um die Uhr im 24/7 Gym, ausgestattet mit Geräten von Life Fitness. In den Spin & Play-Waschräumen lässt sich die Zeit während des Wäschewaschens mit den bereitliegenden iPads vertreiben. Mit Pow Wow bietet das Hotel außerdem einen Meeting- und Konferenzraum mit modernster Technologie und kostenfreiem Highspeed W-LAN, wie auch im Rest des Hotels.

Das Hotelrestaurant Caprilicious steht nicht nur Hotelgästen offen. In dem modern eingerichteten Restaurant serviert Capri by Fraser in entspannter, informeller Atmosphäre das Frühstück sowie von Montag bis Freitag ein Mittagsmenü und Abendessen à la carte. Samstagabends erwartet Gäste ein Buffet und sonntags bis 14 Uhr Brunch sowie Abendessen. Wählen können Restaurantgäste zwischen westlichen und asiatischen Klassikern. Die F&B-Direktoren der ebenfalls zu Frasers Hospitality gehörenden führenden britischen Boutiquehotels Malmaison haben das Restaurantkonzept entwickelt und bilden das Caprilicous-Team in Frankfurt aus.

Nach dem Essen geht es in die ebenfalls für alle geöffnete, stylishe Drinx-Bar, die täglich von 17 bis 1 Uhr geöffnet ist. Gäste sitzen hier auf großzügigen Sesseln mit bestem Blick auf Messe und die Büros des Europaviertels. Nach Sonnenuntergang, wenn die Bar mit sanftem Umgebungslicht beleuchtet wird, wird das Ambiente noch eleganter und stilvoller. Auf der Getränkekarte stehen neben alkoholfreien Getränken auch Premium Scotch, Wein, Bier, Liköre, Champagner und Cocktails. Außerdem serviert das Drinx Tapas, die von den Chefköchen von Malmaison und Fraser Hospitalitys weiterer Boutiquehotel-Marke, Hotel du Vin, kreiert wurden.

Wer nur wenig Zeit hat, bekommt im Delite-Deli Kaffee, Snacks, Salate und bei großem Hunger auch reichhaltigere Gerichte. Delite ist durchgängig von morgens bis abends geöffnet.

“Millenials repräsentieren bereits heute 20 Prozent der international Reisenden und werden voraussichtlich bis 2021 schnell auf 320 Millionen Menschen heranwachsen. Für diese besondere Gruppe Reisender haben wir unsere intelligente, technisch fortschrittliche und intuitive Hotelmarke Capri by Fraser entwickelt – mit ihr können wir ihnen helfen, dass auf Reisen alle ihre Bedürfnisse erfüllt werden”, beschreibt Choe Peng Sum, CEO von Frasers Hospitality, das Konzept.

Zimmer sind ab sofort zum Eröffnungspreis ab bereits 85 Euro pro Nacht und Person buchbar. Gäste des Hotels können, wie auch in den anderen Unterkünften von Fraser Hospitality, bei ihrem Aufenthalt Punkte im Rahmen des Treueprogramms Fraser World sammeln und diese für exklusive Prämien einlösen.

Das Frankfurter Capri by Fraser ist das sechste seiner Art. Weitere Hotels stehen in Singapur, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona und Brisbane. Ein weiteres Capri by Fraser-Hotel soll 2016 in Berlin eröffnen, 2018 werden die Fraser Suites Hamburg für Langzeitaufenthalte eröffnet.

APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR THE IBTM WORLD TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION WATCH 2015 AWARD

June 19, 2015

APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR THE IBTM WORLD TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION WATCH 2015 AWARD
www.ibtmworld.com/techwatch

ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com), previously EIBTM, the leading global event for the meeting and events industry, has announced that applications are now open for the Technology and Innovation Watch 2015 Award (previously known as the Technology Watch award).

Graeme Barnett, Senior Exhibition Director, ibtm world, who announced the opening of the Technology and Innovation Watch 2015 at the Event Tech Lab which took place as part of London Tech Week commented: “This new all-encompassing name for this award illustrates its evolution, recognising the importance of both innovation and technology within the industry.”

