The dual-branded Courtyard Inn by Marriott (128 rooms) and Residence Inn Calgary South (97 suites) opened in Calgary, Alberta. The property shares 4,690 square feet of meeting space.
The 400-room St. Regis Macao opened on the Cotai Strip as part of the Sand Cotai Central integrated resort. It has 14,300 square feet of meeting space across 17 rooms, including a 6,700-sq. ft. ballroom (capacity: 750).
The Shenzen Marriott Hotel Nanshan, a 340-room hotel on the top floors of Shenzen’s SCC Building, opened with 21,500 square feet of flexible meeting space including a ballroom, seven function rooms and three boardrooms.
The Sheraton Harbin Xiangfang Hotel opened in Harbin with 400 guest rooms and 215,278 square feet of flexible meeting space (largest capacity: 5,000).
The renovated Hilton Cambridge City Centre reopened in Cambridge with 198 guest rooms, 3,433 square feet of flexible meeting space and 2,400 square feet of exhibit space.
Renovations at the 40-year-old Renaissance London Heathrow hotel at Heathrow Airport added or revamped 710 guest rooms and 31,300 square feet of meeting/ event space comprising 17 function rooms and five breakout rooms.
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa reopened after renovations to its spa and 200 guest rooms. The property has 2,700 square feet of meeting/event space in two ballrooms (capacity: 100 each).
The 196-key Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen completed the final phase of a $16 million renovation, adding 74 bungalows, 4,500 square feet of meeting/event space, a spa and a fitness center.
A 176-room Hilton Garden Inn opened in Ulyanovsk with 15,000 square feet of flexible conference/event space.
The 208-room Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel opened in Ljubljana with a conference center totaling 4,304 square feet and including meeting space in seven rooms and a rooftop terrace.
The 88-room Aloft Taipei Zhongshan openedwith 123 square feet of space in one meeting room.
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The 370-room, LEED Gold Hilton Garden Inn opened in Dubai with four meeting rooms (largest capacity: 80) and a total of 1,335 square feet of meeting space.
A 172-room Hilton Garden Inn opened in Montevideo with 6,500 square feet of flexible meeting space.
The Pullman Vung Tau opened in Vung Tau with 356 guest rooms and 2,036 square feet of meeting space, including two ballrooms, four multi-function rooms and pre-function space.
The Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown opened in the historic Professional Building, with 170 guest rooms and 2,600 square feet of flexible meetings space (largest capacity: 200).
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch completed a $10 million property-wide renovation that included its lobby and 326 guest rooms, and increased meeting space to more than 100,000 square feet in 50 rooms and outdoors.
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The Embassy Suites by Hilton Newark Wilmington South completed a multimillion renovation of its 154 guest rooms and 10,000 square feet of meeting space.
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Jacksonville-Baymeadows completed a $13 million renovation that updates its 277 guest suites, 7,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space and lobby.
The Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista finished a $7.7 million renovation of its 170 guest rooms. The hotel in the Marriott Village has one 400-sq. ft. meeting room.
The 540-room Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel completed renovations on its event spaces, including new breakout rooms and an expansion of reception/banquet space. The resort has 95,000 square feet of meeting/function space in 34 rooms (capacity: 1,000) and 15 outdoor venues.
The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota completed a multimillion-dollar renovation of its 266 guest rooms and 21,062 square feet of meeting space, including a 12,000-sq. ft. ballroom and 14 indoor and outdoor rooms and event venues.
The 102-year-old Partridge Inn in Augusta completed a yearlong renovation of its 144 guest rooms, the 2,100-sq. ft. Penthouse event space and 8,081 square feet of meeting space.
The Homewood Suites Savannah Historict District/Riverfront opened with 160 guest suites and 2,000 square feet of meeting space (capacity: 100).
The Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans Westbank/Gretna opened in Gretna with 123 guest rooms and 1,192 square feet of meeting space (capacity: 75).
A 92-room Residence Inn by Marriott opened in Lake Charles with one meeting room totaling 460 square feet (capacity: 20).
Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth completed the final phase of a $50 million renovation/expansion, adding 96 guest rooms and 6,000 square feet of meeting space overlooking Fenway Park. The hotel now has a total of 245 guest rooms,11,115 square feet of indoor meeting space and a 1,500-sq. ft. terrace.
The Radisson Hotel St. Joseph Riverfront opened with 169 guest rooms and 8,500 square feet of flexible meeting space.
The ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas completed a property-wide renovation that upgrades its 300,000-sq. ft. convention space. The 4,004-room hotel also added 13,000 square feet of meeting space at the Shops at Crystals next door.
The Four Points Cincinnati North opened in Westchester with 90 guest rooms and 4,500 square feet of flexible meeting space that includes a ballroom (capacity: 250).
The Logan Philadelphia completed a multimillion-dollar renovation of its 391 guest rooms and 12,700 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor meeting space.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Reading opened with 209 guest rooms and 27,500 square feet of flexible meeting space including a ballroom (capacity: 1,300).
The Ocean House in Watch Hill opened its Center for Wine and Culinary Arts, a 3,000-sq. ft. education/event space for tasting, creating and exploring food and wine. Groups (capacity: 40) can book classes, dinners or cocktail receptions.
The Country Inn & Suites Houston-Westchase opened with 71 guest rooms and one 1,000-sq. ft. meeting room (capacity: 100).
The 102-room Courtyard by Marriott Midlothian Conference Center opened with 1,204 square feet of meeting space (capacity: 100).
The Westin Dallas Downtown opened with 326 guest rooms and 31,000 square feet of flexible meeting space in 20 rooms.
The 87-key Taconic opened in Manchester Village with 79 guest rooms, six suites and three cottages, plus 9,600 square feet of flexible meeting space. The meeting space comprises a 2,800-sq. ft. ballroom, a terrace, a library, a solarium and an event lawn.
— Compiled by Janet Roberts