The hotel industry’s performance during 2016 was solid in most Michigan markets and the year ended on a positive note, reports Charles Skelton of Hospitality Partners in Ann Arbor. The firm has tracked the state’s lodging sector performance for years.
The Westin Nashville has revealed two new packages: Park and Party and See and “B” Seen. Park and Party is a more stress-free option while See and “B” Seen is for guests wanting to explore Music City.
Park and Party takes guests down to “Honky-Tonk” Highway for a night out on the town while enjoying cocktails and a nightly valet service.
See and “B” Seen package offers guests the opportunity to tour RCA’s Historic Studio B, followed by a day of exploring at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This package also features champagne service at L27 Rooftop Bar.
The Days Inn Chicago of Oxford Capital Group, LLC has announced the renovation and repositioning of the 1920s Lincoln Park-Lakeview building. The transformation will make way for the brand-new lifestyle hotel, Hotel Versey, in late spring 2017. Located in one of Chicago's most popular neighborhoods, the hotel will cater mainly to locals and travelers looking for a modern-style, boutique hotel.
The Ames Boston Hotel has revealed its 1,700 square feet of all-new meeting and event space.
Located on the second floor, the two new spaces include Ames and Oliver & Oakes; they fit groups up to 125 people and feature a design inspired by American manufacturing, uniformity and ingenuity. They were designed by New York City-based architecture and design firm Glen and Co. Architecture.
Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort—managed by The Bricton Group—has revealed their $22 million renovation plans. The renovations are set to begin in December 2016 and for completion in the second half of 2017.
BD Hotels and CB Developers are opening another Pod Hotel in New York City, this time in Willamsburg. Set to open in spring of 2017, Pod Brooklyn will be a micro-hotel comprised of modular guest rooms.
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia will undergo a complete transformation later this year.
Architect and interior designer Wimberly Interiors is leading the project for the Avenue of the Arts-located hotel. Renovations include new guest rooms and meeting spaces a refreshed lobby experience and public spaces, and a new restaurant, bar and lounge. The project is slated begin this month and finish in spring 2016.
Event bags are always a hit with guests. And while most parties can’t live up to the standard of celebrity gift bags (This year’s Academy Award gift bags included $20,000 worth of merchandise featuring a private dinner party at Morton’s steakhouse and a pair of Beamer Video Phones), us ‘regular people’ can have just as much fun with gifts for our guests. Themed bags are a consistently good idea, and we have just the thing for your upcoming spring soiree.
We asked Michigan’s experts in all things floral for their 2015 decor tips. Here’s what they told us.