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.
The Olympia Companies and SMART Hotels are introducing a luxury boutique hotel, SOPHY, to the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Specifically located on the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, SOPHY will be managed by The Olympia Companies. SOPHY will be a four-diamond luxury property meeting LEED Silver standards, as well as becoming a preferred hotel to the University of Chicago.
Olympia Hotel Management has announced that they will take over the management of The Williams Inn in Williamstown, Mass. Owned by Williams College, the hotel is the newest client in Olympia Hotel Management's growing portfolio of campus hospitality properties.
On June 5, the historic Ames Boston Hotel announced the culmination of a renovation project costing $6 million.
Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, Wis., has announced a Pick Your Promotion deal that will last through Dec. 30, 2017.
Packages include discounts on a private Escapade Yacht Cruise, a complimentary Executive Golf Package, a complimentary Breakfast Break, a S'mores Bar and Bonfire and more. Heidel House Resort & Spa is situated on Green Lake, no more than 90 minutes away from many of Wisconsin's major cities.
The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wis., has recently completed renovations that improved their 334 guest rooms, upgraded their outdoor hot tub, and added waterslides to their kids' pool and new features to the toddler-friendly splash pad. The resort is situated on the shores of Geneva Lake, which inspires the nautical theme of their guest rooms. With plush new bedding, carpeting, paint and sofa sleepers, guests will appreciate the comfort of Abbey Resort's updated spaces.
In the up-and-coming east Austin area in Texas, ARRIVE Hotels & Restaurants is building a new boutique hotel. Located on the corner of East 6th and Chicon St., this will be ARRIVE's second location. The new hotel will have 83 rooms and will open in the spring of 2019.
Wylie Inn and Conference Center at Endicott College has revealed its multimillion dollar upgrades to their conference room and guestroom that include new goods and flooring.
The Skirvin Hilton Hotel has been recognized with the 2016 Bright Blue Futures Award for full-service hotels with less than 500 rooms from Hilton Hotels Corporation. It was also ranked number one throughout all Hilton full-service hotels for superior service as measured by guest satisfaction.
One of the most eco-friendly hotels in the world, The Hotel at Oberlin in Ohio, offers sustainable meetings and environmental team building exercises. They’ve partnered with Common Ground—The Cindy Nord Center for Renewal, for team-building workshops.
Common Ground is located 30 acres in of the Vermilion River Valley near Oberlin, and offers trained guides, zip lining, two spiral staircases, three aerial bridges and 13 tree platforms. Their activities include a two-and-half-hour Canopy Tour that finishes off with an 850-foot zip line over the Vermilion River.