InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel Bows
The new InterContinental New York Times Square, which opened this month, offers some 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space on a dedicated meeting floor. The Gotham Ballroom (in photo) is 4,000 square feet; the hotel's 10 separate meeting rooms are named after Manhattan parks. The largest meeting room can host 480 theater-style, management says. The hotel is close to Restaurant Row and the Broadway theater district.
Swissôtel Chicago Debuts Event Centre
The new Event Centre at Swissôtel Chicago can accommodate up to 1,400 guests with dramatic city views, according to management. The 38,000-square-foot space includes the 14,000-square-foot Zurich Ballroom (in photo), which can host 1,365 guests theater-style and features a 17-foot ceiling with integrated hanging points throughout the room. The 43rd-floor Edelweiss Penthouse offers unobstructed views of Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile. Services in meeting facilities include high-speed Internet access, AV conferencing capabilities, event-management services, on-site catering and secretarial services.
The Village at Squaw Valley Boosts Event Space
Located in Olympic Valley, Calif., the Village at Squaw Valley USA has increased its meeting space from 7,500 square feet to 75,000 square feet, including locations on both the lower and upper mountain, according to management. The new Olympic Valley Lodge (in photo), at the base of the mountain, is the property's largest room and can accommodate up to 900 guests. New venues at the top of the mountain include the Terrace Room; at its 8,200-foot elevation, the room offers panoramic views of Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe and is ideal for dinner parties of up to 230 guests. All conference facilities are wired for AV presentations and teleconferencing and include high-speed Internet access.
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