The Embassy Suites Hotel
Fort Worth (Texas) opened last Friday, three
blocks from the city's convention center. The 156-suite property,
which is just off downtown's Sundance Square, offers 6,000 square
feet of meeting space, complimentary Internet access and microwaves
in every room.
An $8.2 million renovation has been
completed at the 560-room Doubletree Hotel Denver. The property,
halfway between downtown and Denver International Airport in the
acreage being redeveloped around the former Stapleton Airport, has
redone all the guest rooms, dining areas, recreation facilities and
30,000 square feet of meeting space.
Hilton Hotels has launched the Hilton
Breakfast program at all of its North American properties. All
breakfast items on menus, including in-room menus and the buffet
stations in the restaurants, will carry color-coded labels to help
guests select foods that best meet their personal wellness program
and dietery needs. Labels will include nutritional markers such as
high-energy, low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-calorie, high-fiber and
high-energy. The company conducted in-depth research and
beta-tested the new program at nine of its properties prior to the
The 186-room Westin Columbus (Ohio) will receive a
multimillion-dollar renovation, following the sale of the property
from Marcus Hotels and Resorts to a joint venture in which Marcus
owns a minority stake. The renovation of all guest rooms and public
spaces, as well as the dining area, should be complete by the end
the year. Marcus will continue to manage the hotel.
The 366-room InterContinental Kansas
City (Mo.) at the Plaza will undergo a $15 million renovation of
all guest rooms and public spaces beginning July 10. Work is
expected to wrap up in November. The hotel has 29,000 square feet
of meeting space.
The 300-room Crowne Plaza Hotel at the
United Nations in New York City has dropped its affiliation with
InterContinental Hotels Group. It now operates as the independently
operated Tudor Hotel at the United Nations. The property has four
meeting rooms totaling more than 2,900 square feet.