The Resort at Pelican Hill
Newport Coast, Calif.
The News: Associated Luxury Hotels International is developing a new resort.
Specs: The resort, which sits on 504 acres along the Pacific Ocean, will have 332 rooms, suites, and bungalows; 20,000 square feet of meeting space; a 20,000-square-foot spa; and a Tom Fazio-designed golf course.
Time Frame: Resort to open in fall 2008; golf course opened in November.
Amara Sanctuary Resort
Singapore's Sentosa Island
The News: Amara has been named a 2007 Architectural Heritage Award winner for the conversion of its World War II British military barracks into a chic, resort melding colonial and modern design.
Specs: Overlooking the South China Sea near Palawan Beach, Amara Sanctuary has 121 guest rooms, suites, and villas; a pillarless grand ballroom that can accommodate 500 for a sit-down meal; and a spa and wellness center.
Time Frame: Opened in 2007
Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa
The News: The resort has unveiled a new spa as part of a $25 million renovation and expansion project.
Specs: The spa's indoor treatment areas and changing areas are completely remodeled. There are five new outdoor treatment casitas in the spa garden, and a new 2,500-square-foot saline spa pool surrounded by seven cabanas.
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
Port of Spain, Trinidad
The News: The first full-service hotel opens in Port of Spain since 1962
Specs: The 428-room hotel is part of the Port of Spain International Waterfront Center in the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago. The Hyatt Regency has 43,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 16,000-square-foot Regency Ballroom and 10,000 square feet of multipurpose space equipped with translation facilities. There are also seven high-tech meeting rooms in the conference center for small to medium-sized groups. A 9,000-square-foot spa has a treatment menu designed for business travelers.
Time Frame: Opening in December 2007
The St. Regis Singapore
The News: A new 20-story hotel located in the uptown Orchard Road Shopping and embassy district, close to several of Singapore's top hospitals
Specs: The hotel features a Remede Spa, with nine treatment rooms; 299 guest rooms and suites; and more than 16,000 square feet of meeting space, including the John Jacob Ballroom, accommodating up to 800 guests.
Time Frame: Opening December 22, 2007
Novotel Clarke Quay Singapore
The News: a recent renovation of its conference facilities
Specs: Close to the Suntec City Convention Centre, the hotel has 398 guest rooms and suites and 12,917 square feet of function space that can host up to 600 attendees.
Kevin Rosa has been promoted to director of marketing and sales at The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, N.Y. Rosa is also president of the Lake George and Adirondack Regional CVB.
Scott Obley has been promoted to director of group sales at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Maui, Hawaii.