2022’s Most Anticipated Event Venue Openings in the U.S. and Canada

These soon-to-open hotels, convention centers, theaters and other newsworthy event venues are ideal spots for your 2022 gatherings.

The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, slated to open in fall 2022 in Scottsdale, Ariz., will have a 400-foot outdoor swimming pool and 20,000 square feet of event space.
The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, slated to open in fall 2022 in Scottsdale, Ariz., will have a 400-foot outdoor swimming pool and 20,000 square feet of event space.

Looking for a new venue for your (fingers crossed...) post-pandemic events? Here are the most anticipated event venues, hotels, convention centers, theaters and museums slated to open in 2022. These new and renovated spots throughout the country can accommodate groups for private and corporate events, conferences, meetings, weddings, business dinners, team-building activities, cocktail parties and more.

Fifth Avenue Hotel
Slated to open in New York in fall 2022 is the Fifth Avenue Hotel, designed by famed interior designer Martin Brudnizki. The luxury location will feature Murano glass chandeliers, jewel-toned furniture, and art from Parisian flea markets. For events, there will be three intimate dining spaces for smaller gatherings, while a ballroom with sweeping views of Fifth Avenue will hold as many as 200 people.G Tmrw empire managment flaneur hospitality 14 bar copyright tmrw se1260x840Photo: Courtesy of Fifth Avenue Hotel

Hotel Barrière Fouquet's New York
The five-star Hotel Barrière Fouquet's New York opens in June 2022 as the first U.S. location for the Groupe Barrière brand. The 110-foot-tall, eight-story, 94,000-square-foot property will have 97 guest rooms, six restaurants and bars, a rooftop pool and a theater room that can accommodate over 100 guests. There will also be a 1,500-square-foot courtyard.

Ritz-Carlton New York NoMad
The 250-room Ritz-Carlton New York NoMad opens in May 2022. Its 10,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor meeting space includes two ballrooms: The Madison Ballroom holds 100, while the NoMad Ballroom holds 210. An open-air 2,800-square-foot terrace has views of the Empire State Building and can host around 240 guests for events. Michelin-starred chef José Andrés will oversee two restaurants on the property.Nycro Exterior 50778135Photo: Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton New York NoMad

Roadrunner Boston
Venue management company The Bowery Presents will open Roadrunner in Boston in spring 2022. Upon opening, the entertainment venue will reportedly become the largest indoor general admission space in New England, with a capacity of 3,500 people. The 50,000-square-foot venue will be located at Boston Landing in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood.

Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences
Raffles Boston will be the brand’s first mixed-use development in North America. Slated to open by the end of 2022, the 35-story, $400 million LEED Gold building will feature a three-story Sky Lobby on the 17th, 18th and 19th floors. It will also welcome 146 branded residences, 147 guestrooms and 16 distinct gathering spaces.

Puttery Philadelphia
In late 2022, Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood will also see the addition of Puttery Philadelphia, a 78,000-square-foot golf-centered activity venue. A new project from golf facility company Drive Shack, the venue will feature a trio of nine-hole putting courses, plus several bars, a restaurant and event spaces. 

Pendry Washington D.C.—The Wharf
Slated to open in late 2022 is Pendry Washington D.C.—The Wharf, located in the city’s new waterfront harbor destination. The 131-room hotel will feature three signature dining and bar concepts, including a rooftop lounge with panoramic views, plus 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.

Central Bank Center
Downtown Lexington, Kentucky’s Central Bank Center is slated to complete a $300 million expansion in spring 2022. Upon completion, the convention center will have over 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space—with exhibition space increased by over 50% and ballroom space increased by over 40%. There will be 16 meeting rooms and a 24,000-square-foot ballroom, plus eye-catching transparent glass exteriors.Central Bank Center Sized 0Photo: Courtesy of Central Bank Center

Nobu Atlanta
Slated to open this summer is the Nobu Hotel Atlanta, located in a mixed-use development in Phipps Plaza alongside a 90,000-square-foot Life Time Athletic entertainment venue, a 12-story office building and multiple dining experiences. The hotel will have 150 rooms, a rooftop pool, conference space and a spa, while the restaurant, known for its Japanese cuisine from celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, is expected to span 10,000 square feet.

Conrad Nashville
The 14-floor, 234-room Conrad Nashville is slated to open in May 2022. For meetings and events, there are nine rooms spanning 11,422 square feet of space, including a main ballroom that holds 400. A 4,160-square-foot terrace is suitable for alfresco events and can hold 100 guests for banquets or 200 attendees theater style or for receptions. 