The process of allocating the Technology and Innovation Watch Award will also change as the judging panel will shortlist 10 submissions to be recognised as the ‘Top 10 Innovations to drive the industry forward’. These 10 innovations will be offered the opportunity to feature in the dedicated Innovation Zone at the show in Barcelona (17-19 November 2015).

The panel will also vote for one of these top ten to become the Technology and Innovation Watch winner who will benefit from a global promotional campaign (supported by ibtm world), a presence in the Innovation Zone and the opportunity to present their winning solution during the show.

Barnett continues, “The Innovation Zone is a popular feature for our attendees, who we know also have a growing interest in how technology impacts and can enhance their events. It makes perfect sense to therefore provide a dedicated area within ibtm world for our exhibitors to showcase their latest skills and innovations for the benefit of all involved in the meetings and events industry.”

Peter Komornik, CEO of sli.do and one of the top 10 innovations showcased in 2014 commented: “Initiated by the meetings at the show, we’ve cultivated relationships and established a number of new partnerships with people we met in the Innovation Zone. Moreover, direct feedback received in the Innovation Zone was very useful in developing new features for our customers.”

Comprising of industry experts from across the world, and chaired by meetings technology expert Corbin Ball, the ibtm world Technology and Innovation Watch judging panel 2015, will consist of Stefania Conti-Vecchi, Founder and CEO of EVENTagist, Michelle Bruno, Technology Journalist – Bruno Group Signature Events, Christine Fuchs, Founder of The Social Fox, Paul Hussey, Director of The Conference Doctor, Ruud Janssen, Founder of TNOC.org and Co-Founder of EMG and Padraic Gilligan, Managing Partner of SoolNua. In addition, one new industry judge will join the panel this year: James Morgan, Co-founder of Event Tech Lab and a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events at the University of Westminster.

Morgan commented, “I’m really looking forward to working with the judges and ibtm world on this long-standing competition that facilitates greater integration of technology into events of all kinds. The speed of technological innovation means that busy events professionals are always playing catch-up. The Innovation Zone provides a great educational platform for event professionals to explore a plethora of technologies that benefit their events and attendees.”

Free to enter, the application process for submissions is now open at http://www.ibtmworld.com/techwatch. Entry for the ibtm world 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch Award will close on Friday 4th September.

For further information about the Innovation Zone, please visit www.ibtmworld.com/innovation

Companies providing event services or technology solutions, interested in a stand and benefiting from access to a global network of powerful meetings industry buyers should contact shane.lewis@reedexpo.co.uk or for further information, please visit www.ibtmworld.com/technology

IBTM WORLD CONTRIBUTES TO SUCCESS OF LEADING INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS DESTINATIONS

June 16, 2015

IBTM WORLD CONTRIBUTES TO SUCCESS OF LEADING INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS DESTINATIONS

Leading Association Meetings Destinations (confirmed by latest ICCA rankings) including Paris, Vienna, Madrid, Berlin and Barcelona are all confirmed to attend ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com) 2015, formerly EIBTM, supporting the notion that the event plays a vital role in their business development and marketing strategies.

The event, which is set to take place in the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona will provide an international platform from which over 15,500 MICE professionals will come together to conduct their annual business meetings.

Christoph Tessmar, Director of Barcelona Turisme Convention Bureau commented, “We’ve been exhibiting at ibtm world since the very beginning and the show has gone a long way towards supporting us to position ourselves as a major international meetings destination for Associations. Each year we generate a vast amount of business from the show which has also contributed towards positioning Barcelona as one of the most popular Association Meetings Destination globally.”

This year’s show is set to bring together over 4,000 top level Hosted Buyers who will be able to schedule face-to-face meetings with suppliers of their choice, thanks to the mutual match appointment system. Many exhibitors who attended last year’s show are also set to return this year to take advantage of the targeted business opportunities.

