The 72-room Fairmont Royal Pavilion reopened after a two-month multimillion dollar renovation.

After completing a renovation of its guestrooms and public spaces, the Fairmont Southampton reopened with 593 guest rooms.

Known as the “Grande Dame” of Bermuda since its opening in 1885, the Fairmont Hamilton Princess will debut 113 new guest rooms in Spring 2011 to add to its current 410 rooms. It also has over 30,000 square feet of meeting space.

InterContinental Hotels Group opened the Holiday Inn Express Cuiaba, the 13th IHG property in Brazil. The hotel has 128 rooms and meeting space.

Carlson, a privately held hospitality and travel company, announced the opening of the Radisson Hotel Ontario Airport. It will have 299 rooms and 21,000 square feet of meeting space when it is completed in fall of 2012.

The Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottowa completed renovation of the historic Canadian Room. The hotel has 429 guest rooms and meeting space.

The Fairmont Peace Hotel completed a $65 million restoration project.

The Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg reopened after a three-year, $35 million renovation that updated its 156 guest rooms.

Marriott Hotels celebrated opening its 500th hotel, the Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre. The hotel has 416 rooms and 18,955 square feet of meeting space.

The 602-room Fairmont Monte Carlo, one of the largest hotels in Europe, completed renovations.

After a $27 million renovation, the Fairmont St. Andrews in Scotland reopened with 209 guest rooms and over 15,000 square feet of meeting space.

South Africa
The Park Inn Cape Town Foreshore by Radisson is scheduled to open in late 2011 with 120 rooms and meeting space.

Nobis Hotel Stockholm will open in early December 2010 with 201 guest rooms.

The legendary Swiss Fairmont Le Montreux Palace completed renovations of its guest rooms and public spaces.

The Hotel D in Basel opened with 48 guest rooms.

Souria Holding will manage the Jumeirah Abraj Souria, a newly planned hotel located in the Baramkeh area of Syria. It will have 350 guest rooms.


Turning Technologies released ResponseCard NXT, an advanced radio frequency LCD keypad, and TurningKey, a self-paced assessment software. The ResponseCard NXT device, which allows for cell-phone style text input, is compatible with the latest versions of the company’s polling applications and has a self-paced test mode for individual assessment. The device works in conjunction with TurningKey. The interactive polling software allows users to create digital answer keys for tests, specify exam times and monitor progress during an assessment.

Hotel Equities opened a Comfort Suites hotel in Dothan. The hotel has 75 suites and 704 square feet of meeting space.

The Fairmont San Francisco is currently completing a refurbishment of its lobby and The Laurel Court Restaurant and Bar. The hotel has 591 guest rooms and 55,000 square feet of meeting space.

The Fairmont San Jose will finish a  multimillion dollar renovation project for its lobby space, guest rooms corridors, Regency and Club Regent Ballrooms in Dec. 2010. The hotel has 805 guest rooms and 65,000 square feet of meeting space.

The Associated Luxury Hotels International announced the addition of its newest member, the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. The hotel has 380 guest rooms and 50,000 square feet of meeting space.

Financial giant UBS purchased the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel from Hyatt Hotels for $58 million. The hotel has 445 rooms and over 22,000 square feet of meeting space.

The Kessler Collection’s Castle Hotel in Orlando was rebranded the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando – The Castle. It offers 216 rooms and 10,010 square feet of meeting space.

Davidson Hotel Company will manage the beachfront 311-room Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach. The hotel, which has 8,300 square feet of event space, is undergoing renovations.

The Maui Fairmont Kea Lani’s $16 million renovation includes all 413 guest rooms and public spaces.

The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston is about to undergo a $20 million renovation of its 383 guest rooms and meeting space.

As the first hotel in Midtown, Element Omaha Midtown is also the Element Hotels’ debut property in the U.S. Midwest. It has 132 rooms and 951 square feet of meeting space.

Caesars Entertainment Corp. (formerly Harrah’s Entertainment) is in the process of rebranding eight properties, including Caesar’s Palace, Paris, Bally’s, Flamingo, Planet Hollywood, Imperial Palace, Harrah’s and Rio. Collectively, the properties represent a total of one million square feet in meeting space and about 25,000 hotel rooms.

New Jersey
The Marriott Bridgewater is undergoing a $250,000 makeover to its fitness center. The hotel has 344 guest rooms and 11,307 square feet of meeting space.

New York
The Element New York Times Square West opened with 411 guest rooms and 492 square feet of meeting space.

The Andaz 5th Avenue has a new event space called Apartment 2E which has 6,400 square feet of meeting space.

North Carolina
The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Charlotte opened with 94 rooms and 250 square feet of meeting space.

The Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel reopened after a three-year, multimillion dollar renovation to its lobby, guest rooms, meeting spaces and fitness center. It has 262 rooms and 8,775 square feet of total meeting space.

Northview Hotel Group acquired three JELD-WEN resorts in Central and Southern Oregon, including Brasada Ranch (rooms and cabins, and meeting space) in Powell Butte, Eagle Crest Resort (100 guest rooms, 21,611 square feet of meeting space) near Redmond, and Running Y Ranch (82 rooms, 7,500 square feet of meeting space) in Klamath Falls.

Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Valley Forge/Collegeville is now managed by White Lodging Services Corporation. The hotel has 132 rooms and 3,200 square feet of flexible meeting space.

The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown will undergo a $57 million renovation to its 100,00 square feet of meeting space and 1,408 guest rooms. The project will be completed in March 2011.

After closing for a six-month renovation because of the May floods, the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville reopened with 2,881 rooms and 600,000 square feet of meeting space.

Aimbridge Hospitality acquired the Sheraton Metairie New Orleans (181 rooms, 5,349 square feet of meeting space) and the Sheraton Jacksonville (159 rooms, 6,042 square feet of meeting space).

Redstone Companies is now managing the Lakeway Resort and Spa in Austin. The resort has 173 guest rooms and 24,000 square feet of meeting space.

The Ritz-Carlton Dallas was named the 2010 “Hotel of the Year” by the Hotel Association of North Texas. The hotel has 218 guest rooms and 14,000 square feet of meeting space.

Gemstone Hotels & resorts announced that it will manage the Sky Lodge hotel in Park City. The hotel has 22 guest rooms and meeting space for small groups.

The Chesapeake Lodging Trust announced that it will acquire the 195-room Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Convention Center for $35 million. It has 240 square feet of meeting space.