The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
has completed a revamp of its 650 guest rooms, including the addition of music-related artwork and full-length mirrors that show the heights of famous musicians. The hotel has 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, with 140,000 square feet of function space nearby at the Hard Rock Cafe and Hard Rock Live venues at Universal CityWalk.•
The Delray Sands Resort
in Highland Beach, Fla., has completed a renovation of its 115 guest rooms and lobby, and has added the oceanfront Latitudes restaurant.
• In California, the 17,000-square-foot, 3,029-seat Pasadena Civic Center has reopened following a complete restoration. The landmark center opened in 1932.
• In Massachusetts, the 419-room Boston Marriott Burlington has completed the final phase of a multimillion-dollar, 18-month renovation encompassing its meeting space, fitness facilities and lobby. The property now features Marriott's signature "Greatroom," a reimagining of a traditional lobby marked by a large fireplace, a U-shaped bar, charging stations and media pods for casual meetings. Dedicated meeting space at the hotel has been increased to 14,570 square feet, including three new meeting rooms, and an upgraded 9,000-square-foot ballroom.
• The 264-suite Hotel Contessa, on the banks of San Antonio's River Walk, has completed a nine-month renovation that included new furnishings throughout the guest rooms and enhancements to the property's 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, including the 2,277-square-foot Contessa Ballroom and 10 conference rooms.
• The 339-room Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago has debuted three new event spaces. The Riverside Gallery (2,000 square feet) is an elongated space with ornately framed mirrors lining the walls; it can host receptions for up to 240 people and plated dinners for 144. The art deco Riverside Room (1,800 square feet) features a 12-foot-high ceiling punctuated with Swarovski crystal-encrusted fixtures and can hold 200 for a reception and dinner for 144. The Bridgeview Room (2,800 square feet) overlooks the Chicago River and can accommodate receptions for 250 and dinners for 204.