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Rosewood Mayakoba Unveils 20 Million Dollar Transformation

Rosewood Mayakoba | December 5, 2019

A new destination for wellness and luxury emerges amidst the emerald jungle and white sand beaches of Riviera Maya with the unveiling of Rosewood Mayakoba, fresh from a total transformation of its 129 on-property suites, introduction of eight dedicated Wellness Suites, fully enhanced three- and four-bedroom Presidential Suites, and debut of Zapote, an innovative bar experience showcasing the deep culinary traditions of Mexico. Following an investment of over $20 million, these extraordinarily reimagined accommodations and offerings reflect a fresh, modern take on Mexican craftsmanship, a holistic approach to wellness and interactive guest exp...

Azerai Plans Early 2020 Opening of Azerai Ke Ga Bay in Vietnam

Azerai | December 4, 2019

KE GA BAY, Vietnam (Dec. 4, 2019) - Azerai Ke Ga Bay, a luxurious and secluded oceanfront retreat in southeastern Vietnam, is set to launch in early 2020 as the third property in Azerai Resorts’ growing portfolio. The property is scheduled to open April 1, 2020, with first bookings available online early in the New Year. The 55-room resort, which will succeed Princess D’Annam Resort & Spa on the same site following a six-month renovation, is located 180km east of Saigon on a sweeping five-kilometer white sand beach on the South China Sea. Framed to the north by Hon Ba Island, with its historic 1899-built colonial French ligh...

Columbia Sussex Completes Phase 1 of Multi-Million Dollar Renovation to Marriott Jacksonville

Columbia Sussex | November 22, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--November 22, 2019--Columbia Sussex, one of the largest Marriott franchisees in the country, continues its aggressive renovation program to at least 10 of its Marriott owned and operated properties. Known for its central location with easy access to beaches and Jacksonville’s vibrant town center, Marriott Jacksonville has completed Phase I of its multi-million dollar renovation, which focused on the transformation of the hotel’s guest rooms and suites. Located at the epicenter of Jacksonville, with easy access to the city’s vibrant Downtown area, famed sporting and entertainment venues, and stunning beaches, Marrio...

Aimbridge Hospitality Reopens Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort Following $40 Million Renovation

Marriott Hotels | November 21, 2019

Curaçao — November 21, 2019 – Tucked into the coast of Curaçao, Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort reopens today after undergoing a $40 million renovation. Managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, the 336-room hotel is positioned on six acres of oceanfront real estate overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The redesigned space, renovated to represent the latest innovative design thinking from the Marriott Hotels brand, is set to become the ultimate Caribbean destination for the active traveler who enjoys diving and swimming, alongside relaxing and enjoying the island’s famous tropical weather. “As we continue to re-invent concepts and grow our port...

AJ Capital Partners Acquires the Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford, England

AJ Capital Partners | November 20, 2019

Oxford, England – Graduate Hotels, owned by Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners, announced today that it has acquired the Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford, England. This marks the second Graduate Hotels property to launch outside of the United States, following the announcement in July 2019 of the forthcoming Graduate Cambridge. Renovations will begin in fall 2020, and the 151-key hotel will open as Graduate Oxford, part of the Graduate Hotels collection, in early spring 2021. Additionally, AJ Capital acquired the Rusacks Hotel, from the Macdonald Hotels & Resorts portfolio, in St Andrews, Scotland. Created for travelers who...

Ail Hospitality Acquires Lakeview Golf Resort With 187-Room Hotel in Morganton, West Virginia

November 19, 2019

Company in charge starting in December Rockville, Md.- based Ail Hospitality LLC will officially take over ownership of Lakeview Golf Resort on Dec. 12, nearly three months after winning an online auction for the resort, the two golf courses, time shares and other amenities. Ail had the successful bid of $2.25 million. “It was an opportunity for us, not just a simple investment,” said Sameer Ailawadi, owner of Ail Hospitality. Ailawadi, who owns eight hotel properties in Maryland, Pennsylvania and suburban Washington, D.C., said there are no plans to change the name of the property, which includes the 187-room hotel. He does...

