New and Renovated News

November 2019

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood debuted its Guitar Hotel as part of the property's $1.5 billion expansion. Complementing the 450-foot high Guitar Hotel are a Hard Rock Live performance venue for 7,000 attendees; 13.5-acre pool and lagoon experience with overwater cabanas; more than two dozen dining, lounge and entertainment options; and more than 150,000 square feet of meeting space.

November 2019

The Axis Hotel Moline, Tapestry Collection by Hilton opened in the historic Fifth Avenue building in downtown Moline. The hotel and historic art deco landmark was named for the location’s prominence on Fifth Avenue and 17th Street. When the Fifth Avenue building was originally constructed in 1929, the location was known as the main axis of Moline, connecting business, leisure and transportation.

November 2019

The Sacramento Convention Center is getting an extreme makeover featuring a dynamic center for conventions, meetings and cultural experiences. An expanded exhibit hall and new ballroom will enhance the usability of the space and add more options for meeting planners. With construction underway, the building is closed from August 2019-October 2020. The building will reopen in Fall 2020.

October 2019

Sheraton Kaua’i Coconut Beach Resort debuted its property-wide transformation, including 314 redesigned guest rooms, a new arrival experience, oceanfront bar and restaurants, fully reinvented public spaces, a reenergized pool scene and new programming.

October 2019

Hyatt Regency Hesperia Madrid opened on one of the city’s most iconic avenues, Paseo de la Castellana. The opening of this 169-room hotel marks the Hyatt Regency brand’s entry into Spain. The hotel’s guest rooms include 33 suites overlooking the Paseo de la Castellana.

October 2019

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor reopened its doors after a six-month closure for renovations and refurbishments. 112 of the landmark property's 119 rooms and suites have been fully refurbished. Among the contemporary touches, spotlights have been added to brighten up the rooms, and power ports and USB charging stations have been fitted.

October 2019

The Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International welcomed the Thousand Hills Golf Resort to its portfolio. Located within the Ozark Mountains in Branson, Mo., Thousand Hills Golf Resort is just blocks from the destination's Country Music Highway 76, which features dozens of live-performance theaters and over 100 restaurants.

October 2019

The 234-room Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin opened. The property is the first Hyatt branded hotel in Ireland. The hotel is located in The Liberties, one of Dublin’s most historic and vibrant areas which dates back to the 10th century. Guests will be within 10 minutes of a number of attractions.

October 2019

Hyatt Place Flint/Grand Blanc opened in Michigan. The new hotel features 106 guest rooms, meeting and event space and 24-hour food offerings.

October 2019

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa unveiled its $700 million expansion. The extensive renovation includes a new 14-story hotel tower, which add 562 guest rooms and three pools to the property. In total, the expanded Seminole Hard Rock Hotel offers approximately 800 guest rooms, including 86 suites.

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