New hotels, expansion projects, renovations and convention news from destinations around the world.
International The Ritz-Carlton is now managing the 250-room Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, Oman. The property has five meeting rooms, 200 acres of landscaped gardens and a private beach. Finnair will introduce a direct route to Chongqing, China, in 2012. Finnair is the first airline to open a direct flight route from Europe to Chongqing. […]
It may have taken 10 years to plan and more than two years to build, but the Peabody Orlando’s $450 million expansion project is finally complete. The project added a 32-story tower with more than 700 guest rooms; a state of the art conference center; a 22,000-sq. ft. full-service spa; and new dining and recreational […]
On Aug. 22, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center board of directors voted to cancel the Phase IV expansion project, which had been on hold since fall 2005. The money formerly earmarked for the expansion will be spent on renovations upgrading the center’s furniture, lighting and technology, instead.