NATIONAL REPORT—Four hotels have been revamped across the country, introducing updated designs and new amenities.
The Westin in Huntsville, AL
The $7-million renovation at the Westin Huntsville are now complete after more than a year of construction. Property highlights include a new lobby and lobby bar, more than 200 remodeled guestrooms with 22 new deluxe rooms and suites, as well as an upgraded 8,000-sq.-ft. ballroom and meeting space. Elsewhere, there’s a redesigned Sage Grille Bar and Restaurant and the new Trieste Café.
The Element by Westin Huntsville also opened in the same building in April 2017 and occupies floors 7-11 of the hotel building. The hotel, which is the first and only dual-brand property in the state, is managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts.
Holiday Inn in Chesapeake, VA
The Holiday Inn Newport News City Center opened in Newport News, VA. The hotel is located off of Interstate 64 near the City Center district. LTD Hospitality Group purchased the hotel in December 2016 and invested capital to rebrand the hotel and transform the 183 guestrooms, lobby, restaurant, and more than 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
Guests can find Holiday Inn’s new H4 design in the updated guestrooms. Some of the new amenities include a welcome nook that serves as a drop zone for guests to personal belongings and plug in their devices; a king bed, which comes with a trundle-type bed and doubles as a sofa; a moveable desk and more than five points of power throughout the room.
Dining options include Burger Theory, the Holiday Inn brand’s full-service restaurant. In addition, there’s the grab-and-go Mariner’s Market.
The Duniway in Portland, OR
The Duniway finishes its renovations in advance of its one-year anniversary this June.
New amenities include Abigail’s Hideway, a private outdoor space, as well as an indoor pool and fitness center. New activations in the downstairs lobby and a recently launched menu of in-room amenities round out the offerings. The Duniway’s 327 guestrooms are all more than 310 sq. ft. and provide a collection of in-room amenities including local snacks and drinks with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
The Courtyard in Portland, OR
The Courtyard Portland Downtown Convention Center Hotel has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation. The hotel is owned and operated by CSM Corporation. The property-wide upgrades include a revamp of all 202 guestrooms. Work on the renovation began in December 2017 as part of a broader effort by CSM to expand its presence in the Portland marketplace. Rooms now feature new seating, desks, dressers, carpet and wallcoverings, along with new tile, vanity and glass-enclosed showers.