VIRGINIA Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Convention Center's Phase I is scheduled to debut this summer, with the grand opening of the completed project slated for early 2007. The new state-of-the-art center will offer over 300,000 sf of space when it opens this year. Hampton Roads The 344,000-square foot Hampton Roads Convention Center opened this month. Williamsburg The Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center is undergoing a renovation and expansion. When finished it will feature 323 guest rooms, a new conference center with 45,000 sf, a new 12,000-sf grand ballroom, and a new restaurant.

WASHINGTON D.C. The 834-room Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill completed a $13-million guest room renovation in Oct.