July 14, 2004

The 426-room Hilton Cancun Beach & Golf Resort has begun a $10 million renovation, to be completed by the new year. The overhaul includes the construction of a 12,000-square-foot spa. Guest rooms also are being upgraded with larger televisions, new beds and a Mayan-themed redesign. A new atrium and lobby also are being built.

Rhode Island's 291-room Providence Biltmore will add a Red Door Spa as part of a $12 million renovation. Expected to open in December, the two-story spa will feature 10 treatment rooms.

The Parkhotel Berlin Muggelsee now is managed by Dolce International. The property has 176 guest rooms, 20 meeting rooms, an historic tower available for medieval banquets and private functions, and the Rubezahl, a separate restaurant, cafe and terrace with marina.

Rocco Forte Hotels has taken over the Le Richemond hotel in Geneva. The property has 98 guest rooms.