Sante Fe’s Eldorado Hotel & Spa has added a new 7,000-squarefoot ballroom, lobby bar and wedding chapel and introduced a refreshed room design and new artwork in its 219 guest rooms and suites. Now offering a total of 29,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the Eldorado’s outdoor pavilion was transformed into the fully enclosed ballroom with 18-foot ceilings, the ability to divide into two separate meeting rooms and a state-of-the-art LED lighting system in the ceiling. The hotel’s 4,000-square-foot gallery is now a lobby lounge designed as a place to gather, listen to live music and enjoy sharing menus and refreshments.

A group of New Mexico families acquired the Eldorado Hotel in May 2014, and Heritage Hotels & Resorts manages the property situated along the historic Santa Fe Plaza, making it the eighth hotel in the company’s portfolio of New Mexico properties and the fourth hotel in Santa Fe.

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a city rich in history. It’s here, in 1775, that Patrick Henry famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death.” And while the extensively renovated Hilton Richmond Downtown can’t trace its roots back quite that far, it is housed in the historic former Miller & Rhoads department store, which dates back to the end of the 19th century. 

 

Every planner wants to create experiences that make meeting attendees feel they’re on top of the world. If you’re planning a meeting in northwest North Carolina, you can achieve that with a visit to Grandfather Mountain. Soaring 5,946 feet and estimated to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years, the peak off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, is accessible by vehicle and by a paved road.

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.