NATIONAL REPORT—From a boutique property in Florida to a Colorado ski resort, U.S. hotels are adding amenities and new designs in the U.S.
Boutique Miami Hotel Adds Guestroom Perks
Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach has completed its full guestrooms renovation.
The 94-guestroom boutique hotel was designed by Bernhardt Designs. Guestrooms include a Hilton Serenity Bed, 42-in. LCD television, kitchenettes and full kitchens in most guestrooms, Italian marble bathrooms and balconies overlooking the skyline of South Beach or views of the Atlantic Ocean.
There’s also a two-story, two-bedroom penthouse with a full open kitchen, dining room, two balconies, private pool and Jacuzzi tub on the rooftop.
JW Marriott in San Francisco Revamps Workspaces and Restaurant
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square has concluded a multimillion-dollar renovation to complement the modern design of its recently updated guestrooms and suites.
The hotel’s ballroom level and 21st-floor meeting rooms have been completely remodeled, along with its lobby and Executive Club Lounge. The property has 16,648 sq. ft. of flexible event space, including an outdoor terrace and a 4,352-sq.-ft. ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 guests.
In addition to these renovations, the hotel has also reimagined its Level III Restaurant and Bar with modern features.
Redesign of San Diego Hotel Honors the 1960s
Greystone Hotels, owner and operator of a collection of boutique hotels across California, has completed a $7-million renovation of The Bristol Hotel in San Diego. The multi-phase project involved the remodel of the pre-existing 102 guestrooms and bathrooms together with a conversion of the top floor meeting and event space into 12 new rooms and suites to create a 114-room hotel. A new fitness center rounds out the offerings.
Developed by Boston-based design firm Perkins + Will, the new decor has modern furnishings, art by Lichtenstein and Warhol and accents honoring The Beatles. Rooms and suites have flat-screen televisions and media hubs with vintage record players. The three suites, located on the ninth floor of the hotel, are each modeled after a landmark year during the 1960s.
Beaver Creek Lodge Joins Marriott’s Autograph Collection, Undergoes Renovation
Beaver Creek Lodge—part of the Kessler Collection—will be joining Marriott’s Autograph Collection and undergoing a multimillion-dollar redesign, slated to be completed this November. The hotel is located in Beaver Creek, CO. As the founding members of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, this will be Kessler’s ninth property to join Marriott’s luxury boutique portfolio.
Through new color schemes, hand-selected artwork and custom designed furniture and fixtures, the complete redesign will transform all 68 guest suites, lobby, Grand Bohemian Art Gallery and Revolution restaurant into a mountain contemporary design.
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa Transforms New Tower
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, TX has completed the topping off of construction on the resort’s new guestroom tower, a milestone in a $150-million transformation of this Texas Hill Country property. The Omni Barton Creek reopens as a 493-guestroom resort in May 2019.
Design-build firm The Beck Group is leading the resort’s renovation. The new Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa will have:
- New resort tower with a lobby bar experience and 180 guestrooms including 50 suites
- Seven new dining experiences throughout the resort
- New conference center, ballroom and outdoor events pavilion
- Canyons Clubhouse, a new golf clubhouse, which opened this year, at the Fazio Canyons golf course
- A new Mokara Spa and wellness center
- Expanded poolscapes
- New tennis complex
- Updated decor and design in all existing guestrooms and meeting spaces
Country Inn & Suites in Syracuse, NY Updates Guestrooms
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Syracuse North, NY recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation with the brand’s latest design, which includes modern interiors in the 76 guestrooms and suites. The hotel is close to Syracuse Hancock International Airport.
In addition, guests have access to an on-site fitness center, business center, free WiFi and a complimentary breakfast.