Renovated hotels thrive amid city hot spots
Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico
-The AAA Four Diamond property completed a multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation in June. Located two blocks from historic Santa Fe Plaza and Santa Fe Community Convention Center, the 219-room hotel boasts a new 7,000-square-foot ballroom, which is the largest in the city. Owned by New Mexico-based Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Eldorado has added a 1.4-acre plot of land adjacent to the hotel with the intent of creating a unique event venue and nightclub, scheduled to open in spring 2016.
-Eldorado now has 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. Amenities include a rooftop pool, full-service spa, business center and fitness center.
-“All of our guest rooms were recently upgraded to include new 47-inch HD smart televisions, wall treatments, furniture and artwork by Native American artist Randy Barton,” says Douglas E. Libby, general manager of the property. “We are very excited to add these new outstanding amenities to the Eldorado Hotel & Spa.”
Hotel Allegro Chicago
-The Kimpton Hotel property, which is adjacent to historic Cadillac Palace Theatre, completed a multiphase $15 million renovation in June. The updated lobby is eye-catching, with local artwork and a new, trendy bar. All 483 guest rooms and suites also were refreshed.
-Offering more than 14,000 sq. ft. of elegant downtown meeting space, the recent renovation included the addition of a 1,250-square-foot event venue that can accommodate up to 140. There are many bonus elements, such as a nightly hosted wine reception, complimentary overnight shoeshine and same-day laundry services.
Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco
-Located in one of the top tourist destinations in the world, the Hyatt wrapped up a $10 million transformation in July. There was a total redesign of the property’s 316 guest rooms, in addition to reimagining its two restaurants, lobby and public spaces.
-The hotel offers more than 19,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, which was renovated in 2012. There’s room for up to 250 in Presidio Ballroom and 300 in North Point Lounge.