The News: After eight months of extensive renovations, The Hotel at Auburn University unveiled its 236 new guest rooms in August 2008.
Specs: All guest rooms feature plasma screen televisions, cordless phones, wireless Internet, microwaves, and refrigerators. The hotel also features 22,000 square feet of renovated meeting space, 15 function rooms, two formal ballrooms, and a specially equipped auditorium.
Extra: The hotel's Ariccia Trattoria & Bar features a lounge and espresso bar and has a private dining room for special events.
The News: The center opened in March 2008.
Specs: More than 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; can accommodate up to 1,000 people. It is adjacent to the Drury Inn and Suites Flagstaff, with 158 guest rooms.
Extra: The conference center is owned by Northern Arizona University and managed by Sodexho.
The News: The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin opened in August.
Specs: The new facility offers 40,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space, a 300-seat tiered amphitheater, an 800-seat divisible ballroom, three 90-seat tiered classrooms, four 65-seat tiered classrooms, five conference rooms, and 12 breakout rooms. Also available on-site: 297 guest rooms and a variety of dining establishments.
Extra: The center is the only IACC-approved meeting facility in downtown Austin.