Southern Event Venues to Add to Your 2020 Roster

The South may be known for its traditional antebellum style, but in 2020, new architectural additions will be popping up across the region.

Southern Event Venues to Add to Your 2020 Roster

Get ready planners—the South is adding new venues this year with these six state-of-the-art structures.

Lexington Marriott City Center

This brand-new hotel located in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky, opened in November 2019. With 11,171 square feet of event space, eight event rooms and six maximum breakout rooms, attendees will have plenty of space to mix and mingle. The hotel is minutes away from hubs like the University of Kentucky and Lexington Convention Center, so it’s a no-brainer for those wanting a convenient commute.

Grand Hyatt Nashville

The newest addition to Music City will live up to its name come fall 2020. The 24-story hotel will have an extensive 77,000 square feet of event space as well as a rooftop lounge, pool deck, and world-class spa. The cherry on top? Sweeping views of downtown Nashville, including city staples like Union Station and the Frist Art Museum.

The Ben- Autograph Collection

The idyllic Palm Beach area in Florida isn't the only reason to visit the sunny coastal town. Coming February 2020, The Ben will offer 8,000 square feet of event space, as well as luxury accommodations and top-notch dining led by world-class executive chef Andre Sattler. Highlights include proximity to downtown and the convention center and a rooftop lounge area complete with a pool and cabanas.

Renasant Convention Center

Memphis meetings just got a whole lot better. Coming fall 2020, Renasant Convention Center will be unveiling its $200 million renovation. When complete, the center will include a 118,000-sq.-ft. main exhibit hall, new exterior concourse and 46 breakout rooms. The renovation will also include digital wayfinding technology to help visitors easily navigate the building.

Four Seasons Hotel, New Orleans

This 341-room hotel will be located within the city’s former World Trade Center. The hotel has 2 acres of prime New Orleans riverfront real estate, so planners will want to book this hotel for their next event as soon as possible. Conveniently adjacent to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Audubon Aquarium and the French Quarter, the location will be a huge selling point for the luxury hotel, opening in fall 2020.

Holiday Inn Oceanfront in Surfside Beach

After an extensive $2 million renovation set to wrap up in February, this 133-room hotel will have an open-air, first-floor concept, as well as a remodeled pool and patio area. Upgraded meeting and event space combined with a scenic South Carolina oceanfront location equal instant meeting success.