Openings in Lawrence, Kan.; Tampa; Moline, Ill.; Boston; Madrid; and Bethesda, Md.
Lawrence, Kan. – Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Lawrence has opened near the University of Kansas. The 89-room hotel offers complimentary WiFi and breakfast, a fitness center and an indoor pool. There is meeting space for up to 70 people.
Tampa – The 175-room AC Hotel by Marriott Tampa/Airport-Westshore has opened within MetWest International, a 32-acre, mixed-use development in Tampa’s Westshore Business District, a short distance from the airport. Amenities include communal lobby space, a market, an events room, a fitness center, pool, free WiFi, a lounge, and AC Kitchen, serving a European-inspired breakfast.
Moline, Ill. – Element Moline has opened, with part of the property in a warehouse built in 1916. Located near the Mississippi River, the 96-room hotel offers 960 square feet of meeting space, free high-speed WiFi, complimentary breakfast, a fitness center and a lap pool. There is a complimentary reception hour with drinks and snacks.
Boston – Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown/North Station has opened with 220 rooms, near North Station. The property offers a Bistro serving three meals; a grab-and-go food market; and a lobby bar. Rooms feature 49-inch HDTV’s, Keurig coffee makers, mini-refrigerators and free WiFi. There are two function rooms with over 2,500 square feet of meeting space.
Madrid – VP Plaza España Design 5 has opened in central Madrid with 214 rooms, each with a 55-inch plasma TV, Bang & Olufsen speaker and Nespresso coffee machine. The hotel offers an outdoor pool, wellness center and gym, several dining options and 15,000 square feet of meeting space.
Bethesda, Md. – The 177-room Canopy by Hilton Washington D.C., Bethesda North has opened, offering free WiFi, 55-inch TV’s and Nespresso machines in all rooms. The property, part of Hilton’s new lifestyle brand, offers free breakfast, a restaurant and bar, and 7,700 square feet of event space plus 1,100 square feet of pre-function space on the third floor.