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IPEC Las Vegas’ New Hotel and Conference Center Concept: 5 Trends That Defined the Week of Feb. 12-18

Hotel & Resort | Michael Isenbek | February 20, 2016

IPEC Las Vegas’ New Hotel and Conference Center Concept: 5 Trends That Defined the Week of Feb. 12-18

Photo courtesy of IPEC Las Vegas

IPEC Las Vegas has introduced a new iteration to the accommodations/conference center category. Attendees to wedding celebrations, conferences, conventions, or galas at the facility have exclusive use of the 46 on-site guestrooms. Since opening in September 2015, response has been overwhelmingly positive. Click to find out more about this concept, which is still in its infancy.

Legoland Florida just celebrated the grand opening of an onsite hotel, but they’re not stopping there. Plans for an extended stay resort, dubbed "Project Oasis," has been revealed by the Lakeland Ledger, pre-empting an official announcement by park owner Merlin Entertainments. The Ledger says the resort will stretch over 57 acres and include 83 single-story duplexes comprising 166 units. Click for more on this new project.

A recent study by Hilton Hotels & Resorts revealed that travelers want more from airport hotels. The chain then channeled these results into the newly opened Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Continuing the study, once travelers were shown images of this new hotel, the results were like night and day — staying at an airport hotel suddenly became way more appealing. Click to find out more about the airport hotel’s rebirth.

A hotel stay in paradise that won’t break the bank — it is possible, and TravelPulse is on top of it when these deals come across our transom. This time, accommodations in Orlando, Honolulu; Heredia, Costa Rica; Rio Grande, Puerto Rico and Fort Lauderdale are offering budget-friendly rooms. Click for the details.

Marriott is aiming for considerable expansion in mainland China with the introduction of the Fairfield by Marriott brand into the nation. In partnership with Chinese lodging group Eastern Crown Hotels, Marriott hopes to sign 140 hotels by 2021. Click for more about this significant deal.


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