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August 1, 2018

Supplier News: New Event Hotels in Turkey, NYC

New hotels from Turkey to New York City have a number of options for meeting and event planners. Take a look.

Bodrum EDITION Brings 4K Square Feet of Event Space to Turkey

The Bodrum EDITION, the latest hotel from Ian Schraeger's EDITION brand, has officially opened in Turkey's Yalikavak Bay. For private events and business travelers, the hotel has over 4,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, including meeting studios, a ballroom for events, parties, and weddings. At the base of the resort is an infinity pool which ends at the sea.

Schrager, in partnership with Marriott International, is responsible for the concept, programming, and creative direction of the new property. The new hotel has luxury rooms and spaces, a beach area, multiple dining options, health and wellness experiences, and a vista overlooking the waters of the Turkish Riviera. 

Set within 72,200 square feet, the property draws inspiration from local influences and native natural resources while infusing each space with modern touches. For example, native olive trees that are significant to the Turkish landscape as well as local stone have been used throughout the resort to create a sustainable scene that blends with the natural surroundings.

The grounds begin at the highest altitude of the property, where the hotel’s open reception area sits. Its contemporary glass atrium frames the view over the bay that receives guests upon arrival. Filled with a variety of seating groupings and lounging areas, the lobby is a place where guests can relax, socialize, and network. The informal lobby bar will welcome guests to enjoy a Turkish tea or home-made lemonade upon the terrace while overlooking the coastline. 

As the horseshoe-shaped grounds slope downward towards the beach and jetty with its private cabanas, the pathways and leisure areas are interspersed by the hotel’s 102 guest rooms, bungalows with private pools and four-bedroom private villa with pool. Between these are the lounge bars, and cocktail areas, as well as the hotel’s two signature restaurants by Peruvian Chef Diego Munoz, formerly of El Bulli and Mugaritz

Discetto, the night club at The Bodrum EDITION, will showcase live music, DJs, EDITION cocktail mixology, and bar and lounge areas.

The hotel’s 350-foot long beach area will play host to one of the main social hubs of the resort, with its casual-cool beach bar and club welcoming resident guests to lounge in the private cabanas. A casual menu that lends itself to relaxed, al fresco dining will be on offer to with dishes celebrating the biodiversity of the local environment such as ceviche and a variety of flatbread served from a traditional outdoor brick oven. 

Throughout the property, guests can find several specialty restaurants. The largest of these, Kitchen at The Bodrum EDITION, will deliver a Mediterranean menu designed around health and wellness. Meanwhile, BRAVA will serve up family-style dishes of Latin American cuisine inspired by Mediterranean and Asian flavors using local produce.

In addition to the hotel’s infinity pool, garden lounge, and dining options, The Bodrum EDITION houses a spa facility complete with Turkish Hammam, salt treatment room, sauna, steam room and plunge pool. In all, 14 treatment rooms will be available.

The Bodrum EDITION’s rooms, suites, and private villa include warm wood finishes and airy fabrics to create a beach-house feel. The rooms contrast stone floors against a light color palette, with each space offering ensuite marble bathrooms and terraces with a view over the Aegean Sea.  A private villa offers its own private pool area and sauna, while two further suites have private plunge pools and terraces. 

Visit www.editionhotels.com

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New Ritz-Carlton in NYC to Have Two Ballrooms

A second Ritz-Carlton hotel with space for meetings and events is coming to New York City. Parent company Marriott International just signed a deal with luxury hospitality development firm Flag Luxury Group to open a new Ritz-Carlton hotel in the NoMad (north of Madison Square Park) neighborhood. The new hotel is scheduled to open in 2021.

Another Ritz-Carlton property in New York City, the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, was deflagged earlier this year. It became The Wagner Hotel as of March 29. 

The new, $500 million hotel and residences tower, which is already under construction, will have two ballrooms for meetings and events, as well as a large public garden and open terraces with greenery and trees. The building will be at Broadway and 28th Street; designed by architect Rafael Vinoly, the project will include 250 hotel rooms and 16 branded residences with interiors by Yabu Pushelberg. At 500 feet tall, the tower will also provide views of the Empire State Building and downtown Manhattan.

