The 171-room Courtyard by Marriott and the 157-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, will open in early this month.
Park Hyatt opened its first hotel in the nation, in the eastern coastal city of Ningbo. It has 236 rooms, including 10 free-standing villas, and more than 14,000 square feet of event space for up to 400 people.
DoubleTree by Hilton will open a 261-room Jakarta-Diponegor hotel in 2014.
Palace Hotel Tokyo, opening in mid-May, is now accepting reservations. The 290-room property, part of a $1.2 million mixed-used development, replaces the Hotel Teito and Palace Hotel. It has a moat-side location beside the Imperial Palace.
Marriott International will open three hotels in Sochi, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics: a 150-room JW Marriott Sochi Golf Resort; a 398-room Marriott Krasnaya Polyana Hotel, with 13,185 square feet of meeting space; and a 345-room Courtyard by Marriott Sochi Plaza.
The WOW Istanbul Hotels & Convention Centre is undergoing a $20 million renovation that will increase the number of meeting rooms from 13 to 34, its meeting space to 13,200 square feet and its seating capacity to 6,500.
The St. Regis Doha, with 336 rooms and suites and more than 4,300 square feet of meeting space, is scheduled to open later this month.
Travelodge plans to open 41 hotels (a total of 3,610 rooms) this year, including 11 in London.
The boutique chain Ace Hotel is redeveloping Los Angeles’ historic United Artists building into a 180-room hotel that will occupy 13 floors and include a 1,600-seat theater, a restaurant and a pool. It will reopen in summer 2012.
The Huntington Group is now managing the 152-room Hilton Garden Inn Valencia Six Flags. It has 2,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space.
A $2 million renovation has been completed at the 107-room Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge.
District of Columbia
The 415-room Fairmont Washington completed a $2.6 million refurbishment to its 24,000 square feet of meeting and function space.
The 248-room DoubleTree by Hilton Washington, D.C./Silver Spring has reopened after renovating 20,000 square feet of meeting space.
Construction has begun on the $24 million, 127-room Hyatt Place Hotel at the Pensacola International Airport, due to open in spring 2013.
The 507-room Hilton Atlanta Airport completed a $20 million makeover.
The Elysian Hotel has become the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, a 180-room hotel on the city’s Gold Coast.
A new 209-room hotel in Indianapolis, to be called the Alexander, will have 16 meeting rooms and a total of 16,000 square feet of function space. The Alexander is part of the CityWay project, which will include a public park, residences, and office and retail space.
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis has completed a $20 million update to its 499 guest rooms and suites, rooftop restaurant and 35,000 square feet of flexible function space.
Marriott Hotels & Resorts has completed a four-year, $30 million renovation of the Boston Marriott Long Wharf. It has a new signature ballroom, three remodeled ballrooms, 412 rooms and 14 suites.
The Holiday Inn Santa Fe has become the DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe. Renovations to its 130 guest rooms, 4,400 square feet of meeting space, lobby, restaurant and lounge should be done in the first quarter of 2012.
A 122-room Holiday Inn has opened on West 31st Street in Midtown Manhattan. It has a rooftop patio, 122 guest rooms and suites, and complimentary wireless Internet.
A former Crowne Plaza will reopen next summer as the Westin Cleveland Convention Center. The hotel, adjacent to the convention center, will feature 481 rooms and 26,000 square feet of meeting space overlooking Lake Erie.
Seattle’s green-leaning Northwest Cedarbrook Lodge has added electric vehicle charging stations and freshly filtered and purified drinking water.