Recent Revamps: Marriott’s Family of Brands Update Spaces

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Across the globe, Marriott’s family of brands is reimagining properties with design reflecting locale, history and nature. Renovations include Southern spaces to updates abroad:

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Has New, Open Space

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel has completed renovations to its lobby, meeting rooms, fitness center and guestrooms.

Inspired by the eclectic energy and urban sensibility of Midtown Atlanta, Studio 11 Design created and executed a one-of-a-kind concept fusing art with technology.

The new lobby creates a transition between the check-in area and the hotel’s restaurant. The open space is now inclusive of Community Smith restaurant, creating an all-encompassing space for visitors to gather, socialize and dine.

Renaissance Dallas Richardson Embraces Locale

The Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel recently completed its transformation. The “Urban West” aesthetic combines Texas sensibility and modern, southern style to create a setting of relaxed comfort, surrounded by abstract expressions.

Each of the 335 Richardson hotel rooms, including 42 suites, have been completely transformed following the renovation by design firm Studio HBA. Digital art designed with cowboy hats, boots and jeans line the guestroom closets; there’s also a custom silver cow head near the bathroom and a paisley leather foot stool.

In addition, there’s an artistic interpretation of “birds on a wire” from floor-to-floor in the hotel’s 12-story atrium lobby. There’s also a 20-ft. digital art wall behind shimmering silver beads that welcomes attendees on arrival for meetings and events. The hotel’s 30,000 sq. ft. of function space has also been redesigned.

Renaissance Des Moines Savery Reflects History With Design

The Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel has reopened following a multimillion-dollar renovation in Des Moines, IA.

The hotel now has 209 fully renovated guestrooms and suites; a refreshed lobby that includes a designed timeline of the hotel’s 100-year history along with a memorial to the Women’s Auxiliary Corps, which was hosted at the Hotel Savery during World War II; and a new restaurant concept.

Coda Lounge, also off the lobby, offers crafted cocktails inspired by pre- and post-Prohibition era libations. The renovation has also brought artwork within the 12,000 sq. ft. of meetings and event spaces featuring classic looks from the 1940-1950s.

Phoenix Airport Marriott Completes Phase I of Redesign

Columbia Sussex, one of the largest Marriott franchisees in the country, continues its renovation program to at least nine of its Marriott-owned and operated properties. Known for its proximity to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the downtown Phoenix scene and Major League Baseball’s spring training venues, Phoenix Airport Marriott has completed Phase I of its multimillion-dollar renovation, which includes all guestrooms, suites and pool area.

Phase II will include public and meeting spaces, the restaurant, bar/lounge and Marriott’s signature Greatroom lobby and is expected to be complete in spring 2019. The hotel’s design is inspired by the Greek myth of the phoenix bird that regenerates itself, raw elements, rich desert tones and energetic geometric patterns.

Westin Tampa Waterside Pays Homage to the Sea

The Westin Tampa Waterside has just completed a multimillion-dollar renovation in Tampa, FL.

The guestrooms were fully refurbished in a neutral palette with blue accents to reflect the Tampa area. In addition, The Club Lounge, lobby and meeting space, Blue Harbour Eatery + Bar and the pool area were all renovated.

Princeton Marriott at Forrestal Completes Renovation

Princeton Marriott at Forrestal has transformed its Princeton, NJ meeting space, refreshed lobby, guestrooms and restaurant. The new look, following its recent $12-million renovation, has outdoor space for social events and 32 meeting rooms designed to accommodate events of all sizes.

Canada Property Has Refreshed Spaces, F&B Options

Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown in Canada has a new design. Upon completion, the renovation includes redesigned guestrooms, new function space, redesigned lobby and entry and the opening of Shoe & Canoe Public House and the Elite Pantry at the renovated downtown Calgary hotel.

The redesigned hotel lobby and entry feature a next-generation front reception with mobile check-in and a lobby ambassador to greet you on arrival. The hotel’s gym is also open with new equipment.

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