by Kaylee Hultgren | November 01, 2007

AZ, Tucson

Hotel: Embassy Suites Tucson - Paloma Village. Opened: September. Rooms: 120. Meeting space: 5,400 square feet. Key features: a heated indoor pool and hot tub, a fitness facility, a business center, a three-story atrium decorated with local artwork, and several retailers and art galleries.

CA, Laguna

Hotel: Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Renovations completed: January. Price tag: $40 million. Rooms: 393. Meeting space: 80,224 square feet. Key features: phase one: upgrades to guest rooms, a new restaurant, spa and fitness center. Phase two: new decor for all indoor meeting space.

CA, San Francisco

Hotel: Hotel Kabuki. Reopened: November. Price tag: $8.6 million. Rooms: 218. Meeting space: 14,000 square feet. Key changes: guest rooms remodeled with Japanese-style decor; personalized bath butlers; in-room spa treatments; and a new restaurant and bar, the O Izakaya Lounge.

Twelve Hotel & Residences Centennial Park Dozens of Perks.The 102-suite Twelve Hotel & Residences Centennial Park opened in downtown Atlanta in September. The boutique property offers an on-site steak house; an outdoor pool and pool deck; and 5,260 square feet of meeting space, including two meeting rooms, a hospitality lounge and an executive board room. All guest rooms have free Wi-Fi access and DVD players. (404) 418-1212;

D.C., Washington

Hotel: Omni Shoreham Hotel. Renovations completed: guest rooms, October; ballroom, by January 2008. Price tag: $15 million. Rooms: 834. Meeting space: 100,000 square feet. Key changes: revamp to all guest rooms; new lighting, flooring and chandeliers in the ballroom.

FL, Orlando

Hotel: Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando. Renovations completed: by year’s end. Price tag: $8.5 million. Rooms: 1,000. Meeting space: 85,000 square feet. Key changes: Guest rooms will have new bedding, carpeting, flat-screen TVs and wireless Internet.

KY, Lexington

Hotel: Brown Hotel. Renovations completed: Decem-ber. Price tag: $1 million. Rooms: 293. Meeting space: 21,000 square feet. Key changes: the addition of 5,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 2,600-square-foot conference room.

VA, Dulles

Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Washington-Dulles Airport. Opened: October. Rooms: 170. Meeting space: 3,600 square feet. Key features: high-speed Internet in guest rooms, a pool and a fitness center.

WA, Seattle

Hotel: Sheraton Seattle. Renovations completed: October. Price tag: $130 million. Rooms: 1,258. Meeting space: 75,000 square feet. Key changes: new 420-room tower with 12,000 square feet of event space.