Before we begin, I have some bad news and some good news.
The former Fess Parker Hotel, a Doubletree by Hilton resort in Santa Barbara, California, is now complete and taking reservations.
Opening in fall of 2018, the boutique hotel offers a new lifestyle concept created by Detroit’s luxury watchmaker, Shinola.
The Shinola Hotel, located on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit, will feature 130 Detroit- inspired rooms on eight floors. An innovative food-and-beverage program will be highlighted within the 16,000-square-foot space designated for restaurants, bars and retail. Exact meeting space details are yet to be determined, but they will not be vehicle accessible.
Chicago, the meeting mecca of the Midwest, is known for its vibrancy, award-winning hotspots and ability to seamlessly accommodate large programs.