The Hotel de Rome, a Rocco Forte Hotel,
opens in Berlin Oct. 1. The 146-room property -- near the
Brandenburg Gate, the Deutsche Staatsoper opera house and Humboldt
University -- formerly served as the Central Bank of the German
Democratic Republic. The hotel has five conference rooms, a
ballroom, a fitness center and a spa.
Hilton Hotels Corp. is returning to
Colombia. The $27 million Hilton Bogota will open in mid-2009 in
the country's capital with 245 guest rooms and 10,000 square feet
of meeting space. Hilton left Colombia in the late 1980s.
Sage Hospitality Resources, which
manages the JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek, has purchased the
196-room hotel in a joint venture with JP Morgan. The property
offers 8,000 square feet of meeting space and the 9,300-square-foot
Spa at Cherry Creek.
The Seibu Group of Japan is selling the
Makena Resort on Maui, which includes the 310-room Maui Prince
Hotel, two 18-hole golf courses and land zoned for development, for
an unlisted price. The Maui Prince has more than 20,000 square feet
of indoor meeting space.
The Palms, a 72-room luxury resort in
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, will be managed by Regent
International Hotels, beginning in early 2007. In the coming year,
Regent is opening U.S. hotels in Boston and South Beach and Bal