The 427-room Ritz-Carlton Golf &
Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica, closed April 27 to repair damage
sustained from heavy rains. The resort will reopen to the public
A $1 million renovation has been
completed at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Antietam
Creek in Hagerstown, Md. Work included a refurbishment of the
property's 210 guest rooms and improvements to the lobby and
gardens. The hotel has 30,000 square feet of meeting space.
Emirates Airlines has announced plans
for a $218 million luxury hotel in Dubai. To open in 2008, the
672-room property will offer a 25,000-square-foot health club and
15 restaurants. The amount of meeting space it will have has yet to
The 112-room Chamberlain hotel opened in West Hollywood, Calif.,
Monday. The latest project from the Kor Hotel Group, which
specializes in fashion-forward boutique hotels, the Sunset Strip
property has a rooftop pool, a new American bistro and a
496-square-foot meeting room.
Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts is extending its Le Meridien
Meetings Plus Program through Dec. 31. The program, designed for
group and incentive business and available at the chain's more than
130 properties, guarantees a response to RFPs within 24 hours,
assigns a dedicated meetings director to the event, gives meeting
planner rewards and guarantees a competitive group rate.
Millennium Hotels & Resorts will
manage a new 350-room hotel and residence in Sharm el Sheikh,
Egypt. The property, scheduled to open in late 2006/early 2007,
will have a conference center that will accommodate 1,000
The 194-room Crowne Plaza Englewood (N.J.) opened last week
after a $3 million renovation and reflagging of the Radisson
Englewood. The hotel has 5,000 square feet of meeting space, and is
owned and managed by Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc.