Illinois’ Chicago Marriott Schaumburg Launches Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Chicago Marriott Schaumburg | June 17, 2019

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (June 2019) – Chicago Marriott Schaumburg, 50 N. Martingale Rd., Schaumburg, has officially begun a $22 million renovation, with an expected completion date of August 2019. The property is elegantly updated to revitalize the guest experience from check-in to checkout with reimagined meeting spaces and a transformed lobby with a revolutionary Great Room. Chicago Marriott Schaumburg also features an all-new MClub Lounge, fully remodeled indoor and outdoor pools, refreshed restaurant and bar with an elevated food and beverage menu, innovative and new guest rooms and state-of-the-art health club. “It is exciting to be in t...

Urban Commons Completes Two-Year Multi-Million Dollar Renovation of 311-Room Sheraton Pasadena Hotel

Sheraton Pasadena | June 12, 2019

PASADENA, CA (June 12, 2019) — The Sheraton Pasadena Hotel has completed a two-year multi-million dollar renovation, it was announced today by Carlos Mendoza, General Manager. The hotel, which is adjacent to the Pasadena Convention Center, now offers the most recently renovated accommodations, public areas, and meeting space of any property within easy reach of the Convention Center campus. The property is owned by Urban Commons. According to Mr. Mendoza, the comprehensive refurbishment project which was accomplished by Gensler Design and Luna Construction, entailed renovation of the entire 311-room hotel including all guest rooms and su...

Hilton Garden Inn Panama City Re-Opens After Major Renovation Led by Commonwealth Hotels and General Manager Melinda Lane

Commonwealth Hotels, LLC | June 12, 2019

COVINGTON, Ky., June 12, 2019 -- The 111-room Hilton Garden Inn Panama City is putting the final touches on their multimillion-dollar renovation following damage sustained from Hurricane Michael in October of 2018. After nine months revamping the building's interior and exterior, the property is opening its doors to the public on June 12th, 2019. Renovations include enhanced guest rooms, meeting rooms and a refurbished lobby area, as well as changes to the Garden Grille Restaurant & Bar and the former Pavilion Pantry (now called 'The Shop'). "This remodel brings a new vibrant and boutique style not only to our property, but to the H...

Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Pros & Cons of Keeping a Hotel Open During Renovation

Cicero's Development Corporation | June 11, 2019

PLAINFIELD, IL, JUNE 11, 2019 -- Renovating an existing hotel is all about time and money. That's why it is essential to plan ahead for the challenges—and costs—a renovation can pose. If you are a hotel owner or operator, balancing the need for cash with your renovation objectives is one of those challenges, bringing to the forefront the most crucial decision made during renovation planning: "Should we keep the hotel open or should we close?" The answer lies in the scope of the project plus any role seasonality plays in the business. On one side of the ledger, closing a hotel makes good sense. It allows for a far broader scope so th...

Columbia Sussex Completes Hilton Anchorage Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Columbia Sussex | June 11, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Columbia Sussex, which has owned and managed The Hilton Anchorage since 2006, recently completed an extensive multi-million dollar renovation, including refreshing and relaxing upgrades to the lobby, dining establishments, guest rooms, fitness center and conference spaces. Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, and within walking distance of the Anchorage Convention District and some of the best dining, shopping and attractions the city has to offer, the 606-room property is the prime location for conference, conventions, tourism and business travel, with most rooms featuring magnificent views of the Chugach Mount...

W Hotels Debuts Newly Reimagined W Atlanta – Midtown, W Atlanta – Buckhead and W Atlanta – Downtown

W Hotels | June 10, 2019

Georgia is on our mind. W Hotels Worldwide is excited to reveal major upgrades to each of the city’s three W hotels (W Atlanta – Midtown, W Atlanta – Buckhead and W Atlanta – Downtown). Through the vision of talented design partners and the W brand’s own globally renowned design team, a collective of 750+ guestrooms, multiple bars and restaurants and more than 50,000 square feet of innovative meeting space will soon be revealed. These exciting changes in Atlanta are the first of several renovations expected to be completed at W Hotels across North America, as hotel owners are poised to invest $200+ million on renovations showcasing ...

Renaissance New York Times Square Unveils New Guestrooms and Suites With Multi-Million-Dollar Refresh

Renaissance New York Times Square | June 10, 2019

NEW YORK (June 10, 2019) – Renaissance New York Times Square continues to provide travelers with unparalleled experiences in the heart of Manhattan with the official debut of its completely redesigned 317 guestrooms and suites, following the earlier completion of its unique terrace suites. The hotel’s chic renovations pay homage to its bustling Times Square neighborhood and the area’s evolution as an iconic hub steeped in theatrical history. “This redesign fully encapsulates the pulsating energy of this city,” said Renaissance New York Times Square General Manager Christine Devers. “We’ve created an authentic New York experie...

Downtown El Paso’s Plaza Hotel Undergoing $78 Million Renovation Now Rebranded to Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park

June 10, 2019

Vic Kolenc | El Paso Times, Texas June 06-- Jun. 6--The Plaza hotel building being renovated into a boutique hotel in Downtown El Paso has a new, longer name and a new general manager. The 19-story, 90-year-old hotel building, undergoing a $78 million renovation, is now The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park. It will be run by Hersha Hospitality Management, or HHM, a Philadelphia hotel development and management company operating 125 hotels across the United States. The simple white, Plaza letter signs that have been atop the hotel's roof tower for years will remain.The giant letters have been refurbished. The 130-room, upscale boutique hot...

