The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
approved a plan last week to spend $3.3 million renovating the
Hilton Mystic (Ct.) hotel, which the tribe bought in 1996. The
comprehensive renovations, which include adding high-speed Internet
access throughout the hotel and remodeling the guest rooms,
Maritime meeting room and business center, fitness center and game
room, are scheduled to be completed by June.
Hilton International announced on April
28 that it will open an upscale hotel in Ushuaia, Argentina, which
bills itself as the southernmost city in the world. A three-hour
flight south of Buenos Aires, Ushuaia is in the country's Tierra
del Fuego area. The 150-room property will open in early 2007 and
include a restaurant, a bar, a pool, a gym and meeting
On April 29, Starwood Hotels &
Resorts announced it will open the Westin Annapolis in Annapolis,
Md., as part of a $225 million mixed-use development called Park
Place. The hotel, to open in December 2006, will include 225 guest
rooms, an upscale restaurant and 13,000 square feet of meeting
Four Seasons Hotels will manage a new
hotel on the site of the former Hotel Moskva in Moscow, the company
said on May 3. The property, on Manezhnaya Square just off Red
Square, is due to open at the end of 2007 and will include more
than 200 guest rooms, several restaurants and bars, a spa, a gym
and meeting space for up to 300 people.
The 485-room Irvine Marriott in
Southern California completed a $7.5 million renovation last week.
Close on the heels of a spring 2003 renovation, all guest rooms
have been overhauled, the concierge lounge has been expanded and a
new fitness center has been installed. The property offers 26,000
square feet of meeting space.