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December 11, 2018

Supplier News: New Venues in Atlanta, Seattle




New meeting hotels from Waldorf Astoria and Hyatt lead this week's supplier news in the meetings and events industry. 

Waldorf Astoria Opens First Atlanta Hotel

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s luxury hotel brand, has announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead. The property, formerly Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, is the first for the brand in Atlanta.

Set in a 42-story building designed by American architect Robert A.M. Stern, Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead has a 15,000-square-foot spa, extensive meeting and event space, and a number of dining options. The property also includes 47 private residences.

Located at 3376 Peachtree Road NE in Atlanta, Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead is close to popular attractions, such as Atlanta Botanical Garden, Georgia Aquarium and the High Museum of Art. The property is within walking distance of world-class shopping, including upscale Lenox Square Mall, The Shops Around Lenox, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta and Phipps Plaza.

Meetings and Events

The Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead has a variety of event spaces. There are 11 different function spaces, with the largest being the Astor Ballroom at 1,960 square feet. The Astor Ballroom and the hotel’s private garden each hold up to 250 guests for a reception style event. Executive boardrooms, foyer areas and conference rooms are also available. 

Accommodations

Rooms start at 482 square feet, and the bathrooms have dual sinks and a deep soaking tub. The property has 127 rooms and 10 suites, some with their own private balconies, including the 2,340-square-foot Presidential Suite with dual balconies..

Wellness

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead has a 15,000-square-foot spa with 14 private treatment rooms, including two Couples Suites, and a 60-foot climate-controlled indoor pool overlooking a private garden. Additional amenities include a fitness center with TechnoGym equipment, Yoga Studio, steam room, vitality pool, relaxation areas and spa boutique.

Visit www.waldorfastoria.com

hyatt regency seattle

Hyatt Opens Largest Hotel in Pacific Northwest

Hyatt Regency Seattle has officially opened, located in the heart of downtown at 808 Howell Street and near some of Seattle’s top attractions including the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Pike Place Market. Hyatt Regency Seattle is the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest.

The 45-story hotel has 1,260 guestrooms, all of which are furnished with floor-to-ceiling windows, sizeable modern bathrooms, 65-inch TVs and a collection of black-and-white photography, shot by six Seattle-based photographers, highlighting the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest region. The hotel also offers guests a StayFit Fitness Center, outfitted with Peloton bikes and other Technogym cardio and strength equipment, and a Hyatt Regency Club lounge with fire pits and wraparound patio that provides guests with views of downtown Seattle.  

Located two blocks from the Washington State Convention Center and adjacent to The Summit, the planned convention center expansion building slated to open spring 2022, Hyatt Regency Seattle has more than 103,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

Consistent with the Pacific Northwest theme throughout the property, meeting and event spaces are named after bodies of water located throughout Washington state:

- The Columbia and Regency Ballrooms each offer 19,000+ square feet of space with 24- and 30-foot high ceilings, respectively.
- Two junior ballrooms: Elwha Ballroom is 7,200 square feet, while Quinault Ballroom has 3,400 square feet of functional meeting space.
- The high-end Deschutes Executive Boardroom, with a private balcony that can accommodate 24 people.
- Eight pre-function spaces, each ranging from 4,292 to 7,022 square feet, which are flooded in natural light.
- An additional 46 meeting rooms, ranging from 600 to 1,900 square feet, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows.
- All meetings rooms are outfitted with audiovisual equipment, multiple electrical, microphone and phone outlets, as well as blackout blinds and T1 high-speed Internet with dedicated bandwidth capabilities.

The new Hyatt Regency Seattle also offers guests three on-site dining experiences:

- Andare, a fast-casual Italian-style trattoria, which serves a variety of homemade pasta dishes, salads and pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven
- Daniel’s Broiler, an upscale local steakhouse owned by Schwartz Bros. Restaurants, which serves USDA Prime steaks, seafood, an extensive wine list and a vast collection of whiskeys, as well as a piano bar
- The Market, a 24-hour premium grab-and-go retail space with café seating, where guests can purchase freshly prepared hot and cold food and beverage items.

Additionally, Hyatt Regency Seattle is targeting LEED Gold Certification in 2019, which is the second highest green building rating in the world. 

Visit hyattregencyseattle.com


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