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Who's News in Special Events for September 30, 2021

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Sequence has been named a 2021 'IT LIST' Events Agency by Event Marketer! The 'IT LIST' recognizes the Top 100 Event Agencies of the Year. 

Venue News

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa has unveiled itsmulti-million dollar redesign, delivering a new level of luxury in the desert, transforming into a modern oasis, steeped with desert-inspired elements. The resort is set on 450 acres of vibrant desert gardens, breathtaking mountain views and signature lakes. Every detail of the redesign was thoughtfully re-crafted, from the magnificent lobby to the 884 guestrooms, including 101 suites and the event venues. This reinvention also includes the debut of The Sinatra Ballroom--—the largest indoor event space in the Greater Palm Springs area at 25,000 sq. ft., which hosted the last public performance of the famed singer, Frank Sinatra.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, an award-winning resort in Bonita Springs, near the city of Naples, announces a multi-million-dollar guestroom renovation in recognition of its 20-year anniversary.  The updates will include a complete transformation of the property’s 426 rooms and 28 suites.  The project is expected to be completed in fall 2021.  The updated guestrooms will showcase a sophisticated tropical feel with new hard wood flooring, coconut wood bed frames, and modern furnishing and décor.  Featuring light green and vibrant ocean blues, the rooms provide bright and airy accommodations representative of the resort’s waterfront location in Southwest Florida.  The new rooms also feature new sandy-colored light fixtures, bold accent chairs, and patio furniture matching the tropical theme.  In addition, the resort updated its corridors with wavy light grey and green carpeting, soft shadowing reminiscent of breeze-blown sand, and dark brown furniture and fixtures. The new rooms complement the resort’s recently-renovated meeting spaces and lobby.  The updated meeting space features light grey carpeting with bold ocean blue curved lines intertwined to perfectly complement the resort’s waterfront location.  Ballrooms also include brand-new elegant and sophisticated light fixtures in a sandy beige color, stages surrounded by deep grey and bright blue drapes, and red chairs.   

VISIT DENVER representatives, City of Denver officials and distinguished guests held a commemorative “Raise the Roof” ceremony, officially kicking off construction on the Colorado Convention Center (CCC) expansion. The 200,000 square foot rooftop expansion – including an 80,000 square foot, column-free ballroom – is expected to be completed in late-2023, with new design features, state-of-the-art technology upgrades and innovative spaces that will reinforce Denver’s status as a global competitor in the meetings and conventions industry. The expansion, which is actually taking place on the rooftop of the original building, will feature a new 80,000 square foot multi-purpose room – the largest ballroom in Colorado; new pre-function and networking spaces; cutting-edge technology improvements; and, the crown jewel, a rooftop outdoor terrace with sweeping panoramic views of both the city and Rocky Mountains, all seamlessly integrated with the existing building. Located in the heart of Denver’s walkable downtown, which itself features more than 12,000 hotel rooms, renowned restaurants and world-class attractions – the CCC capitalizes on the urban core and nearby Rocky Mountains to attract meetings and conventions. 

The Gabriel South Beach,  Curio Collection by Hilton, a new lifestyle hotel on Ocean Drive, announced it will open on Miami Beach this fall. The sprawling property is the sister property to The Gabriel Miami, Curio Collection by Hilton located in downtown Miami. Boasting the greatest linear footage on Miami Beach's most iconic street, this historic property has 132 guest rooms and suites and two pools, including a show-stopping, glass bottom pool on the roof overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Gabriel South Beach is also home to two destination restaurants, Meet Dalia and Meet Mia, by INK Entertainment, one of North America’s leading lifestyle and entertainment companies.  Located at 640 Ocean Drive, The Gabriel South Beach is comprised of four individual buildings – including the historic Park Central Hotel, Heathcote Apartments and the Imperial Hotel, presenting travelers with the classic Art Deco design and architecture synonymous with Miami Beach. 

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