by Bryan Darrow | February 01, 2007

AZ, Scottsdale

Hotel: Hotel Indigo Scottsdale (formerly a Hampton Inn). Opened: early January. Price tag: $17 million. Rooms: 126. Meeting space: TBD. Key features: renovation of guest rooms, meeting and public spaces.

CA, Monterey

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Mon-terey. Renovations completed: early February 2007. Price tag: $40 million. Rooms: 575. Meeting space: 40,000 square feet. Key changes: renovation of the lobby and the addition of a restaurant; a new spa opens by January 2008.

CO, Greenwood Village

Hotel: Doubletree Hotel Den-ver Tech (previously Hotel Denver Tech). Rebranding: early spring. Rooms: 305. Meeting space: 18,000 square feet. Key changes: renovation of guest rooms, exterior, meeting and public spaces; new signature restaurant and fitness center.

OAHU DEBUT.  The new Embassy Suites Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk on Oahu, Hawaii, opened in December 2006. Owned by Outrigger Enterprises Group and operated by Hilton Hotels Corp., the all-suite resort features two towers with a combined 421 rooms, 24-hour business and fitness centers, an outdoor swimming pool with a waterfall, and 2,000 square feet of meeting space. (808) 921-2345; embassysuites.hilton.com  

FL, Coral Gables

Hotel: Westin Colonnade Cor-al Gables (previously an Omni Hotel). Opened: Jan. 4. Price tag: $10 million. Rooms: 157. Meeting space: 23,000 square feet. Key features: renovated
guest rooms, meeting and public space; up-graded fitness center; new Cuban restaurant.

FL, Orlando

Hotel: Orlando Airport Mar-riott Hotel. Renovations completed: mid-January. Price tag: $12.5 million. Rooms: 486. Meeting space: approximately 29,500 square feet.
Key changes:
addition of ballroom and a makeover of guest rooms, concierge rooms, lounge, ballrooms, fitness center and lobby.

IA, Des Moines

Hotel: Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Renovations to be completed: early 2007. Price tag: $7 million. Rooms: 417. Meeting space: 25,000 square feet. Key changes: Phase One, to be finished next month, includes upgrading the guest rooms, meeting space, foyer and fitness area.

MO, Branson

Hotel: Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing. Opening: Feb. 14. Rooms: 243. Meeting space: 2,000 square feet. Key features: indoor pool and fitness center, 32-inch flat-panel TVs, Wi-Fi access.

OR, Portland

Hotel: Hotel Monaco Portland (previously 5th Avenue Suites Hotel). Renovations to be completed: March 8. Price tag: $4-6 million. Rooms: 221. Meeting space: 6,000 square feet. Key changes: upgraded lobby and guest rooms, which will have flat-screen plasma TVs.