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March 4, 2016


Last night the COOL Venue Awards honoured The London EDITION as ‘Coolest Venue for Product Launches’ and The New York EDITION as ‘Coolest Overseas Venue’. Created by Prestige Events Magazine, the awards celebrate the best venues and event spaces around the world.

Quarterly publication, Prestige Events Magazine, provides independent information to help organisers plan and execute events showcasing everything from venues to suppliers.  The awards, judged by an independent panel of industry figureheads, event organisers and writers, were announced at a glamourous ceremony hosted at Café De Paris.

The EDITION is a brand from Ian Schrager conceived in partnership with Marriott International. EDITION Hotels combines the personal, intimate, individualised and unique hotel experience that Schrager is known for, with the global reach, operational expertise and scale of Marriott. This delicate balancing act encompasses not only great design and true innovation, but also personal, friendly, modern service as well as outstanding, one-of-a-kind food, beverage and entertainment offerings ‘all under one roof’.

Both the London and New York properties offer a series of unique event spaces from Penthouse suites with terraces, intimate bars, light and airy board rooms, a subterranean BASEMENT space and private dining rooms.

 For further information on The London EDITION, please visit the website  / Twitter: @EDITIONhotels  / Instagram: @EDITIONhotels


March 26, 2015

Newly created position marks positive expansion of hotel brand.

SIXTY Collective, the company formed in 2013 by Brothers Jason Pomeranc, Michael Pomeranc, Lawrence Pomeranc, and long-time collaborator Stephen Brandman committed to creating 360-degree cultural experiences in hospitality environments, announced the appointment of Jim Biggar as President of their SIXTY Hotels brand of properties, currently in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. The newly created position marks a positive step towards the company’s expansion plans of the luxury lifestyle hotel company which debuted in early 2014.

In his new role, Biggar will oversee the day-to day operations together with the revenue and financial growth of SIXTY Hotels, and will lead the company into the next phase of its expansion as the brand opens Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel in Miami this July and the development of SIXTY Montreal in late 2016.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jim Biggar to the newly created position of President of SIXTY Hotels” say Stephen Brandman, co-owner of SIXTY Collective. “This new role further strengthens our expertise, and allows my partners and I to focus on the future growth of the SIXTY Hotel’s brand and other projects for SIXTY collective.”

Biggar joins SIXTY Hotels with over 30 years’ experience in major markets worldwide working with more than 20 well-known brands such as Marriott, Starwood, Hilton, Hard Rock International and IHG, and 25 independently branded hotels. Most recently, he spent the last three years as the Executive Vice President, North America for Interstate Hotels and Resorts; the leading US-based global hotel management company, where he established their core operating principals for over 439 hotels around the world. The seasoned hotelier has also led numerous industry councils throughout his career, and is known for his solid track record in building high performance teams.

Michael Pomeranc, co-owner of SIXTY Collective says, “Jim’s wealth of experience in customer service and staff development is exactly want we need to enhance our service culture. He is a great addition to the company, and we believe he will help us take SIXTY Hotels into the next phase of our development.

Partnering with his brothers Michael and Lawrence, and long-time collaborator Stephen Brandman, Jason Pomeranc has assembled a team of talented professionals to realize his next incarnation, SIXTY Collective, following the sale of the group’s interests in Commune Hotels & Resorts and Thompson Hotels in 2013.

SIXTY Collective is a new company committed to creating a 360-degree cultural experience in hospitality environments. In 2014, the collective launched the new luxury lifestyle brand – SIXTY Hotels. The four co-owners’ collective wealth of experience comes from numerous successful real estate and hotel projects; including Pomeranc’s debut property, rebranded as SIXTY SoHo, a project which pioneered the luxury boutique hotel sector in SoHo when it opened during the Fall of September 2001. Now, as SIXTY Collective, Jason Pomeranc serves as Co-Owner and Creative Director. Together with his partners, Jason applies their unique vision and innate cultural sensibility to the development of provocative and cutting edge experiences within the global landscape of lifestyle hotels.

SIXTY Hotels is a collective of singularly iconoclastic luxury lodgings based in New York City and Los Angeles with Nautilus – a SIXTY Hotel opening in Miami in 2015 and SIXTY Montreal opening in late 2016. Opting to draw inspiration from our unique urban backdrops, to establish distinct rhythms in service and experience, SIXTY Hotels’ directive is quite simply to inspire and comfort our guests. No longer is a hotel just a bed, a bath, and a mini-bar. It is a way of life, emblematic of guests’ personal tastes. Our guests’ are true “artists-in-residence,” at home to make their experience their own canvas. In our carefully curated inns, lodgers-in-residence can expect a distinguished palette, artful service and comfort in every way. The result is a hospitality group that assures a stay in a SIXTY Hotel will remain with guests long after they’ve checked out.

No vacancy, just inspiration, allowed.

Rush of Bookings for Chicago 2013

July 11, 2012

AIBTM 2012 The Americas Meetings Week Closes With a Rush of Bookings for Chicago 2013
Exhibitors from around the world and across the United States reported that business was brisk with Hosted Buyer appointments, group presentations and drop-in traffic at this week’s AIBTM 2012 in Baltimore.

The structure of this year’s AIBTM Americas Meetings Week kicked off with a day of education and more than 2,250 people in attendance, over 50% up on the previous year. The number of exhibiting companies on the show floor also increased, up from 183 to 194 including 55 new to the event this year, and all resulting in a 5% increase in overall growth of the event.

