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New and Renovated Properties in the Eastern U.S. (May, 2022)
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Breakwater Pavilion.
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, set on 342 acres of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, debuted an updated menu of teambuilding experiences for groups.
Activities now range from archery and mixology classes to 3K runs, bicycle tours of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and paddleboard yoga on the calm waters of the Choptank River. Pop-up express spa services from Saga Spa & Salon are also offered, and guided kayak excursions take participants on an adventure to search for wildlife.
The 400-room resort, which offers 85,000 square feet of outdoor event space across multiple venues, including at the end of a private dock, also debuted an escape room where attendees work together to solve a mystery. www.hyatt.com
Hard Rock Hotel New York has officially opened its doors n Midtown Manhattan. The 446-room hotel is located in Music Row, steps from Broadway, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the Theater District.
As befitting the brand, the hotel will boast rock ’n’ roll memorabilia from an A-list of New York City artists, including a classic leather motorcycle jacket owned and worn by Joey Ramone; a pair of silver patent leather boots worn by Lady Gaga; and handwritten lyrics for John Lennon’s 1972 ode to his adopted home, New York City.
Other highlights of the property include nearly 13,000 square feet of meeting space, multiple entertainment venues with live music, in-room Fender guitars and the Rock Star Suite, a two-story penthouse with an open design and bar, 1,600-square-foot private terrace and VIP direct access to the RT60 rooftop bar. www.hardrockhotels.com/new-york
New York City is set to welcome Virgin Hotels New York this summer in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood.
The 463-room hotel will offer meeting spaces and multiple food and beverage venues, including the brand’s flagship Commons Club, which offers and eclectic menu, curated cocktails and The Shag Room, which is described as an intimate space for small groups decked out in plush, luxurious fabrics. The property will also contain a new Virgin Hotels concept, The Pool Club, which features spacious cabanas, day beds and loungers along with signature cocktails, champagne, beer and wine, and light bites.
The property is located on the northwest corner of 29th Street and Broadway, near attractions such Central Park, the Met and the Theater District. Event spaces will offer views of the Big Apple cityscape. https://virginhotels.com
Hotel investment group MCR and Island Capital Group jointly acquired the 1,780-room Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel for $373 million.
The hotel, which offers 62,000 square feet of event space, is the third-largest hotel in New York City by room count. The acquisition follows the group’s successful joint venture to buy The Lexington Hotel, Autograph Collection, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The group said the hotel will continue to operate under the Sheraton brand. www.sheraton.com
Situated in the heart of NoMa near the metro and Union Market, the 292-key citizenM Washington DC NoMa property is Washington, D.C.’s second citizenM hotel.
Staples of the European brand include King-sized beds, MoodPads, HD-TVs with streaming, free Wi-Fi, blackout blinds and rain showers.
The hotel will also feature a ground floor restaurant and bar, meeting space and fitness center. www.citizenm.com