The Hoxton Hotel, Chicago, IL
Located in the Fulton Market District, the new hotel stands 11 stories tall with 182 guestrooms. The hygge vibe is abundant from the beginning with rooms ranging from Snug (small), Cosy (standard), and Roomy (bigger). Meeting and event space, in The Apartment, ranges in size for all types of gatherings with each area opening out into The Pantry, a kitchen full of drinks and snacks for your group.
Hotel Essex, Chicago, IL
Formerly known as the Essex Inn, the hotel underwent an extensive $75-million renovation, transforming the venue into a luxury lifestyle destination, which opened in April. The redevelopment included the addition of 20 guestrooms, giving the property a total of 274 king and double rooms. Versatile event space with high-speed Internet access, large-screen projection, and AV are available in the 1,239-sq.-ft. event space as well as the additional 1,600 sq. ft. of private space in the SX Sky Bar.
Signia Hilton, Indianapolis, IN
Hilton recently launched its new, dynamic brand, Signia Hilton, focusing on meeting professionals and sophisticated business travelers. The new portfolio will offer a minimum of 500 guestrooms and 75 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space per key. The idea is to offer premium dining, meeting, and wellness experiences to guests. The Indianapolis Signia Hotel will offer 800 rooms and is part of the $120-million Indiana Convention Center expansion. Anticipated opening date is slated for 2023.
Shinola Hotel, Detroit, MI
The 129-guestroom, boutique hotel, located on Detroit’s historic Woodward Avenue, opened in January this year. The decor is turn of the century Americana and the space includes an indoor-outdoor beer hall, as well as multiple cocktail and dining options onsite. Events large and small will find the sophisticated spaces warm and inviting and love the diverse catering options.
The Last Hotel, St. Louis, MO
A stylish new hotel has taken over the former International Shoe Company building in downtown St. Louis. The 142 guestrooms showcase custom-crafted furnishings along with the original terrazzo floors and brick walls. With two grand ballrooms, a screening room, and multiple boardrooms, groups large and small can be assured of comfort in and out of meetings.
Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown, Omaha, NE
Right in the heart of downtown Omaha, Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown offers upscale accommodations with great access to shopping, dining, and many well known local attractions. Free airport transportation and 1,687 sq. ft. of event space make this location great for groups of up to 150 guests to meet, mingle, and get out in Omaha.
Canopy by Hilton Columbus Downtown-Short North, Columbus, OH
Just steps from the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Canopy by Hilton Columbus Downtown-Short North hotel is scheduled to open later this year. With close proximity to dining, entertainment, and sporting venues it is an ideal destination for groups up to 75, with meeting space and boardroom offerings on the second floor. Enjoy complimentary bikes, rooftop lounge, and spectacular views of the city.
Hotel Phillips, Sioux Falls, SD
Josiah Phillips, one of the founding fathers of Sioux Falls, was an inspiration in the naming of the new nine-story, 91-room, independent, boutique hotel in Downtown Sioux Falls. The hotel will make its home in a 100-year-old bank building and will incorporate the original vault into the design elements. The second floor mezzanine will offer a fitness center, spa, library, boardroom, and special events space. A 2019 opening date is pending.
Madison Marriott West, Middleton, WI
Having undergone a top-to-bottom renovation, Madison Marriott West offers 292 renovated guestrooms and suites, as well as more than 60,000 sq. ft. of flexible, modernized meeting space. Complimentary WiFi, indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, and onsite dining at Falling Water Bar & Grill, make this upscale hotel a hassle-free, laid-back getaway before, during, and after events.
Spooky Nook Sports Champion Mill, Hamilton, OH
Butler County Ohio is preparing for BIG sports appeal with the coming Spooky Nook Sports Champion Mill, slated to open in 2021. The facility will house 500,000 sq. ft. of space with 12 hardwood courts, 100,000 sq. ft. of multi-purpose sport court, a full multi-sport outdoor turf field, a 60,000 sq. ft. fitness center with indoor track, and a full indoor turn field. In addition, there will be an attached hotel and convention center with more than 200 guestrooms. The complex will contain Greater Cincinnati’s second largest convention space.
FMC Natatorium at Ty Warner Park, Westmont, IL
Ground broke in December 2018 on the 71,000-sq-ft facility. The nine-lane, Olympic-size pool will be able to accommodate 1,200 seated spectators, along three sides. A second level will offer long countertops for attendees to observe the action while enjoying concessions. The second floor will also house a full kitchen, eating area, entertainment room, swim shop, party room, and weight room. Construction is slated to be completed in 2020.
Xtream Arena powered by Mediacom, Coralville, IA
The newest addition to the Iowa River Landing District, Xtream Arena is slated for completion in 2020, in time for the University of Iowa volleyball team to play its season there. The arena will be a multi-purpose facility housing a single, full-size sheet of ice for local hockey teams, a field house with five basketball courts, a turf space, and an athletic training space.
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