Friday, February 27, 2015

Washington DC Hotels are Preparing for 2016 Election

As you could expect, Washington DC becomes incredibly popular during election time. Therefore, now is the perfect time to build new hotels and complete some renovations to older ones. Here is a highlight on some major renovations and new properties.

Trump International Hotel, Washington DC
The Trump International Hotel plans to open its doors in 2016. Trump Hotel Collection has been chosen as the preferred developer for the hotel in the Old Post Office in DC. This will be a $200 million redevelopment. Donald Trump stated that “"When completed, one of the finest hotels anywhere in the world. The building itself, which is totally irreplaceable, is going to be brought back to far beyond its original grandeur." While this hotel will offer the guests a view of the Washington DC skyline, it is also an ideal location for meetings holding 39,000 square feet of meetings and events space.

The Line, Washington DC
This new hotel chain first opening in Los Angeles now has a hotel opening in Washington DC. They have newly constructed a 110 year old neo classical church in Adams Morgan neighborhood. This hotel chain is focused on targeting millennial's by being the “cool hotel”. They are expecting to have around 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space. There is on confirmed time of opening yet, however they are hopeful to have it completed before the election.

The Watergate Hotel, Washington DC

Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for being the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. During the 2008 real estate problem, the property fell into foreclosure. Euro Capital purchased the hotel at an auction and has poured 125 million dollars into the property. They are expecting this luxurious property to be reopened in summer of 2015. They have designed it to be more accommodating to meetings with a 17,000 square foot meeting space, 7,000 square foot ballroom, and a rooftop bar. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort’s $85 Million Renovation

In April of 2013 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort completed a $85 million renovation. This 1,350 acre resort opened back in 1972 and is the perfect location for your upcoming meeting or vacation. They have 80,000 square feet of meeting space along with 404 oceanfront guest rooms. Spend your time away from the meetings golfing at one of the “Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World” or receiving a massage in their full-service Spa & Salon. For more information please visit:

Friday, February 13, 2015

Aria Hotel Budapest to Open in March

Henry Kallan, founder of the Library Hotel Collection, has partnered with real estate investor Alexander Rovt to open the Aria Hotel Budapest next month. The newest Kallan venture will share the Library Hotel signature focus on high-end service and guest satisfaction. 

Budapest interior designer Zolt├ín Varro is bringing the 1870s building back to life with a music-inspired theme blending classical and contemporary styles. The hotel offers 49 guest rooms, each featuring a jazz, contemporary, opera or classical music theme. A music library suiting the theme of the room is available via iPads and flat-screen TVs supplied in each room. 

The Aria offers several intimate private meeting and event spaces including the breathtaking year-round Roof Garden, High Note Skybar and a private screening room seating up to 50 people.

The Aria Hotel Budapest is now accepting reservations beginning March 15. Rates start at €325.00+.

For more information, visit the hotel's website:
For information on meeting and event spaces visit:

Friday, February 6, 2015

Marriott Opening AC Hotel in DC Next Month

Marriott is importing it's AC Hotel chain to the US with it's second location opening in the Washington DC area next month. Dubbed the 'AC DC' hotel by Hotel Chatter, the new property located in National Harbor will bring urban European style and amenities to our Capitol.

The 192-room hotel features complimentary WIFI throughout the hotel, outdoor terraces with views of the Potomac River and integrated state-of-the-art meeting room technology.

The AC brand focuses on "providing innovative spaces of freedom and comfort, with a style that defines the most contemporary hospitality." The hotels are design-lead in a European contemporary style that incorporates the unique local culture.

AC Hotels has nearly 80 properties open in Spain, Italy, France and Portugal. Global expansion plans include 43 properties in the pipeline worldwide.

The AC Hotel New Orleans opened in November. Marriott plans to open two more AC Hotels later this year- Miami Beach (Spring 2015) and Kansas City (Winter 2015).

Check out the AC Hotel Washington DC here

AC Hotel Washington DC lobby

AC Hotel Double Guest Room.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Radisson Hotel Phoenix North Reopens After $8 Million Renovation

After 5 months of construction, the Radisson Hotel Phoenix North opens just in time for the Super Bowl. These renovations brought in a brand new lobby while sprucing up other additions such as carpets and bathrooms.   This hotel has 4,500 square feet of meeting space making it a perfect location for conferences and meetings. For more information please visit: