Hilton Hotels Corp. will manage a new
property in the Red Sea port of Aqaba, Jordan. Opening in 2010, the
346-room Hilton Aqaba will be the chain's second property in Jordan
and offer a pool, a gym, two restaurants and a number of meeting
rooms. The resort will be part of the independent Tala Bay Resort,
which has a marina and a mile and a half of private beach among its
amenities. Hilton's other Jordan property, the 590-room Hilton
Amman, opens in the country's capital in 2009.
The 349-room Eden Roc, a Renaissance
Resort, Spa & Marina, in Miami Beach will close on April 17 for
a top-to-bottom renovation. When it reopens at the beginning of
October, the property also will be further along with construction
of a 283-room hotel tower, which will debut in fall 2008. The
property currently has 43,000 square feet of meeting space.
The San Diego Board of Port Commissioners approved preliminary
plans last week for a new waterfront development that would include
a 550-room InterContinental hotel, a 250-room Woodfin Suites hotel
and more than 60,000 square feet of new restaurant and retail space
along a 100-foot-wide esplanade. The project still needs to clear
other city hurdles before construction can begin. Once ground is
broken, the project should take two years to complete, according to
the project team, Lane Field Developers.
The former Aspen Hotel Group, based in Portland, Ore., has changed
its moniker to Provenance Hotels to better reflect the artistic aim
of its properties. Provenance Hotels, which is looking to acquire
additional assets, currently owns and operates several urban and
art-filled boutique properties.
The Outrigger Regency on Beachwalk, a new luxury condominium resort
in Waikiki, opened Friday. The property includes 48 condominiums
and three restaurants.
Oahu's Kahala Hotel & Resort will renovate its 343 rooms
starting in March, to finish by year's end. The rooms will be
upgraded with new furnishings, windows, carpets and wood