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Influx of New Hotel Rooms in Salt Lake City’s Convention District

Name brands and boutique hotels adding major capacity to host groups downtown

By Beth Buehler

Salt Lake City is welcoming 1,000 premium hotel rooms to the community’s energized downtown. Four new hotels have already opened, and Asher Adams is slated to debut in the town’s historic train depot in fall 2024.

The most recent influx of new hotel Rooms in Salt Lake City’s Convention District is courtesy of Le Méridien Salt Lake City Downtown and Element Salt Lake City Downtown. The first-ever combination of these two Marriott brands held an official grand opening the week of April 17. Le Méridien has 144 rooms and suites with city views and emerald tile-adorned showers.

Le Méridien Salt Lake City Downtown Bathroom
Emerald tile-adorned showers in hotel bathrooms guests will remember CREDIT Le Méridien Salt Lake City Downtown

Element Salt Lake City Downtown features a light-filled lobby and 126 sustainable rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, fully equipped kitchenettes, and spacious bathrooms with eco-conscious amenities.

Element Salt Lake City Downtown Lobby, 2023
Wood and natural elements are a focus in this welcoming lobby CREDIT Element Salt Lake City Downtown

The property’s signature restaurant, Adelaide, is French- and New Orleans-inspired with a Cajun twist and offers seasonal menus. Also on property is Van Ryder, the first full-scale hotel rooftop experience in Salt Lake with artisan-crafted libations and cocktail cuisine. Together, the properties have about 8,400 square feet of meeting space.

To kick off the influx of new hotel Rooms in Salt Lake City’s Convention District, the 50-room evo Hotel launched in February 2022. Located in a 100,000-square-foot historic building in the Granary District on the evo Salt Lake campus, the property offers easy access to on-site gear shops and climbing and skating facilities. There also is an intimate rooftop cocktail bar, penthouse patio, lounge and event spaces, and flexible meeting rooms.

 evo Hotel Salt Lake City
Imagine lounging with colleagues in this artsy upstairs lounge CREDIT evo Hotel

The 25-story Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City officially opened its doors in Oct. 17, 2022. It’s the first Hyatt Regency in Utah and the only hotel directly adjoining the Salt Palace Convention Center. Highlights include 700 guestrooms and suites, 60,000 square feet of event space, and four distinct dining venues.

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Exterior
A new 25-story hotel adjoins the Salt Palace Convention Center CREDIT Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City

On the horizon, Asher Adams is an adaptive reuse of Salt Lake’s historic Union Pacific Depot and will be part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection. Currently under construction, Asher Adams will have 13 specialty suites located within the historic train station and a new eight-story structure with an additional 212 guest rooms. There will be multiple food and beverage outlets, 9,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and open-air gathering areas.