In the heart of the city, this 19-story upscale hotel incorporates the Beaux–Arts–style facade of the former Watt & Shand department store with a 15-story tower completed in 2009. The contemporary interior boasts a sprawling lobby with cathedral ceilings, marble floors, mahogany paneling, and free Wi-Fi access. The sleekly furnished guest rooms offer a "plug and play" system to link laptops with TVs. The hotel is part of a new convention center facility that offers
90,000 square feet of meeting space.