Hotel News: ARCHER, Conrad and Four Seasons Hotels Grow Their Portfolios, Existing Properties Remodel and Refresh

October 18, 2021

Hotel and resort companies across the country have been busy bringing new-builds online while others expand and upgrade their existing properties to lure back leisure travelers and event groups. Take a look at the latest developments!

New Properties

ARCHER Hotel Tysons (Fairfax County, VA)

ARCHER Tysons Penthouse Terrace

Archer Hotel recently expanded its growing portfolio with the debut of ARCHER Hotel Tysons, a new urban-chic boutique hotel in the new upscale Scotts Run South development nine miles northwest of Washington, D.C. Featuring 178 rooms and suites boasting a variety of design palettes and layouts, the seven-story building blends historic adaptive reuse architecture with the modern urban infill of Scotts Run. 

Along with a classic hotel bar, a signature dining concept, a 24-hour market and a unique collection of artworks created by local and regional artists, the hotel offers more than 17,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, with the capability to host up to 150 people in flexible venues on the first and seventh floors. 

First-floor spaces include:

  • Carrera marble and glass-paneled doors lead into the Great Room, a 2,430-sq.-ft. brick-clad venue with floor-to-ceiling windows, 16-ft. lofted ceilings, a hand-painted flowering dogwood mural, oversized framed mirrors and modern candelabra lighting. Ideal for meetings and breakouts, it’s divisible by two and offers outdoor access.
  • The 730-sq.-ft. Boardroom features tumbled brick, 16-ft. ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and modern ergonomic chairs surrounding a power-ready wood conference table. Suitable for 12-14 guests, the space also features a 86-inch flat-screen HDTV and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Seventh-floor spaces include:

ARCHER Tysons Penthouse

  • The Penthouse, a 3,025-sq.-ft. seventh-floor, industrial-chic venue with 24-ft. wood-plank ceilings, tumbled red brick walls, crystal-clad chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows with velvet drapery and acoustic walls with inset floral medallion lights. The space also includes a built-in, full-service and customizable corner bar.
  • The adjacent, 2,110-sq.-ft. Penthouse Terrace, a mostly covered outdoor venue, offers soft seating, movable bars, heat lamps, overhead festoon lighting and outdoor speakers.
  • Inspired by Jim Morrison of the famed band The Doors, the 615-sq.-ft. Moonlight Salon features floor-to-ceiling windows, dramatic metallic wall covering, an 86-inch HDTV and complimentary Wi-Fi. 
  • Also with floor-to-ceiling windows, the Roberta Flack-inspired Oasis Salon is a 865-sq.-ft. space with a geometric Carrara marble wall covering with gold accents, two 86-inch flat-screen HDTVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The hotel’s bar, AKB, also features a glass-clad, 300-sq.-ft. Private Dining Room suitable for 10 people and three semi-private gathering spots: the 435-sq.-ft. Alcove with shuffleboard; the 175-sq.-ft. Heart Nook with soft seating; the 515-sq.-ft. Back Lounge; and the 990-sq.-ft. alfresco Patio with a fire pit.



New Nashville Properties

Music City is gearing up to debut two new hotel brands with meeting and event spaces in 2022. 

Four Seasons Nashville Ballroom

Set to open in Spring 2022, the high-end, 13-story Conrad Nashville will feature 234 spacious guest rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows offering city views; a third-level outdoor terrace pool; a state-of-the-art wellness center; and 11,422 square feet of multi-purpose event space.

The hotel’s event space features nine meeting rooms, with the largest room setup measuring 6,370 sq. ft. The property will also offer event specialists, catering and audiovisual and connectivity equipment.

Four Seasons and Private Residences Nashville will open in downtown Nashville in mid-2022. The 40-story, LEED-Gold luxury hotel will include 236 guest rooms, a spa and fitness center, high-end dining concepts including local eatery The Rutledge and a 25,000-sq.-ft. conference center. Located on the 5th floor, the space includes a 10,000-sq.-ft. ballroom, a junior ballroom at just over 3,000 sq. ft., five meeting rooms and a boardroom.

Located along the Cumberland River within a block of culinary and nightlife experiences on Broadway, West Riverfront Park, Nissan Stadium and the Ascend Amphitheater, the new Four Seasons development continues the momentum and growth of the city’s SoBro area, considered one of the most dynamic urban areas in the city.

Expansions and Renovations

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa (Lake Geneva, Wis.)

The 1,300 acre, AAA Four-Diamond Grand Geneva Resort & Spa recently completed a transformation of its indoor lobby and an outdoor dining space addition. 

Grand Geneva Lobby Lounge

Reimagined as an open-concept, modern lodge, the redesigned lobby and lobby lounge features expansive loft-like spaces that incorporate areas for dining, lounging, working and socializing. With furnishings upholstered in a contemporary palette of neutral fabrics, natural leathers and woods, it has large windows for natural light and sweeping landscape views. Additionally, the lobby lounge bar has been extended to offer more comfortably spaced seating opposite a large stone fireplace.

New additions include The Landing, a 60-seat, 900-sq.-ft. outdoor patio dining space that features a covered pergola, adjustable-height glass railings, overhead fans and heating; a large central banquette in Grand Café’s dining room; and a separate buffet area that includes a large stone island that can be rented out for private events. 

Located 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee, the resort offers 356 guest rooms, including deluxe rooms and suites and 29 villas; a WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a ski and snowboard facility; 62,000 sq. ft. of meeting and convention space and three restaurants. 

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa (Palm Desert, Calif.)

The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa has unveiled a multi-million dollar redesign that includes updated guest rooms and suites, public areas and event spaces, and a new state-of-the-art arcade. 

JW Marriott Desert Springs Sinatra Ballroom

Inspired by the surrounding desert landscape, the property’s 884 newly designed guest rooms and suites have been decked out in shades of blue, grey and white and feature hardwood floors, modern furnishings, plush bedding, mountain-inspired silhouette murals and bathrooms offering quartz vanities, rain-style showers. More than 300 rooms now offer free-standing, contemporary soaking tubs.

Known for hosting the last public performance of famed singer and entertainer Frank Sinatra, The Sinatra Ballroom—the largest indoor event space in the Greater Palm Springs area at 25,000 square feet—recently completed a redesign featuring cool blue hues, modern chandeliers and a sophisticated desert palette. In total, the sprawling, 450-acre resort offers 235,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting, exhibit and banquet spaces offset by vibrant desert gardens, breathtaking mountain views and signature lakes. 

The property also recently opened the JW Entertainment Zone, a 12,000-sq.-ft. arcade complete with a video game room, skee-ball, air hockey, four lanes of duckpin bowling, virtual reality games and seasonal activities. 

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace (Las Vegas)

The world’s first Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace commemorated its eighth anniversary in Las Vegas by embarking on a multimillion-dollar refresh of all 182 guest rooms and suites and public areas. Construction is slated to be completed by the end of this year.

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace

Located within Caesars Palace, the Japanese-themed luxury boutique hotel is being reimagined by award-winning global architecture and design firm Rockwell Group to create a more modern, luxe and residential feel that draws inspiration from kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold epoxy. The refreshed rooms and suites will feature new furniture, rugs, lighting and flooring, and guest corridors, and the lobby will boast new custom carpets and other stylish touches.

The project is one of several in development as Caesars Entertainment expands its longstanding partnership with Nobu Hospitality, the global lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper.



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