July 04, 2007

According to several news reports, the French Quarter Group, an Atlanta-based hospitality firm, will spend $100 million to redevelop the 175-acre Del Lago Resort & Conference Center outside Houston. The group recently purchased the closed property. When the resort reopens next summer, it will have 445 suites, a golf course, a restaurant, a sushi bar, 70,000 square feet of meeting space, and a swimming area with two adult pools, three children's pools and a lazy river.

Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts has taken over management of the Hotel Nile Palace in Luxor, Egypt. The property has 302 guest rooms, a ballroom, four meeting rooms and a fitness center.

Conrad Hotels & Resorts will manage the 190-room Conrad Buenos Aires. The property, to open in 2010, will have 7,000 square feet of meeting space. The complex also includes 350 Conrad Residences.

The 137-room Catalina Hotel & Beach Club in Miami Beach has purchased the nearby 53-room Dorset Hotel. Renovations to the property, which will occur while the hotel remains open, will involve the creation of an upscale sushi restaurant, a conference room and a rooftop terrace. Completion is scheduled for the fall.