January 14, 2004

The Adam's Mark Hotel in Denver, which was not part of the chain's recent sell-off, is undergoing a renovation. The 629 rooms in the property's tower building will be refurbished. The Adam's Mark has 1,225 guest rooms and 133,000 square feet of meeting space.

Hartford, Conn., mayor Eddie A. Perez has chosen the Waterford Group to purchase and renovate the city's largest hotel, the 390-room Hartford Hilton. The developer had submitted a $28.5 million plan to buy and renovate the downtown hotel; Waterford also currently is building the convention center hotel that is scheduled to open in 2005.

The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa on Hawaii's Big Island began construction last week on the former site of the Kona Surf Hotel. The 530-room hotel will open this fall following a $45 million property-wide renovation. Meeting space will include a new 10,000-square-foot convention center, a ballroom and three meeting rooms.

The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wis., an hour northwest of Milwaukee, will add a new wing that includes a 12,000-square-foot conference center, a 100-seat restaurant, a spa and 48 suites, bringing the total number of rooms to 193. Groundbreaking will take place this May, and the wing is scheduled to open in May 2004.

The 73-room CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel opened Monday in Appleton, Wis., 100 miles north of Milwaukee and 30 miles southwest of Green Bay. All the rooms have whirlpool tubs, custom-made furniture and Frette 300-thread-count linens. A restaurant is scheduled to open by next month. The hotel can accommodate meetings of up to 92, with one meeting room that can be divided, plus a boardroom and a mezzanine lounge.