• Detroit's Cobo Center has finished a five-year, $279 million project that included the transformation of the former Cobo Arena into the Grand Riverview Ballroom and the creation of Cobo Square, an outdoor terrace that is part of 45,000 square feet of revamped outdoor space.
• The 339-room Peninsula Chicago has completed a refresh that brought hand-crafted floral art, custom-
designed Pratesi linens and more to guest rooms, along with interactive digital bedside and desk tablets that can be set to any of 11 languages.
• The 395-room Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel has debuted the 2,600-square-foot One Broadway Ballroom with 29-foot ceilings and a capacity of 300 people.
• The 297-room Sugar Bay Resort and Spa in St. Thomas has completed a $20 million renovation of its guest rooms, public areas (including the atrium lobby), restaurants and conference facilities. The resort has more than 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
• In Mexico's Riviera Maya, the 92-room Thompson Playa del Carmen, which opened last November, has debuted the separate 27-room (including 18 suites) Beach House, facing the Caribbean Sea. This addition features a private pool lined with cabanas and a waterfront lounge with daybeds, sofas and loungers. The entire property has more than 28,000 square feet of event space across seven venues.
• The 75-room Quirk Hotel, A Destination Hotel, in Richmond, Va., has added six new meeting spaces, including a 1,000-square-foot courtyard encased in a series of raw brick and angled glass walls atop a colorfully checkered marble floor, for receptions of up to 100 people. In all, the hotel offers 5,850 square feet of function space.