by Michael J. Shapiro and Michaela Christensen | January 01, 2016
Local Update
 A new Sacramento arena, the Golden 1 Center, is under construction and set to open in October 2016. The indoor-outdoor multi-use facility, with 17,500 seats and 34 suites, will be the new home of the Sacramento Kings and will host numerous meetings and events year-round. The Golden 1 Center will be LEED Gold certified, thanks to smart, sustainable practices and innovative green technology. Plans call for advanced Wi-Fi architecture, 1.5 million square feet of retail and restaurant space, and an adjacent public plaza.

 Kimpton Hotels will open a 250-room boutique property in downtown Sacramento, next to the Golden 1 Center currently under construction. The property is set to open early in 2017 in a 16-story building that will include condos and retail space.

 Two historic Sacramento venues recently became available for meetings and events: the Julia Morgan House and the Sutter Club. The Julia Morgan House, an elegant mansion designed in 1918 by Morgan, the first licensed female architect in California, features a beautifully landscaped garden that can accommodate up to 200 attendees. Also on-site are four state-of-the-art conference rooms for 10 to 40 people. The venue is about two miles from the Sacramento Convention Center and downtown hotels. The Sutter Club, the second-oldest private club in California, was founded in 1889. Now available to nonmembers, it hosts private events for up to 250. The club is just a few blocks from both the State Capitol and the Sacramento Convention Center.