by Kaylee Hultgren | December 01, 2007

CA, San Diego

Hotel: The Setai San Diego (formerly The Diegan). Reopened: December. Rooms: 161 plus 24 condos. Meeting space: approximately 10,000 square feet. Key changes: an amphitheater seating 40 people, a ballroom, an indoor pool and a 5,000-square-foot penthouse suite available for special events.

CA, Sonoma

Hotel: The Lodge at Sonoma. Renovations completed: October. Price tag: $2 million. Rooms: 182. Meeting space: 22,000 square feet. Key changes: the addition of flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and new fixtures in all guest rooms; new fitness center equipment, and more treatment rooms at the property’s Raindance Spa.

FL, Key West

Hotel: Beachside Resort & Conference Center. Opened: October. Rooms: 222. Meeting space: 6,000 square feet. Key features: The seven-acre waterfront property offers two restaurants, two bars, a fitness center, a private beach, a pool and a helicopter pad. A 20-slip boat dock is in the works for next year.

GA, Atlanta

Hotel: Ellis Hotel (formerly the Winecoff Hotel). Reopened: October. Price tag: $28 million. Rooms: 127. Meeting space: 1,400 square feet. Key features: a Southern-style restaurant, a women-only floor, a business center and high-speed Internet access.

MI, Detroit

Hotel: MGM Grand Detroit. Opened: October. Price tag: $800 million. Rooms: 400. Meeting space: 30,000 square feet. Key features: The first of the city’s three 400-room casino hotels to be completed offers a 20,000-square-foot spa, a Wolfgang Puck restaurant and an assortment of upscale retail options.

NY, New York City

Hotel: Jumeirah Essex House. Renovations completed: October. Price tag: $90 million. Rooms: 515. Meeting space: 11,610 square feet. Key changes: All guest rooms and the lobby area have received a soft-goods makeover; the Spa at the Jumeirah Essex House was added, and the 900-square-foot health club was revamped.

RI, Providence

Hotel: Renaissance Providence Hotel. Reopened: October. Price tag: about $100 million. Rooms: 272. Meeting space: 10,000 square feet. Key features: a restaurant and lounge, a 24-hour fitness center and the 4,900-square-foot Symphony Ballroom.

VA, Washington D.C.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner (formerly Holiday Inn Tysons Corner). Rebranded: October. Rooms: 316. Meeting space: 10,000 square feet. Key features: Adjacent to the Executive Conference Center, the hotel features two restaurants, a business center, a 24-hour fitness center with an Olympic-size pool and complimentary wireless Internet access in all public spaces.

WA, Seattle

Hotel: Sheraton Seattle. Renovations completed: October. Price tag: $130 million. Rooms: 1,258. Meeting space: 75,000 square feet. Key changes: an additional 420 guest rooms, expanded ballrooms and meeting space, new catering facilities and artwork by renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly.