Hotel News You Need: Spring/Summer 2016

By Kelsey Ogletree, June 28, 2016


> Hilton Orlando, connected to Orange County Convention Center via covered walkway, unveiled 11,000 square feet of meeting space in March. Dare we say, the carpet in the Key Largo and Key West rooms is quite beautiful.

> The historic Redmont Hotel Birmingham joined the Curio Collection by Hilton brand in March, the second Alabama property to do so. The boutique hotel has 120 renovated guest rooms and houses an upscale Italian restaurant, Harvest.

> Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is banking on the completion of a massive $107 million renovation in June to draw more meeting groups this summer and beyond. Notably, the improvement added the largest two-level ballroom on the West Coast, complete with a Swarovski crystal ceiling installation and a 16-screen video wall system, plus the outdoor Marina Terrace and Marina Walk.

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