In September 2015, the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) will begin a full renovation and expansion project, highlighted by 373,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space, to be complete in July 2017. The extensive upgrades and additions will improve the guest experience and increase efficiencies. When finished, the GCCC will be the 4th largest contiguous exhibit space in its competitive set – making it larger than Nashville, Pittsburgh and Charlotte.
Soon to become the largest land-based casino resort with on-site convention space in the State of Iowa, Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf recently unveiled its newest hotel rooms.
“We were just thrilled that the renovation of our South Tower was completed in time for the recent John Deere Classic here in the Quad Cities,” said Nancy Ballenger, Isle Casino Hotel’s vice president and general manager. “There have been so many events bringing visitors to the region this summer, including the BIX. The feedback has been wonderful as guests experienced all that Isle Casino Hotel has to offer.”
Wilderness Resort’s management team announced that they are converting two of their current tube slides in the Klondike Kavern Indoor Waterpark into state-of-the-art, interactive Slideboarding systems. The Claim Jumper Challenge will offer a real life gaming experience within a waterslide.
According to Joe Eck, general manager for Wilderness Resort, “These new Slideboarding systems are so cool that when we experienced one in Las Vegas, we knew we had to be the first waterpark in the Midwest to have one!”
The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is undergoing a three-phase, multi-million-dollar renovation and expansion.
The project includes remodeled guest rooms, restaurant and lounge, an expanded casino and event center, and a new lobby and swimming pool. DSGW Architects of Duluth designed the project and Kraus-Anderson of Duluth is managing the construction, according to a casino news release Friday.
Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel will celebrate its reopening in grand style when it officially completes a $30 million renovation and brand change at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 18, 2015. The hotel at 800 Washington Ave. will bear the company's flagship brand, Marriott Hotels and Resorts.
Marriott St. Louis Grand will continue to be the official hotel of many conventions and hosts up to 400,000 travelers a year. To better serve these guests, the renovations, which began in November 2014, include a new Greatroom and pantry, technology upgrades, additional meeting spaces, modern guest rooms, an updated concierge lounge, opening of Zenia Bar & Grille, and an upgraded fitness center.
The renovation of the Westin Columbus is rolling out in carefully orchestrated phases. The final product will reveal a hotel that artfully blends contemporary and classic styles. Modern amenities will marry with original design elements providing guests with both the most up to date technological innovations and an ambiance that captures the romance of a bygone era.
Already known as one of the top public courses in Illinois, Willow Crest Golf Club has now added another championship offering. PGA Director of Golf Operations Randy Bolstad announced the launch of the Learning and Performance Center at Willow Crest Golf Club. Located at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center, which sits on 150-acres of pristine Audubon-certified grounds just 30 minutes west of the city, the Learning and Performance Center at Willow Crest Golf Club gives golfers, experienced or novice, additional programs to enhance their game, including state-of-the-art golf simulators, SMART Golf Fitness training, and PGA instruction. Better yet, the Learning and Performance Center at Willow Crest Golf Club is available throughout all four seasons for individuals or private group functions.
The floor space on the deck of ZED451 has been redesigned to be more open and includes an added mix of comfortable lounge furniture and high-top communal tables with fun pops of bright color and pattern throughout. The popular cabanas and fireplace lounge areas have also been refreshed. The 2,500-square-foot rooftop space can hold up to 115 guests for private events boasting unbeatable Chicago skyline views.
The grande dame of northeast Ohio and the Ohio State Parks, Punderson Manor State Park Lodge, has become even grander thanks to an ongoing renovation project that has included an array of infrastructure and cosmetic enhancements.
The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa announced the completion of the final phase of its multi-million dollar renovation project which began in 2013 to celebrate the resort’s 50th anniversary of operation. As part of the project completion, the resort invites corporate, association, and event planners of all kinds to kick off their heels, loosen their ties, and escape to the shores of Geneva Lake where ideas flow like water, and fresh air, beautiful harbor views, and expansive green spaces turn standard meetings into extraordinary events.