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Wailea Beach Resort Debuts $100 Million Renovation

Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Maui has completed its $100 million renovation and is set to reopen Dec. 24. The renovations now has six new restaurants, three new pools, and 547 redesigned rooms and suites as well as revamped meeting and event spaces, a fitness center and spa.

Associated Luxury Hotels International Reveals its 24th Hotel

Associated Luxury Hotels International has officially added its 24th luxury hotel in Florida: the Four-Diamond Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. The 769-room resort is surrounded by 36 holes of Greg Norman-designed championship golf, 15 acres of recreation and pools, a 10,000-square-foot Mokara Spa, the David Leadbetter Gold Academy and much more. Most importantly though, it offers 128,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space that include three ballrooms, 48 meeting rooms and 70,000 square feet of outdoor space.

Montage Palmetto Bluff Debuts New Event Space

South Carolina’s Montage Palmetto Bluff resort just recently released its new meeting and event spaces. From its $100 million expansion, the resort added a new Inn building that includes 74 guest rooms, a new steakhouse called Jessamine, a spa and a Wilson Ballroom.

Debuting in September, The Montage is known for hosting countless events such as weddings, retreats, corporate events, and they also created its second onsite chapel.

Entertainment Cruises Expanded Boston Fleet

Entertainment Cruises Boston announced their expansion with the addition of Boston Elite, a new charter yacht opening in Boston Harbor early next year.

“It’s very exciting for our Boston fleet to be receiving a vessel that offers a level of exclusivity unique to any private venue in town, on land or sea,” says Kelley Yelle, general manager, Entertainment Cruises. “Boston deserves an elevated event experience taking advantage of the city’s natural beauty on the water and the new Boston Elite satisfies that need with impeccable style and design.”

Treetops Resort Secured Loans To Move Forward With Renovations

Treetops Resort received a $4.5 million loan for their renovations that will begin immediately. North Avenue Capital—a commercial lender—partnered with Centennial Bank to provide the loan for the resort.

“NAC is pleased to partner with Centennial in funding Treetops Resort's Lodge and Inn renovation,” says Alex Louis, managing partner. “The capital improvements made with this loan will elevate Treetops’ facilities to be in line with the extraordinary recreational experiences and excellent service already found at Treetops Resort.”

Houston Will Host the 23rd World Petroleum Congress

The World Petroleum Council has voted to bring the Petroleum Congress to Houston in 2020. They beat out Vancouver to host the event that will draw more than 10,000 attendees and bring in more than $60 million.

Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner led the bid alongside WPC Houston Bid Committee Chair Galen Cobb, representatives from area energy companies as well as Visit Houston.

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Reopens After Renovation

Following a $9 million redesign to their golf course, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Florida has reopened. Designers Jack Nicklaus and architect John Sanford collaborated on the multimillion dollar project.

The new par-71 course features a range of new amenities including five tees, a 300-yard practice, and teaching range and new gold carts with GPS tracking systems.

Key West Hotels Named Trivago’s America’s Best for 2017

Based on guest reviews, Trivago.com has named two Key West hotels one of America’s Best for 2017. The winning hotels, Marquesa Hotel placed third in the 4-star category and Almond Tree Inn placed sixth in its 3-star category. The rankings are based on 175 million traveler ratings.

The awards recognize the 40 best properties in the United States divided in four categories: 5-Star, 4-Star, 3-Star and Alternative Accommodation categories.

Eden Resorts & Suites to Operate Independently

Effective Dec. 1, Eden Resorts & Suites will cease to operate as a Best Western Premier brand and operate independently. This will allow them to enhance the local experience without having to adhere to generic nationwide protocols.

The Lancaster, Pa.-based hotel announced this after completing a 10-year renovation that cost $50 million. The hotel features 300 rooms and suites, two award-winning restaurants, a cocktail lounge, indoor and outdoor pools, and an outdoor recreation complex and expanded fitness center.

GLCVB Website Wins MSAE Diamond Award

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau received the Diamond Award from the Michigan Society of Association Executives at the 15th Annual Awards Banquet held in Plymouth.

for the CVB won Best Website for an organization with an annual operating budget at or above $1 million. The GLCVB competed with close to 60 other entries for the award.

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