Jun 27, 2018
Oklahoma City is gearing up to welcome a brand new convention center. On June 15, officials from the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau (OKC CVB), local civic leaders and other dignitaries gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for the $288 million Oklahoma City Convention Center, which will open debt-free in 2020. “This is a great day for Oklahoma City,” said Mike Carrier, OKC CVB president. “This totally new convention center marks a significant milestone in OKC’s commitment to the meetings and convention industry.” Designed by the architecture and design firms of Populous… more
Jun 22, 2018
The Palm Springs Convention Center has launched the Concept3D interactive 3D map and virtual tour platform, designed to bring the Southern California desert facility into the digital world while serving as a helpful and immersive resource for meeting and event planners.  “We’re proud to welcome the Palm Springs Convention Center to the Concept3D family and to see how this unique event space has come to life online,” said Chris Munz, vice president of business development for Concept3D, provider of immersive online experiences with 3D modeling, interactive maps and virtual reality-enabled… more
Jun 14, 2018
Situated in Southern Kentucky’s Cave Country and only an hour north of Nashville, Bowling Green, Kentucky is an interesting off-the-beaten-path option for your next small or mid-sized meeting or corporate retreat. Bowling Green’s Sloan Convention Center offers 60,000 square feet of meeting and pre-function space. Its 19,500 sq. ft. grand ballroom, which can be divided into four sections, has a reception capacity of 1,500 attendees. There are also six breakout rooms ranging from 350 to 2,600 sq. ft. The convention center has indoor access to the adjacent Holiday Inn University Plaza, which… more
Jun 07, 2018
The Eliza Jane, a 196-room hotel located just two blocks from the French Quarter, opened on Apr. 24, 2018 as the newest member of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. The Unbound Collection by Hyatt launched in 2016 as a unique collection of new and existing luxury and upper-upscale properties offering unique stay experiences and story-worthy moments. The hotel is contained within nine historic warehouses that appear distinct on the outside but have been united inside. The Eliza Jane’s design team drew inspiration from many of the buildings’ original occupants: The Daily Picayune, the Gulf… more
May 29, 2018
The Summit, a Dolce Hotel opened in Cincinnati in April 2018. The brand new 239-room hotel is the latest addition to the Wyndham Hotel Group’s Dolce Hotels and Resorts brand. The Summit offers 32,600 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, with an emphasis on group conferences and collaborative spaces. The modern Madisonville Ballroom, a rooftop terrace and 17 customizable meeting rooms with built-in tech and lighting provide ample options for meeting planners to creatively utilize the space. In addition to meeting and event facilities, guests at the hotel have access to… more
May 21, 2018
On Apr. 25, 2018, AC Hotels by Marriott opened its first Canadian property: AC Hotel Montréal Centre-Ville. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Montreal on Boulevard René-Lévesque, just steps away from the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montreal's convention center), the Quartier des Spectacles (entertainment district), and two city blocks from Old Montreal. AC Hotel Montréal Centre-Ville is situated on the first twelve floors of a 35-story dual-use high-rise that also includes luxury apartments. The property offers 169 guestrooms with hardwood floors, large walk-in showers,… more
May 16, 2018
The Hôtel Martinez, Cannes recently reopened as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, following major renovations and a complete redesign.  Located on Boulevard de la Croisette, the 409-room hotel is one of the most recognizable hotels on the French Riviera. Parisian architect Pierre-Yves Rochon has combined the hotel’s original Art Deco style with contemporary design that takes inspiration from the colors of the French Riviera and the Mediterranean way of life. “We are thrilled to re-open Hôtel Martinez as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, delivering story-worthy experiences for… more
May 07, 2018
On Apr. 24, 2018,  the newly remodeled and rebranded Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort opened its doors to guests. Formerly known as The Fess Parker, A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort, the hotel has undergone a complete renovation and will remain managed by Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and jointly owned by Park Hotels & Resorts and the Fess Parker family. “We look forward to this next chapter for the property and to continuing our long-standing partnership with Hilton,” said Eli and Ashley Parker, son and daughter of Fess Parker.  “The resort may have a new look and a new name, but will continue… more
May 04, 2018
The new dual-branded AC Hotel and Residence Inn Dallas by the Galleria opened its doors on Apr. 26, 2018. Located in the heart of Dallas Midtown, the 256-room property contains more than 17,000 square feet of combined meeting space that can accommodate events for up to 200 attendees.  AC Hotel Dallas by the Galleria offers 140 guest rooms that feature a European-inspired design along with workstations and flat-panel TVs. Residence Inn Dallas by the Galleria offers 116 suites designed for longer-stay guests. Every guest room is a suite with studio, one- and two-bedroom options that afford… more
May 01, 2018
The Galt House, Louisville’s largest hotel, is joining the Trademark Collection by Wyndham as an independently owned soft-branded property. The flagship hotel, which will begin a $80 million renovation this June, will be Wyndham Hotel Group’s largest single addition in North America. Galt House Hotel is the largest downtown meeting, convention, and conference hotel in the region, with 1,310 guest rooms and 130,000 sq. ft. of event space that can host meetings of up to 3,000 attendees. The hotel offers 53 meeting rooms, a 23,300 sq. ft. ballroom, a 16,000 sq. ft. ballroom and an exhibit… more