The 225-room DoubleTree by Hilton London-Victoria, formerly the Hesperia London Victoria, becomes the 16th Hilton property in the United Kingdom. Its eight meeting rooms can accommodate 10 to 160 people.
The Hampton Inn by Hilton Ciudad del Carmen has opened in the state of Campeche with 120 rooms and a 1,596 square feet of meeting space.
The 125-suite DoubleTree by Hilton Saltillo has opened in the state of Coahuila. It is five minutes from Plan de Guadalupe International Airport and has more than 8,000 square feet of flexible conference space for groups of 10 to 700.
Two new Hyatt hotels are expected to open in Zurich in 2017 as part of The Circle, a mixed-use development featuring restaurants, office and event space, and continuing education programs. The 250-room Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport will have more than 34,000 square feet of conference and pre-function space. Hyatt Place Zurich Airport will have 300 rooms and access to the Regency’s meeting facilities.
Prism Hotels & Resorts is now managing a 12-property, 1,877-room hotel portfolio that includes Courtyard by Marriott, Four Points by Sheraton and Holiday Inn hotels in Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina.
The 176-room Courtyard San Diego Old Town has completed a multimillion dollar renovation that includes 4,900 square feet of flexible meeting space. The hotel is walking distance from a direct trolley to downtown, Qualcomm Stadium and the San Diego Convention Center.
The Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown has opened with 234 rooms and more than 6,500 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting and function space. The hotel is across the street from the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, which is scheduled to complete a 125,000-sq. ft. expansion in the fall of 2013.
Embassy Suites Denver Downtown/Convention Center was named the chain’s sustainability hotel of the year.
The LEED-certified Element Miami International Airport has opened with 209 guest rooms/suites and a flexible 790-sq. ft. meeting facility.
The 200-room Courtyard in Downtown Orlando reopened after upgrading its lobby and meeting spaces. The lobby features a boarding pass station, a home theater, a business library, media pods and a GoBoard, which lets guests interact, book a taxi and research area attractions. The hotel’s 2,000 square feet of meeting space is split among three rooms that accommodate from 10 to 65 and include a mix of flat-screen TVs, microwaves, wet bars, courtyard access and classroom setups.
Tampa Airport Marriott, inside Tampa International Airport, has completed a s $9 million renovation that includes 16 meeting rooms and 18,000 square feet of total meeting space.
Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk earned the chain’s promotion of the year award.
The Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown sales team was named the chain’s sales team of the year.
The Renaissance Baton Rouge, which has 284 rooms/suites and 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, has earned AAA Four Diamond status.
The Grand Hyatt New York, near Grand Central Station in Manhattan, has completed a $130 million renovation that includes 55,000 square feet of event space ranging from board rooms to ballrooms. The 4,400-sq. ft. Gallery on Lex, its new social event area, has a clublike feel and artwork from Germany painter Burghard Muller-Dannhausen.
JFK Airport Hotel has been renovated and rebranded as the Hilton New York Airport. It has five meeting rooms for groups of every size, including a 3,800-sq. ft. ballroom.
The 173-room TRYP New York City Times Square South, the first TRYP by Wyndham hotel in the United States, has opened with nearly 1,200 square feet of function space that can accommodate up to 70 people.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City is in the midst of a $50 million redesign of its 1,566 guest rooms and hallways.
Embassy Suites Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa was named the chain’s “make a difference hotel of the year.”
The Westin Cleveland Convention Center, a new Starwood property, will open in summer 2013 near the Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center complex, with 26,000 square feet of meeting space.
The SpringHill by Marriott has opened in Draper with 124 suites, two meeting rooms and 1,600 square feet of total meeting space. Its largest meeting room is 816 square feet and can accommodate 60 seated.
The Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown has finished renovations to its 250 guest rooms and 17 meeting rooms. It has a total of 15,000 square feet for meetings and events.