In order to welcome the Democratic
National Convention (Aug. 25-28) properly, the 512-room Grand Hyatt
Denver Downtown is spending $3.9 million to renovate the hotel's
three presidential suites, two hospitality suites and the Grand
Club lounge, which make up the property's 25th and 26th floors.
"Green" touches such as energy-saving devices are among the
The 136-room Aloft Montreal Airport opened this week at the
entrance to the city's Trudeau International Airport. Other cities
where Aloft hotels are scheduled to open in 2009 include Brooklyn,
N.Y.; Denver; Dallas; Las Vegas, and Toronto.
Tidewater Hotels & Resorts, which owns and manages 17 full- and
select-service properties in Virginia, has been acquired by Barcelo
Crestline. The portfolio now will be managed by Crestline Hotels
& Resorts, a subsidiary of Barcelo.