The W Montreal completed a multimillion-dollar renovation. The property has 152 rooms/suites and five meeting rooms totaling 3,159 square feet.
Toronto’s Omni King Edward Hotel completed a $40 million renovation of its 301 guest rooms, lobby, restaurant and bar, 22,000 square feet of meeting space and three ballrooms.
The 365-room DoubleTree by Hilton Qingdao-Jimo opened in Shandong Province with 21,527 square feet of conference space, a ballroom (capacity: 800) and nine multi-function rooms, all with AV equipment.
The 378-key Hilton Zhoushan in Zhejiang Province opened with a mix of ballrooms, meeting rooms and VIP rooms totaling more than 43,000 square feet.
The 296-key Renaissance Suzhou Wujiang in Shengze opened with 40,902 square feet of meeting space, including two ballrooms, six multipurpose rooms and 11 private dining rooms.
The 320-key Taipei Marriott Hotel opened with 32,300 square feet of pillar-free, flexible space that can be subdivided into 13 meeting spaces, and a 13,600-sq. ft. Grand Ballroom.
The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Xishuangbanna opened in Yunnan Province with 412 suites, a 7,104-sq. ft. pillar-free ballroom, five meeting rooms and a courtyard.
The Hyatt Place Tegucigalpa opened near the U.S. Embassy with 126 guest rooms and 3,300 square feet of meeting space.
The Shangri-La Hotel Bengaluru opened in Karnataka with 397 guest rooms and an 8,000-sq. ft. grand ballroom (capacity: 900). The ballroom has its own pre-function area. The second floor features five function rooms.
The 141-key Holiday Inn & Suites Bengaluru opened in Bangalore with an indoor-outdoor event center that features a ballroom (capacity: 160).
The 219-key Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock completed a multimillion-dollar renovation that included a new 6,480-sq. ft. lobby and a 4,875-sq. ft. gathering space called the Living Room. The property also has 20,000 square feet of meeting space.
The 266-key Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch reopened after a $10 million renovation that expanded its outdoor event space to include two event lawns (capacity: 1,200 and 600).
The Westin San Francisco Airport in Millbrae completed a $10 million renovation that refurbished its 397 guest rooms, lobby and meeting spaces, and added a dining room. The property has 22,000 square feet of meeting space in more than 29 rooms.
District of Columbia
The Residence Inn Washington, D.C., Downtown finished the second phase of a renovation project by refurbishing 202 guest suites. The hotel has three meeting rooms that total 1,175 square feet.
The 293-key DoubleTree Jacksonville Riverfront reopened after a $12 million revamp of its lobby, meeting space, guest rooms and restaurant. Its 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space includes a 4,600-sq. ft. ballroom (capacity: 500) and 19 meeting rooms.
A 91-key Home2 Suites by Hilton has opened in Idaho Falls with 91 guest rooms and a 650-sq. ft. meeting room.
The Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca reopened after a $7.5 million renovation of its 295 guest rooms and resort facilities. The hotel’s convention center, refurbished in 2014, includes 37,000 square feet of IACC-certified meeting space.
The 74-key Country Inns & Suites by Carlson Slidell-New Orleans East opened with 74 guest rooms and two meeting rooms totaling 1,475 square feet (capacity: 75 and 50). It also has a fire pit and outdoor veranda.
The Homewood Suites Frederick opened with a 117-key combination of studios and one- and two-bedroom suites. It has a 576-sq. ft. meeting space.
The 136-key Envoy Hotel opened in South Boston’s Innovation district with 136 guest rooms, a business center and a 4,000-sq. ft. rooftop bar. It has no meeting space.
The Graduate Oxford Hotel opened with 136 guest rooms, two meeting rooms, a small boardroom, a private courtyard and a rooftop bar.
The Element opened in Bozeman with 104 guest rooms and 600 square feet of flexible meeting space.
The Aloft Manhattan Downtown — Financial District opened in Lower Manhattan with 125 guest rooms and 250 square feet of flexible meeting space.
The Brooklyn A Hotel, a 34-key boutique property with meeting space for 100, opened in Brooklyn.
The Courtyard by Marriott opened in Jacksonville with 112 guest rooms and more than 8,000 square feet of flexible event space. That space includes a ballroom, pre-function areas, breakout rooms and a private outdoor area with a stone cabana, a dual-sided fireplace and a large-screen television.
The Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh East Liberty opened with 135 guest rooms and 2,400 square feet of meeting space.
The dual-branded Hyatt Place (191 rooms) and Hyatt House Hotel (113 rooms) opened in Charleston’s downtown Historic district. Each has more than 8,000 square feet of meeting space.
The 105-key Aloft College Station opened near Texas A&M with 105 guest rooms and 1,500 square feet of meeting/event space.
The Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dallas opened with 171 guest rooms and 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
The Homewood Suites by Hilton Laredo at Mall Del Norte completed a six-month refurbishment that refreshed its 105 guest rooms, lobby and meeting/event space (capacity: 40).
The 74-key Quirk Hotel opened in Richmond’s former J.A Mosby & Co. department store, adjacent to the Quirk Gallery. The hotel has 74 guest rooms and 3,000 square feet of meeting space that includes a rooftop event space (capacity: 160), mezzanine (capacity: 60) and courtyard (capacity: 80 banquet, 100 reception). The gallery has another 2,000 square feet of space.
The Hampton Inn by Hilton opened in downtown Green Bay, adjacent to the expanded KI Convention Center. The renovated hotel has 135 rooms and a 576-sq. ft. meeting room (capacity: 32).