Located on Boylston Street in Boston's Back Bay area, the The Mandarin Oriental, Boston opened its doors in October. The 14-story hotel features 136 guest rooms and 12 suites as well as a 16,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. The Mandarin's 10,000 square feet of function space — all located on the second level, with access either by staircase or elevator — can host gatherings of from 12 to 600 attendees. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with natural light. The 4,200-square-foot Oriental Ballroom, which holds up to 600 guests for a reception or 380 for a seated banquet, is paneled with satinwood and trimmed in mahogany. Also on site: the 1,280-square-foot Bangkok room, the 670-square-foot Beijing room, and the 525-square-foot Hong Kong boardroom.

Venue Updates

Brand New

InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa

Scottsdale, Ariz.

The News: A new resort has opened in Paradise Valley, a residential enclave of Scottsdale.

Specs: The 35-acre resort includes 253 guest rooms and 40 suites; 34 detached, single-family villas; six restaurants; a 31,000-square-foot spa; five pools; and more than 27,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

Time Line: Opened in November 2008

The Broadmoor

Colorado Springs, Colo.

The News: Construction is under way on the Broadmoor Cottages.

Specs: One four-unit and five eight-unit buildings with 6,300 square feet per complex. Accommodations range from single room suites to an eight-bedroom cottage.

Extra: Overlooking the 18th fairway of the East Course, with views of Cheyenne Mountain

Time Line: A May 2009 opening is projected.


  • The Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix has named Greg Waters director of sales and marketing, with a focus on groups, meetings, and special events. He brings more than 25 years of experience to the role.

  • Loews Hotels has promoted Michael Dominguez to vice president of global sales. Dominguez joined Loews Hotels as the director of marketing for Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in 2005.