3 U.S. Destinations To Keep On Your Radar

Everyone knows by now that Orlando, Chicago, and Las Vegas are repeatedly ranked amongst the best destinations for meetings, but where else should you be looking? Here’s a list of new developments in 3 incredible cities.

DENVER

Being just 340 miles from the exact center of the Continental United States – you just can’t get more ‘central’ than that for your attendees.

HOTEL UPDATES:

There are 42,000 hotel rooms within the Metro Denver area, and 8,400 rooms within walking distance of the Colorado Convention Center.

  • HALCYON – A HOTEL IN CHERRY CREEK (July 2016 – 154 rooms)
  • HOTEL INDIGO – INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP (Q4 2016 – 180 rooms)
  • KIMPTON HOTEL – KIMPTON HOTELS & RESORTS (November 2016 – 199 rooms)
  • HILTON GARDEN INN UNION STATION (Q4 2016 – 214 rooms)
  • DAIRY BLOCK HOTEL – SAGE HOSPITALITY (Q3 2016 – 170 rooms)
  • THE SOURCE HOTEL – INDEPENDENT HOTEL (Q1 2017 – 100 rooms)
  • DUAL-BRANDED 18-STORY HOTEL TOWER – WHITE LODGING (Q1 2017 – 491 rooms)

AIRPORT UPDATES:

For $9, commuters can now ride the commuter rail to/from Denver Union Station and DIA.

  • VIRGIN AMERICA – 1st ever Denver flight – DEN-San Francisco (March 2016)
  • LUFTHANSA – nonstop service – DEN-Munich (May 2016)
  • AIR CANADA – nonstop service – DEN-Montreal (June 2016)

NASHVILLE

Availability has been the main complaint about Music City, but that will soon no longer be a concern with all of the development coming their way.

HOTEL UPDATES:

  • 21C MUSEUM HOTEL (January 2017 – 115 rooms)
  • KIMPTON HOTEL (March 2017 – 180 rooms)
  • THOMPSON HOTEL – COMMUNE HOTELS & RESORTS (July 2016 – 224 rooms)
  • TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO – STARWOOD HOTELS (TBA – 226 rooms)
  • UTOPIA HOTEL (TBA – 170 rooms)
  • WESTIN NASHVILLE HOTEL (September 2016 – 454 rooms)
  • RESIDENCE INN OPRYLAND (May 2016 – 125 rooms)
  • RESIDENCE INN DOWNTOWN (December 2016 – 120 rooms)
  • TRIBRAND HOTEL – MARRIOTT (December 2016 – 455 rooms)
  • VIRGIN HOTELS NASHVILLE (2018 – 240 rooms)

AIRPORT UPDATES:

Nashville is the 5th fastest growing airport in the U.S. and is now the 33rd busiest. BNA serves nearly 400 flights daily to over 50 nonstop destinations. They are currently working on adding a nonstop flight to/from London.

AUSTIN

2016 looks like it will be THE year for Austin, Texas. 2,000+ hotel rooms are on the horizon, and the destinations just keeps getting better for meeting and convention business.

HOTEL UPDATES:

  • DUAL-BRANDED HOTEL INDIGO/HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS – INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP (April 2016 – 305 rooms)
  • ARCHER AUSTIN (Summer 2016 – 171 rooms)
  • HYATT PLACE HOTEL (Spring 2017 – 139 rooms)
  • HYATT HOUSE (April 2017 – 190 rooms)
  • FAIRMONT AUSTIN (Summer 2017 – 1,068 rooms)
  • DUAL-BRANDED STARWOOD ALOFT/ELEMENT HOTELS – WHITE LODGING (Summer 2017 – 414 rooms)
  • HOTEL ZAZA (2017 – 160 rooms)
  • THE PROPER AUSTIN HOTEL (2018 – 244 rooms)

AIRPORT UPDATES:

Austin-Bergstrom now offers over 300 daily flights with nonstop service to over 45 destinations

  • CONDOR AIRLINES – seasonal (June-September) nonstop service AUS-Frankfurt (Summer 2016)
  • VOLARIS – nonstop service AUS-Guadalajara, Mexico (August 2016)

 

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