Kelly Wood, vice president, global sales offices, North America, reviewed recent renovations as well as some of the properties in the international pipeline:

• The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, underwent a complete guestroom redo. Guestrooms plus restaurants are being renovated at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, which will reopen in the fall. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island redid its rooms and added a ballroom. Guest rooms and restaurants were renovated at both The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation. New soft goods were installed at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas. Guestrooms were renovated at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, and The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. The latter will introduce a new restaurant this fall.

Opening in 2013
Aruba (320 rooms; 7,500-square-foot ballroom)

Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, U.A.E. (532 rooms; 22,000 square feet of meeting space)

Chengdu, China (353 rooms)

Tianjin, China (near Beijing, 277 rooms)

Bangalore, India (the tech belt, 277 rooms)

Herzlia, Israel (115 rooms)

Almaty, Kazakhstan (145 rooms)

Rancho Mirage (290 rooms, 18,000 square feet of meeting space)

Cairo, Egypt (327 rooms)

Rabat, Morocco (120 rooms)

Kyoto, Japan (136 rooms)

Bali Nusa Dua Beach, Indonesia (288 rooms)

2015 and beyond
Panama City, Panama

Nanjing, China (near Shanghai)

Gurgaon, India


Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Haikou, China

Langkawi, Malaysia