The Hermosa Inn completed the second phase of a multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion. The Paradise Valley resort sits on six acres of Sonoran Desert landscape and was built in the 1930s as the home and studio of Lon Megargee, Arizona’s first cowboy artist. The renovation included the addition of 10 deluxe hideaway casitas and the complete renovation of 12 historic rancho casitas, increasing the hotel’s number of accommodations and casitas to 43. LON’s Last Drop bar and patio was also expanded. The hotel’s new entryway leads directly into the newly built lobby with beamed ceilings and a fireplace. In 2016, all of the existing accommodations underwent a complete renovation. LON’s Last Drop bar and patio, named after Megargee’s painting Last Drop From His Stetson, doubled its interior seating and outside patio capacities. The property offers nearly 2,900 square feet of indoor function space as well as 2,150 square feet of outdoor space.
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North/San Marcos is scheduled to open in April. The property will feature four floors, two meeting spaces and a total of 116 guest rooms. The hotel’s on-site amenities include a fitness center, pool, casual breakfast area, valet dry-cleaning and more than 1,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel will feature San Diego County’s first in-hotel robot that will communicate with guests through typed messages that appear on a display screen and will deliver food, towels and other travel necessities to guest rooms.
Hotel VIA is scheduled to debut this spring in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. Located across the street from AT&T Park, the 159-room hotel will offer views of the ballpark, the Bay Bridge and the East Bay Hills. The property will feature a 3,000-square-foot rooftop lounge available to hotel guests and for private events. The space includes indoor and outdoor lounges with private cabanas, contemporary furniture, wind-proof glass, communal tables and fire pits. Other amenities include a breakfast cafe, a meeting room and event spaces, a communal workspace and technology hub, a fitness center and a bar adjacent to the hotel lobby.
Radisson Hotel Denver Central opened following a renovation that included enhancements to its lobby, guest rooms, fitness center, bar area and pool. The 220-room hotel offers 3,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 180 guests. The property’s amenities include a fitness center, business center, complimentary parking and shuttle to downtown Denver, an outdoor pool as well as Teddy’s Restaurant, serving American and Mexican cuisine and cocktails.
Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara debuted in the mixed-use commercial development, Andares. The hotel features 257 guest rooms with local decor such as blown glass and woven headboards. Food and beverage options include Cassola, offering traditional Mexican dishes and features a private dining room and Andares Lounge with a terrace facing the Andares shopping center. There is 18,675 square feet of event space, including a 7,900-square-foot ballroom, 10 meeting rooms and outdoor terraces.
Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe acquired two hotels that will be renovated and rebranded into Krystal Grand properties. The Krystal Grand Los Cabos will be expanded from 267 guest rooms into a 454-room all-inclusive resort with six restaurants and bars as well as a ballroom and breakout rooms with a capacity for up to 1,000 people. The other hotel, the Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta, will also be expanded from 230 guest rooms to a 479-room all-inclusive resort in November. The property will also feature multiple restaurants and bars and meeting space to accommodate up to 1,000 guests.