The Hyatt property opened in March in Atlanta’s medical district, with 4,630 sq. ft. of space for small events, full audiovisual capabilities, and a dedicated meeting support staff. Its 186 guest rooms are residentially styled spaces, perfect for extended stays. An outdoor lounge space features a firepit and barbecue area for a cocktail gathering featuring some of that famous Southern barbecue.
Holiday Inn Express Houston and Staybridge Suites Houston-Galleria Area, Texas
The dual-branded property offers two Intercontinental Hotel Group experiences under the same roof. Staybridge has 150 abodes catering to longer-term stays, while Holiday Inn Express offers 169 guest rooms. The property shares 2,600 sq. ft. of meeting space. While each hotel has its own verve, both offer complimentary breakfast, high-ceilinged guest rooms, an expansive fitness center and on-site guest laundry.
The 174-room hotel opened at the end of March in the Sawgrass Mills shopping complex, giving guests next-door access to over 350 retail experiences. Expect the brand’s simple but luxe, European-inspired design, along with handcrafted cocktails and Spanish-style tapas in the AC Lounge. Setting the tone for inspiration are pieces from local nonprofit Art Serve. The property is best for cozy gatherings, with 1,675 sq. ft. of meeting space.
Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Center, Orlando, Florida
Located on Palm Parkway in the heart of Orlando, the property recently underwent a $9 million full renovation of its 308 guest rooms, 86 suites, lobby, bar, restaurant and pool areas. The hotel features a 24-hour fitness center—or you can stretch your legs on the short walk to dozens of nearby restaurants. The property has nine multifunctional event areas. If you’ve got a meeting with a famous mouse, take advantage of a complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World.