by Morton D. Rosenbaum | March 01, 2005

CA, Atascadero
California’s wine country gains a new full-service boutique this month with the debut of the 52-room Carlton Hotel, whose two restaurants have been hopping since the property’s soft opening in January. An on-site meeting room accommodates 120.

CA, Sherman Oaks
The former Valley Radisson reopened in January as the Courtyard by Marriott-Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley following an $11 million renovation. The 213-room property provides 15,000 square feet of meeting space.

FL, Cocoa Beach
The 148-room Doubletree Hotel Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, which closed last fall after sustaining damage from hurricanes Frances and Jeanne, reopened in January following an $8 million renovation. The property offers 10,000 square feet of meeting space.

Grand Hyatt Denver


Peak of Elegance.
The former Hyatt Regency Denver has started off the year busy, changing its name to the Grand Hyatt Denver in January and adding 20,000 square feet of meeting space this month with the Pinnacle Club, a 37th- and 38th-floor venue with floor-to-ceiling windows. The 511-room property now offers a total of 62,000 square feet. (303) 295-1234; www.hyatt.com


FL, Miami

The former Radisson Mart Plaza Hotel and Convention Center premieres this month as the 334-room Sheraton Miami Mart Hotel, following an $8 million overhaul. Along with guest room bed upgrades was a revamp of all meeting areas, which comprise a total of 25,000 square feet within the hotel and 140,000 square feet in the adjacent convention center.

IN, Indianapolis
The 424-room Omni Severin Park, connected to the convention center, finished off $1.2 million in meeting space renovations this month, freshening up all 17,000 square feet as well as most of the property’s public areas.

NJ, Morristown
The 224-room Westin Governor Morris reopened in January after renovations gave the property a fresher look, a new restaurant and wine bar called Copeland, and 10,000 additional square feet of meeting space, for a new total of 25,000 square feet.

NY, New York
Midtown Manhattan’s W New York became even swankier this January with the opening of Bliss49, the first of several Bliss Spas expected to open at W properties. The 23,000-square-foot beauty and wellness center has 17 treatment rooms and four manicure rooms.

OR, Portland
The former Doubletree Hotel-Jantzen Beach reopens this month as the Red Lion Hotel on the River. The 318-room property, minutes from Portland Airport and the Portland Expo Center, offers 34,000 square feet of meeting space, 18,000 of which comprise the main ballroom. A total of
$40 million will be spent on renovations next year.