Florida Panhandle, New Orleans and Denver hotels renovate and reopen with style

Locations across the US make their mark with a slew of reopenings and extensive renovations. Host your next meeting at a design-led Denver hotel, a historic New Orleans boutique hotel and music venue or a luxurious beachside Florida resort.

Chic Design, Unbelievable Meetings

Aloft Denver Downtown
Aloft Denver Downtown

After a five-month, $3 million renovation project, Aloft Denver Downtown reopens. The renovation brings new guest room accommodations, a redesigned lobby, food and beverage spaces, a fitness center and a social lounge.

Yellow, dark magenta and purple furniture and pillows stand bright against black and white wallpaper to bring the new lobby to life. Above the bar, they have installed new 55-inch televisions, and all social spaces are illuminated with thoughtful lighting. Guest rooms maintain this refined design, with new headboards, mattresses and linens, in-room steamers and 55-inch mounted televisions.  The hotel’s WYXZ bar and Re:mix lounge offer fresh self-serve snacks and Aloft’s signature made-to-order breakfasts. The Re:charge fitness center is open day and night, and guests can take advantage of cardio and strength machines, weights and stretching mats.

1,400 sq. ft. of meeting and event space includes all the AV equipment you need, from film projectors to LCD panels, microphones and more. The hotel also is just steps away from the Colorado Convention Center. With nearly 800,000 sq. ft. of meeting, event and exhibit space, it is currently undergoing a rooftop expansion to add another 135,000 sq. ft.

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A Slice of NOLA Music History

New and Renovated Allen Toussaint Room at Dew Drop Inn Hotel and Lounge
Allen Toussaint Room at Dew Drop Inn Hotel and Lounge

Historic New Orleans landmark Dew Drop Inn Hotel and Lounge recently reopened after major renovations. It is one of the most culturally significant music venues in the country. It’s hosted performances from Ray Charles, Little Richard, Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas. Musicians worked together at the property to develop new sounds like rhythm and blues and rock ‘n roll.

This exciting renovation reopens the historic space as a boutique hotel and premier music venue. The hotel now boasts a resort style pool, a brand-new pool bar and a patio. Guests stay in historic, 1950s-style rooms. Each tells the story of a legendary musician or cultural figure who played a part in the hotel’s history. The redesign has completely restored the property’s 1950s-style façade and mid-century modern design.

The 2,372 sq. ft. music venue is available event rentals. Planners can take advantage of two VIP suites as well: the Groove Room, at 450 sq. ft. and the Nightcap Room, at 406 sq. ft.

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A Sun-Soaked Haven

New and Renovated guest room at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa
Guest Room at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa, in the Florida panhandle, undergoes a three-phase, $35 million property-wide renovation. It is set to be fully completed in early 2024. The renovation project embraces a set of warm blues and crisp whites throughout all the resort spaces.

The first phase brought a complete redesign of their 590 total guest rooms, implementing features such as motion-censored lighting under beds, upgrading charging stations and elevated vanity stations with deluxe lighting. This renovation was spaced out across each of the hotel’s two towers to avoid any disruptions to guests.

The hotel has also introduced six on-site dining outlets, three swimming pools, beachfront deck space, a full-service Serenity by the Sea Spa and renovations to all its main public spaces.

With over 62,500 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, abundant recreation options and championship golf courses, the property’s renovation will only add to its existing prominence.

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