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New and Renovated Western Hotels and Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa

February 14, 2023
Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa, Indian Wells - Olive Grove Patio


Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU Lobby Bar Rendering
Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU Lobby Bar Rendering

Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU is now accepting reservations for stays beginning on April 28, 2023. The hotel is a $125 million investment and part of a public-private partnership with Arizona State University and the City of Tempe and is fewer than 10 minutes away from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. 

The 330-room hotel includes 11 suites, four dining outlets, a spacious pool deck, retail and nearly 36,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting spaces featuring expansive views of the ASU campus and Arizona cityscape. Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU also boasts the city’s largest ballroom, measuring 15,000 square feet.

The hotel’s four culinary outlets will each serve uniquely and locally inspired cuisine, from Neighborhood Services, offering honest food and drink in the American tradition, to Library Rules, Lobby Bar & Coffee Counter, which evolves into a cocktail bar by night.

[Related: California's Renovated Historic Hotels and Other Western Hotel News]


The highly anticipated Sensei Porcupine Creek, a luxury wellness retreat nestled into the surroundings of the Santa Rosa Mountains in Rancho Mirage, California, opened its doors in late 2022. The opening marks the first standalone retreat under the Sensei brand.

Sensei Porcupine Creek Yoga Pavilion. Credit: Noah Webb
Sensei Porcupine Creek Yoga Pavilion. Credit: Noah Webb

The boutique hotel features 22 luxurious accommodations that include sophisticated Estate House rooms, spacious Casitas with private outdoor heated spas and freestanding luxury villas. Sensei Porcupine Creek also offers a private Sensei by Nobu restaurant and premier spa, fitness, golf and tennis facilities across the 230-acre private estate.

Tommy Bahama is partnering with Lowe, a national commercial and hospitality real estate investor, operator and developer of world-class destination hotel and resort properties, to execute and present Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa, the first Tommy Bahama Resort, to debut in late 2023.

The resort, set to open in Indian Wells, will offer 215 custom appointed rooms and 35,000 square feet of meeting space—20,000 square feet indoor, 15,000 outdoor. Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa will also feature three resort-style pools and signature treatments at the 12,000-square-foot spa.

Montage Hotels & Resorts’ flagship property, Montage Laguna Beach, debuted a full renovation of its meeting spaces in January to celebrate the property’s 20th anniversary. The renovation includes refreshing 14,500-plus square feet of indoor meeting spaces with new flooring, color palates, furnishings, lighting, catering and cooking accessories and more.

The beachfront hotel is perched on a coastal bluff above the Pacific and spans 30 acres. Guests at the hotel have access to two outdoor pool decks, a 20,000-square-foot spa and three signature restaurants.

The Element Experience

Element Reno Experience District Pool and Patio Rendering
Element Reno Experience District Pool and Patio Rendering

Element by Westin started the new year extending its footprint in Reno, Nevada, with the opening of Element Reno Experience District, a 170-suite hotel “green from the ground up” with integrated eco-friendly materials and practices in its design, decor and construction. 

Hotel guests are encouraged to prioritize their wellbeing, with suite-style accommodations offering fully equipped kitchens, Westin Heavenly Beds and spa-inspired bathrooms with rain shows and eco-friendly product dispensers. And, as a part of the hotel’s Love that Dog program, the team will provide a signature dog bed, food, water bowls and clean-up supplies for your best friend during your stay. 

Element Reno Experience District offers three meeting rooms and 1,820 square feet of total event space for groups of up to 100 people.

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Taylor Smith joined Stamats in May 2022 as a content developer, destinations and features for Meetings Today. Smith has experience covering everything from travel to breaking news and graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in news and magazine journalism. Previously, she’s written for St. Louis Magazine and worked as an editorial assistant and apprentice for Aubree Nichols, who has been published in premier publications such as The New York TimesELLE and The Los Angeles Times.