Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Inc. has announced plans to build the 230-room Westin Monache in
Mammoth, Calif. The mountain property will include more than 3,000
square feet of meeting space. Construction is set to begin in the
spring, with an opening set for spring 2007.
This week marks the grand opening of
the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter. The 306-room Marriott, now
open after a 14-month, $45 million overhaul of a former Stanford
Hotels-owned property, offers 8,000 square feet of meeting
At Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in
Farmington, Pa., an upscale meeting and banquet facility opened at
the start of the new year. Horizon Point has 6,800 square feet of
meeting and banquet space, including two ballrooms, a dining room
and a terrace, as well as four spa treatment rooms. The facility is
adjacent to the new 42-room Falling Rock Lodge, the propertyÕs
luxury hotel within a hotel. The resort now has 335 guest rooms and
31,000 square feet of meeting space.
Tsunami damage has delayed the opening
of the 56-room Sarojin, a luxury boutique-style resort due to have
opened this week in Khao Lak, Thailand. One staff member died as a
result of the Dec. 26 tragedy, and three guests are missing. The
hotel was undergoing a trial opening when the tsunami struck, but
now will not open until April. Meanwhile, in north Thailand, this
week saw the opening of the new luxury Kirimaya Golf Resort Spa.
The resort has two restaurants, an 18-hole golf course and meeting
space for 244 people.
The Doubletree Hotel Cocoa Beach (Fla.)
Oceanfront reopened on Jan. 5 following an $8 million renovation
resulting from last year's hurricanes, according to a hotel
spokesperson. The 148-room hotel had been closed since Sept. 5.
A 220-room Hilton Garden Inn will be
built across from the newly expanded Colorado Convention Center in
Denver. The $35 million property will offer 4,000 square feet of
Trinity Hotel Investors and Glenmont
Capital Management have purchased the 157-room La Posada de Santa
Fe Resort and Spa in Santa Fe, N.M. The property, which offers a
4,500-square-foot conference center, will continue to be management