Lincoln, Nebraska is bursting with a renewed sense of energy. Meeting attendees are invited to experience the city as a local would, with knowledge that there is something new to do every day. Cycling enthusiasts, wine and beer foodies, music lovers and history buffs will all find activities that are unique to Lincoln.
Visitors can enjoy themselves with a visit to Nebraska’s first entertainment district, The Railyard, which offers restaurants, bars, live music, an indoor public market and a mega LED screen called The Cube, serving as the beacon of entertainment. The area is filled with specialty shops, art galleries and local restaurants. Both of which feature plenty of small businesses that keep the city ever evolving and at the top of national rankings, validating its success.
New meeting venues and hotels are springing up and new ones are receiving facelifts. Since 2013, three hotels have opened its doors in the Haymarket District. The Courtyard by Marriott, a 155 room hotel, features 2,800 square feet of meeting space that opens up into the outdoor courtyard where a fire pit is a signature feature. The lobby is designed for the business traveler in mind with open and flexible space that includes media pods, Wi-Fi, and a variety of seating zones.
Across the street from the Courtyard is the new Hilton Garden Inn. Opened in August 2013, this 104 room hotel offers 2,450 square feet of meeting space and is just two blocks from the newly constructed Pinnacle Bank Arena. Lastly, Hyatt Place, the newest hotel in Lincoln, is an extension of The Railyard Entertainment District offering 111 hotel rooms and 2,000 square feet of meeting space. By fall of 2015, three additional hotels will open including a Hampton Inn, TownePlace Suites by Marriott and Best Western.
Lincoln’s largest property, The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel, has undergone an $11 million renovation of its 300 sleeping rooms and 46,000 square feet of meeting space. The second floor lounge has transformed into a Marriott great room featuring a media center, quiet work stations and complimentary Wi-Fi. Miller Time Pub & Grill opened which compliments the adjacent Cornhusker Café that offers a barista counter featuring Starbucks brewed coffee, in-house partiers and desserts as well as popular breakfast and lunch items for the on-the-go traveler.
This barely scratches the surface of everything new for Lincoln. Come experience for yourself the excitement the city has to offer.
For more information, visit www.lincoln.org.