Visitors with an interest in green tourism can find out about Hotel Xcaret, which is currently under construction in Mexico and which will be the first hotel to have an EarthCheck certification for its planning and design when it opens next year. The 900-room all-suite luxury ocean-front resort is due to open in December 2017 in the Maya Riviera, the first accommodation made from start to finish by the consortium Grupo Experiencias Xcaret, which prides itself on its commitment to sustainability, social responsibility and innovation.
The Fairmont Austin, a new 37-story luxury hotel, is set to open in summer 2017. Once representing an important common ground between east Austin and downtown, Palm Park will be restored as a leafy, shady respite at the water’s edge, a gathering place that serves the hotel, Convention Centre and surrounding neighbourhoods.
Omni Hotels & Resorts has appointed Jeff Smith as general manager for the Omni Frisco Hotel. In this role, he will lead the opening of the hotel and oversee all departments including operations, sales and marketing, rooms, risk management and food and beverage. As a veteran of the hospitality industry, Smith has been with Omni Hotels & Resorts for nearly 15 years serving in various corporate and property leadership positions.
The ground-breaking ceremony for the first AC Hotel by Marriott in San Juan took place earlier at 1369 Ashford Avenue, a privileged location within the active and progressive Condado Area. Ashford 1369 Hospitality, an affiliate of Interlink, acquired the former Radisson Ambassador Plaza & Casino. A comprehensive renovation of the property will take place to convert it into the sophisticated and contemporary Marriott International brand.
Choice Hotels International has signed an agreement with franchise partner HOS Management to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites in Savannah. The new 103-room Cambria hotel & suites hotel will be located at 321 Montgomery St. in the heart of Savannah’s historic district and steps away from world-class shopping, dining, museums and entertainment.
The Atlanta Braves and Omni Hotels & Resorts are partnering to develop a new hotel in the mixed used development adjacent to SunTrust Park in Cobb County. The luxurious Omni property will be a full-service hotel and will serve as a cornerstone of the mixed-use community. The Omni Atlanta Hotel at SunTrust Park will feature 16 floors, approximately 260 finely appointed guest rooms and suites, rooftop hospitality suites, approximately 12,500 square feet of meeting space, an elevated pool deck and bar overlooking the plaza and ballpark, and a signature restaurant.