Companies interested in benefiting from access to a global network of powerful meetings and events buyers and exhibiting opportunities should contact ibtmworld.sales@reedexpo.co.uk for further information or visit www.ibtmworld.com/exhibit

To find out more about the Hosted Buyer Association Programme please visit: http://www.ibtmworld.com/myclub. Hosted Buyer Association Programme applications are reviewed and accepted based on the number and size of meetings, events, incentives and conferences they purchase annually, individual purchasing authority, their annual budget for meetings, events and incentives, the value of their recent business booked and potential for future business in the meetings and business travel industries.

MARITZ TRAVEL COMPANY SELECTS B NETWORK TO JOIN MARITZ GLOBAL MEETINGS NETWORK

December 8, 2014

MARITZ TRAVEL COMPANY SELECTS B NETWORK TO JOIN MARITZ GLOBAL MEETINGS NETWORK
Together, b network and Maritz Travel Company Will Design and Deliver Global Meeting Experiences to Clients

Barcelona/Paris (December 4, 2014) b network today has announced it has been selected by Maritz Travel Company, which consists of Maritz Travel Meetings & Incentives and Experient, as a partner in the Maritz Global Meetings Network. As a partner in the network, b network will serve as meetings experts for France and Spain, offering extensive regional knowledge, capabilities and cultural solutions to Maritz Travel Company’s clients.

Maritz Travel Company established the Maritz Global Meetings Network as a collaborative approach to enhance its current worldwide capabilities, allowing it to more effectively and efficiently design and deliver exceptional meeting experiences for its clients on a truly global scale in all markets and sectors.

“The Maritz Global Meetings Network is definitely a strong asset for France’s attractiveness, guaranteeing a level of service to major international customers. b network is very proud and extremely excited to be part of this network with one of the leaders in the meetings industry; this approach will, without any doubt, also bring a lot of new opportunities to Spain,” said Stéphane Teboul, CEO, b network Spain.

Throughout the years, b network has demonstrated a commitment to providing a high level of service for corporate and government meeting events’ clients such as GSMA (Mobile World Congress), Reed Exhibitions, Microsoft, SAP, Gartner Group, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to supply accommodation services of Official State meetings, such as the G20 in Cannes and the Global Summit on Climate in Paris (2015). b network France has also been appointed as Official Travel Agency of the Venue Management Company Viparis.

We are confident b network will help us design and deliver exceptional meeting experiences to our clients,” said David Peckinpaugh, president, Maritz Travel Company“.

The team at b network is a great extension of the Maritz Travel Company family and we will rely on them to help us create culturally responsive experiences by understanding clients’ needs and the way Maritz Travel Company operates.

Maritz Travel Company chose b network as a Maritz Global Meetings Network partner based on its breadth of knowledge and expertise within France and Spain, as well as its reputation of quality, reliability, financial stability and service excellence.

Attention to detail in events of large magnitude is the landmark of b network. In addition, b network has extensive professional congress organizer and project management capabilities within the association, corporate, tradeshow and government markets whereas Maritz Travel Company provides services.”

We hand-selected b network based on their meeting capabilities and expertise, their ability to uniquely connect our client programs to their regions, and because they share similar philosophies, ethics and values as Maritz Travel Company,” said Ben Goedegebuure, global general manager of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Maritz Travel Company“.

For more information about the Maritz Global Meetings Network, please visit http://www.mtc-goglobal.com/GMN.

About b network –
b network France and b network Spain is a strucutre of 60+ employees, based in Barcelona, Cannes and Paris. The company is specialized for Meetings and Conferences, in Housing and Ground Logistics services.

b network has based its activity on principles of total transparency and long term solid relationship with both clients and suppliers. b network benefits locally from a strong credibility that creates excellent conditions of negotiations and real cooperation with providers and city key players.

For more information about b network, please visit www.b-network.com.

About Maritz Travel Company
Maritz Travel Company – consisting of Maritz Travel and Experient – is one of the strongest, most diversely positioned leaders in the meeting, event and incentive travel industry within the areas of corporate, association, government and tradeshows. Through experiential design, Maritz Travel Company helps transform organizations and people through the event experience. We are committed to perfecting the guest experience to deliver leading-edge thinking, experience, and technology solutions for meetings, conventions and exhibitions throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.maritztravel.com or www.experient-inc.com, or follow us on Twitter @MaritzTravel or @Experient_Inc.

