The 342-room Renaissance Huizhou Hotel opened in Huizhou City, Guangdong Province, with 11 meeting rooms and more than 24,500 square feet of event space.
The 290-room Palace Hotel Tokyo was scheduled to open May 17 as part of a $1.2 billion mixed-used development. It will have eight multipurpose meeting rooms, a formal boardroom and two smaller meeting rooms.
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre was named the best convention center in Asia by MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions and Business Tourism in Asia and the Asia Pacific Region). It has almost 216,000 square feet of function space.
The Courtyard Mexico City Airport, connected to Benito Juarez International Airport, opened with 271 guest rooms, 17 suites, and six meeting rooms totaling almost 4,000 square feet.
Marriott Executive Apartments, Riyadh Makarim, opened with 117 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments next to the Riyadh Marriott Hotel.
The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh reopened after a multimillion-dollar renovation with 269 guest rooms and 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
Singapore Marriott Hotel, with 372 guest rooms, 21 suites, 13 meeting rooms and 16,000 square feet of event space, completed a $28 million renovation.
The renovated Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, formerly the Diplomatic Hotel, reopened with 211 guest rooms and seven facilities for meetings and events.
Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, which opened on the island of Mallorca with 120 guest rooms and suites and more than 3,600 square feet of meeting space, is pursuing LEED Gold certification.
Novotel Phuket Vintage Park opened with 303 guest rooms, three meeting rooms and a pillar-less ballroom that can accommodate 300-plus.
The St. Regis Doha opened with 336 guest rooms, including 72 suites, and five meeting spaces that can accommodate from 30 to 1,500 people.
The Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River opened with 158 rooms and more than 6,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor functional meeting space.
The Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood opened with 160 rooms and 545 square feet of flexible meeting space.
The Hyatt Santa Barbara reopend with 171 guest rooms and 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space after a 14-month renovation.
Hotel del Coronado on Coronado Island near San Diego completed an $8 million renovation to the 368 guest rooms and suites in its original 124-year-old Victorian building. The property has more than 65,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor function space.
The Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar opened with 94 guest rooms and more than 8,100 square feet of meeting space following a multimillion-dollar renovation and rebranding.
The Saguaro Palm Springs opened with 229 guest rooms, 16 suites and 7,500 square feet of flexible meeting space.
Shore Hotel in Santa Monica has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The property, which opened in October, has 144 rooms, 20 suites, 800 square feet of indoor meeting/event space and 1,150 square feet of outdoor meeting/event space.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown opened with 123 guest suites.
Crowne Plaza Danbury, formerly the Danbury Plaza Hotel, reopened after renovations to its 242 guest rooms and 26,000 square feet of event space.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites opened in Stamford with 100 rooms carved out of the Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference Center.
Best Western Plus Hotels and Suites, formerly a Holiday Inn Express, opened in Bradenton with 61 rooms and 500 square feet of meeting/event space.
The 118-room Hampton Inn Jacksonville-I-95 Central hotel reopened with 760 square feet of meeting and event space.
The rebranded DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sunrise-Sawgrass Mills near Fort Lauderdale, a former Crowne Plaza, opened after a $4 million renovation. It has 250 rooms and more than 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting and ballroom space.
The 235-room Diamond Head Tower opened at the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, bringing the Honolulu property’s total number of guest rooms to 426. It has more than 4,000 square feet of meeting space.
The 28-story, 213-room Affinia Chicago Hotel, now a Lowe Enterprises Investors property, will be rebranded MileNorth, a Chicago Hotel.
Swissôtel Chicago has completed a $10 million renovation of its lobby and meeting space and now offers 661 guest rooms and a 38,000-sq. ft. Event Centre.
The converted Clarion Hotel Columbus Indiana opens with 253 guest rooms and 20,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 1,000. A $1 million renovation continues at the property.
Hyatt Regency Louisville reopened after a $5.8 million renovation with 393 guest rooms and suites, more than 9,200 square feet of function space and green initiatives focused on water conservation.
The 204-room Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree, 12 miles outside Boston, is scheduled to open May 15.
Staybridge Suites Burlington will be rebranded the Sonesta ES Suites Burlington, an extended-stay property, on June 11. It has 141 suites and a 160-sq. ft. boardroom that can hold eight.
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa opened with 493 rooms and suites, and more than 94,000 square feet of meeting/event space following a $4 million renovation.
The 192-room Holiday Inn Clark near Newark, formerly the Crowne Plaza Clark, finished a multimillion-dollar renovation that included its rooms and more than 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
RockBridge Partners has acquired the 224-room DoubleTree Hotel Times Square South and the 146-room Hampton Inn 35th Street/Empire State Building.
Embassy Suites Fayetteville/Fort Bragg opened with 165 guest suites and 9,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia, with 445 rooms and 16,000 square feet of meeting space, will open in mid-June. The former Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia Downtown is the first Sonesta property in the state.
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, with 340 rooms and 20,000 square feet of functional meeting space, becomes the first Sonesta property in the state.
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth/Medical Center opened with 157 guest rooms and more than 7,300 square feet of flexible function space.
Renovations are complete to the 132 guest suites, 900 square feet of meeting space, lobby and fitness center at SpringHill Suites Austin North.
The Westin Galleria Dallas was named the Starwood North America 2011 Westin Hotel of the Year, the second time in three years it has won the award. The hotel has 448 guest rooms and suites, and 54,000 square feet of function space.