July 07, 2004

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts yesterday opened the Traders Hotel, Dubai. A 10-minute drive from the Dubai International Airport, the 250-room property offers 5,392 square feet of meeting space, including four meeting rooms and a grand ballroom with capacity for 300 attendees. Also on-site is a 24-hour fitness center and a fusion restaurant called The Junction.

The Sofitel l'Amitie Bamako has opened in Bamako, Mali's capital. The 191-room property has a large conference hall that accommodates 700, plus seven meeting rooms.

The 120-room Metropole hotel in Llandrindod Wells, Wales, has opened a new conference suite. The facility, which accommodates 200, can be divided into three smaller meeting rooms. The hotel has an additional 14 meeting rooms.