October 11, 2006

The Trump Organization will build a new condo-resort, the 526-room Trump Ocean Resort Baja Mexico, about 30 miles south of San Diego. The property will have a lobby bar and lounge, an infinity pool, a spa and tennis courts. The amount of meeting space has yet to be determined. Ground will be broken by the end of the year, aiming for a late 2008 opening.

The 502-room Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, reopened Sept. 28 following a US$140 renovation. The property can accommodate meetings with up to 600 attendees and features four function rooms and a 14-seat boardroom.