Education was a highlight with a variety of speakers, sessions and keynotes. Supported by all of the major industry associations including PCMA, ICCA, Site, ACTE, MPI. Taking place pre-show enabled both exhibitors and Hosted Buyers to attend sessions that included PCMA Executive Edge, Site Young Leaders Program, MPI’s Practitioner Series and many others. Research also formed part of the continuing program including the delivery of MPI’s updated BVOM and Eric Rozenberg, non-exec Chair of RTE’s global meetings and events portfolio presented the first US regional version of the AIBTM Global Meetings Research findings ( New this year was a number of keynote sessions which kicked off each day with innovation, motivation and inspiration as the lead topics. Speakers included Roger Rickard, Partner and Chief Advocate of Revent LLC, Peggy Duncan, Personal Productivity Expert and Alfredo Quinones aka Dr Q among the many.

Commenting on one of the live panel discussions on public policy and the meetings and travel industry, Lindsey Lassiter, Navy League of the United States said “I work for a military meeting association, so most of our events include active-duty personnel. It is helpful to know if we are going in the right direction or need to go in another direction. We work closely with a lot of legislative folks, so it is good to know we are doing the right thing”.

The second CEO Summit welcomed some 30 industry leaders from the US and around the world who had anticipated the stream of knowledge and opportunities the private event would offer. “For me, I look forward to the opportunity to hear trends and projections on the future of the meetings industry and business in general”, said attendee Michael Owen, CEO and managing partner of EventGenuity LLC in Nashville. “But as important as anything else is the peer connection and in my view after attending maybe half a dozen EIBTM CEO Summits this was the best ever. It was provocative and it gave me inspired thought that I can apply directly and immediately to my business”. He added.

The first “Market Focus SPOTLIGHT on Europe” debuted on the final morning with a turnout of approximately 162 Hosted Buyers and some 15 European exhibitors conducting open-market style appointments and mixing with each other to discuss business in Europe. The one hour session had been organised as a direct response to the AIBTM 2011 post-show research, which confirmed that 60% of US Hosted Buyers have a direct interest in placing business internationally.

This year’s Hosted Buyer programme had representatives from 29 countries. “First, I really like AIBTM because I can meet with so many different vendors in one place,” said Samantha Friedman of Resort Meetings Consortium in Chicago. “I also like booking my appointments so I get a mix of what I want. I have been to other Hosted Buyer programmes where there are too many appointments in a day, so you are exhausted at the end. I have seven today and I can spread things out so I can attend some education sessions and look around the exhibits that are interesting”.

Packing in even more appointments into her day was Maggie Johnston, with Assurex Global in Dublin, Ohio who attended AIBTM last year. “When I come to a show like this, I like the Hosted Buyer programme” she said. “I have 15 appointments today, more than scheduled last year, so I can meet with the people I need to talk to. I like getting into a routine and I get a lot of business done as well as connecting names to faces.”

Donna Hunt from HelmsBriscoe summed up her experience simply. “I am very much impressed with the exhibits. I have been to other shows where you walk around and you can’t always get the information you want, so I like this format”.

By the close of play the show floor had already booked over 50 exhibitors for Choose Chicago which will be the next host city for AIBTM from June 11th – 13th 2013. Those already signed include; Las Vegas Meetings by Caesars Entertainment, Event Ready, Greater Raleigh CVB, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Long Beach CVB, Philadelphia CVB, PSAV Presentation Services, Star Travel DMC, Visit Charlotte, IHG, Hyatt Hotels, Dominican Republic, Canada, Greater Miami, Marriott, Melia Hotels, Moscow Exhibition & Convention Agency, Nassau, Napa Valley, NYC & Company, Philadelphia Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, MGM Resorts, Myrtle Beach, Vienna, Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, The Peabody Orlando, San Francisco Travel Association, Rosen Hotels & Resorts and Hello USA.

“Two years on and it’s great to see that AIBTM has established itself in the US. The quality of education, business concluded and networking achieved gives us a positive close to this event and a great launch pad for our move to Chicago.” said Craig Moyes, Portfolio Director, IBTM Global Events Portfolio, Reed Travel Exhibitions.

Finally, it was announced during the show that AIBTM will rotate starting with 2013 in Choose Chicago at McCormick Place and in 2014 at Orlando Florida and the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). The dates will be:

Choose Chicago: June 11th – 13th 2013

Orlando, Florida: June 10th – 12th 2014

Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa

March 15, 2012
Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Perfect Easter Recipes at Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa

    Give your Easter celebration a gorgeous gourmet twist at our two distinctive perfect restaurants.

    Trader Vic’s – EGGstraordinary Buffet Brunch. 
    The price is Baht 2,199 including free flow soft drinks, martini with premium vodka, cocktails and beers or at Baht 2,599 including free flow wines. 

    The Market – Easter Seafood Mania Buffet Brunch
    The price is Baht 1,399 including free flow soft drinks, Bloody Mary, cocktails and beers or at Baht 1,799 including free flow wines. 

    Children aged 4 – 12 years old are entitled to a 50% discount. Prices are inclusive of 10% service charge and applicable government tax. 

    For more information or reservations, please call (66) 2 476 0022 Ext. 1416, email or visit

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