Industry News: Atlanta Announces Two New Hotels, NeoCon Sets a New Date Amid COVID-19, New York's Webby Awards Ceremony Goes Virtual, and More

ATLANTA: A new property, Hyatt Centric Buckhead, will open in early 2022 near Lenox Square Mall. The 16-story, 218-room hotel will feature 4,500 square feet of meeting space, as well as a 16th-floor rooftop terrace, restaurant, and bar.

Thompson Hotel—a $90 million property from Denver-based Two Roads Hospitality LLC that's popping up in the city's Buckhead neighborhood—is set to make its debut in 2021. The 10-story, 201-room hotel will boast more than 8,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as a chef-driven restaurant, lobby bar and café, and a rooftop bar, with interiors designed by local firm Rule Joy Trammell & Rubio LLC.

CHICAGO: After announcing the cancellation of NeoCon 2020, a new date has been chosen. The event for the commercial design industry will take place at the Mart from June 14 to 16, 2021.

LOS ANGELES: The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has been rescheduled to October 3 to 4 on the USC campus.

For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit Masterplanner: masterplanneronline.com/losangeles

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY: In the wake of canceled events, the Kentucky International Convention Center and Levy have donated more than 4,000 pounds of produce to nonprofits Dare to Care and Healing Place. 

NEW YORK: The 24th annual Webby Awards, which was scheduled for May 11, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now be an online celebration.

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