The 600-room Holiday Inn on the Bay San
Diego, which has more than 21,000 square feet of meeting space, is
undergoing a $6 million renovation to its guest rooms and meeting
facilities. The work will replace soft goods and upgrade guest
bathrooms, as well as add a permanent boardroom and expand the
prefunction space adjacent to the 10,400-square-foot Pacific
The former Argent Hotel in San
Francisco has reemerged as the 676-room Westin San Francisco Market
Street. About 3,000 square feet of new meeting space has been
added, bringing the total to 23,000 square feet.
The 119-room Hilton Garden Inn
Wilmington Mayfaire Town Center has opened in Wilmington, N.C. The
property includes a business center, a fitness room, a pool and
approximately 2,000 square feet of meeting space.
Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group has
changed the name of the Caleo Resort & Spa in Scottsdale,
Ariz., to the FireSky Resort & Spa. All 204 rooms, the spa,
public areas and 14,000 square feet of meeting space have been
A request for proposals has been issued
by Denver International Airport for a company to own, manage,
finance and/or build a 500-room, four-star hotel to be connected to
the facility's Jeppesen Terminal. A hotel always was part of the
plan for the airport, but development of a Westin property halted
following 9/11. Interested parties can use their own design within
stipulated parameters, or they can work off an FAA-approved design
that includes 38,000 square feet of meeting space, two restaurants,
a pool and a health club.
Choice Hotels India, a division of
Choice Hotels International, has entered into a partnership with
the Royal Indian Raj International Corp. to build 15,000 hotel
rooms in India under the Comfort Inn, Quality, Sleep Inn and
Clarion brands. Hotel development is expected to commence over the
next 12 months.