On Dec. 28, Hilton Hotels Corp.
announced the $65 million sale of the 600-room Anchorage Hilton to
CP Anchorage 2 LLC, a company registered in Delaware. While the
property will continue to be flagged as a Hilton as part of a
20-year franchise deal, the new ownership expects to spend $12
million on upgrades.
The $45 million restoration of the
Hilton President Kansas City (Mo.) is complete, and an opening
ceremony will be held on Jan. 11. The hotel has 213 guest rooms and
10,000 square feet of meeting space.
Ground has been broken on a $200
million Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Vail, Colo. The
property will have 120 guest rooms, 16 residences, 19 fractional
units and 11,000 square feet of meeting space in addition to a spa,
a restaurant and retail shops. The target for opening is June
The Fairmont Kansas City (Mo.) at the
Plaza will be converted to the InterContinental Kansas City at the
Plaza this month. Renovations will continue through 2007. The hotel
has 366 guest rooms and nearly 30,000 square feet of meeting
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc.
announced yesterday that it will manage a mixed-use development on
North Caicos, in the Turks & Caicos islands. The resort
community, to debut in 2009, will include a 150-room resort, a
150-room condo hotel, Fairmont-branded residential developments, a
Willow Stream spa and a golf course.
Groundbreaking took place Dec. 19 on a
new Emerson Inn & Spa, to open in July in Mt. Tremper, N.Y., in
the Catskill Mountains. The new building will include 24 suites (to
complement the 27 rooms at the nearby Lodge at Emerson Place), an
expanded spa facility and meeting space. The new facility replaces
the old Emerson Inn, destroyed by fire in April 2005 after earning
a Mobil four-star rating for its spa.