The Vail (CO) Cascade Hotel & Club completed a $2 million renovation at the end of 1996 that updated its lobby areas, ballrooms, and prefunction areas.

Sun International Hotels recently announced a $375 million expansion of its 1,147-room Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. By 1998, the resort will add a convention complex with a 20,000-square-foot ballroom, a 1,200-room hotel, a 50,000-square-foot casino, a water recreation and aquarium complex (including a tube slide through a shark-filled tank), and six restaurants.

At the Grand Hyatt New York, renovations are complete on all of its 1,407 guest rooms, adding larger desks, work chairs, power strips for computers, and an easy chair. The hotel's 35,000 square feet of meeting space was also updated.

In November, the Arlington (TX) Hilton embarked on a $2.7 million project to renovate all of the hotel's guest rooms and public areas (except for the Grand Ballroom, which was redone two years ago) and create two concierge floors and two executive floors. The work should be completed in March.

Also in Arlington, a $2 million renovation of the 310 rooms at the Marriott Arlington Hotel began in November. The project should be completed by February.

With a redesign of the public areas and meeting rooms complete, the Doubletree Hotel-National Airport, Pentagon City in Arlington, VA is now renovating its 632 guest rooms. The project will be finished in February.

On November 1, the Doral Ocean Beach Resort became The Westin Resort, Miami Beach. The beachside, 417-room property was acquired by Interstate Hotels Company in October and will undergo a $10.5 million renovation during 1997, which will add 34 oceanfront guest rooms.