by Kaylee Hultgren | October 01, 2007

CA, San Diego

Hotel: Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown. Renovations completed: August. Price tag: $11 million. Rooms: 333. Meeting space: 10,000 square feet. Key changes: upgrades to all guest rooms, restaurants and meeting space. Additional amenities: an outdoor pool, a fitness facility and a business center.

FL, Orlando

Hotel: Regal Sun Resort (formerly The Grosvenor). Renovations completed: mid-September. Price tag: $25 million. Rooms: 626. Meeting space: 19,000 square feet. Key changes: remodeling of guest rooms and meeting space; a new restaurant, lobby and bar; an expanded pool area (to finish in November).

HI, Lana’i City

Hotel: Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay. Renovations completed: August. Price tag: $10 million. Rooms: 215. Meeting space: 50,000 square feet. Key changes: the new 13,582-square-foot Hale Halawai ballroom, featuring a 5,892-square-foot outdoor terrace and full audiovisual capabilities.

The Grand Del Mar in San Diego

Grand links.The 249-room Grand Del Mar in San Diego is opening this month. Perched atop a coastal canyon preserve and surrounded by an 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed golf course, the resort will feature a 21,000-square-foot spa with 11 treatment rooms; a fitness center; a signature restaurant; and 20,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 10,000-square-foot ballroom. (858) 314-2000; thegranddelmar.com


IL, Chicago

Hotel: Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. Opened: August. Rooms: 500. Meeting space: 39,000 square feet. Key features: a Westin Workout center, a heated indoor pool and Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse.

MD, New Carrollton

Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton New Carrollton. Opened: August. Rooms: 197. Meeting space: 6,000 square feet. Key features: the Lobby Grill and Lounge, a fitness facility, flat-screen TVs in guest rooms and the Four Points by Sheraton’s Best Brews program.

NM, Santa Fe

Hotel: Eldorado Hotel & Spa. Renovations to be completed: December. Price tag: $10.5 million. Rooms: 219. Meeting space: 22,000 square feet. Key changes: upgrades to the lobby, guest rooms and meeting space; an expanded fitness facility, and new Spanish Colonial decor.

SC, Columbia

Hotel: Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC. Opened: August. Rooms: 189. Meeting space: 5,788 square feet. Key features: a Courtyard Cafe, an outdoor pool and wireless Internet access.

TN, Chattanooga

Hotel: The Chattanoogan Hotel. Renovations completed: August. Price tag: $1 million. Rooms: 199. Meeting space: 25,000 square feet. Key changes: a revamping of soft goods within the lobby, all guest rooms and the Foundry Bar, as well as in the hotel’s jazz and martini bar.