Palms Place

Las Vegas
The News:
The Palm Palace is the latest addition to Palms Casino Resort.

Specs: 599 suites including studios, one- and two-bedroom units, and penthouses

Time Frame: Opening spring 2008

Extra: Will have the only Vegas location of L.A.'s Sunset Tan; guests will have access to the Palms Casino Resort via SkyTube, an elevated, enclosed moving walkway

MGM Mirage

Las Vegas
The News:
The MGM Mirage has scheduled a $110 million renovation of its 2,765 deluxe and tower deluxe rooms and suites.

Specs: Rooms will have down comforters, feather pillows, 42-inch LCD televisions, MP3 clock radios, and cordless phones. The Mirage offers 26 meeting rooms with a total of almost 42,000 square feet of space.

Time Frame: Project scheduled to begin first quarter 2008

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

Phoenix,
The News:
The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel is scheduled to open October 2008.

Specs: One block from Phoenix Convention Center; 1,000 rooms; 6,500-square-foot fitness center; more than 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 29,000-square-foot ballroom and a 15,000-square-foot ballroom; 16 meeting rooms; two boardrooms

Extra: Meeting facilities will have high-speed Internet, videoconferencing capabilities, on-site AV staff.

Toronto Congress Centre North

Toronto
The News:
This addition to the Toronto Congress Centre opens this month, bringing trade show and convention space at the facility to more than 1 million square feet.

Specs: The new facility, just north of the original Congress Centre, has 500,000 square feet of exhibition space, including 40 meeting rooms and a 25,000-square-foot ballroom to be completed later this year.

Extra: The facility has been recognized for its environmentally friendly building materials and management practices.

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center

The Woodlands, Texas
The News:
A $50 million renovation will add 158 guest rooms, a lazy river, and a steakhouse. Ten lodges will be converted to residential use in 2009.

Specs: Upon completion, the facility will have 380 guest rooms, reduced from 440, and more than 60,000 square feet of conference space.

Time Frame: Construction expected to begin early this year, with completion in late 2009.