A 250-room W Hotel is being built in
Huntington Beach, Calif. Scheduled to open in 2010, the W
Huntington Beach will offer 11,000 square feet of meeting space, a
restaurant, a bar and a destination spa.
A stand-alone nightclub at the 463-room
Renaissance Austin Hotel will be turned into a special events
center, according to the Austin Business Journal. About
$2.5 million will be spent on the 7,000-square-foot facility's
conversion. When finished, the hotel will have a total of 67,000
square feet of meeting space.
A 588-room Crowne Plaza will be built
in Louisville, Ky. The hotel will be about a mile from the
Louisville International Airport and will offer 50,000 square feet
of meeting space. The property is expected to open in late
The 214-room Park Inn London, Russell Square, will open next month.
The Rezidor property will have 14 meeting rooms and a fitness
The 105-room Park Inn Dakar in Senegal will open in 2009. It will
have a fitness center and meeting facilities.
The 330-room, 125-unit Fairmont
Aventerra, Palm Desert, is planned for Avanterra, a $2.5 billion
luxury resort being built in Palm Desert, Calif. Notable features
will include the 45,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa and 26,000
square feet of function space, including a 7,000-square-foot
ballroom. Ground will be broken on the nearly $200 million project
Morgans Hotel Group will build the 200-room Palm Springs Hotel
& Residences, a Mondrian hotel, in downtown Palm Springs,
Calif. On 10.5 acres across from the convention center, the
property will feature a restaurant, a bar, a spa, a fitness center
and a pool. Though details have not been determined, the hotel will
offer significant flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space,
including a ballroom, a boardroom and a screening room. The resort
is expected to open in 2010.
The 342-room Hotel Marina El Cid has completed a $50 million
expansion, adding 50 new suites, a gourmet restaurant,
13,000-square-foot spa, beachfront bar and 7,500-square-foot
convention center. The property, which is midway between Cancun and
Playa del Carmen in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and 15 minutes south
of Cancun International Airport, features nearly 2,000 square feet
of beach; junior, one-, two- and three-bedroom suites among 11
buildings; a 22,000-square-foot pool; four on-site restaurants; and
a 120-slip marina. The resort also offers 5,382 square feet of
outdoor function space.