Chicago – Hyatt House Chicago/Oak Brook has opened with 144 Kitchen Suites with full kitchens and separate bedrooms. The hotel offers free WiFi; The Commons, a lounge; the Outdoor Commons, with a fire pit and barbecue; complimentary breakfast; 24/7 Guest Market; workout room; and 1,600 square feet of meeting space.
Los Angeles – InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown has opened as part of the Wilshire Grand Center, blocks from Staples Center and L.A. Live. There are 889 rooms occupying floors 31 to 70 in a 73-story building, which operators call the tallest west of Chicago. The hotel has 95,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a 21,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom; a Club InterContinental Lounge; and five restaurants and bars.
Fort Lauderdale – Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach has opened with 290 suites on the city’s North Beach. The hotel has 10,000 feet of indoor meeting space, including an Ocean Ballroom with views of the Atlantic Ocean; 10,000 square feet of oceanfront outdoor space; and three restaurants.
Fort Lauderdale – Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale has opened with 112 rooms in the Center Port Business Park in Pompano Beach, a short drive from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The hotel has a 24-hour market, business library, outdoor pool, exercise room, meeting space, and complimentary breakfast and WiFi.
Shiyan, China – Hilton Garden Inn Shiyan has opened in the city center, close to the train station and airport. The 152-room property offers free WiFi, a 24-hour gym and rooms with 43-inch HDTV’s. There is 2,260 square feet of meeting space.
Sugar Land, TX – Courtyard by Marriott Houston Sugar Land/Lake Point has opened with 135 rooms. The property features the brand’s latest lobby design, with an open and modern environment. The Bistro is the center of the lobby for breakfast and dinner, grab and go options and beverages. There is an outdoor pool, fitness center, outdoor patio area and 1,300 square feet of meeting space.
Coralville, IA – The 85-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott has opened, 16 miles from Cedar Rapids Eastern Iowa Airport. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast, a 24/7 Corner Market, free WiFi, indoor pool, exercise room and 400 square feet of meeting space.