4 Fresh Hotel Renovations and Openings in the East

Stay up to date on the latest venue openings and property renovations, including these found in the South.


Located in the Pocono Mountain, the 560-acre Camelback Resort has completed its first phase of a comprehensive resort-wide transformation, including a modernized look in all guest suites, new resort branding, no contact services and new dining experiences. 

Guest rooms now feature vibrant colors and artwork by local photographers. In addition to new food and drink trucks on Camelback Mountain, the resort has also remodeled various restaurants with more dining attractions, including updating its Graffiti Pizza and adding a new Sugar Shack. 

Camelback Resort offers 453 guest suites, 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, and 170,000 square feet of indoor adventure and entertainment space. The year-round recreational destination is known for its work and play opportunities for planners, including skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, waterparks, ziplining and more. 

Washington D.C. 

Hilton Washington D.C. Capitol Hill
Hilton Washington D.C. Capitol Hill. Courtesy: Hilton

Hilton recently debuted its 25th property in Washington, D.C., with the opening of the 267-room Hilton Washington D.C. Capitol Hill. Formerly the Washington Court Hotel, the Hilton Washington D.C. Capitol Hill property will offer a sleek and contemporary escape in the heart of the capitol. 

The 16-story hotel offers convenient access to some of D.C.’s top attractions, including the U.S. Capitol, Union Station and the National Mall. Along with onsite dining options Bistro 525 and Federal City Bar, the property features sweeping views of the city’s skyline and a glass atrium.  

Hilton Washington D.C. Capitol Hill includes 20,000 square feet of renovated meeting space. Planners can choose from two ballrooms along with 16 breakout rooms and boardrooms ideal for intimate executive meetings and larger social gatherings.  

Meetings and events are all backed by Hilton EventReady with CleanStay, providing curated solutions for groups with creative food and beverage options, thoughtful technology resources, redesigned spaces for physical distancing, and reimagined ways to meet and gather to create a safe and comfortable environment for event planners and their attendees.   

The Ven, Fred & Stilla restaurant
The Ven, Fred & Stilla restaurant. Courtesy: The Ven

The Ven at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., a Tribute Portfolio Hotel located in Dupont Circle, recently opened its doors on March 12, 2021. The hotel offers 231 guest rooms and suites overlooking Embassy Row’s stately mansions.  

The Ven features vibrant and social areas inspired by Scandinavian design, including an expansive lobby, gallery space with rotating art and three meeting rooms designed to accommodate bespoke and intimate gatherings of up to 25 people.  

Later this year, the property will also include a rooftop with a pool with robust programming; a full-service restaurant called Fred & Stilla with Nordic-inspired fare; The Exchange gift shop; an on-demand tea ceremony; and a daily Northern Lights experience with guided meditation. 

Renovations on a National Level 

The National Conference Center
The National Conference Center. Courtesy: The National Conference Center

As part of continued investments in its properties, NCC PS Enterprises announced the next phase of renovations for The National Conference Center, located in Leesburg, Virginia, including a makeover of 135 guest rooms and suites, public space improvements and continued upgrades in the technological areas of the facility. The refurbishments will kick off in early spring 2021 when a small section of the conference center will close to begin work on the transformation of the guest rooms and suites and are expected to be completed in summer 2021. 

Additional upgrades include renovations to the hotel's meeting and event space, dedicated 24-hour refreshment break stations and audiovisual upgrades, as well as the reconstruction and relocation of the National’s Ropes Challenge Course. 

Located on its own 65-acre campus in Northern Virginia, 12 miles from Dulles International Airport and 35 miles from Washington, D.C., The National Conference Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive learning and training facilities in the nation. The 1 million-square-foot complex offers 917 guest rooms and 265,000 square feet of meeting and group function space. 

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Adrian Schley has been writing for Stamats Business Media since March of 2018. She earned her BA in journalism at the University of Iowa, where she also studied English.