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News from the Fairmont D.C., SPACE Abbot Kinney and Wyndham Rio Mar

News from the Fairmont D.C., SPACE Abbot Kinney and Wyndham Rio Mar

Fairmont Washington D.C. Refurbishes Meeting Space
The 415-room Fairmont Washington D.C. has completed a $2.6 million refurbishment of 24,000 square feet of its function space, encompassing its ballroom-level meeting and pre-function space, the mezzanine level and the third-floor meeting space. The renovations, which were completed Jan. 20, underscore Fairmont's commitment to the environment with features such as Green Label-approved carpeting and low VOC wall coverings and paints. The ballroom's pre-function space now includes a feature wall that reflects light and texture while depicting cherry blossoms, which are found in the hotel's courtyard and throughout the city. The chandeliers in the 5,460-square-foot ballroom, which suits groups from 30 to 700 guests, now feature crystal beads that are reflected in the beveled glass mirrors.

SPACE Abbot Kinney Debuts in Los Angeles
The new venue SPACE, in the trendy Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, offers 3,100 square feet of versatile meeting space. Options include a glass atrium lounge, with a fireplace and custom 20-foot-tall "alligator" leather doors, and the Grande Lounge, with a state-of-the-art AV system, an optional stage for live music and a DJ console. Exposed brick walls and a bank vault door create an urban vibe. Included in venue rental are musical instruments and backline, art gallery-quality hanging systems, and mixer and pro-DJ setup. SPACE can accommodate 270 guests standing and 150 seated.

Wyndham Rio Mar Offers 'Hot Rates'
The new "Hot Rates" program at the Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort in Puerto Rico offers nightly rates of $150 per night from January to April for bookings of three nights for 100 rooms or more. The program also offers a welcome drink, one complimentary room for every 40 paid rooms, no resort fee and no attrition (based on history). The property features 600 guest rooms and 72 suites along with a 48,000-square-foot conference room, 24 meeting rooms and a 20,913-square-foot ballroom, one of the largest in the Caribbean. The resort's multilingual staff coordinates teambuilding golf and tennis events along with off-property excursions, from historic tours to deep-sea fishing and rainforest tours.

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