More Meeting Space
The city continues to debate the proposed $455 million Music City Center, a new convention facility. The 285-room InterContinental Nash-ville breaks ground later this year, to open by 2009 with 18,000 square feet of meeting space. The 338-room Doubletree Hotel Nashville has added 21,000 square feet of meeting space.
The San Marcos Golf Resort has renovated all of its 295
guest rooms and has been renamed the Crowne Plaza San
Marcos Golf Resort. Among the property’s offerings are an
18-hole PGA golf course and 35,000 square feet of meeting
The former Claremont Inn reopened in May as the
Doubletree Hotel Clare-mont, after completion of
an extensive $10 million renovation to the property’s 190 guest
rooms and 12,500 square feet of meeting space. The hotel also added
new dining facilities and a spa.
The 400-room Sheraton Orlando North Hotel
will open next month with 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting
space, a state-of-the-art business center, a concierge floor with
private lounge, a fitness center, a spa, and an outdoor pool with
fountains and a Jacuzzi.
FL, St. Petersburg
The 227-room Hilton St. PetersburgCarillon Park opened last month with more than
12,500 square feet of meeting space, including the
9,265-square-foot Picasso Ballroom. The hotel also has a business
center and high-speed wireless Internet.
DiamondRock Hospitality Co. and the Noble Investment Group
acquired the Westin Atlanta North at Perimeter
from Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $61.5 million. The 369-room
hotel, which features 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting and
banquet space, is expected to announce forthcoming renovations.
The Sheraton Rockville Hotel will open in
August with 155 guest rooms complete with high-speed Internet,
large work desks and flat-screen TVs. Additional features will
include a fitness center, a business center and 1,008 square feet
of flexible public space that can accommodate 10 to 80 people for
meetings or receptions.
Hilton Hotels Corp. opened a new 92-suite Homewood
Suites in May. The three-story property features a mix of
residential-style studios, one- and two-bedroom suites with
kitchens, an executive business center and wireless high-speed
NJ, Cherry Hill
The 408-room Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill
Hotel, until June a Hilton property, currently is
undergoing a $5 million renovation that includes improvements to
the exterior, the lobby and all 43,000 square feet of meeting
The Doubletree Hotel Dallas Market Center
(formerly a Wyndham hotel) made its debut last month after
completing a $2 million upgrade that included all 228 guest rooms
and public areas, plus the entire 7,000 square feet of meeting
The 328-room Crowne Plaza-Dulles Airport,
formerly the Days Hotel and Conference Center, opened in May
following a $7 million renovation. The property offers 7,434 square
feet of meeting space along with a 24-hour business center and
complimentary shuttle service to Dulles International Airport.