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November 2019

Renaissance Indian Wells reopened as Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa at Indian Wells following a multimillion-dollar design transformation. The property underwent a complete makeover of its 560 guest rooms including 103 suites. Also included in the project were remastered corridors, a new multi-story lobby, a new fitness center, pool-area enhancements and food and beverage innovations, including The Place lobby bar.

November 2019

PCMA announced the locations of its 2022 and 2023 Convening Leaders event. The association selected Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment’s new Caesars Forum conference center for the 2022 event and Columbus, Ohio, for its 2023 event. Read more.

November 2019

The Central Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton opened in Memphis’ South Main District. The 123-room hotel transformed the city’s 105-year-old historic transportation hub and features architectural and design elements that honor the building’s—and neighborhood’s—history.

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.

October 2019

Craft beer is taking the spotlight at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun. The property is home to Tres Cerveza’s Brewery, the only microbrewery in an all-inclusive hotel. This onsite microbrewery not only offers attendees a taste of locally made beers—the resort has its own brewmaster and craft beer expert who brews in house—but the venue can also be used for meetings, breakouts and private events.

October 2019

As Milwaukee gears up for an event-packed 2020, VISIT Milwaukee announced that Peggy Williams-Smith will be its new president and CEO after a months-long national search. She is a local Milwaukeean and the first woman to lead the organization. Read more.

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