NEWS

2019

6/25/19 – 5 Family-Friendly Weekend Trips to Take This Summer

Summer is finally here, the kids are out of school and it’s time to take to the skies or hit the road! Whether you opt for a far-flung vacation that takes you clear across the country or a road trip closer to home, there are so many wonderful family-friendly destinations in the US to discover.

(Spoiler Alert: Tampa makes the list and Le Meridien Tampa is the hotel of choice for this vibrant city.)

6/3/19 – Where to Eat in Tampa Bay, Florida: 10+ Restaurants You Must Try

Have you ever dined inside an old courthouse? You’ll get the opportunity at Bizou Brasserie which is located in Tampa’s former federal courthouse, which is now Le Meridien Tampa hotel.

4/9/19 – A Brew with a View: 17 Houston Rooftop Restaurants and Bars with Awe-Inspiring Scenery

There’s nothing like a killer view to elevate a restaurant meal or happy hour from basic to unforgettable.

2018

12/14/18 – City Guide: 48 Hours in Houston

Blending international appeal and southern flavour to perfection, Houston, Texas has become a thriving metropolis in recent years. As such, the city delivers a seemingly endless bounty of things to do, see, eat, and drink.

10/26/18 – Tampa Bay Burger Week

Ten days of burger specials $10 and under at your favorite local Tampa Bay area restaurants! Need we say more? To take advantage of Florida Beef Council presents Tampa Bay Burger Week, all you need to do is stop in at any participating location until October 28th and ask for the Burger Week special.

10/26/18 – Downtown Houston Rooftop Wedding: Le Meridien

A celebration on top of the world (or pretty darn close to it), with dazzling views of Houston’s city skyline? If that sounds like your idea of wedding heaven, then Le Meridien may be just the venue you’re looking for.

10/8/18 – Downtown Tampa Loves Fourth Fridays

The Fourth Friday of each month is a time celebrate in downtown Tampa. You can sip and stroll the Riverwalk during these Fridays. Local venues take part in monthly specials, showing off all their favorite items.

9/13/18 – How Chattanooga Became the Coolest Weekend Getaway in America

Though it’s always been a popular place for nature lovers, Chattanooga has complemented its natural beauty with great food, fun bars, and fascinating museums to round out a weekend.

5/29/18 – World Day Experience 2018

Brave souls fought torrential rain and Houston traffic to be present for the first of many World Day Experiences. Presented by The Cynthia A. Guillory Foundation and KOG & Company and underwritten by Le Meridien Houston Downtown; World Day Experience’s intention was to provide an evening of diverse dialogue, entertainment and courageous conversations as we celebrate unity in the city. 

5/18/18 – Westin Awarded the Only AAA Four Diamond Rating in Chattanooga

The Westin Chattanooga announced that it received AAA Four Diamond rating in May, making it the only hotel in Chattanooga to earn this designation.

1/11/18 – 52 Places to Go in 2018

When Chattanooga became the first city in the United States to turn on a citywide fiber network that offered remarkably fast internet service, multinational businesses moved in and prompted rapid growth and development.

2017

10/7/17 – Luxury Lodging: Westin Hotel Opens Monday in Former BlueCross Headquarters

Hotel officials said the Westin becomes “the premiere” lodging space in Chattanooga.

9/13/17 – 10 Hot Hotels Opening in September 2017

Here’s a look at the coolest new hotels opening around the world this month, from two stylish options in Denver to a Copenhagen Design Hotel in the former Royal Danish Conservatory of Music.

2016

8/1/16 – Tour Tampa’s Underworld With the Man Who Inspired New Cigar City Mob Movie

The Infiltrator stars Bryan Cranston as undercover agent Robert Mazur, a Tampa resident who in the late 1980s helped smash Pablo Escobar’s money-laundering operation and bring down the Medellín Cartel, the world’s largest illegal drug operation. Filmed around Tampa Bay, the film’s settings make for an intriguing tour.

7/13/16 – Downtown Chattanooga Hotel, Condominiums and More Included in Extensive $88 Million Project

The investment, one of the biggest ever downtown, will transform the area around the 261-room Westin that’s under construction in the landmark Gold Building.

6/16/16 – Le Méridien Tampa Rolls Out New Bicycle Programme

Guests Can Unlock the Destination from a New Perspective on Two Wheels with Priority Bicycles

2015

11/30/15 – Le Meridien Luxury Hotel Planned for Downtown Houston

Building permits have been obtained for a luxury hotel to be developed in the long-abandoned Melrose building at 1121 Walker.

6/1/15 – Home2 Suites by Hilton Opens in the Canyon West Shopping Center in the Growth Corridor in Southwest Lubbock

Home2 Suites by Hilton – Lubbock is now open in the Canyon West Shopping Center.

2/19/15 – Gas Prices, Dollar, Supply Growth Raise Red Flags

Speaking during a dinner held in conjunction with the recent Memphis Lodging Update, several industry leaders said they were slightly concerned about the effects of energy costs.

1/16/15 – USA Today Names Le Méridien Tampa One of the City’s 10 Best

Hotel noted for its careful renovation of a national landmark, a former federal courthouse.

2014

12/9/14 – Le Méridien Tampa Inducted Into Historic Hotels of America

Le Méridien Tampa, downtown Tampa’s newest luxury hotel, has been recognized by Historic Hotels of America as one of 24 inductees for 2014.

11/5/14 – Bizou Brasserie at Le Méridien Tampa Reimagines the Guest Experience With Menu and Dining Room Enhancements

Bizou Brasserie implements recent enhancements in response to valuable guest feedback.

9/11/14 – How Starwood Hotels Will Let You Use Your Apple Watch

Starwood is the first hotel company to get involved with the new technology, and Maximum’s Paul West explains how it will evolve the front desk.

8/25/14 – Country Music Star Kelly Pickler Performs at Four Points Nashville-Brentwood

Pickler’s intimate Saturday night show was part of the Hear The Music, See The World concert series put on by Starwood Preferred Guest and Live Nation.