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November 1, 2016

Supplier News: A Big New Ballroom for Clearwater Beach

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The opening of the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach and a new Westin in Nashville top this week’s supplier news. 

New Event Spaces at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach has announced it will open in January 2017 with 22,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the area’s largest ballroom. The space will be available for booking after February 1. 

The space will be able to host groups of 400 people or more, with the flexible function space including seven meeting rooms divisible into 12 break-out rooms. Additionally, the 10,632 square foot Dunes Ballroom will be the largest ballroom on Clearwater Beach, with space for up to 800 guests and programmable chandeliers that can change to reflect the theme of the event. 

The spaces can be configured for events ranging from banquet seating and receptions to classroom, theater, and U-shaped configurations. Smaller executive-level meetings can be held in the Osprey Boardroom

Other amenities include resort-wide Wi-Fi access, a business center, banquet and culinary offerings, and an attentive team of on-site planners and staff who can design every aspect of a meeting from custom menus to technology and décor.

Westin Opens in Nashville

Westin Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of The Westin Nashville in the city’s downtown district. 

Located adjacent to the city’s new convention center, the 453-room property has 20,000 square feet of adaptable event space, including pre-function areas and 12 meeting venues. Guest rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the city.

For dining the hotel has two signature restaurants in addition to L27, the highest rooftop bar in the region, which offers views of Nashville’s skyline with a pool, cabanas, a food and craft beverage program and daily live entertainment. Oak Steakhouse Nashville, a Charleston import of the Indigo Road Restaurant Group, offers classic American fare with a southern twist and craft cocktails accompanied by live music; while the Decker & Dyer provides a more casual lounge and eatery in the hotel lobby.

Also on property is the Rhapsody Spa, which has nine treatment rooms, including one couple’s treatment room, a relaxation room and a eucalyptus steam room. 

Visit www.westin.com/nashville

DoubleTree New York Times Square West Opens Soon

New York’s Times Square neighborhood is getting a new DoubleTree soon, close to the Javits Convention Center

Construction of the new DoubleTree New York Times Square West, managed by Crescent Hotel & Resorts, is nearing completion, with the hotel expected to open this December. 

The 612-room property is located on 40th street between 8th avenue and 9th avenue, near to the convention center and other attractions including the Broadway Theater District, Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden

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Axiom Hotel in San Francisco Earns LEED Silver Certification

In sustainable events news, the new Axiom Hotel in San Francisco has earned a silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). 

The hotel’s sustainable amenities include offering guests convenient filtered ice and water stations on every guest floor, providing guests with unlimited and complimentary fresh filtered water, instead of plastic bottled water for purchase. The hotel’s interiors were also outfitted with highly energy efficient LED lighting, an Energy Management System in each guest room with occupancy sensors that detect guest motion and adjust temperatures accordingly, and a comprehensive recycling program, which includes recycling bins in each guestroom. Other features aimed at reducing the hotel’s carbon footprint include dual-flush toilets to save water usage, as well as the deployment of Smart TVs for guest information guides and in-room dining menus to limit paper usage and waste.

The 152-room hotel has 1,000 square feet of designated event space, as well as lounges and hot spot areas aimed at inspiring collaboration. One meeting room, Hub, is divisible into Hub 1 and Hub 2 sections, each of which can hold 12 - 18 people, or 48 people when combining both. The Cloud on the hotel’s Mezzanine level can accommodate up to 100 people in a space with arcade games, televisions and lounge furniture. 

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