The Hyatt Regency Changchun opened with 427 guest rooms and 24,700 square feet of meeting space, including an 8,611-sq. ft. ballroom (capacity: 400 banquet, 700 reception). The Renaissance Nanjing Olympic Centre Hotel opened in the Jianye district with 251 guest rooms and 17,395 square feet of meeting space, including seven meeting/breakout rooms and a 10,118-sq. ft. ballroom (capacity: 550 banquet, 800 reception). The 289-room Wyndham Garden Suzhou Hotel opened with 10 meeting rooms, the largest a 1,417-sq. ft. ballroom (capacity: 485 banquet, 585 reception).
The boutique-style Hotel Stage opened in Kowloon with 97 guest rooms, a multipurpose function room (2,260 divisible square feet, capacity 150) and three boardroom/breakout rooms.
The 203-room DoubleTree by Hilton London-Kensington, formerly the Regency Hotel London, opened with 5,944 square feet of meeting/event space in eight meeting rooms including a 940-sq. ft. banquet/reception room (capacity: 100).
The 66-room DoubleTree Hotel London ExCel opened near the city’s ExCel Exhibition Centre, offering 860 square feet of meeting space in two rooms (capacity: 90).
The 176-room Holiday Inn Cikarang Jababeka opened in West Java with 10,764 square feet of flexible meeting/event space, including a ballroom (capacity: 1,000) and up to eight meeting rooms.
The Hilton Garden Inn Cusco opened in the city’s Santa Ana neighborhood with 137 guest rooms and 3,336 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting/reception space (indoor capacity: 130 reception; courtyard capacity: 250).
The Westin San Francisco completed a $6 million renovation of conference space in its Landmark and Tower buildings (56,000 square feet total). The 102-year-old landmark hotel has 1,195 guest rooms and 32 meeting/event rooms, the largest of which is the 10,763-sq. ft. Grand Ballroom (capacity: 1,500).
The 400-room Hilton West Palm Beach opened with 24,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space and two 2,400-sq. ft. lawn spaces for outdoor receptions. The hotel connects to the Palm Beach Convention Center via an enclosed walkway.
The Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District/Riverfront opened with 160 suites and one meeting/event room (1,900 square feet; capacity: 100 banquet; 150 reception).
The Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Coralville opened near Iowa City with 95 guest rooms and 6,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a ballroom (capacity: 400 reception) and boardroom (capacity: 20).
The DoubleTree by Hilton Biloxi, formerly the Biloxi Beach Boulevard Hotel, reopened after a $5 million renovation with 195 guest rooms and 5,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor meeting/event space (capacity: 120 banquet).
The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center is wrapping a $170 million renovation/expansion project updating its 3,000 guest rooms across a three-hotel campus and expanding the convention center to 2 million square feet. The convention center project added 350,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 20,000-sq. ft. foyer and underground parking.
The 91-room Hampton Inn & Suites Albuquerque Airport opened with one 1,605-sq. ft. meeting room (capacity: 70).
The Cambria Hotel & Suites NY — Times Square opened on West 46th Street with 196 rooms and one 516-sq. ft. meeting room (capacity: 48).
The Restoration, formerly the Restoration on King in Charleston, reopened after a $27 million renovation with 54 suite-style guest rooms and the Observatory, an enclosed rooftop event room (capacity: 50). The DoubleTree by Hilton North Charleston — Convention Center reopened after a $4 million renovation with 142 redesigned guest rooms and public spaces. The forme Holiday Inn Charleston Airport & Convention Center has 4,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor event space, including a 1,500-sq. ft. ballroom (capacity: 115 banquet, 150 reception).
The Staybridge Suites Midland Hotel opened with 93 guest rooms, a barbecue pit and one meeting room (650 square feet; capacity: 45). The 78-room Springhill Suites Houston Northwest/Cypress opened with 4,600 square feet of flexible meeting space (capacity: 320).
The Residence Inn Seattle/University District opened with 165 rooms and 1,200 square feet of meeting space (capacity: 120).
— Compiled by Janet Roberts