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Posts Tagged ‘multi-million dollar renovation’

Ritz-Carlton to manage iconic hotel in Oman

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Al Bustan Palace a Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Ritz-Carlton has expanded its portfolio in the Middle East with the announcement that it is taking over the management of one of the most iconic hotels in the region, the Al Bustan Palace a Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Muscat, Oman.

In signing the deal with Oman's Ministry of Tourism, Ritz-Carlton said it will begin managing the 250-room hotel from July 1. The hotel, which will be the chain's seventh in the region, has been operated by Intercontinental for the past eight years.

Al Bustan Palace a Ritz-Carlton Hotel will be Ritz-Carlton's first hotel in Oman and seventh overall in the region. "Oman has always been an attractive market for us in terms of leisure and also regional business," said Pascal Duchauffour, Ritz-Carlton's area vice president for Europe, Middle East & Africa. "We've always wanted to be in Oman, and we found this opportunity to be exceptional. To take an iconic hotel such as the Al Bustan…is a … Read the rest

Makena Beach & Golf Resort Marks 25th Anniversary with Beautification Project

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Makena Beach & Golf Resort

Landmark Hotels Group, managers of Makena Beach & Golf Resort on Maui, announces plans for a multi-phased multi-million dollar beautification project that will encompass all areas of the 1,800-acre, 310-room and suite resort.  The property, formerly the Maui Prince Hotel, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a commitment to restoring the gracious hospitality standards of one of Maui's most respected resort destinations.

At completion, Makena Beach & Golf Resort will offer an affordable price point not easily available in the exclusive Wailea-Makena resort area.  This includes providing improved guest experiences and better values for island visitors.

Guest Rooms and Suites

Phase One of Makena Beach & Golf Resort's rooms beautification project is already underway and includes the remodeling of all 290 guest rooms and 20 suites as well as updates to public facilities and amenities.  Expected to be completed by April 2012, plans for the spacious guest rooms include down-to-the-bare-walls makeovers, new wall-to-wall carpeting, … 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

Tale of a True Renaissance: St. Pancras Hotel in London Re-Opens After 138 Years

Friday, May 6th, 2011
St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel

If you listen closely, you can still hear the swooshing of the wide Victorian dresses on women as they walked down the hallways of the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel in the 1800s. Built to accommodate the glamor of the time, the unusually wide hallways at the St. Pancras are adorned with dimly-lit chandeliers and red and gold accents. The suites connect on the first floor of the Chamber's Quarters so guests could have a parlor room, dressing room and bedroom. As the trains rumble into the station below the hotel, you half expect to see men in dress coats and top hats step off the platform, their leather luggage properly in tow, heading into the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel for a glass of scotch as the night's party slowly begins. The events at St. Pancras were never less than grandiose, and the re-opening party of this grand hotel kept to the same … 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

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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