Incentive Newsline: Briefs 8-1-2007

Globoforce, an incentive and recognition firm based in Westborough, Mass., has launched Enterprise Conglomerate, a new online reward and recognition platform. The product lets multinational companies manage multiple employee reward and recognition programs from one central location, while the rewards and gifts are redeemed in the country where the employees are based.

The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt, County Wicklow, will open in Ireland in October. The 200-room property will have 6,000 square feet of meeting space, two championship golf courses, a spa with 18 treatment rooms, and a restaurant run by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Rocco Forte Hotels will manage a new 90-room resort in Marrakesh, Morocco. The property, to open in December 2009, will include a spa, an 18-hole golf course, a golf academy and 80 privately owned villas.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will manage the new Residences at Playa Manzanillo, in Guanacaste province, Costa Rica. The 130-room resort will open in 2009.