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Posts Tagged ‘Hotel Renovation’

Greenway sold to luxury hotel group

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
The Greenway Hotel Shurdington

ONE of the county's plushest country hotels has been sold after being marketed for a guide price of £3.5million.

The Greenway Hotel Shurdington has been bought by the Eden Hotel Collection.

The 17-bedroom manor house was previously owned by Von Essen Hotels Ltd, whose holding company went into administration in April.

The sale was negotiated by Christie and Co on behalf of administrators.

Eden Hotel Collection's managing director Mark Chambers said it was exciting times for the hotel, which employees nearly 50 staff.

He said: "Our plan is to bring the profile of The Greenway Hotel Shurdington back to where it deserves to be.

"It has been a difficult six months and I think it is important to give it a fresh approach and a new lease of life.

"This used to be one of the region's most premier hotels and we want to bring it back to that and it will … Read the rest

Award Winning Manager and Director Join Chicago Area Hotel’s Catering Staff

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel

In demonstrating its dedication as one of the finest Chicago area wedding venues and meeting destinations, the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel has named two award-winning executives to lead its professional catering staff. The hotel in Northbrook, IL, recently completed an $8 million renovation including two ballrooms, meeting spaces and the addition of a stunning new rooftop venue, Greenery. These new executive team members were selected to accommodate and assist event and meeting planners working to secure the hotel's new and updated venues for their upcoming events.

Honored by Davidson Hotel Company as "Director of Catering of the Year" in 2007, Emma Fitzgerald comes to the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel after serving as Director of Catering and Events for Davidson at its Crowne Plaza Hotels. During her tenure with Crowne Plaza, Fitzgerald achieved a 100 percent score on the International Association of Conference Center's mandatory audit of required criteria for the Crowne Plaza … Read the rest

Clinton Inn Hotel in Tenafly, N.J., Completes Final Stage of Four-Year, $6 Million Renovation Program

Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Clinton Inn Hotel

Officials of the 119-room Clinton Inn Hotel, a historic, independent property in Tenafly, N.J., today announced the completion of a $6 million renovation program that spanned four years. The most recent phase focused on updating all guest rooms at a total cost of $1.6 million. The hotel is managed by Concord Hospitality, which oversaw all stages of the renovation.

“This unique, suburban, boutique hotel, located in the heart of downtown Tenafly, boasts all the same great services as any major three- to four-star hotel and one of the most extensive wine lists in northern New Jersey,” said Mark Laport, Concord president and CEO. “The hotel has a highly unusual market mix, with a combination of guests from Asia and Europe here visiting many of the major companies in the area, as well as a large proportion of guests from the local community. The Clinton Inn Hotel has been the downtown … Read the rest

Silver Spring Hotel Completes Renovations

Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown

It's a fresh new day at the Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown where exciting renovations have created a welcoming atmosphere filled with personalized service, added connectivity and interactive amenities.

Renovations at this stylish hotel in Silver Spring, MD are complete and guests will recognize the changes as soon as they walk through the door and into the warm and friendly hotel lobby and are greeted by associates at the all new Welcome Pedestals. Designed to provide a more personalized and connected hotel experience from the moment a guest walks through the door, the pedestals are less restrictive than a front desk and allow hotel associates to interact more freely with guests during check-in and departure.

Another new lobby feature is the interactive GoBoard, the Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown state-of-the-art LCD touch screen which provides guests with a steady stream of local information, including news, weather, sports and other USA Today headlines. The GoBoard … Read the rest

Fairmont Hotels & Resort launches a new Sustainable Design Policy

Monday, May 2nd, 2011
Fairmont Pittsburgh

In addition to promoting the use of highly recognized green building certification systems, Fairmont’s Sustainable Design policy also includes new environmental criteria and checklists for renovation projects and property retrofits, environmental consultation during the design brief and construction process, and the creation of a green build best practices repository for use by its hotels, engineers, developers, project leads and architects.

Fairmont Pittsburgh, a new hotel that opened last year, and The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, which unveiled a multi-year restoration program this past October, were the brand’s first completed projects under the new policy.

As the brand’s first LEED certified hotel, Fairmont Pittsburgh achieved a Gold certification by incorporating sustainable design features such as energy efficient lighting and appliances, enzyme waste systems, furnishings and other guestroom amenities made from recycled, organic or sustainable material, and the use of paints, adhesives, sealants, carpets and fabrics with no or … Read the rest

Oshkosh City Center Hotel renovations planned

Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

The owners of Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center say they have secured $2 million in bank financing for a renovation project they hope to begin this spring.

Chhinder Gill and his cousin, Hardeep Arora, who operates convenience stores and rental properties in Appleton, have taken over ownership of the hotel after Gill and his brother, Nash Gill, agreed to divide two mutually owned hotels between them. Chhinder Gill maintained ownership of Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center while Nash Gill took ownership of an Idaho hotel.

Arora said he and Chhinder Gill plan to meet soon with City Manager Mark Rohloff to begin discussions about a possible financial assistance package from the city.

"Now that we have the approval, we're going to see what kind of help the city can provide us," Arora said. "With the city's help, I think the financing we've secured should be more than enough based on our projections. We hope … Read the rest

West End Coast Hotel won’t switch to residential until after 2017, owners say

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites

While the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites has won rezoning approval from Vancouver city council to become a rental property with office space, the 269-room property said it will remain open as an operating hotel “until at least 2017.”

In a statement issued Thursday after council unanimously approved the application from Brook and Associates, Coast Hotels and Resorts said the rezoning will not take effect until the expiry of the lease agreement between the building owners and Coast Hotels sometime after 2017.

As part of the lease agreement, the owners of the property at Comox and Denman in the city’s West End have invested $6 million for building renovations that included installing 600 energy-efficient double-paned windows and upgrading the hotel’s roof and facade.

Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites has invested an additional $3 million in room upgrades and a renovation of the hotel’s 4,500-square foot ballroom.… Read the rest

Northbrook Hotel’s Renovations to Get Underway Spring 2011

Friday, April 22nd, 2011
Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel

Moving forward to enhance the overall guest experience, the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel is embarking on a multi-million dollar renovation that will rejuvenate the hotel, updating its overall design and appearance as well as its technology.

"With our first of two renovation phases beginning this spring, we'll be injecting new life into the hotel with everything from a new design overhaul to technology updates to our guest rooms and meeting spaces," announced Dick Turner, General Manager of this AAA-rated Four-Diamond boutique hotel in North Chicago. "Our new design will allow guests to experience the tranquility, romance, and inspiration that define the North Shore Chicago's classic escape."

A premier choice among Chicago area hotels, guests at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel can look forward to accommodations that feature new carpet, wall coverings, window treatments, decorative art, and modern upholstered furniture; all-new in-room safes, refrigerators and counter-top cosmetic mirrors; new energy-efficient, in-room air conditioning; … Read the rest

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