Four Seasons Nashville
Nashville will get its first international five-star luxury hotel with the Four Seasons Nashville, slated for a mid-2022 opening in the SoBro neighborhood. The 235-room property will feature a rooftop terrace with an infinity-edge pool, luxury cabanas, and skyline and river views. For events, there’s a 10,000-square-foot grand ballroom and six other meeting spaces.Nsh 018 OriginalPhoto: Courtesy of Four Seasons Nashville

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
For events held at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, guests will soon have a unique new place to stay: Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, billed as an “immersive experience” for overnight stays that’s opening in March 2022. People stay in one of 100 themed rooms, or “cabins,” and experience a two-day journey where they interact with characters, learn how to use lightsabers and more. Food and drink options are included in the package.

Opening in spring 2022, the Tampa EDITION, situated within the new 56-acre Water Street Tampa neighborhood, will be home to 172 guestrooms and suites and six food and beverage outlets, including a signature restaurant, rooftop bar and terrace. The property will also feature a 2,195-square-foot penthouse suite, an expansive spa, a fitness center and over 5,920 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. 

Loews Coral Gables
Opening in fall 2022 is the 242-room Loews Coral Gables, which will cater to business travelers with 16,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and 15,000 square feet of outdoor event space. Highlights of the hotel, located just 5 miles from Miami International Airport, includes an oversized outdoor event deck, a signature restaurant and a rooftop pool. 

Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale
Four Seasons will debut the new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale in March 2022. The 189-room beachfront hotel has almost 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Another highlight? The Ocean Terrace, inspired by the atmosphere of a private beach club with all-day dining, two horizon-edge pools and private cabanas. 

The LaSalle Chicago
The LaSalle Chicago, opening in spring 2022, is taking over what was previously one of the city’s largest banks, a historic landmark in the financial district. The property boasts 232 rooms and 7,600 square feet of event space. An elegant ballroom holds 120 people, while a private dining room seats 16.Library 1 2000x0Photo: Courtesy of The LaSalle Chicago

The St. Regis Chicago
Upon opening in August 2022, the St. Regis Chicago will become the city’s third tallest building, spanning 11 floors of the 101-floor structure. (The remaining floors will be residences.) There’s a total of 7,920 square feet of meeting space, including the 5,000-square-foot Astor Ballroom, which can hold as many as 500 for receptions. Other amenities include the fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor terrace, a 12,000-square-foot spa and signature restaurants. 

Thompson Denver
The Thompson Denver, the brand’s first location in Colorado, is opening in February 2022. The 216-room property downtown will have 8,000 square feet of meeting space, with event rooms named after notorious Denver citizens like madams Mattie Silks and Kate Fulton. The largest event space spans 2,193 square feet. 

Slate Hotel
Planned for an April 2022 opening across from the Colorado Convention Center, the 251-room Slate Hotel in Denver will be housed in the former educational landmark, Emily Griffith Opportunity School. It will boast 4,500 square feet of meeting and event space, a signature restaurant/lounge with an outdoor patio, and state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities for in-person and hybrid meetings.

Terre Haute Convention Center 
A new-build convention center is coming to the midwest in April 2022, when the Terre Haute Convention Center is slated to open next to Indiana State University. The 41,000-square-foot facility will include a 13,000-square-foot ballroom, divisible into six smaller spaces, as well as 10 breakout rooms and 800 parking spaces. The venue is located just two blocks from the university’s 10,200-seat Human Center and one block from a 206-room Hilton Garden Inn and Candlewood Suites. There’s also an adjacent Courtyard by Marriott expected to open in late 2022. Screen Shot 2022 01 12 At 12 03 19 PmPhoto: Courtesy of Terre Haute Convention Center

Autry Park
Houston-based mixed-use development Autry Park will span 14 acres at the western edge of Buffalo Bayou Park. The development, opening in phases, will feature residential units, 350,000 square feet of office space and 100,000 square feet of retail, along with a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces. One highlight is a new restaurant from chefs with Michelin-starred resumes: Kirthan and Kripa Shenoy will open Auden in spring 2022, a 150-seat restaurant focusing on global cuisine and featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a living wall of greenery.

Gas Monkey Dallas
In summer 2022, the Discovery Channel’s hot-rod restorer Richard Rawlings is planning to open Gas Monkey Dallas, a 40,000-square-foot restaurant and music venue that will include a rooftop bar, stage and green space. The venue is expected to be the flagship space at a large new entertainment area with additional restaurants.

Bolder Adventure Park
Summer 2022 will also bring the opening of the 66,000-square-foot Bolder Adventure Park in the Dallas area's Epic Central entertainment district, complete with zip lines, climbing walls and ropes courses; two hotels, a convention center and six restaurants are also in different stages of development.

