Travelers to Montgomery, Alabama will find the new Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center a perfect solution for every southern traveling need. Whether you need to plan a convention, a family reunion or just want to visit historic Montgomery leisurely, you will find world class service served up with Southern hospitable style. This complex is destined to become one of the upscale convention centers of the South.
Montgomery, AL is a Wonderful Southern Destination
Montgomery is the capital of Alabama and has been since 1846. For a short while, the city was also the capital of the Confederacy until a decision was made to relocate it to Richmond, Virginia during the early years of the Civil War. Then a century later, the city became central to the Civil Rights Movement. There is history everywhere in Montgomery, but the area also has fast growing urban development with shopping and many eateries, as well as many cultural events and museums, including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
The population of the city is over 205,000 with the entire metro region being populated at around 350,000 people. Many people visit due to the state legislature and governmental centers, and other s come to trace the heritage of both the Civil War and the history and meaning of Civil Rights struggles of the mid 20th century in America.
The Renaissance Montgomery Hotel
The Renaissance Hotel is the ultimate hotel for both business and leisure. The hotel is adjacent to the convention center, which makes planning an event both easy and practical. The hotel has twelve floors contain 290 rooms and 52 suites. There are twelve floors rising up into the downtown Montgomery horizon and there is one concierge level for the most discerning traveler. Valet parking is available for a daily fee, but there is no bus parking. The Exchange Lounge provides nightly entertainment and signature drinks.
The Montgomery Convention Center
Attached to the four-star Renaissance Montgomery Hotel is the Montgomery Civic Center by a common concourse. With hotel and center combined, there is more than 140,000 square feet of meeting space. Included are sixteen carpeted meeting rooms that will seat anywhere from 45 to over 1,600 guests. The catering kitchen can serve up to 4,000 people. Attached also is the Garrett Coliseum that contains an arena and can seat up to 13,500 people as well as parking for 5,000.
The Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
Located in this Montgomery complex is the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre. This building is also located adjacent to the hotel. It offers seating for 1,800 and also contains a full orchestra pit and a Level 1 lighting and sound system. Within the centre is 400 square feet of pre-function space. This facility hosts nationally known events throughout the year, including Broadway first runs, concerts, opera, and children’s theatre.
The Montgomery Renaissance Spa
The Spa at Montgomery is a full service salon and spa delight located at the Renaissance with a rooftop view of downtown Montgomery. So when relaxation is part of the itinerary and on the agenda, this European spa and signature pool will give you the best afternoon rest of all. This spa contains 9,000 square feet and also has a featured ‘quiet room’ that can be rented out for $35.00 per day. The spa is also open to anyone wishing to reserve services. Patrons do not have to be guests of the hotel. Some of the services include facials, massage, waxing and nail services.
Sites to See in Montgomery, AL
There are many things to do in Montgomery. Check out the Capri Theatre, the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, the Faulkner University Dinner Theatre, the Montgomery Zoo, and the Hank Williams Memorial. All ages will enjoy taking a tour of the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Plant or ice skating year round at the Ice Palace located in Eastdale Mall. Montgomery has an electric trolley system running through downtown that is older than the one in San Francisco, CA. Art lovers will enjoy visiting the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
Montgomery, Alabama and the Renaissance Hotel offer many ways to experience the city for both conventions and leisure or family travel. Professional meeting planners are available to work with groups. As a new addition to the city landscape, the hotel is now planning wedding events as well. The complex is a wonderful destination for any type or event.
Source: Montgomery Area CVB , The Renaissance Hotel Montgomery