Hersha Hospitality Management Debuts AC Hotel Pleasanton in California’s Tri-Valley Following $20 Million Renovation

AC Hotels by Marriott | November 19, 2019

Pleasanton, CA – November 19, 2019 – Revitalizing an idyllic suburban locale, AC Hotels by Marriott® and Hersha Hospitality Management announce the highly-anticipated arrival of AC Hotel Pleasanton to Northern California’s Tri-Valley. AC Hotel Pleasanton, formerly Sheraton Pleasanton, offers a thoughtfully-modern hotel following a more than $20-million comprehensive transformation which features 171-reimagined guest rooms, engaging communal spaces, and the debut of a new outdoor pool deck among the redesigned touches introduced to the property. “Pleasanton is one of the most vibrant destinations in the Tri-Valley, continually ex...

The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hotel Unveils Comprehensive Renovation

Westin Hotels & Resorts | November 13, 2019

IRVING, TX - November 13, 2019 - The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport hotel recently completed interior renovations to its 506 rooms including 28 corner suites, 28 corporate executive suites, and two presidential suites, restaurant and bar, Westin Club, fitness center, and public spaces. C+TC Design Studio is the interior design firm for the renovation project. A new, spacious 2,955 square-foot Westin Club has taken flight and gives Marriott Bonvoy reward members a place to relax and enjoy an elevated experience. It is one of the largest Westin Club lounges in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. “The refreshed spaces in the hotel focuses on...

Hotel Equities Selected to Operate The Island Beachside Resort on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Hotel Equities | November 4, 2019

ATLANTA, GA - (November 4, 2019) – Today, Hotel Equities (HE) announced they have been selected to operate The Island Beachside Resort by Hotel RL in Fort Walton Beach. The Gulf-front resort boasts 331 guest rooms and 14,000 square feet of unique meeting and event space, including Gulf-front green space for weddings and special occasions. Built by Fred and Patricia Tolbert in the '60s, The Island is now owned by Tripp Tolbert, CEO of the Tolbert Group and developer, Jay Odom, CEO of The Jay Odom Group. Together, Mr. Tolbert and Mr. Odom invested in extensive property renovations with intentional care to preserve the iconic hotel’s his...

Somerset Hills, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton™ Hotel, Set for January 2020 Opening Following $22 Million Renovation

Somerset Hills Hotel | October 30, 2019

N.J. – Oct. 30, 2019 – Today, Valor Hospitality Partners announces plans to open the 118-room Somerset Hills Hotel in the heart of historic Warren, N.J. in January 2020. A Tapestry Collection by Hilton property, this new hotel will double as a premier wedding and corporate events venue, offering more than 5,100 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space, in addition to a beautiful and expansive outdoor venue. Originally built in 1987, Somerset Hills has been a staple in the community for decades, nestled in the rolling hills and lush greenery of Somerset County. Now, newly renovated and reimagined following a major $22 million reno...

Performance Measures Help Hotel Owners and Managers Select the Right Hotel Renovation Contractor

Cicero's Development Corporation | October 30, 2019

PLAINFIELD, IL, OCTOBER 30, 2019 -- When selecting renovation contractors, many hotel owners’ and property managers’ decisions are based solely on the bottomline. In short, the lowest price bidder wins. Other hotel owners and managers, however, carefully consider the intricacies of their project’s scope and can assess the confidence they have in their selected contractor that the renovation can be finished on-time and on-budget. What these hotel owners appreciate that others don’t are the many value-added, non-financial advantages that a talented contractor brings to the project. For the purposes of this article I will refer to thes...

CSM Lodging Completes Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation of Courtyard Seattle Sea-Tac

CSM Lodging | October 29, 2019

SEATTLE (October 29, 2019) - - On its 20th anniversary, Courtyard Seattle Sea-Tac just completed an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation to the property with significant upgrades for all guestrooms. “This hotel has always been a traveler’s choice for people coming to the greater Seattle area and these renovations make a great property even better,” said Mark Prince, President of Lodging and Residential, CSM, which owns and manages the hotel. All 214 updated guestrooms now feature designer décor, larger work station desks with integrated mini-fridges, personal coffeemakers, device charging ports, and flexible seating options to pr...