Conrad Los Angeles
Slated to open in April 2022 is the highly anticipated Conrad Los Angeles, a 305-room luxury hotel designed by architect Frank Gehry. Part of the new The Grand LA shopping and entertainment district, the property will have a 16,000-square-foot rooftop terrace and 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space.ImagePhoto: Courtesy of Conrad Los Angeles

The Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco
Contemporary art museum ICA San Francisco plans to open in summer 2022, with a mission of increasing representation in the art world. The new museum plans to move into an 11,000-square-foot building in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, a site that was once home to a paint company. Admission to ICA SF will be free.

Stanly Ranch
For a memorable group retreat, Auberge Resorts Collection plans to open Stanly Ranch in Napa Valley, Calif., in March 2022. The 700-acre working private ranch offers 78 standalone cottages and suites, and a variety of unique group activities like oyster harvesting, hot air balloon rides, a trip in a WWII vintage aircraft and more.

Washington State Convention Center’s The Summit
In late 2022, the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle will debut its newest addition, The Summit, which will add approximately 250,000 square feet of exhibition space and 160,000 square feet. of meeting room space, including a 60,000-square-foot ballroom with an outdoor garden terrace.2 Market DayPhoto: Courtesy of Washington Convention Center's The Summit

Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley
Opening in fall 2022 is the 215-room Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, Ariz. The property will have views of Camelback Mountain across its 20 acres, along with 20,000 square feet of event space that includes two ballrooms, various meeting rooms, an outdoor theater and seven event lawns. There’s even a 400-foot outdoor swimming pool. 

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City
The 700-room Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City is slated to open in fall 2022 adjacent to the Salt Palace Convention Center. The 25-story property has 60,000 square feet of meeting space, including a whopping 31 meeting rooms, a ballroom, a tech-enabled broadcast lounge and a rooftop terrace with mountain views. 

Pendry Park City
Pendry Park City, a new mountain resort in the heart of Canyons Village at Park City Mountain, will open in early 2022. The property offers access to 7,300 acres of skiable terrain; it has 153 guest rooms, four lounge and restaurant experiences including Park City’s only rooftop pool and bar, and more than 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space.18036 211 Swim 4001x2667 042676b SmallPhoto: Courtesy of Pendry Park City

Nobu Hotel Toronto

Canada’s first Nobu hotel and restaurant are slated to open in 2022. Nobu Hotel Toronto will include two 45-story towers filled with hotel suites, residences and retail space. Other highlights will include a Zen garden-inspired outdoor terrace, a fitness center and a two-story restaurant with a lounge, private dining rooms and its own terrace.

Ace Hotel Toronto
Ace Hotel Toronto, the first Canadian location for the boutique hotel group, is slated to open in Toronto’s Fashion District this year. Overlooking a local park, the 124-room property is being designed by Shim-Sutcliff Architects with an industrial feel, including raw elements like exposed joints and bricks. An opening date has not yet been confirmed for the property.

W Toronto
Slated to open in March 2022 is the W Toronto, a nine-story, 254-room hotel in Yorkville. The property will have 4,678 square feet of event space, including six event rooms, the largest of which holds 200. There’s also the on-site W Sound Suite featuring a complete recording studio for podcasts or other events, plus a Mediterranean rooftop bar and restaurant, a tapas eatery and a casual coffee house. Screen Shot 2022 01 12 At 12 09 57 PmPhoto: Courtesy of W Toronto

Francis Winspear Centre for Music
Winspear Centre, Edmonton's music venue on Churchill Square, is undergoing a $65 million expansion that will turn a surface parking lot into 41,000 square feet of mixed-use cultural space. The project will include a 550-seat acoustic hall, a community gathering space, additional studio and classroom spaces, underground parking and more. It’s scheduled for a late 2022 opening.

Hyatt Centric Old Montreal
Hyatt Centric’s first Canadian property is slated to open in early 2022 in Old Montreal. The 177-room Hyatt Centric Old Montreal will include a restaurant, bar, gym and a rooftop swimming pool, along with a variety of meeting and conference spaces. 

The Stack
Vancouver's architecturally striking skyscraper The Stack is scheduled to be ready for occupancy in September 2022 and will feature state-of-the-art office space, destination dining outlets, fitness amenities and more co-working and meeting space. A standout feature will be a variety of lush outdoor terraces along with a landscaped park filled with public art.

Fairmont Banff Springs
One of Alberta’s most storied hotels, the Fairmont Banff Springs has launched a $35 million renovation of its suites and guest rooms, which is expected to be completed in summer 2022. (This builds on the refurbishment of all main building and conference center rooms, which began in spring 2021 and is anticipated to be completed in spring 2023.) The refresh includes an overhaul of the event-friendly Royal Suite, located at the peak of the castle’s turret; the 1,895-square-foot suite will get a second bedroom, a reimagined dining room and other updates.Bsh 492526 Banff Springs Winter 60410ad220affPhoto: Fairmont Banff Springs

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