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December 22, 2016

Roundup: New Small Venues Across the U.S.

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Three new small meeting hotels in the U.S. are today’s top headlines in the meetings and events industry. 

Rebranded Hyatt Centric Arlington Opens

In Rosslyn, VA, the new Hyatt Centric Arlington has opened following a renovation and rebranding. It was formerly the Hyatt Arlington

The first hotel in Hyatt’s boutique Centric brand near Washington, DC, the hotel has over 7,300 square feet of fully renovated meetings and events space with new lighting, bright wall coverings, carpet and a sound system. The space includes both modular breakout spaces and pre-function rooms. 

In addition to 318 guest rooms, including 12 PURE hypoallergenic rooms, the hotel also has an original dining experience, the Key Bridge Terrace, spotlighting local cuisine and craft cocktails. Guests can also enjoy Starbucks and grab and go food from the Key Bridge Terrace. 

First Element Hotel Opens in Arizona

In Arizona, Element Hotels' first property in the state, the Element Chandler Fashion Center in Phoenix, has also opened, with 107 guest rooms and 600 square feet of meeting space. 

The hotel’s meeting space includes a flexible layout, a 50” flat-panel TV and complimentary Wi-Fi, and it has space for up to 50 people for a theater-style event. 

Other hotel amenities include the RESTORE gourmet pantry, a Bikes to Borrow program, a 24-hour fitness center, a heated outdoor swimming pool and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property. The hotel is 10 minutes from Wild Horse Pass, 20 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and less than 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix and Arizona State University. Nearby space and technology businesses along the Price Road corridor include Intel, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Space Data and Boeing Iridium Satellite.

Four Points Opens First Cleveland Hotel

Finally, Cleveland just got its own first hotel from Marriott’s Four Points brand, the Four Points Cleveland Airport

This hotel has 6,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, as well as 147 guest rooms, an indoor heated pool, a 24-hour fitness center, a business center, and fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. 

For dining, guests can check out the Best Brews and BBQ, which focuses on local beers and seasonal BBQ-style appetizers. The hotel is also close to Progressive Field, FirstEnergy Stadium (Home of the Cleveland Browns), the University of Cleveland and the shops, restaurants and entertainment in The Flats.

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