Maya Hotels Opens Four Points by Sheraton Birmingham Homewood Following Conversion Renovation

Four Points by Sheraton | October 17, 2019

Maya Hotels today announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Birmingham Homewood. Catering to the needs of today’s everyday traveler, the hotel offers approachable design, stylish comfort and all of the brand’s popular extras including a 24-hour fitness center, heated pool, fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and the Best Brews™ program. Four Points by Sheraton Birmingham Homewood, managed by Charlotte-based Maya Hotels, offers 108 spacious guest rooms, over 1,800 square feet of meeting space and a business center. Guests will enjoy full-service dining at the hotel pub and the brand’s signature Best Brews program, which o...

Marriott International Purchases W New York – Union Square to Create W Brand’s Next-Generation Flagship in North America

Marriott International, Inc. | October 17, 2019

Purchase Marks New Chapter in Transformation Plan for Company’s Iconic Luxury Lifestyle Brand BETHESDA, M.D., OCT. 17, 2019 — Marriott International, Inc. today announced that it has purchased the 270-room W New York – Union Square in the heart of Manhattan’s dynamic Union Square neighborhood. The company paid $206 million for W New York – Union Square, with plans for a significant renovation. Marriott International will transform the existing hotel into a cutting-edge W Hotels showcase, advancing the company’s strategy to redefine and reinvigorate the brand in North America. “There’s no better place than New York City to re...

Davidson Hotels & Resorts Unveils Property-Wide Renovation of Sheraton Kaua’i Coconut Beach Resort

Sheraton Kaua’i Coconut Beach Resort | October 17, 2019

KAPA’A, HAWAII (October 17, 2019) – Sheraton Kaua’i Coconut Beach Resort makes its debut on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i following a property-wide transformation, unveiling 314 redesigned guest rooms, a brand-new arrival experience, oceanfront bar and restaurants, fully reinvented public spaces, a reenergized pool scene, and fresh programming. Centrally located on Kaua’i’s East Side, the newly flagged resort offers unrivaled access for exploring the Garden Island from the spectacular scenery of the North Shore to the sunny beaches of the South Shore. “The new Sheraton Kaua’i Coconut Beach Resort celebrates the breathtaking...

Aimbridge Hospitality Opens The Resort at Coco Beach Following Multi-Million-Dollar Transformation

The Resort at Coco Beach | October 16, 2019

RIO GRANDE, PUERTO RICO (October 16, 2019) – Enviably situated in Rio Grande, the new Resort at Coco Beach, a Hyatt Affiliated Hotel, opened in August to reveal a sophisticated, oceanfront haven that pulses Caribbean elegance on a secluded 72 acres of tropical lush gardens. Framed against the backdrop of the island’s serene northeast coast and the magnificent El Yunque National Forest, the 579-room property is expected to rebrand as Hyatt Regency Coco Beach Resort later this year, following the completion of brand enhancements and updates. “The Resort at Coco Beach was designed to embrace and nurture the mind, body and soul,” sai...

IHG Signs With Tan Holdings for Management of Fiesta Resort Guam

IHG | October 15, 2019

The 318-room hotel will join the IHG system from today and will rebrand as Crowne Plaza Resort Guam in early 2021, following an extensive, multi-million dollar refurbishment. IHG has made its foray into Micronesia following the signing of an agreement with owner Tan Holdings to take on management of Fiesta Resort Guam. The hotel will join the IHG system from today and will rebrand as Crowne Plaza Resort Guam in early 2021, following an extensive, multi-million dollar refurbishment. The 318-room hotel is located in the centre of Tumon Bay, with direct beach access and a short walk from high-end shopping areas. Following the refurb...

Tampa Marriott Water Street Unveils Multi-Phase Transformation

October 10, 2019

TAMPA, FL (October 10, 2019) – The Tampa Marriott Water Street today announced the completion of its multi-phase transformation following an 18-month restoration, renovation and expansion. The extensive enhancements include the 727 newly renovated guest rooms and over 40,000 square feet of meeting spaces, a refreshed Great Room, and the addition of two new restaurant concepts, among other updates. A pivotal piece of the 56 acre, 9 million square feet mixed-use Water Street Tampa neighborhood, the redesigned hotel anticipates the needs of today’s business travelers and the desires of today’s Tampanians, providing an upgraded experience ...

