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New Properties Help Revitalize Salt Lake City’s Downtown

Published: 06/22/2015
Meetings Focus Magazine -- Salt Lake’s urban scene is on the rise, fast becoming a foodie favorite and an ideal place to live, visit and host meetings.  

Salt Lake City’s renaissance kicked in shortly after the opening of City Creek Center in 2012 – the 23-acre, mixed-use development and cornerstone of downtown Salt Lake’s multibillion-dollar redevelopment. Since then there have been scores of new restaurants, clubs, bars and hotel offerings, according to Visit Salt Lake, responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a convention and travel destination.

In recent property news, Omni Hotels & Resorts was recently awarded the bid to develop a convention hotel in Salt Lake City. In addition to the announcement of the convention hotel, the convention district has also seen the opening of two new hotels and a completely renovated one. The Hyatt House Salt Lake City/Downtown, which opened in December, is a 159-room extended stay property adjacent to the Salt Palace Convention Center. The property includes two meeting rooms totaling 888 square feet of space. Directly west of the Hyatt House is a 175-room Courtyard by Marriott, which is expected to open this year.

Directly south of the Salt Palace, the Shilo Inn underwent a $10 million renovation and recently reopened as a Holiday Inn Express with 212 guest rooms and one meeting room offering 1,392 square feet of space.

As for entertainment, recent accolades in nationally acclaimed publications offer a glimpse of the revolution happening in restaurants, nightspots and neighborhoods throughout Utah’s capital city. Wine Enthusiast spotlighted Salt Lake City in an article last year titled “America’s 5 New Foodie Cities.” ranked Salt Lake City one of the "Top 10 Best Downtowns" in 2015, while the Huffington Post recently published “This Is the Right Place: Doing Business and Vacationing in Utah,” where it claimed, “Salt Lake City is the perfect location for meetings and conventions. With the airport only a few miles from downtown, travelers have easy access to hotels and convention centers.”