Black Meetings and Tourism

Jan / Feb 2015

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H O T E L H A P P E N I N G S B M & T ••• January/February 2015 ••• 10 Omni Hotels & Resorts announced recently the completion of a multimil- lion-dollar public space renovation at the Omni Providence Hotel. The lobby, meeting spaces, indoor pool and coffee shop all received elegant and sophisticated facelifts that create a warm and inviting experience for guests. "We are excited to unveil the newest enhance- ments and design changes to our hotel," said Josh Heidenreich, general manager of Omni Providence Hotel. "The new aesthetic evokes a sense of place, so when guests walk in our doors they immediately feel the local culture and flavor of both Providence and Rhode Island, but at the same time, know they're unmistakably at an Omni." The renovations include all-new furniture and carpeting in the open-air lobby, through which guests can enjoy unobstructed views of the Capitol, and entirely redecorated meeting spaces. All breakout rooms and ballrooms received new wall coverings and carpeting, specially designed to weave seamlessly into new artwork commissioned for the hotel, including two pictures of the Newport Bridge and Point Street Bridge. A tile mosaic was also added that depicts a historic photograph of the city, as well as a nine-panel display of the elaborate river system of Narragansett Bay. "The Omni Providence had some wonderful detailing in place when we started the project," said CMMI lead designer on the project, Billie Thorne. "Our goal was to provide a current and sophisticated feel while maintaining and enhancing the clas- sic detailing found throughout the hotel." Morsel's, the hotel's coffee shop, was completely redesigned to make room for comfortable bar and table seating. The all new Morsel's is complete with a 60-inch TV and proudly brews Starbucks' coffee and specialty items. The hotel's indoor and heated pool, one of the only pools in downtown Providence, was also updated and now offers new lightweight wicker furniture, and a new deck made of chilewich basket weave. Located in the heart of downtown and connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center, the hotel offers 564 luxurious guest rooms and suites. It is in close proximity to historic attractions, gourmet restaurants, upscale shopping and entertainment. For additional information please visit or call (800) The-Omni. Travelers can also follow Omni Hotels & Resorts at OmniHotels and OMNI PROVIDENCE HOTEL UNVEILS MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR PUBLIC SPACE RENOVATION Enhancements Made to Lobby, Meeting Spaces, Coffee Shop and Pool IHG OPENS SECOND HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS® HOTEL IN BOGOTA New Hotel is the 13th IHG®-Branded Property in Colombia InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Bogota Zona Financiera. The new-build, 99-room hotel is a LEED Gold certified property and is located in the heart of Bogota's financial district. The hotel is part of a mixed-use development comprised of two towers, one of which houses the hotel and a second offices and retail stores. The new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bogota Zona Financiera hotel is the fifth IHG-branded hotel in Bogota and is 15 miles from El D orado International Airport. Conveniently located near local busi- nesses, embassies, various multinational companies such as Baker Hughes, Cisco System, World Bank and Microsoft and the G Zone, an exclusive area in northern Bogota home to the fanciest gourmet restaurants. "It is a great accomplishment to open a second Holiday Inn Express hotel in Bogota," said Alvaro Diago, chief operating officer, La tin America and Caribbean, Americas, IHG. "We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with

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