For more information, please contact:
Stéphane Filone, b network France

+ 33 493 687 600

stephane.filone@b-network.com

Meet Mr. Holland @Eibtm Barcelona

November 27, 2014

MEET MR. HOLLAND @EIBTM BARCELONA – Great Photo Contest to win a trip to Holland

Photo Contest “Meet Mr. Holland”:
Vote here – Link to Photo Contest:

PHOTO CONTEST “LIKE” on Facebook

Mr. Holland Live performance at the eibtm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW17z0fQvM8

EIBTM EXHIBITORS CAN NOW SELECT THEIR OWN APPOINTMENTS WITH HOSTED BUYERS

October 31, 2014

EIBTM EXHIBITORS CAN NOW SELECT THEIR OWN APPOINTMENTS WITH HOSTED BUYERS
NEW #BeAwesome #EIBTM14 CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES

From October 22nd, EIBTM opens its online diary between exhibitors and Hosted Buyers. For the first time exhibitors will now be able to request additional appointments with Hosted Buyers following the initial appointment match. Once logged in to their diaries exhibitors can browse Hosted Buyer profiles and select those that they would like to request a meeting with and the time at which they’d like to meet them. Hosted Buyers will have the option to accept or decline these additional appointments.

“For the first time at EIBTM we are able to offer this major business opportunity to exhibitors, EIBTM has been working on the programme over the past year and the self select appointments give our exhibitors a great opportunity to connect with buyers that they want to meet with, and also extra visibility ahead of the show. Research told us that this was one of the key changes they wanted to see at EIBTM and we have delivered it for the first time this year,” said Graeme Barnett, EIBTM Senior Exhibition Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions.

EIBTM is also planning to launch a major social media initiative at the same time to engage with its online community in advance of the show. #BeAwesome #EIBTM14 encourages attendees to share how they are planning to #BeAwesome #EIBTM14 at this year’s event, whether from a business or personal perspective.

“EIBTM is not just about business, we are probably the single biggest industry community event with some 15,000 of us in Barcelona over much of the week, there will be a big buzz on the show floor, lots of fun at the networking events and of course Club Night, we think EIBTM is awesome in many ways, and we want the community to get involved by posting their selfies and comments as well as following ours, it’s a big social media opportunity for everyone attending,” added Barnett.

EIBTM 2014 will take place from 18th – 20th November.

Join EIBTM on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Brand new edition of travel trade guide for European City cards puts the spotlight on 40 destinations !

February 19, 2014

Brand new edition of travel trade guide for European City cards puts the spotlight on 40 destinations!

Targeting travel operators and intermediaries, this new edition of the digital brochure presents you with all you need to know about 40 city cards from 23 countries!

The guide has been put together by a collaboration of 40 city tourist offices working under the auspices of the European City Cards Knowledge Group. As well as offering a succinct overview of how the cards can work for you, the e-brochure provides much practical information, including details of commissions and contact details for each and every city. With the help of the brochure, the travel trade is able to make optimum use of city cards so as to create new business and at the same time enhance the customer experience.

Olivier Occelli, chairperson of the European City Cards Group says: “this e – brochure is trendy, cost effective, practical for the readers, and most important, easy to forward. You just scroll on the document and follow the links you are interested in.”

City Cards are a great way to see the sights and save money!

The cards offer free and/or discounted admission to leading visitor attractions, combined in many cases with public transport options, as well as discounts at shops, bars and restaurants. It is a truly perfect way to discover a city.

40 cities in one!
The cities and City Cards you can find out in the e-brochure are: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Bratislava, Brugge, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dijon, Dublin, Geneva, Ghent, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Helsinki, Innsbruck, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Lyon, Nantes, Nice, Nürnberg, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Reykjavik, Split, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Turku, Valencia, Vienna, Vilnius, Zagreb, Zaragoza and Zürich.

The e-brochure is available for free and on http://www.europeancitiesmarketing.com or by directly contacting individual cities.

City Cards are also available on http://www.europeancitycards.com, and their mobile phone applications are downloadable for free at the Appstore and at the Android Market.


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