The 436-room Beachfront Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro opened in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood. It has 21,530 square feet of meeting and event space, with two ballrooms, nine meeting rooms and outdoor prefunction space.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts opened it 417-room Midtown Shangri-La Hangzhou with 31,000 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom (18,300 square feet, capacity: 840) plus nine function rooms.
The Radisson Blu Aleksanteri Hotel opened in Helsinki with 151 rooms, two flexible conference rooms (combined capacity: 50) and function space in the hotel’s open-concept kitchen (capacity: 50).
Moxy Hotels, a Marriott International brand, opened at the Munich airport in Schwaig, with 252 guest rooms and nine meeting rooms, including the Brain Box, which has beanbag chairs and blackboard walls.
The Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch opened in Alexandria with 199 guest rooms and 14,483 square feet of meeting and event space, including a 9,112-sq. ft. ballroom (capacity: 460 banquet, 750 reception).
The 1880-room Holiday Inn & Suites Leon Plaza Mayor opened in Leon with 11,139 square feet of meeting space (capacity: 600).
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The Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Center opened in Dubai with 106 guest rooms and 1,099 square feet of event space (capacity: 50).
The Hilton Orlando added 11,000 square feet of new meetings including two divisible event rooms (capacities: 210 and 250), prefunction space, a check-in desk and registration office.
The Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District opened at in the former Guckenheimer Tobacco Warehouse and Grocery Store in downtown Savannah with 252 guest rooms and 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
The Sea Island Resort on Sea Island added a 5,000-square-foot ballroom and 63 additional rooms as part of a multi-million-dollar expansion and renovation, bringing available event space at the resort to more than 33,000 square feet.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Mauna Kea, added the 3,500-square-foot Kauna’oa Ballroom (capacity: 225 banquet; 355 reception) as part of a $4.5 million renovation and expansion.
The Liberty, Boston, recently completed an $11 million renovation of its 298 guest rooms. The hotel also has 8,400 square feet of meeting and event space, including a 2,400-square-foot ballroom, five meeting rooms, two rotundas and outdoor reception areas.
Hyatt Place Asheville/Downtown opened with 140 guestrooms and more than 2,000 square feet of flexile meeting and event space.
The Omni Nashville Hotel recently ranked No. 1 on Cvent’s Top 100 U.S. meeting and event hotels. The property, next to the Country Music Hall of Fame, has 854 guest rooms and suites and more than 80,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Other hotels ranking in the list’s top 10 include:
- Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville
- ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
- The Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Las Vegas
- Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas
- Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
- Hyatt Regency Chicago
- Hyatt Regency Orlando
- The Fontainebleu, Miami Beach
- Hilton Bayfront San Diego
The Hyatt House, Frisco opened with 132 guest suites and two flexible meeting rooms, including one with 775 square feet of space.
The Residence Inn by Marriott opened in Charlottesville with 124 guest suites and 1,664 square feet of meeting space.