MANHATTAN, Kan. — The reworking of an existing hotel has expanded Manhattan’s convention offerings.
A former Clarion hotel in March became the state’s first Four Points by Sheraton hotel. Guest rooms were remodeled and enlarged and part of an atrium, once home to a putt-putt golf course, fountains and a bridge, was leveled, carpeted and is now a nearly 10,000-square-foot space for meetings, social events and trade shows.
The 197-room hotel has another 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 6,800-square-foot ballroom, five breakout rooms and a boardroom.
The Four Points by Sheraton is less than five minutes from downtown Manhattan’s convention district, home to the Manhattan Conference Center, the attached Hilton Garden Inn, the Flint Hills Discovery Center and the Manhattan Town Center; the district also has dining, shopping and other lodging options.
The conference center, which opened at the end of 2011, has 15,500 square feet of meeting space. The Flint Hills Discovery Center often serves as a breakout space or an off-site event venue.