Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
The News: In November, the hotel completed multimillion-dollar enhancements to its guest rooms and pool area.
The Specs: The 319-room resort features 34,000 square feet of meeting space, an on-site championship golf course, a spa, four restaurants, and a tennis center.
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
The News: A two-year, $90 million renovation added guest rooms and updated the property.
The Specs: The 308-room resort features 20,000 square feet of meeting space for groups of up to 400, an 18-hole championship golf course, 31,000-square-foot spa, four tennis courts, and four dining facilities.
Extra: The resort has a “green” program in place and offers locally grown foods in its restaurants.
Mauna Lani Bay Hotels & Bungalows
Big Island, Hawaii
The News: The hotel reopened on November 1, after completing renovations to its public spaces and guest rooms. The hotel was closed from September 1 to October 31.
The Specs: The 343-room resort features two 18-hole championship golf courses, a spa, four restaurants, a fitness center, and 18,200 square feet of meeting space including a 4,800-square-foot ballroom.
Makena Beach & Golf Resort
The News: The resort has been re-branded and is now managed by Benchmark Hospitality Group.
The Specs: The 310-room property features an 18-hole championship golf course, a golf academy, two pools, a fitness center, kids club, multiple restaurants, and a 5,200-square-foot ballroom for up to 500 guests.
Extra: The resort is located 30 minutes from Maui's Kahului Airport.
The Resort at The Mountain
The News: The resort completed a $14 million renovation and expansion in August.
The Specs: Guest rooms, the 27-hole golf course, and meeting space were all renovated and a new spa was added. The 157-room property features 18,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 7,000-square-foot ballroom and two restaurants.
Moon Palace Casino, Golf, & Spa Resort
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The News: The new, all-inclusive resort is currently in its soft opening phase with the official grand opening scheduled for the end of 2009.
The Specs: The resort features 1,791 guest rooms, a 45,000-square-foot casino, a championship golf course, and 60,000-square-foot spa with 48 spa suites. Also on site: a fitness center, two tennis courts, miniature golf, 11 restaurants, and 12 bars.
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