Western Roundup

* Opened just since March 1999, the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas rolled out new Internet and networking services in late August. Each of the 424 rooms now has a dataport with a high-speed Ethernet link that has its own TCP IP address, which allows it to be networked with any other hotel room, meeting room, or home office. The network allows guests to go onto the Internet at high speeds without tying up either of their guest room's two phone lines. In the meeting space, groups have high-speed Internet access and can create local area networks, wide area networks, and virtual private networks

* The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs completed an $11 million renovation in time for the 1999 summer season, upgrading 60 guest rooms and the Penrose restaurant and opening a new Polo/Ralph Lauren store. The resort has 700 rooms, three golf courses, a lake, 46 meeting rooms, and an 18,000-square-foot exhibition hall.

* At the base of Pike's Peak in Manitou Springs, Colo., the 56-room Cliff House reopened in June following a $6 million restoration of the 1873 hotel.

* The Omni Interlocken, with 390 guest rooms, four restaurants, 27 holes of golf, and 34,000 square feet of meeting space, celebrated a July opening in Broomfield, Colo., along the Denver-Boulder corridor.

* The 116-room Hotel Teatro opened in Denver's old downtown Tramway building in December 1998, three blocks from the Colorado Convention Center.

* The 500-room, $87 million Westin, scheduled to open at the Denver International Airport later this year, has been set back to 2001.

* Denver's faded Warwick Hotel is hoping to be four-diamond rated by spring 2000. A $13 million renovation will increase guest rooms to 215, bring meeting space to 15,000 square feet, and add a new restaurant.

* The 56-room Lodge & Spa at Cor-dillera near Vail, Colo., completed a renovation and reopened its spa in June.

* Chaparral Suites Hotel in Scottsdale, formerly Embassey Suites Resort, has added Internet access to all suites, and in December will open the 23,000 square-foot Chaparral Conference Center. The center will have 11,200-square feet of meeting space, divisible into as many as eight rooms, and feature state of the art video and teleconferencing technology .

* The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa completed a 120-room addition in September, bringing the Phoenix resort to 730 rooms and villas. The expansion also added two meeting rooms and an Olympic-sized pool.

* In Park City, Utah, Grand Summit Hotel in the Canyons plans to open 365 rooms in its main building and 150 in the adjacent Sundial Lodge by December 15, and follow with a 15,400-square-foot convention center in March 2000.

* Just outside Salt Lake City, Zermatt Resort, an Alpine-themed, 230-room Marriott hotel with a 35,000-square-foot conference center, is under construction and expected to open in spring 2000.

* The Oregon Convention Center in Portland has added an Internet terminal in the Business Center just off the main lobby.

Caribbean Update * Bermuda's Newstead, a small upscale hotel with 50 rooms and suites overlooking the harbor and city of Hamilton, recently added high-speed Internet access in all rooms, a first on the island. The hotel is undergoing an extensive renovation, including the addition of two small meeting rooms. Presently the hotel has a meeting room for groups of up to 40 theater-style.

* The $113 million Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall, Jamaica, has broken ground in Montego Bay. The 430-room luxury property is scheduled to open in early 2000 and will include 18,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space.

* The Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort and Casino, Puerto Rico, recently began construction on 275 oceanfront suites. The project is expected to be completed in early 2000. The 528-room property includes a 48,000-square-foot convention center.

* The Caribe Hilton has been acquired from the government of Puerto Rico, and Hilton International is upgrading the beachfront property. Phase one is expected to be complete in December, including redesign of public areas, all 644 guest rooms and suites, spa and health club, and meeting space. The $110 million phase two of the project is set for completion in 2002, including a lagoon-front boardwalk from the Condado Bridge to Fort San Jeronimo at the hotel grounds, in addition to a new 175-room tower building and 70 to 80 casita-style units.

* In the Bahamas, Nassau's Radisson Cable Beach Resort has added in-room telephones with data ports. The resort features 25,000 square feet of indoor meeting space.

* The $290 million Lucayan is under construction on Grand Bahama Island and is expected to open by March 2000. The resort will feature 1,350 guest rooms and suites and a convention center with 33,000 square feet of space.

* Atlantis, Paradise Island, is completing a $450 million expansion. The project has doubled guest rooms to more than 2,300 and added a convention complex and 25,000-square-foot ballroom. The convention center also includes eight breakout rooms, a boardroom, and a business center.