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Who's News in Special Events for December 2, 2021

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Grand Hyatt Nashville, the 25-floor luxury property located within the 18-acre Nashville Yards development, has been recognized as North America’s Best New MICE Hotel 2021 by the World MICE Awards™, a global initiative to celebrate and reward excellence in the meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) industry. North America’s Best New MICE Hotel 2021 is the latest of several awards received by Grand Hyatt Nashville in recent months; the hotel was named the 2021 Smart Stars Award for “Best Hybrid Ready Venue” by Smart Meetings, voted the #1 Best New Hotel by USA Today readers, and earned a 4-Diamond designation from AAA for the hotel’s “upscale style and amenities, enhanced with the right touch of service.”  

The team behind The Matrix Club, Naperville’s planned newest and luxurious premier convention, banquet, and performance venue recently announced that it is planning to open in April 2022 at 808 S. Route 59. The Matrix Club is a concept unique to the suburban Chicago area. It is focused on bringing together creativity, cuisine, culture, and art in a beautiful and innovative way that is affordable and will accommodate every type of event, from weddings, fundraisers, corporate events, and conventions to large concerts.  

Today marks the one-year countdown to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and Qatar Tourism reveals 10 spectacular new hotels and attractions set to open before the tournament kicks off. Qatar Tourism previously revealed there are over 100 hotels and hotel apartments in the country’s construction pipeline. More than 40 are scheduled to be opened over the next 12 months, as Qatar gears up to welcome more than one million fans across the duration of the tournament. 

  • Qetaifan Island North 
  • Katara Towers 
  • Place Vendôme 
  • Rosewood  
  • Aljaber Twin Towers 
  • Pullman Doha 
  • Dream Doha 
  • The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island 
  • ME Doha 
  • West Walk 

Hot Off the Presses

Creative agency Smyle were appointed by London’s Abbey Road Studios to help produce the legendary studios’ inaugural Open House event , an exclusive experience held as part of the studio’s 90th birthday celebrations. As part of the experience, Smyle helped to create the specially curated journey through the studios’ history. The experience brought to life the story of some of its landmark recordings through audio experiences, film and images. Visitors had the chance to view all three original recording rooms – studios which have played host to recordings from The Beatles to Ed Sheeran, Adele, Kanye West and Ed Sheeran. The Open House event also showcased the studios’ rich history  of film scoring, demonstrating how the Studios have been used to record the scores for movies including Star Wars, the Harry Potter films  and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Visitors also saw all three control rooms and the famous Studio Two Echo Chamber. Smyle is a creative agency at the intersection of digital + physical experiences, producing in-person, virtual and hybrid live experiences for a range of brand, business and consumer audiences. Smyle has picked up over 70 industry awards including Agency of the Year three times in 2020 for The Drum, EVCOM & C&IT. In 2021 so far it has been named among Campaign’s Best Places to Work list and won Creative Experience Agency of the Year. 

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