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More light saves energy at Arlington

Courtesy Arlington Resort Hotel

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Ark. — The Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa is making its 8,250-square-foot convention hall more green and modern with upgrades that are expected to be finished by early fall.

The 478-room hotel is in Hot Springs National Park in downtown Hot Springs. Opened in 1925, it is the state’s oldest hotel.

“The Arlington is famous for its classic ambiance, and we continue to preserve the architectural legacy and character of the hotel,” said Bob Martorana, general manager. “But we also want to make sure our meetings guests have the most modern facilities and technology when they gather in our convention center. We surveyed our regular convention center clients, who gave us feedback and suggestions on what upgrades would be most valuable.”

Renovations include new and additional ceiling light fixtures with LED dimmable capabilities. The green lighting more than doubles the number of light fixtures as it lowers electricity use. New wall dividers in the convention hall improve soundproofing.

Last year, the hotel’s 5,600-square-foot Crystal Ballroom was restored to its original beauty.