Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach makes official transition from Pacific Beach Hotel

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach has made its official debut after an extensive $115 million transformation of the former Pacific Beach Hotel in Honolulu. Introducing a “aloha-chic” factor as Hawaii’s sophisticated new modern resort in the heart of Waikiki, Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach star-studded collaborators including Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, acclaimed New York architecture and design […]

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach opens as first Conrad “resort” in U.S.

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach ia 290 all-suite oceanfront resort on Fort Lauderdale’s exclusive North Beach, has officially opened. The first Conrad “resort’’ in the U.S., the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach enlarges the Hilton brand’s footprint along the beachside corridor, with properties that include the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale […]

Gates Hotel South Beach unveils new look along Collins Ave.

The Gates Hotel South Beach – a DoubleTree by Hilton, located on Miami’s famed Collins Avenue, has unveiled the completion of a renovation of its public areas to include a re-conceptualization and redesign of the entrance, lobby bar and lounge, and destination pool deck as well as re-imagined guestrooms. The Gates collaborated with awarding-winning architects and lighting […]

Four Seasons Resort Orlando debuts comprehensive practice facility at Tranquilo Golf Club

Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort has received a full renovation of its driving range, making it one of the most comprehensive practice facilities in Central Florida. The new $2.5 million practice facility encompasses 16 acres and has a layout ideal for a variety of skill levels. The practice facility is the […]

Island Hotel Newport Beach changes name to Fashion Island Hotel

Reinforcing and reflecting its connection to the greater Fashion Island area, Island Hotel Newport Beach has changed its name to Fashion Island Hotel. “Adding ‘fashion’ to the hotel name bolsters the alignment between these two important properties while emphasizing Fashion Island as an iconic and luxury destination,” said Ralph Grippo, president of Irvine Company Resort […]

Interstate Hotels & Resorts strikes deal to acquire management of 82 properties

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, a global leader in third-party hotel management, has entered into an agreement to acquire the management agreements of 82 premium-branded, select- and full-service hotels, plus one restaurant, from White Lodging.  Interstate Hotels said today that the transaction is anticipated to close by the end of January 2018, at which time it […]

Diplomat Prime a gem of a steakhouse at Diplomat Beach Resort

It’s a bit unusual to hear Diplomat Prime – the signature steakhouse at the historic Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla., referred to as a “hidden gem.’’  After all, Diplomat Prime has been one of South Florida’s top steakhouses for more than 16 years. But “hidden gem’’ is what Diplomat Prime General Manager Michael […]