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Who’s News for November 10, 2023

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The Sutton Place Hotels and its parent company, Northland Properties, announced the latest addition to their portfolio. Situated in one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods, The Sutton Place Hotel Toronto will be housed in the historic Westinghouse building at 355 King Street West. Recognised as one of the first luxury hotels in Toronto, the prestigious brand was located on Bay Street from 1967 to 2012, providing exceptional accessibility to the Yorkville neighborhood and the bustling financial district. Now under the full ownership and operations of The Sutton Place Hotels, the distinguished Toronto hotel is poised to become a contemporary landmark at the intersection of King Street West and Blue Jays Way. Formerly known as the King Blue Hotel, the new Sutton Place Hotel Toronto with its classical façade detailing and terra cotta trim will house 118 premium guest rooms and suites, promising a polished, luxurious experience perfect for both business and leisure travelers. 

The 245-room Cloudland Lookout Mountain hotel is being built to complement the McLemore golf and residential community in the northwest corner of Georgia. Located just 30 miles from Chattanooga, TN, and 118 miles from Atlanta, the property will have a full-service spa, a cliffside infinity pool, and several dining options when it opens in the first quarter of 2024. However, the big draws will be extensive golf facilities, a 20,000-square-foot conference center, and sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Group space in the conference center will include two ballrooms—the 5,206-square-foot Cumberland, divisible by two, and the 4,675-square-foot Skyline, divisible by three. There are also three smaller meeting rooms, prefunction space, and a variety of outdoor options.

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Events on Leigh, LLC, the event management entity owned by the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) formalized a partnership with the Valentine in an exclusive agreement to strengthen events curation services in the Richmond, Virginia area, starting in January 2024. Launched in February of this year, Events on Leigh is the premier event curating business in Richmond where history, culture, and cuisine meet. The unique services of the entity provide patrons opportunities to experience the rich history and culture of the region combined with cuisine highlighting Richmond and Virginia flavors. Led by event curator Heather Anderson, Events on Leigh specializes in curating intimate gatherings, milestone celebrations, corporate events, and conferences.

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