The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is undergoing renovations, beginning with all of its 400 guest rooms and bathrooms, scheduled to debut in the spring. Inspired by the 342-acre resort’s surroundings on the banks of the Choptank River, the updates will incorporate colors and textures to create a cool and crisp, weathered look. The lobby and other common areas of the resort will get a refresh after the guest room renovation is complete. The property offers six dining options, an 18-hole championship golf course, 150-slip marina and 37,000 square feet of indoor meeting space as well as 85,000 square feet of outdoor areas and terraces for events.
The Four Seasons New York completed $120 million renovation of the 368 guest rooms. The project included the transformation of all guest rooms, suites, junior suites and corridors with upgraded handcrafted furnishings, bespoke fabrics and custom-woven carpets. Each room features large windows and individually selected original artwork. The property offers 12,100 square feet of meeting space, including a 3,100-square-foot ballroom that can accommodate nearly 300 guests.
The Hilton Brooklyn New York opened in the Boerum Hill neighborhood. The 19-story mixed-used commercial, retail and condominium property offers 196 guest rooms. With 2,300 square feet of function space, the hotel can accommodate up to 140 attendees for meetings and events. On-site restaurant Black Walnut, from chef Rob Newton, will offer the unique combination of Southern cuisine and Asian fusion.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts unveiled the completion of a $70 million renovation to its North America flagship hotel, ONE UN New York at United Nations Plaza. The transformation includes upgrades to all of its 439 guest rooms, meeting and event spaces, public areas and the Ambassador Grill Restaurant and Bar. The enhancements complement the original features of the property, which opened in 1976 and has welcomed many world leaders, diplomats and heads of state. It offers 7,500 square feet of meeting space.
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem announced plans for a casino expansion. A new gaming floor, as well as additional restaurant space, public restrooms and expanded back-of-house facilities, will be added as part of the expansion. This follows the opening of Buddy V’s Ristorante and Emeril’s Fish House, along with a recent renovation of all of its 302 guest rooms. The property features six meeting rooms totaling 12,000 square feet and 14,000 square feet of tradeshow and exhibit space at its events center, which has capacity for 1,000 people.
The LINE DC is scheduled to open in early 2017 in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. The property, housed in a 1912 church that has been restored and renovated, will offer 220 guest rooms, an indoor pool and rooftop terrace. The hotel will offer 10,000 square feet of meeting space, including a naturally lit ballroom set within the historic church. Food and beverage options will include outlets from 2015 James Beard’s Best Chef Mid-Atlantic, Spike Gjerde; Corey Polyoka of Baltimore’s Woodberry Kitchen; and James Beard finalist and D.C. local Erik Bruner-Yang of Maketto.
The Phoenix Park Hotel completed an $8 million renovation. The historic Capitol Hill hotel upgraded its public space, including the lobby, front desk, business center, conference space and all 149 guest rooms. The property is home to the Dubliner Pub and Restaurant, and there is 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a 2,000-square-foot ballroom.