New and Renovated News

November 2019

Courtyard by Marriott Edina Bloomington opened with 209 guest rooms and 8,100 square feet of meeting space. The hotel features the brand’s latest lobby design, where guests can enjoy an open and modern environment outside of their rooms.

November 2019

Nicaragua welcomed the DoubleTree by Hilton Managua, a 147-room hotel in the Villa Fontana area of the country’s capital. After a more than $3 million renovation, the property offers contemporary guest rooms with natural colors inspired by the hotel’s surroundings—from lakes and volcanoes, to islands and mountains—along with decor from area artisans and artists.

November 2019

Hard Rock unveiled its fifth all-inclusive resort in Mexico's Baja Peninsula. Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos opened with 639 guest rooms, multiple dining outlets and 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

November 2019

The Ritz-Carlton, Pune debuted in the city’s downtown and across from the Poona Golf Club. The hotel features 198 guest rooms and 35 suites. The Presidential Suite is spread across 3,154 square feet and includes two bedrooms, a walk in closet, a spacious living room and dining area, private bar and in-suite treatment room.

November 2019

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions doubled the size of its convention center offerings in the Pocono Mountains. The expansion, the second since the resort opened in 2015, adds 105,000 square feet to the convention center, bringing the total to 205,000 square feet.

November 2019

Courtyard by Marriott New York Midtown West opened in Midtown Manhattan. The 28-story hotel is located in the city’s Hudson Yards district, offering guests convenient access to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, The High Line, Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building.

November 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu debuted in the city’s central business district of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). The 32-story hotel features 303 guest rooms and suites as well as 16 serviced residences with views of Jinji Lake and the city landscape.

November 2019

Renaissance Indian Wells reopened as Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa at Indian Wells following a multimillion-dollar design transformation. The property underwent a complete makeover of its 560 guest rooms including 103 suites. Also included in the project were remastered corridors, a new multi-story lobby, a new fitness center, pool-area enhancements and food and beverage innovations, including The Place lobby bar.

November 2019

The Central Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton opened in Memphis’ South Main District. The 123-room hotel transformed the city’s 105-year-old historic transportation hub and features architectural and design elements that honor the building’s—and neighborhood’s—history.

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