In late July, Margaritaville Resort Orlando celebrated the groundbreaking of its new hotel. The $750 million property will have 187 rooms, located next to U.S. Highway 192 near Toll Road 429 in Western Osceola County. The gathering on July 27 hosted Margaritaville executives, local dignitaries, and representatives from the development company Encore Capital Management, for a total of more than 250.
Planned to open in December, the Post Oak will be opened by Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta. The Post Oak will include a two-story Bentley and Rolls-Royce showroom and a helipad for guests, which is the first hotel in the world to host a showroom and helipad.
The Post Oak will offer 250 guest rooms in its 38 stories. Other amenities include a 16,000 square foot ballroom, the second largest chandelier in the world, a spa and salon, Mastro's Steakhouse (a celebrity and athlete favorite), Willie G's seafood, and luxury retail all on the 10-acre property.
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There's something new to enjoy at Pebble Beach Resort this fall – the famous golf resort has opened Fairway One at The Lodge, a complex with 38 brand-new guest rooms and two stand-alone cottages as well as new meeting space that overlooks the first fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Fairway One sits along the left side of the first fairway and encompasses three buildings with 10 guest rooms each, two four-bedroom golf cottages and the Fairway One Meeting Facility which includes a 2,500 square foot meeting room.
On Aug. 14, Honua Kai Resort & Spa in Lahaina, Hawaii, announced the opening of their new Aloha Lounge, which will serve as an exclusive benefit of guests who book directly with the resort, who wish to arrive early or check out late to extend their stay in Hawaii. Honua Kai's all-suite luxury resort is located on Maui's Kaanapali North Beach.
Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, the Aloha Lounge will provide indoor and outdoor seating areas, towels and chairs for the pool or beach, and a kid's play area with complimentary snacks.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis has recently updated its rooms and suites, corridors, circulation spaces and meeting rooms. The redesign draws inspiration from the Midwest skies, with a color palette of blues, grays, and shades of cream and white.
AC Hotel San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront will open in September 2017. The location is the newest property in Marriott's AC Hotel collection and is located 10 minutes from San Francisco International Airport.
On June 14, the Edgewood Tahoe Lodge opened to the public on a 250-acre property on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. The lodge has a variety of amenities in addition to its LEED design, including a 18-hole championship golf course, a 8,500-square-foot spa, luxury guest rooms, the Bistro, an Adventure Center and Camp Edgewood.
This August, a very rare solar eclipse will take place, and since Nashville is one of the largest cities in the direct path of the eclipse, the Westin Nashville will be hosting many different activities to celebrate the two-minute long sight. On Aug. 20, the Westin will offer a Solar Eclipse 2017 Room Package, which offers guests a two-night stay beginning that night.
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Jamie Lemon was recently hired as general manager at Rancho Bernardo Inn, in Rancho Bernardo, Calif.