The 135-room Hotel Treudelberg Hamburg
has been reflagged as the Steigenberger Hotel Treudelberg Hamburg.
The property has an 18-hole golf course and 15 meeting rooms.
The 490-room Green Valley Ranch Resort,
Spa & Casino in Henderson, Nev., just south of Las Vegas,
unveiled its new expansion on Oct. 3, the property's fifth
anniversary. The $110 million project added two restaurants and
14,000 square feet of meeting space, for an overall total of 79,000
square feet. A new 500-seat showroom will open next spring.
The Westin Grand Bohemian in Orlando is parting ways with Starwood
Hotels & Resorts to become an independent property as of Nov.
20. The 250-room hotel, which has 9,600 square feet of meeting
space, will become the Grand Bohemian HotelÐOrlando.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts will manage the 322-room Le Meridien
St. Petersburg in Russia, when it opens in 2008. The property will
have a 14,000-square-foot spa, an indoor pool, 23,000 square feet
of meeting space and a river taxi service along the city's Neva
River, which can take guests to the Hermitage, the city's principal
This week, Marriott International
unveiled its first European Courtyard by Marriott property, the
150-room Courtyard by Marriott Colombes in Paris. The chain said it
plans to open 50 Courtyards in Europe over the next five years.
Each will feature approximately 150 rooms, a full-service
restaurant, meeting space, a 24-hour minimart and a specially
A $200 million resort will be built in
Telluride, Colo., by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and the Honigman
Group. The ski-in, ski-out property will offer 75 rooms and 65
residences, a restaurant, and a 12,000-square-foot spa and fitness
center. Meeting space and a ballroom are included in the plans,
along with an outdoor terrace; the square footage has not been
determined yet. Groundbreaking will take place in early 2007.
An $8.5 million renovation project has
been completed at the Embassy Suites Colorado Spring. Each of the
206 suites was upgraded, with sofa beds added to the living rooms
and new beds put in the guest rooms. The property's 7,031 square
feet of meeting space also was refurbished.
The 264-room Hyatt Regency Newport in
Rhode Island has been purchased by the Amstar Group and Davidson
Hotel Co., which plan to spend a combined $23 million to renovate
the property, beginning next fall and wrapping up eight months
later. The upgrades will include the construction of a new
restaurant and bar and lounge, a reconfiguration of the hotelÕs
25,000 square feet of meeting space, and the renovation of the
guest rooms and the Stillwater Spa.
The 147-room Portland Square Hotel in
the Times Square area of New York City has changed hands and will
be given a $7.5 million renovation in 2007. By the end of next
year, the property's name will be changed to Sanctuary, and it will
have just 115 high-end rooms with flat-screen TVs, rain showerheads
and bathrooms that open up into the guest room by means of a
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is
rolling out an upgraded guest bathroom with a massage-action
showerhead, curved shower rod, waffle-weave shower curtains,
thicker towels and new bath amenities. The rollout will be complete
by the end of this year.