The Dallas Business Journal is
reporting the 1,840-room Adam's Mark Dallas will become a Sheraton
within weeks. The property, with 240,000 square feet of meeting
space, was among the last Adam's Mark properties to be sold off,
purchased by the Oxford Lodging Advisory & Investment Group in
May. A spokesperson for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
would not confirm the information.
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
breaks ground on an Embassy Suites Hotel in Pleasant Grove, Utah,
on Friday. The property, to open in spring 2009, will offer 300
suites and a 120,000-square-foot convention center.
The 197-room Four Points by Sheraton
Carrollton opened this week in Carrollton, Md. The hotel features a
full-service restaurant, Four Points by Sheraton's Best Brews
program and 6,000 square feet of meeting space.
The former Sheraton Suites of
Lexington, Ky., is now the Doubletree Guest Suites Lexington. The
155-room hotel features a 2,300-square-foot ballroom and more than
5,000 square feet of meeting space. A $6 million renovation will be
completed in early 2008.
The Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC
Hotel, in Columbia, S.C., near the University of South Carolina,
will celebrate its grand opening tomorrow. The 189-room hotel,
which recently completed a $13 million renovation, has 5,788 square
feet of meeting space.
The Tulalip Casino, in Tulalip, Wash.,
has announced that its new, 370-room Tulalip Resort will open in
the spring of 2008. The resort will complement the existing casino
with 30,000 square feet of space for meetings, including a
15,000-square-foot ballroom; two new restaurants; a day spa with 16
treatment rooms, and 7,000 additional feet of casino space.
InterContinental Hotels Group has added
two Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts in Southern California to its
portfolio. The 417-room Crowne Plaza San Diego, formerly the Red
Lion Hanalei, offers a fitness center, an outdoor pool, three
restaurants and a business center. An 8,000-square-foot ballroom
recently was added, bringing the total meeting space to 28,000
square feet. The second property, the 252-room Crowne Plaza
Fullerton, formerly a Four Points by Sheraton, offers 15,000 square
feet of meeting space, a restaurant, a fitness center and a
business center. Both properties were reflagged in May and
completed renovations last month.
The 215-room Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay, Hawaii, has
opened the 13,582-square-foot Hale Halawai ballroom and terrace.
The $10 million facility offers ocean views, full audiovisual
capabilities and movable glass panels that open the room for
outdoor functions. The space accommodates 500 guests for a dinner
and 600 for a reception.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts will break
ground on the Conrad Buenos Aires in 2008, with an expected 2010
completion date. The 190-room luxury hotel will also house 350
Conrad Residences, along with 7,000 square feet of meeting space, a
pool, a fitness center and a restaurant. The property is part of a
larger development project in the stylish Puerto Madero district,
near Ministro Pistarini International Airport, which will also
include office and retail space and underground parking for 1,200
The 333-room Doubletree Hotel San Diego
Downtown has completed an $11 million renovation to its guest
rooms, restaurants and 10,000 square feet of meeting space. The
property offers an outdoor pool, a dry sauna, a whirlpool, a
fitness facility and a 24-hour business center.