Delta Hotels Muskegon Downtown Opens After a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation and Rebranding

Delta Hotels and Resorts | October 9, 2019

Muskegon, MI – October 9, 2019 – Parkland Properties of Michigan today announced the rebranding and opening of the 200-room Delta Hotels by Marriott Muskegon Downtown, which recently completed an $8 million renovation of all rooms, meeting and public spaces. The rejuvenated property will deliver an upscale choice to business and leisure travelers to Muskegon and will be connected to the new $19 million Muskegon Convention Center with 21,000 SF of flexible meeting space coming in Spring of 2020. Parkland Properties also owns and manages the adjacent 140-room Shoreline Inn & Conference Center in Muskegon. The eight-story Delta Hotel...

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Unveils $700 Million Expansion

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa | October 7, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. – Oct. 7, 2019 – In true Hard Rock style, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa officially unveiled its highly-anticipated $700 million expansion today following the brand’s signature Guitar Smash and a high wire walk by the “King of the High Wire,” Nik Wallenda. The Guitar Smash and hotel towers high wire walk kicked off a weekend-long celebration. “Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is already one of the largest and most profitable casinos in the United States,” said Jim Allen, Hard Rock International Chairman and CEO of Seminole Gaming. “The expansion will increase entertainment and dining opti...

Union Investment Rebranding Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt as Luc Following Renovation

MHP | October 3, 2019

Union Investment is completely revamping a 6,200 sq m hotel property on Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin, thereby highlighting its commitment to this sought-after hotel location. The former Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt will be transformed into a new boutique hotel with the name Luc. The remodelling is planned to be completed by spring 2020. Munich Hotel Partners GmbH (MHP) will take over as franchisee and tenant, operating the hotel under the fast-growing Autograph Collection Hotels brand owned by Marriott International. The lease for the Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt expired on 31 August 2019. As part of the change of operator, several milli...

Blue Water Development Acquires, Begins Renovations on Daytona Beach Hotel

Blue Water Development | October 1, 2019

OCEAN CITY, Md. (October 1, 2019) – Blue Water Development, a real estate developer specializing in commercial and hospitality properties on the East Coast, is proud to announce the acquisition of and start of renovations on the Comfort Inn & Suites, Daytona Beach Oceanfront. Formerly The Mayan Inn, the hotel will reopen in early 2020 following an extensive interior and exterior renovation. This is the company’s first property in Florida and brings its total number of hotels to ten. “We’re very excited to expand the Blue Water family into Florida and bring the Comfort Inn and Suites brand to Daytona Beach,” said Todd Burbage,...

IHG Signs With Srivikorn Group to Open voco® Reading at the Madejski Stadium Following Conversion

IHG | September 25, 2019

The 201-room hotel will be transformed to offer an unstuffy and exciting new hotel experience for guests, with each guest experiencing voco’s signature ‘come on in’ warm welcome. Set to be converted to the new brand in just four months, voco Reading will join the IHG family and bring voco to life in one of the UK’s well-known commercial markets. The voco brand presents an opportunity to access the upscale segment quickly, driving returns at speed and delivering a captivating guest experience. It has simplified and accelerated the hotel conversion process, making voco the fastest growing new brand in the IHG portfolio. Following thr...

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel Closed for Extensive Renovations

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel | September 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (September 25, 2019) – The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is being reimagined. Closed as of September 19, 2019, one of the world’s most iconic hotels will reopen on January 8, 2020 with a new look and redesigned interior spaces. Guests can look forward to a stunning new modern lobby and Library Lounge experience, dramatically updated guest rooms with a sophisticated fresh look and feel, a new restaurant concept with both sit down and “grab-and-go” options, up-to-date meeting spaces, and a refreshed Redwood Room. Designed by Gensler, a global design and architecture firm, the improved hotel will continue to deliver the...

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