Early in 2006, Hilton International
will assume management of two properties in Central America: the
120-room Hilton Princess San Pedro Sula, in San Pedro Sula,
Honduras, and the 104-room Hilton Princess Managua in Managua, the
capital of Nicaragua. Both properties offer meeting space.
An expansion of the spa at the 337-room
Coeur d'Alene Resort in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, has begun. When
opened in the spring, the facility will offer 21 treatment rooms
and a couples massage room. The Spa at Coeur d'Alene will continue
to feature natural elements found in the Northwest.
Great Wolf Resorts plans to build a
400-suite resort in Grapevine, Texas, across from the Gaylord Texan
Resort & Convention Center. The family-themed property will
offer an 80,000-square-foot indoor entertainment area featuring a
waterpark and an Aveda spa. Construction will begin in the spring,
with the property opening in fall 2007. The Grapevine City Council
was expected to approve the project last night. "The Grapevine
elected leadership has pursued the Great Wolf Lodge project
vigorously," said a spokesperson for the CVB.
Le Meridien's flag will rise in
Bridgetown, Barbados, in 2010 at the 200-room Le Meridien Barbados.
The property will feature a marina, retail space, a rooftop bar, a
maritime museum and banquet space for 500.
Rancho Palos Verdes, a residential
community 15 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport, will
be home to the $320 million Terranea Resort by winter 2008. Lowe
Enterprises is building the 400-room, 102-acre property, which will
offer 60,000 square feet of meeting space, a spa, two tennis
courts, 6,000 square feet of retail space and several
Outrigger Hotels & Resorts has signed an interim consulting
agreement with Honolulu's Ala Moana Hotel. Outrigger will advise
the property on operations, management and marketing, with the
intention of negotiating a long-term management contract.
Rocco Forte Hotels has announced the
name of its new Munich property, which will open in spring
2007. The Hotel Ludwig will have 160 guest rooms, a restaurant with
two private dining rooms, a ballroom, eight meeting rooms and a