August 30, 2006

The 245-room Hilton London Tower Bridge will open Sept. 12. The property has nine meeting rooms, a health club, a restaurant and a bar.

The Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas announced on Aug. 29 the completion of a renovation and expansion that features 40 new villa rooms, for a new total of 397 accommodations, and an 18,000-square-foot event lawn.

The 760-room Sheraton Atlanta Hotel completed a $1 million enhancement of its original 50,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel announced on Aug. 22. The space features improved lighting, upgraded hardware and new carpeting, furniture and paint. In total, the property has approximately 85,000 square feet of meeting space.

Couples Resorts plans to build its fifth resort in Trelawny, Jamaica. The 370-room, $57 million resort is scheduled to open in 2008. Details are not yet available, but there will likely be meeting space and a spa.

The Westin Verasa Napa, a 160-unit condominium hotel, will open in Napa, Calif., in 2008, Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced last week. The property, two blocks east of downtown Napa, will offer 5,320 square feet of meeting space.

The new Embassy Suites Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk, located on the island of Oahu, has begun accepting reservations for stays beginning Feb. 9, 2007. The 421-room hotel includes two towers of guest suites, nearly 2,000 square feet of meeting space, a sundeck, a swimming pool with a waterfall and a pool bar with nightly entertainment.