by Kaylee Hultgren | January 01, 2008

AZ, Tucson

Hotel: Westward Look Resort. Renovations to be completed: April. Price tag: $10 million. Rooms: 244. Meeting space: 20,000 square feet. Key changes: upgrades to guest rooms, the lobby area, and the Catalina and Sonoran ballrooms; the addition of 42-inch plasma TVs in all rooms.

FL, Tampa

Hotel: Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club. Renovations completed: November 2007. Price tag: $1.7 million. Rooms: 600. Meeting space: 65,000 square feet. Key changes: Upgrades to the golf course have been completed, and by the end of this year, the spa will gain a 12,000-square-foot facility with 12 treatment rooms and a new fitness center. Renovations to the property’s six pools, tennis center, clubhouses and restaurants will finish by early 2009.

LA, New Orleans

Hotel: New Orleans Marriott. Renovations completed: November 2007. Price tag: $8.5 million. Rooms: 1,359. Meeting space: 80,000 square feet. Key changes: Upgrades to the hotel lobby and the “5 fifty 5” restaurant, serving French, Creole and Cajun food, have been unveiled as part of an ongoing renovation that ultimately will cost $38 million.

MA, Boston

Hotel: Renaissance Boston Waterfront. Opened: This month. Rooms: 471. Meeting space: 21,000 square feet. Key features: In the seaport district, near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the hotel has a seafood restaurant, a health club and a lobby lounge.

NC, Greensboro

Hotel: Proximity Hotel. Opened: November 2007. Rooms: 147. Meeting space: 7,000 square feet. Key features: a gym, an outdoor pool and a European-style restaurant named Print Works Bistro.

NJ, Somerset

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Somerset-Bridgewater (formerly a Marriott). Rebranded: November 2007. Rooms: 439. Meeting space: 14,000 square feet. Key features: Adjacent to the Garden State Exhibit Center, the hotel offers 22 meeting rooms, a health club, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and a lounge.

UT, Ogden

Hotel: Ogden Marriott. Renovations to be completed: May. Price tag: $7 million. Rooms: 292. Meeting space: 16,000 square feet. Key changes: upgrades to all guest rooms, the restaurant and bar, and all meeting space.