The 1,840-room Adam's Mark Hotel Dallas
has reopened its 507-room tower following a $30 million renovation.
Rooms in the Tower Royale by Adam's Mark, a "hotel within a hotel,"
now offer flat-panel TVs, free high-speed Internet access, wireless
phones and more, all geared for the business traveler. The rooms
are nonsmoking. The Tower also offers a separate check-in area.
The Procaccianti Group has purchased
the 185-room Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas in Arizona. The
company plans a $10 million renovation, primarily to upgrade the 45
currently unused villas that came with the property. The Hilton has
15,242 square feet of meeting space. The resort will remain a
Hilton for the time being, but the Procaccianti Group is open to
KSL Resorts has assumed management of
the 444-room Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in La Quinta,
Calif. KSL will oversee a two-year, $30 million renovation of the
property, which will include creating a central plaza with shopping
and dining options, upgrading the guest rooms and 41,000 square
feet of meeting space, and enhancing the grounds and golf
The Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel
was purchased by the Anekona Development Group last week and will
be renamed The Ilikai - Where Waikiki Begins. The 703-room property
will receive more than $40 million in property upgrades, including
a complete redevelopment of the Yacht Harbor Tower. The new owners
intend to rebrand the property as a hip, modern destination and
also plan to turn several units into condominiums.
Ground has been broken on the Mount
Airy Resort & Casino, a $360 million gaming and resort complex
in the heart of the Poconos. During phase I, a 200-room resort
hotel will be constructed, along with a gaming and entertainment
complex with 3,000 slot machines, four restaurants, two live
entertainment lounges, an 18-hole championship golf course, an
indoor pool, a spa and retail shops. Phase II will expand the size
of the hotel and casino. The new Mount Airy is expected to open in
the fall of 2007, when the first phase is completed.
The 150-room Marriott Ghent will open
in October. The Belgian property has seven meeting rooms, including