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Below: One Ski Hill Place, Vail Resorts more international meetings. Home to both the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera, the facility itself is a work of art. The facade is comprised of honeycombed, polygonal glass squares in the shape of basalt crystals indigenous to the island. On the practical side, it refracts and diffuses the natural light that fills the towering interior, denying the need for artificial light. On the artsy side, the facade acts like a prism that changes the color of glass with the arc of the sun and change of seasons—like a “calendar of light.” For group biz, there are four venues including an 1,800-seat auditorium and 1,100-pax exhibition hall. There’s a nice poetic touch to the themes of each space too, using color and design to represent earth, air, water and fire. And while the symphony’s concert series offers the expected Mozart to Mahler, there’s a certain whimsy to the lineup with “Music of James Bond” and “Lord of the Rings” events playing in January and February next year. PLANT A REEF IN THE MALDIVES A delicate necklace of 1,190 islands off the southern coast of India, the Maldives are surrounded by some of the most crystalline sapphire seas and bleach white beaches on earth. The highest point across the entire archipelago is 7.5 feet above sea level, making it the lowest country in the world. And over 80% of the land mass consists of living corals encircling teal blue lagoons thriving with marine and bird life. It’s a tenuous balance here in the middle of the Indian Ocean affecting every aspect of island culture “Companies and cities use Copenhagen as a benchmark for clean tech solutions,” says Anette Kørschen Brænder, spokesperson for CCD. “We have visitors who come here from places where, when they think of windmills, for example, they say, ‘Not in my backyard....’ But after they come here they say, ‘Wow, this actually works.’” ICELAND’S ‘CALENDAR OF LIGHT’ Sustainability is not a foreign subject when your country’s biggest tourism attraction is a giant geothermally-heated outdoor pool, and 90% of the buildings are heated likewise. In May, the 301,000-sf Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall & Conference Centre opened in Iceland as part of a regeneration project to spur growth in Reykjavík’s eastern harbour and attract and commerce. Concern that the Maldives will disappear by the end of the century due to rising sea levels has garnered intense worldwide attention, although there are those who question the degree of annual rise. However, the corals, like in many other coastal regions around the world, are on the decline. The difference here is that the corals are the only home and source of subsistence that Maldivians have. Perched on the lagoon-rimmed Haa Alifu atoll, the 83-villa Waldorf Astoria Maldives offers a Coral Reef Regeneration Project for visiting groups. It starts with pieces of living but damaged coral collected by resident marine biologists. Up to 20 of your attendees will then help attach the coral to pyramidshaped frames, which everyone then takes out into the lagoon “The pavilion is a source of motivation to regard sustainability not as a technical solution, but as a strategic approach.” 32 | prevue magazine

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Prevue September/October 2011

Back Bay, Boston
Manchester
Meliá Hotels & Resorts
San Francisco/Denver/Cleveland
HSMAI + Soles4Souls
IRF/MGM Resorts, Las Vegas
Daytona Beach
Sustainability: The Next Big Thing
Central America
India
Sweden
Barcelo Resorts/Samana, DR
Portland

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Prevue September/October 2011 - Manchester (Page 12)
Prevue September/October 2011 - Manchester (Page 13)
Prevue September/October 2011 - Meliá Hotels & Resorts (Page 14)
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Prevue September/October 2011 - San Francisco/Denver/Cleveland (Page 16)
Prevue September/October 2011 - San Francisco/Denver/Cleveland (Page 17)
Prevue September/October 2011 - HSMAI + Soles4Souls (Page 18)
Prevue September/October 2011 - HSMAI + Soles4Souls (Page 19)
Prevue September/October 2011 - IRF/MGM Resorts, Las Vegas (Page 20)
Prevue September/October 2011 - IRF/MGM Resorts, Las Vegas (Page 21)
Prevue September/October 2011 - Daytona Beach (Page 22)
Prevue September/October 2011 - Daytona Beach (Page 23)
Prevue September/October 2011 - Sustainability: The Next Big Thing (Page 24)
Prevue September/October 2011 - Sustainability: The Next Big Thing (Page 25)
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