Andaz San Diego, located in the city’s Gaslamp Quarter, unveiled a renovation. The property now includes
a new event space, “The Gallery,” featuring intimate
nooks for gatherings, and amenity upgrades to all 159
guest rooms. The new social spaces add to the existing
18,000 square feet of meeting spaces. Original artwork,
many from local artists, has been added throughout
the hotel. www.hyatt.com
Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel completed a hotel renovation that includes outdoor spaces, its lobby, all 157
guest rooms and the opening of a new restaurant. The
updated rooms and public spaces have a Southern
California style, incorporating modern graphics and ocean tones reflecting the local
surf culture that are paired with ret-ro-inspired prints and furnishings.
The hotel debuted Pacific Hideaway, serving a fusion of flavors
from Southern California,
Southeast Asia, Latin America
and Japan. The restaurant’s
signature statement pieces
include roll-up garage doors,
a large hand-carved bar depicting ocean waves and a patio
with views of Huntington Beach
Pier and the Pacific Ocean. The
property offers 10,000 square feet of
indoor and outdoor function space. www.
The 403-room Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver
Downtown–Convention Center completed a renovation
that includes new furniture, lighting, carpet and soft
goods in the guest rooms, in addition to a new com-
missioned two-story art and water feature within the
hotel. The hotel’s 27,000 square feet of meeting space,
which can host up to 650 people for a meeting or
event, now features new carpet and design, along with
three new boardrooms. The property is located across
the street from the Colorado Convention Center and
provides easy access to Denver’s Light Rail System.
Additional amenities include a saline-based indoor
pool, fitness facility and BusinessLink Business Center.
The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani added 76 renovated
rooms to its inventory, for a total of 1,140 guest rooms.
These accommodations offer a private balcony and
upgraded furnishings, including wood furniture, king
or two double Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience
beds, convenient USB charging stations and renovated bathrooms. The hotel offers 14,400 square feet
of meeting space, including the 7,000-square-foot
Ainahau Showroom that can accommodate up to 500
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s South-
port is scheduled to open this summer. The new
waterfront property will feature 347 guest rooms and
60,000 square feet of meeting space. The function
space include two ballrooms and nine meeting spaces
that all have windows and views of the lake. Outdoor
spaces include terraces overlooking Lake Washington
and the Olympic Mountains.
Motif Seattle unveiled a $10
million guest room redesign. The
makeover includes all 319 guest
rooms as well as enhancements
to its corridors. The redesign
features artwork all created by
local artists with materials local
to the area. The downtown
Seattle property features Frolik
Kitchen + Cocktails on the
rooftop and over 22,000 square
feet of meeting space. www.
Palace Resorts will expand its Le Blanc Spa Resort
brand with the debut of Le Blanc Spa Resort Los
Cabos this fall. The beachfront, all-inclusive property
will feature a spa, hydrotherapy facility, wellness center,
four plunge pools, butler service and over 14,000
square feet of meeting space. The 373-room resort
will be comprised of four buildings and the meeting
facilities will include the 8,912-square-foot Blanc Convention space for up to 630 attendees, as well as three
smaller meeting rooms.
China Live San Francisco, founded by restaurateurs George Chen and his wife Cindy Wong-Chen, recently debuted as
one of the city’s most innovative new epicurean
attractions and event venues. Chinese cuisine and culture take center stage in the sleek
30,000-square-foot, multilevel facility, which
serves distinctive food and drink while educating
guests on the history and influence of the country’s gastronomy.
Opening in phases this year, highlights currently include Market Restaurant, Oolong Cafe,
bars and a retail marketplace with specialty food
products such as spices, teas, condiments and
produce, as well as cookware and cookbooks.
Interactive tastings and streaming videos of traditional Chinese cooking
The venue boasts
one with a
giant Chinese earthen oven
stone oven-roasted duck with seasonal fruit glazes is one of the signature dishes. Meanwhile, one
of the creative Chinese-inspired craft cocktails is
the Rooster King, made with Kweichow Moutai
liquor, vodka, cognac, lime, plum vinegar and
dragon fruit tea.
China Live can host everything from intimate
parties of 10 people to large reception-style events
for up to 825 with multiple sensory experiences.
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