TRYP by Wyndham Transforms Former Pittsburgh Trade School Into Local Landmark Hotel

TownePlace Suites by Marriott | June 10, 2019

PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 7, 2019 -- TRYP by Wyndham today opens doors in Pittsburgh's trendy Lawrenceville neighborhood - once dubbed "America's Coolest Neighborhood" - transforming a historic trade school building into a celebration of local art and culture with TRYP by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville. The 108-room hotel was developed by The Century Group, a hospitality company with roots in Pittsburgh and a history of successful developments with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brands. Lawrenceville, with a bustling art and design scene emerging from an industrial past, is a strategic addition for TRYP by Wyndham, a brand designed to offer g...

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Completes $25 Million Renovation

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center | June 10, 2019

ROCKVILLE, MD (June 7, 2019) — With the $25 million transformation of the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, the bar has been raised for business and social event expectations in and around the Montgomery County corridor. The elegantly modern and contemporary Rockville hotel includes 455 guest rooms and elegant VIP suites, 50,000 square feet of flexible event and exhibit space, and new food and beverage options including elevated flavors served in at The Corby Kitchen. “The transformation at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center has evolved continuously through this renovation. Guest satisfaction...

Two Arizona Hilton Hotels Complete Full-Scale Property-Wide Renovations

Homewood Suites by Hilton | June 4, 2019

CHANDLER, ARIZ. (JUNE 4, 2019) – Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix-Chandler and Hampton Inn Phoenix/Chandler Chandler announce the completion of two full-scale, property-wide renovations. The renovations include the modernization of all guest rooms, suites, meeting spaces and common areas including the fitness centers, public spaces and exterior areas. Both hotels feature higher quality public space seating as well as welcoming décor with modern and sophisticated color palettes. All guest rooms and suites received a full upgrade, including improved layouts, updated furniture, new lighting, wall coverings, carpeting, plush bedding and m...

Aimbridge Hospitailty Completes $15 Million Renovation of 468-Room Hyatt Regency Schaumburg

Hyatt Hotels Corporation | April 25, 2018

CHICAGO (April 25, 2018)—Hyatt Regency Schaumburg is proud to announce all renovations to the hotel—including all guestrooms and over 28,000 square feet of event space—are complete and brand-new restaurant experiences nearby make this area a huge value-add to the real estate development of the soon-to-be mixed-use community. The Hyatt is adjacent to the Woodfield Mall, the fifth largest shopping district in the United States. The renovations feature 468 modern, relaxing guestrooms and suites which include free internet access, HDTVs with premium channels, spacious livings areas, sofa sleeper, work desk and mini-fridge. Amenities incl...

Adaptive Reuse: A Growing Trend in High-Density Markets

Bill Wilhelm | February 6, 2018

By Bill Wilhelm Adaptive reuse refers to the redevelopment or use of an old site or building for a purpose other than what it was originally built or designed for. The demand for adaptive reuse projects has increased significantly in the last few years, becoming more prevalent for hotel construction projects in high-density, urban areas. A majority of our company's projects are now adaptive re-use or large-scale renovations – a significant shift from just a few years ago when ground-up construction was more widespread. In addition to solving for a lack of land supply for new construction, adaptive reuse offers a wide range of bene...

Expotel Hospitality to Open and Manage Historic 118 Room Hotel Indigo in Memphis, Tennessee

Expotel Hospitality | September 25, 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - August 25, 2017 - Expotel Hospitality (, a New Orleans-based hotel management and development company, today announced it has signed an agreement to provide development consulting, pre-opening services, and post-opening operations management services for the previously announced adaptive re-use project of the circa 1963 former Holiday Inn in downtown Memphis. The iconic, "mid-century modern" structure on the corner of B.B. King Boulevard and Court Avenue will undergo an intensively thorough renovation to include all new mechanical, plumbing, and electrical, new guest room finishes...

Renovations are on the Rise: Owners & Operators Get Creative to Put WOW Factor Back in Guestrooms

Creation Hospitality | January 20, 2014

During the Great Recession, the decline in hotel operating performance left very limited, if any funding for hotel renovation reserves. In recognition of these challenging times, hotel brands were more flexible with their franchisees in enforcing property improvement plans and capital renovation cycles, resulting in the deferral of capital expenditures. Today, lodging demand has recovered and hotels are busier than ever, thanks to the strengthening economy and increased travel. According to Smith Travel Research, overall occupancy rates across the U.S. were reported to finish the 2013 year at a 2% increase from 2012; RevPAR over this sam...

Renovations are on the Rise: How Owners and Operators are Getting Creative & Adding the WOW Factor

InnValue Hospitality | September 5, 2013

September 5, 2013 - During the Great Recession, the decline in hotel operating performance left very limited, if any, funding for hotel renovation reserves. In recognition of these challenging times, hotel brands were more flexible with their franchisees in enforcing property improvement plans and capital renovation cycles, resulting in the deferral of capital expenditures. Today, lodging demand has recovered and hotels are busier than ever, thanks to the strengthening economy and increased travel. According to Smith Travel Research, overall occupancy rates across the U.S. were reported to be as high 71.0%, up 1.7% from the same time las...

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