On June 5, the historic Ames Boston Hotel announced the culmination of a renovation project costing $6 million.
Kindred Resorts & Hotels has added seven new properties to the family. A collection of independent hotels and resorts focused on the group and meetings industry, these new properties are each uniquely suited for event planning professionals.
Due to the growth in tourism and group bookings in the Lansing area, the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority have partnered to assign the Lansing Center's future sales responsibilities to the GLCVB.
The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wis., has recently completed renovations that improved their 334 guest rooms, upgraded their outdoor hot tub, and added waterslides to their kids' pool and new features to the toddler-friendly splash pad. The resort is situated on the shores of Geneva Lake, which inspires the nautical theme of their guest rooms. With plush new bedding, carpeting, paint and sofa sleepers, guests will appreciate the comfort of Abbey Resort's updated spaces.
In the up-and-coming east Austin area in Texas, ARRIVE Hotels & Restaurants is building a new boutique hotel. Located on the corner of East 6th and Chicon St., this will be ARRIVE's second location. The new hotel will have 83 rooms and will open in the spring of 2019.
The iconic Grand Hyatt New York in Midtown Manhattan recently debuted a multimillion dollar renovation of its conference level, including 12,000 square feet of meeting space and 18 breakout rooms. Designed by New York City-based interior design and architecture firm Nemaworkshop, the new design reflects the energy of the adjacent Grand Central Terminal and the New York City skyline.
Minneapolis' premier luxury hotel, Hotel Ivy, is partnering with TREVLS, a Tesla car rental company, the first partnership of its kind in North America.
Guests will have the opportunity to reserve a Model S or X during their stay. TREVLS will pick-up and deliver the choice of Tesla to Hotel Ivy.
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City completed renovations to the 10th floor meeting space and the Garden Grille & Bar.
Upgrades include new televisions and furniture on the 10th floor. An ADA motorized lift was installed in the Garden Grille & Bar and will lower one end of the bar to accommodate all guests. The renovations were designed to give the hotel a modern, contemporary look.
Renovations in the 3,400-square-foot 10th floor meeting space also included new window treatments, new carpet and marble countertops.
Jacksonville, Fla., played an important role in hosting this spring’s premier events: The 2017 NFL Consumer Products Summit and the NFL Equipment Managers Meeting. Occurring in late March, the events brought 1,000 guests to EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, plus nearly 150 exhibitors that showcased their licensed NFL wares to general retailers and buyers. Jacksonville was selected to host this exclusive event from a short list of candidates—Chicago, Indianapolis and Minneapolis.
The Puccini Group, an internationally recognized hospitality firm, has completed its $10 million renovation of the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. The transformation includes all 405 guest rooms, the lobby, outdoor pool, and entryway of the property. The hotel, while still remaining true to the original Sheraton atmosphere and style many guests know and love, now features a modern tropical-resort-like feel.