NATIONAL REPORT—Hotels in Marriott International’s family of brands are sporting new looks and offerings, ranging from upgraded interiors to revamped amenities.
A Trio of Reimagined Hotels in Atlanta
W Hotels Worldwide revealed major upgrades to each of Atlanta’s three W hotels: W Atlanta – Midtown, W Atlanta – Buckhead and W Atlanta – Downtown.
These changes in Atlanta are the first of several renovations expected to be completed at W hotels across North America, as hotel owners are poised to invest more than $200 million on renovations showcasing the next generation of W design.
As the first W hotel to open in Atlanta in 2009, the 466-room renovation at W Atlanta – Midtown is the first major revamp of the hotel in a decade. As one of the largest W locations in the world, this project marks one of the brand’s biggest single-hotel renovation projects in its 20-year history. The renovation, which made its debut in June, sits alongside new culinary, retail and entertainment concepts coming to Colony Square, which is connected to the hotel.
In partnership with Atlanta’s own C+TC Studio, which is designing the guestrooms and rooftop bar, Whiskey Blue; interior design firm STUDIO 11, which is spearheading the new Living Room; and the brand’s own design team, W Atlanta – Buckhead plans to show off its edgy, luxe look as of February.
In a mash up of art, history and culture, Local Motives, the new restaurant at W Atlanta – Downtown, combines Atlanta’s BeltLine Project, a newfound symbol of revitalization in the city, with street art and flavors as bold as the new look, according to the company. To capture Atlanta’s creative spirit, local artist and Georgia native Eric Randall collaborated with Puccini Group’s designers to ground the project in a sense of place. Randall was tasked with designing and painting large-scale graphics, including a mural which spans six walls. The restaurant includes a bar, dining area, café with ample workspace and private dining room with an entrance inspired by Marta train doors.
First Look: Delta Hotels Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center
MatchLine Design Group completed the Delta Hotels Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center in Allen, TX—the first ground-up, new-build Delta hotel in the United States, as well as the first Delta Hotel in Texas.
Heading design efforts for both the public spaces and guestrooms of the hotel, the Dallas-based team collaborated closely with Marriott to ensure the brand made a lasting impression on the city of Allen as a flourishing business hub in the Lone Star State.
The 300-room, six-story hotel offers amenities such as a fitness center, event lawn, and an outdoor courtyard with a pool and fire pits. The hotel is also connected to the Watters Creek Convention Center.
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa Completes Major Redesign
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa has unveiled a multimillion-dollar resort-wide renovation, with special attention paid to upgrading its guestrooms, restaurants and meeting space.
The 493-room desert destination, about 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, brings the colors and textures of the surrounding landscape into guestrooms and public spaces. Guestrooms and suites have been updated with new furniture, flooring, artwork and lighting, while bathrooms have new showers, countertops, flooring and fixtures.
Elsewhere, there’s 21 acres of lakefront property with kayaks, paddle boards and pedal boats, as well as a private beach, two pools, waterslide and two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses.
W Miami Reopens Pool and Unveils Adjacent Restaurant Terrace
W Miami, located in the heart of Brickell, has officially reopened the 15th-floor pool. After two years of high-end renovations, the pool is now open to guests and there are special dining options on the pool deck.
W Miami has also designated the 15th floor pool as the Wet Deck and the hotel’s official pool. The Wet Deck was originally associated with the hotel’s 50th-floor pool, which will now be used as a private event space.
In addition to the W Miami pool reopening, Addikt, W Miami’s 15th-floor restaurant, has recently opened its terrace for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The terrace wraps around the restaurant’s exterior, giving guests views of the locale. Led by Executive Chef Christian Quiñones, who brings over 15 years of culinary experience to W Miami, cuisine will be inspired by the farthest points of Asia, South America and Europe all the while uncovering the lesser-known culinary delights of Miami and South Florida.
Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel to Relaunch
The Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel marked its 100-year anniversary and the completion of its recent renovation. After a two-year transformation, the hotel unveiled 209 fully reimagined guestrooms, a gourmet restaurant and a remodeled event space. In addition, the hotel now offers two dining venues—Scopri and Coda Lounge.