The 355-room Hilton Aruba Caribbean opened in Oranjestad with nearly 40,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space.
Sandals Barbados became the island nation’s first member of Associated Luxury Hotels International. It has 380 guest rooms/suites and 3,000 square feet of meeting space.
Hampton Inn by Hilton Edmonton/Sherwood Park opened in Alberta with 120 guest rooms and 1,500 square feet of meeting space (capacity: 100).
The 202-key Hilton Garden Inn Dandong opened with four meeting rooms that total more than 7,535 square feet of flexible meeting space.
Shangri-La Hotel Hefei opened with 401 guest rooms, eight function rooms and a 15,069-sq. ft. grand ballroom (capacity: 900).
The rebranded Hyatt Regency Wuhan Optics Valley opened in Hubai Province with 330 guest rooms/suites and nearly 16,000 square feet of meeting space.
The Zhuzhou Marriott Hotel opened in Hunan Province with 311 guest rooms/suites, a 10,763-sq. ft. divisible ballroom, a 5,700-sq. ft. foyer and five multi-function rooms.
The Eden Roc at Cap Cana joined the Signature Travel Network’s Hotel & Resort Collection.
The DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands opened with 378 guest rooms and more than 13,800 square feet of meeting space.
The 127-rom Holiday Inn Chandigarh Panchkula opened with eight meeting rooms and event spaces (capacity: 500).
The renovated Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel opened in the south-central Indian city with 272 guest rooms and more than 10,225 square feet of ballroom, boardroom and meeting space. The hotel is adjacent to the HITEX Exhibition Centre and the Hyderabad International Convention Centre.
The 144-room Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima opened with 7,858 square feet of meeting and event space.
The 57-key Six Senses Douro Valley hotel & resort opened in the wine region of Lamego with 10,225 square feet of meeting space.
The 56-key Alpina Gstaad was elected to Swiss Deluxe Hotels, an organization that recognizes exclusive quality and high standards. It has three boardrooms (capacity: 16-18 each), a private dining space (capacity: 50), a 14-seat auditorium and a private cinema (capacity: 18).
The 82-key Fairfield Inn & Suites in Atmore opened with 1,600 square feet of meeting space (capacity: 175).
The 96-key SpringHill Suites by Marriott opened in Tuscaloosa with a 367-sq. ft. event room (capacity: 16).
The Lakefront Anchorage, formerly the Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage, completed a multimillion-dollar renovation that included its 248 guest rooms and 6,000 square feet of meeting/event space.
The Hilton Tucson-Williams Center reopened following a multimillion-dollar renovation that included its 142 guest rooms/suites. It has 1,800 square feet of flexible meeting space.
The Beverly Hills Marriott, formerly the Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills, completed a $26 million renovation that included its 260 guest rooms/suites and all public spaces. It has seven meeting rooms ranging from 300 square feet to 1,025 square feet plus a 3,075-sq. ft. ballroom (capacity: 300).
The SpringHill Suites Los Angeles Burbank/Downtown opened with 170 suites and 500 square feet of meeting space.
The 78-key Best Western Plus La Mesa San Diego opened with a 600-sq. ft. meeting space
The 292-key Island Hotel Newport Beach completed an 18-month transformation that included much of its 23,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space.
The renovated DoubleTree by Hilton San Bernandino reopened with 251 guest rooms and 10,000 square feet of flexible event space (capacity: 400).
The renovated Kona Kai Resort & Spa reopened in San Diego with 129 guest rooms and 55,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
The 1,919-key Hilton San Francisco Union Square completed a multimillion, multi-year upgrade. It has 134,500 square feet of meeting space, including 73 meeting rooms and a 30,000-sq. ft. ballroom.
The Westin San Jose, formerly the 1926 Sainte Claire Hotel, opened with 171 guest rooms/suites and 10,000 square feet of meeting space, including a grand ballroom.
The 112-key Bethany Beach Ocean Suites opened in Ocean City with a grand ballroom (capacity: 300), a 12-person boardroom and a 52-person conference room.
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The Hamilton Hotel D.C., named for Alexander Hamilton, completed a multimillion-dollar refurbishment. It has 301 guest rooms/suites, a dedicated floor for businesswomen and more than 6,700 square feet of meeting space.
AC Hotel Miami Beach opened with 150 guest rooms, communal spaces with state-of-the-art technology and free Wi-Fi, and 270 square feet of meeting space.
The Gilchrist Club in Central Florida near Trenton opened the Deer Run Meeting Center (capacity: 40 conference, 75 reception). It also has three breakout areas.
The extended-stay Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta/Perimeter Center opened with 114 studio and one-bedroom suites and 851 square feet of meeting space.
The Hampton Inn & Suites Bloomington/Normal reopened after a six-month renovation that included its 128 guest rooms. It has three meeting rooms and 1,100 square feet of conference space.
The 95-key TownePlace Suites by Marriott opened in Champaign on the University of Illinois campus. It has one meeting room and offers access to Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, Memorial Stadium and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
The 206-room Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop opened with 2,300 square feet of flexible meeting/event space.
The Hyatt Place Chicago/Midway Airport opened with 148 rooms, 2,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and free shuttle service to and from Midway Airport.
The 347-suite Omni Chicago Hotel completed an $11 million multi-year renovation that included its 8,000 square feet of meeting space.
A 91-key Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott opened in Fort Wayne with 525 square feet of meeting space (capacity: 40).
The 84-key Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton opened in Monroe with a 1,000-sq. ft. meeting space (capacity: 75).
Boston Park Plaza completed the first two phases of a $100 million renovation, with phase 3 to include its 1,054 guest rooms. The hotel has 50,480 square feet of meeting space.
The Best Western Plus Blaine at the National Sports Center opened in Blaine with 98 suites and one meeting room (capacity: 100).
The 64-key Hotel Vandivort in Springfield opened with two high-tech meeting rooms and the Vandivort Ballroom (capacity: 200). It’s on track to receive LEED Gold certification.
The Hampton Inn by Hilton Lincoln Airport opened with 86 guest rooms and a 182-sq. ft. meeting space (capacity: 20).
The 78-key Best Western Plus Gallup Inn & Suites opened in Gallup with 6,000 square feet of meeting space and banquet space for 600 people.
The 300-key Hampton Inn by Hilton Manhattan/Times Square opened on 41st Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues with a 425-sq. ft. meeting space (capacity: 12).
The Embassy Suites Charlotte/Ayrsley opened with 170 suites, more than 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting/banquet space and a 7,000-sq. ft. grand ballroom (capacity: 430).
The dual-branded Courtyard & Residence Inn Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek opened with 128 rooms, 128 suites and a combined 3,500 square feet of meeting space (capacity: 250).
The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Shelby opened with 86 guest room/suites and a 648-sq. ft. meeting space (capacity: 40).
The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Fort Mill opened with 102 guest rooms/suites and 1,000 square feet of meeting space (capacity: 125).
The Westin Austin Downtown opened with 366 guest rooms/suites and more than 13,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space.
The Radisson Hotel Dallas North-Addison opened with 101 guest rooms and 2,400 square feet of meeting space.
The Hampton Inn & Suites Georgetown/Austin North opened with 78 guest rooms/suites and a 900-sq. ft. meeting space (capacity: 50).
The Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown opened with 222 guest rooms and 2,000 square feet of meeting space.