Colorado Convention Center Earns Green Certification
Denver's Colorado Convention Center announced yesterday that its certification by the U.S. Green Building Council in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB), making it one of the three largest so-designated buildings in the U.S. The 2.2-million-square-foot center, located in the heart of Denver, offers an 584,000-square-foot exhibit level that can be divided into six individual halls. An additional 63 meeting rooms together total 100,000 square feet, with 85,000 square feet of hotel-quality ballroom space also available, according to management. The 5,000-seat multifunction Wells Fargo Theatre can be used as a lecture hall, general session area or concert hall.
Kimberly Hotel Renovates Meeting Space
The Kimberly Hotel in Manhattan has renovated its meeting space; it now offers a 746-square-foot space suited for corporate meetings of up to 35 guests, according to management. Ideal for presentations, the room is equipped with AV receivers for DVD and PC, an LCD projector with motorized screen, a wireless microphone, DVD player and universal remote control. Additionally, the space includes a 60-inch LG plasma TV and two 42-inch LG LCD TVs. Upstairs, the hotel's new rooftop bar/lounge offers guests dramatic views of the Chrysler Building and other New York landmarks.
Sheraton Seattle Earns Audubon Rating
Sheraton Seattle has received an eco-rating of four "green leafs" from Audubon International in recognition of the hotel's environmental commitment. The property offers 75,000 square feet of flexible function space—including the 18,300-square-foot Grand Ballroom and the 9,440-square-foot Metropolitan Ballroom for larger events—as well as pre-function areas with expansive windows providing panoramic city views. Located primarily on two levels, the hotel’s meeting space and multiple elevators and escalators allow large groups to flow quickly from one venue to another, management says, so attendees can maximize their time. Most meeting spaces offer natural light, and more than 15,000 square feet of pre-function space with floor-to-ceiling windows create a feeling of being immersed in the city.