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
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.