February 15, 2006

The 163-room Villa Kennedy, part of the Rocco Forte Hotels chain, will open March 1 in Frankfurt, Germany. The property offers a spa, seven meeting rooms and a ballroom.

The 290-room Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Westwood has been sold and, after a thorough renovation, will be reflagged and managed by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group as its stylish and luxurious Hotel Palomar. Completion is scheduled for June 2007.