The 380-room Molino Stucky Hilton
Venice will open in mid-2007. The property, housed in a former
flour mill, has a 10,000-square-foot ballroom, five meeting rooms
and a boardroom, as well as a spa and fitness center.
On Sept. 1, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
took over management of the Bonaventure Resort & Conference
Center in Weston, Fla., near Fort Lauderdale. Now called the Hyatt
Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa, the property has a
48,000-square-foot spa and 100,000 square feet of meeting space. A
guest room renovation recently was completed.
A Courtyard and a Residence Inn by
Marriott opened in Austin on Friday. The 449-room complex is
adjacent to the Austin Convention Center. The new Champions
Restaurant and Sports Bar serves both properties, as does 6,600
square feet of meeting space.
Renovation work has begun at the Vail
Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa. About $2.5 million is being
spent to upgrade the 8,300-square-foot Grand Ballroom and its
prefunction and registration areas. Work will be completed in early
December. The 283-room property offers a total of 21,000 square
feet of meeting space and the Golden Leaf Spa.
A $14 million room renovation was
completed at the Sheraton Kauai Resort last week. All 394 rooms and
suites were upgraded with a tropical design and feature new beds
and flat-screen TVs. The room renovations were the first stage in a
plan -- still under development -- that eventually will upgrade all
public areas and restaurants, as well.
Sage Hospitality Resources will manage The Nines, a new hotel set
to open in downtown Portland, Ore., in summer 2008. The property
will occupy the nine upper floors of the historic Meier & Frank
department store, now undergoing $118 million in renovations. The
hotel will include a glass-covered atrium surrounded by 330 guest
rooms, a restaurant and lounge, and 14,000 square feet of meeting