The Westin Huntsville will undergo renovations beginning in November that will include a new lobby, the
complete remodel of all 210 guest rooms, along with
the addition of 17 new rooms, 11 new suites, a Westin
Club Lounge and Club Level. The current 17,000
square feet of meeting space, including the ballroom,
will also be upgraded and a new 5,000-square-foot
ballroom overlooking the lake at Bridge Street Town
Center will be added. Element by Westin will
be joining the property and will occupy
floors seven through 11 of the hotel
building opening in March 2017.
Playa Largo Resort & Spa,
the first resort built in the
Upper Keys in more than
20 years and the 100th
addition to Autograph
Collection Hotels, opened.
The 144-room resort is on 14
waterfront acres and features
tennis courts, a basketball court,
watersport rentals and a marina.
There are three on-site restaurants,
including La Marea, a steakhouse; Las Olas, a
ceviche and sushi bar; and seafood-focused Sol by the
Sea. The property offers 27,000 square feet of indoor
and outdoor event spaces, including a 8,600-square-
foot lawn that can accommodate 1,400 people and a
6,000-square-foot ballroom that has a capacity of 500
guests for a reception.
B Historic Savannah completed the final phase of an
extensive multimillion-dollar renovation. The five-story
brick building was redesigned with new furnishings
and decor, and its 101 guest rooms were remodeled.
The on-site restaurant and bar Kitchen 3 Twenty serves
Southern-inspired cuisine. Hotel amenities include a
saltwater non-chlorine indoor pool, a fitness center and
Monscierge, a digital touchscreen concierge and des-
tination guide. The property offers 1,000 square feet of
meeting and event space.
Carey Watermark Investors 2 Incorporated acquired
the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel. The 21-story
hotel features 304 guest rooms and 8,600 square
feet of meeting space. Centrally located in midtown,
the property is near the Coca-Cola headquarters,
Georgia Tech and Piedmont Park. The hotel
offers Community Smith, a restaurant
focused on seasonal cuisine, and
The Garden at Community Smith,
a rooftop bar and lounge.
The $100 million, newly
expanded Montage Palmetto
Bluff debuted with 200 guest
rooms, 35 private residences, six
restaurants, three pools and more
than 16,000 square feet of meeting
space. The largest undertaking of the
expansion was a new building, the Inn,
which includes guest rooms, a lobby lounge,
the resort’s spa, a new restaurant, Jessamine, as
well as the Octagon Bar & Gathering Place. The Inn sits
along a lagoon waterway and was inspired by the R. T.
Wilson Jr. mansion that was built on the property in the
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites completed renovations that
included an expansion of the lobby, new furnishings,
upgrades to all 103 guest rooms and a new covered
patio. The property is on five acres alongside Barons
Creek and one block from Main Street Fredericksburg.
There is 3,700 square feet of indoor meeting space,
including the Barons Creek Conference Center that can
accommodate 125 people, and the Cypress Room that
can seat 90.
At the Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach art is all around. Situated in the Art Deco District of South Beach, the theme can be
seen across the property, not just on the walls,
but through music, visual art, food, fitness and
Under new ownership this year, the hotel
partnered with Art Advisor Sebastien Laboureau
to create programs with both local artists and galleries as well as with nationally known museums
and institutions. One addition is the Art & Beyond
collection from internationally acclaimed artists
that can be viewed at the hotel. The installation,
mediums, examines the
art, fashion and technology.
At the Art of Happy
Hour, guests can take
advantage of food and
drink specials in the hotel’s new restaurant,
Canvas, and take a guided art tour through the
property with Laboureau.
The hotel was designed in 1948 by re-nowned Miami architect Albert Anis just as the Art
Deco District was developing. Today, the property
features two buildings with 93 guest rooms, a
pool, indoor and outdoor function space and a
full-service restaurant. There is 18,000 square
feet of meeting space that can accommodate up
to 200 people and includes the Art Video Bar,
Game Room, Video Garden and Terrace.
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PLAYA LARGO RESORT & SPA
FREDERICKSBURG INN & SUITES