|New King Guestroom|
I know, I know. This hotel opened in 2005, and it is only the middle of 2011. How can this already fabulous hotel already be undergoing a renovation? Well, whether or not you can believe it, it's happening.
Maybe you already read about it from Barbara DeLollis, here. But just in case you haven't, here's an overview of all the exciting enhancements to come during this $13 million, four-month renovation commencing on May 15, 2011.
|New Guestroom Landing|
New in-room features include:
- Upscale, residential ambiance with touches of granite, wood and leather
- Sleek, minimalist bedding which eliminates the use of decorative pillows and bedspreads
- High-end art pieces by Dallas-based photo artist Richard Bettinger, who invented and trademarked the De-Compressionism style. His art will also be displayed in all the hotel’s public areas, including the meeting space.
- Dedicated recycling sorting bins
- Energy saving features: Window shade system that automatically opens upon entrance and closes upon exiting; In-room lighting that is a combination of LED and compact fluorescent bulbs, which also automatically turn off once the room is unoccupied.
- Convenient bed-side touchscreen panels that control A/C, lighting and window shades
|New Meeting Space (rendering by Dallas design firm, Seifert Murphy)|
New meeting space features include:
- Contemporary color scheme
- Art gallery-like feel to pre-function space with modern furnishings and featuring dramatic floor-to-ceiling art pieces by Richard Bettinger
- New additional 10-person boardroom
- Moka: Dedicated walk-up counter/grab-and-go serving premium illy® Café beverages, panini, gourmet desserts and more; 55-inch flat panel TV
- M Lounge: Addition of a small walk-up sushi bar serving sushi, sashimi and a few traditional rolls
Don't worry though. We realize the word "renovation" can cause concern for some people, but we want you to know that we are going to make this process as seamless as possible with virtually no disruption to our guests. Trust me, we know you're really going to love it!
I think our General Manager, Andrew Davidson, puts it best. “From a design aesthetic, we really want our guests to feel like they are walking into their own home that could be anywhere in the world,” explains Davidson. He adds, “Guests continuously relay their surprise that they are in an airport hotel, and we will to continue to exceed their expectations with these enhancements.”