Midwest History, Southern Elegance, and Lots of Rooftop Pools

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Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel Omaha, Nebraska

Originally opened in 1916 and formerly called the Blackstone Inn, this property counted the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt and Jimmy Stewart among its guests. Reopening summer 2020, it’s ready to revive its heyday following property-wide renovations. The Omaha landmark will boast 205 guest rooms and 13,500 sq. ft. of event space, plus a resort-style swimming pool and solarium. Did we mention the Reuben sandwich was invented there?

The Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky

This elegant property sits on the Ohio River and is the official hotel of the Kentucky Derby. The hotel recently completed renovations to its West Tower, including a 15,400-square-foot ballroom, 639 guest rooms and all its meeting space. The hotel has 1,310 guest rooms in all and a total of 130,000 sq. ft. of convention space, with more renovations underway. Recently reopened Jockey Silks bar was an original stop on the Urban Bourbon Trail, so don’t forget to sip on a little local history.

Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown, Arizona

Opening in spring with 198 guest rooms and suites, this Hilton property prides itself on epitomizing its surrounding culture by enhancing your stay with locally curated art, food and Southwestern design. The property will offer 5,000 sq. ft. of event space, a 14th-floor pool and bar and Canopy bikes for guests to explore the thriving university area. It’s also a convenient 5 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This towering property opens April 2 with 238 guest rooms and 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting space boasting sky-high views of the riverfront. Interior inspirations come from Fort Lauderdale’s canal systems and yachting culture, extending to Elev8 rooftop pool and bar, where you can peer downtown from eight floors up. A seasonally-driven restaurant opens out onto lively Las Olas Street, which is close by hot spots such as Las Olas Entertainment District and Flagler Art & Technology Village.


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