The Association of Destination Management Executives has created a standard DMC agreement for services for members. The organization currently is devising a DMC vendor service agreement and a letter of intent.
BCD Meetings & Incentives has acquired meeting and incentive firm One World Partners. One World founder Teri Hollowell will serve as executive director for the Sausalito, Calif. office; BCD has three other offices in the United States: Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia.
The Dorchester Collection is opening a 70-room country house estate and spa, Coworth Park, near Ascot, England, in May 2010. The property, set on 240 acres of parkland, will have a spa, an equestrian center and two polo fields, as well as a large event space that will seat up to 300.
The 196-Room W Santiago in Chile, W's first property in South America, opened last month. The hotel features a business center, a heated rooftop pool and nearly 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space.