TweetVivanta by Taj Surajkund to Open in India Through Re-branding of Former Claridges. Vivanta by Taj - Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Vivanta portfolio with Vivanta by Taj - Surajkund. Re-branded as Vivanta by Taj - Surajkund, formerly operated and managed by Claridges, Surajkund, is now all set to embark on a new era of cool luxury nestled in the lap of a forested and tranquil neighbourhood. Source: Hotel-online
Novotel New York Times Square unveils a dramatic renovation. Novotel New York Times Square unveils a dramatic renovation of its centrally-located address with an exciting $85 million revamp financed by the owners, the real-estate asset management companies Chartres Lodging Group LLC, Apollo Global Management LLC, and Lubert-Adler Partners. Led by the design firm Stonehill & Taylor, the complete renovation of Accor's Novotel brand's North American flagship creates an inviting ambiance in the heart of the city. Novotel New York Times Square looks forward to welcoming contemporary travelers with striking room upgrades, a new restaurant, SuperNova, and an exclusive outdoor Terrace offering unparalleled views of Times Square. Source: Press release.
The Florida Keys’ Largest Resort is for Sale. The Florida Keys' largest resort could be the latest in a flurry of local large-scale and high-cost commercial real estate transactions in recent months. A source familiar with the Keys hotel industry said Tuesday that Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key near mile marker 61 could sell for a price in excess of $125 million. According to the resort's website, it "has a total of 402 two-and three-bedroom villas and hotel rooms," as well as five restaurants, the Calm Waters Spa, interactive Dolphin Connection facility, and a full-service marina featuring dive, snorkeling and sportfishing operations. Addisson, Texas-based Behringer Harvard, with Northview Hotel Group and Five Star Realty Partners LLC, acquired the resort in February 2007 for a reported $75 million. The resort was independently owned and operated for 24 years before that. It was built in 1959 and opened as the Indies Inn a year later. Source: Hotel-online
Park Hyatt unveils renovations in San Diego. Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in California has completed a renovation project that gave its 329 guestrooms and casual restaurant a new look that complements the existing Spanish Colonial architecture. BAMO Inc. of San Francisco designed the renovations. The guestrooms have new paint, carpeting, lighting, artwork, some furniture and updated window treatments. The overall look is more modern, with a palette of white, bright blues and a modern print as an accent. Source: Hotels Mag