Construction is under way on 250 new oceanfront hotel rooms and 23,000 square feet of additional conference space at Amelia Island Plantation in northeast Florida. The resort will have a total of 360 ocean-front hotel rooms when the addition opens in April 1998.
The PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, recently opened the Oasis Bar & Grille poolsde restaurant and a new Mexican restaurant, Ta-Kil-Ya Cafe. The resort features five 18-hole championship golf courses.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa in Farmington, PA, opened its 125-room Chateau Lafayette in late May, with an 8,500-square-foot ballroom, a French bistro, and a smoking parlor for the cigar crowd.
The Waterfront, a six-year-old resort in Huntington Beach, CA, is adding a new 500-room luxury property. The Waterfront Grand Resort Hotel, and an 80,000-square-foot conference center are breaking ground in early 1998.
Renaissance PineIsle Resort, Lake Lanier Islands, GA, completed a $5 million, top-to-bottom facelift at the beginning of March. A 2,000-square-foot meeting room was added.
Marking its tenth anniversary, Marriott's Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, CA, just completed $14 million in renovations.
Heritage Inn, a 163-room conference resort in Southbury, CT, managed by Dolce International, completed renovations earlier this year on its 22 meeting rooms.
Construction has just begun on the $70 million Fiesta Americana Cabo del Sol resort in Baja California Sur, near Los Cabos, Mexico. A 250-room hotel and 50 villas are expected to be open by December 1998.
Grand Bay Hotel and Resort de la Navidad opened in February on Mexico's Pacific coast between Puerta Vallarta and Manzanillo in Colima, Mexico. The hotel, one piece of the new 1,200-acre Isla Navidad golf resort and marina complex, offers 191 guest rooms, 27 holes of golf, tennis, a 700-slip marina, and 15,500 square feet of meeting space.
In Cebu, the Philippines, construction begins later this year on a 325-resort on Mactan Island, with plans that it will open under the Marriott umbrella in late 1999. The Mactan Island Marriott will be a full-service property with 9,900 square feet of meeting space.