Other amenities will include a fine-dining restaurant, the brand’s Club Lounge, a Ritz-Carlton Spa and fitness center and a rooftop bar. 

The new hotel will be the second Ritz-Carlton property in New York City, following the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. Another property is 30 minutes from Manhattan, in Westchester.

Margaritaville Hotel Nashville Previews Event Space

The new Margaritaville Hotel Nashville, which is set to open in summer 2019, has released new details on its meeting and events spaces. 

When it opens the new build property will have 10,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor event space, including a 3,900 square foot grand ballroom and 3,800 square feet of pre-function space for refreshment breaks and receptions. For smaller groups or breakout meetings, 1,500 square feet of meeting space is available, and an additional 1,200 square feet of outdoor event space has views of the city. 

The new Margaritaville Hotel Nashville represents the first urban property for the brand. In addition to its 10,000 square feet of event space, the hotel will be across the street from the Music City Convention Center in the downtown neighborhood of SoBro

The new hotel will have 217 guestrooms, 52 timeshare units, a rooftop relaxation and entertainment area with a pool, sundeck, fire pits and live entertainment, a fitness center, a Starbucks and two new Margaritaville dining concepts: FINS Beach Bar and JWB Grill.  

New Buyout Package in Tulum's Mukan Resort

Mukan Resort, just south of Tulum, is offering meeting planners a special buyout package when booking groups of up to 20 people. 

Now through December 21, groups can enjoy a special value-added rate for an all-inclusive property buyout. It includes:

- Exclusive use of Mukan Resort
- Accommodations (10 rooms total)
- All meals and beverages (for up to 18 adults and 2 kids), as well as alcohol
- Round trip transfers from Cancun airport for the entire group (car and boat)
- Activities: kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, snorkel equipment, yoga and lounging by the beach

The nightly rate for exclusive use is:
- $8,900 USD now through October 31, 2018
- $9,700 USD November 1 – December 21, 2018

Accessible via a 45-minute boat ride through a mangrove jungle, groups will enjoy exclusive use of the resort including a private beach with lounge chairs, five beachfront suites and five villas in the main house, gourmet cuisine and drinks, five-star service, round-trip car and boat transfers to and from the Cancun airport as well as snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and yoga.

Visit www.Mukan.com

New Incentive Offer at Confidante Miami Beach

Following a $3.5 million renovation of its indoor meeting space, complementing 15,000 square of flexible and multifunctional indoor and outdoor meeting areas, The Confidante Miami Beach in Miami’s mid-beach neighborhood has introduced a “Meet Me in Miami” incentive offer.

Valid now through September 30, 2018, the “Meet Me in Miami” offer includes:

- Waived meeting room rental
- Waived resort fee
- Complimentary use of newly installed state of the art built in AV equipment (exclusions apply)
- 10 percent off any additional AV
- One upgrade at group rate per 10 rooms booked on a nightly basis with welcome amenity
- One complimentary coffee break, AM or PM during your program
- 15 percent off banquet menus
- 15,000 additional World of Hyatt points
- 5 percent rebate to the Master account

Offer based on availability. Blackout dates apply. Program must be booked and actualized between July 1 - September 30, 2018. Offer applies to new bookings of 10 or more rooms on peak nights and cannot be combined with any other promotion or applied to definite bookings.

Groups who book at The Confidante Miami Beach can take advantage of an oceanfront location with direct beach access, as well as swimming pools surrounded by ocean views and tropical gardens, cabanas, bungalows, and a pool bar. Also on site is the hotel’s signature restaurant, Bird & Bone, as well as spa suites and a 24-hour indoor and outdoor fitness center.

The hotel also hosts an evolving suite of partnerships, events and happenings, from a rotating art collection showcasing local talent and paired with artist meet and greets to wellness-focused activities with SOBEKICK Boxing and Miami Beach studio greenmonkey yoga. The property also has local partnerships with area favorites including Exquisito Chocolates and Cielito Artisan Pops.

For more information, contact [email protected].

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