Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
A $7 million refresh of this 296-room nautical gem in Florida along the Intracoastal Waterway—and adjacent to the International Swimming Hall of Fame—stars a $50,000 chandelier and 28,000 sq. ft. of sparkling meeting space, including the largest ballroom in the area.
Hotel Adeline, Scottsdale
The 213-room Hotel Adeline is getting a $12 million renovation that gives a bohemian twist to an otherwise contemporary design—fun, no? The reimagining of the Arizona property included 10,000 sq. ft. of private event space, a whiskey bar available for buyouts, and a Mediterranean-American restaurant and lounge, all within walking distance of Old Town Scottsdale. It’s reopening this fall.
Kelley House, Martha
One of the grande dame hotels of these United States commemorated its 275th anniversary with fresh makeup that included weathered wood-plank floors and ceilings, updated recessed lighting and local art evoking the ocean’s pull. The Edgartown, Massachusetts property is a collection of five buildings, including 60 guest rooms and The Newes From America Pub.
Riviera Palm Springs, California
The “Riv” has been a desert oasis for Hollywood and Grammy Award-winning royalty since 1959. Modernized public spaces have gone mid-century, enlivened by playful color and patterns, plus a soupcon of retro nostalgia. Expanded amenities include two new restaurants. Have fun with 45,000 sq. ft. of versatile indoor-outdoor function space, a trio of ballrooms and an abundance of break-outs, all to glorious desert and mountain backdrops.
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, Florida
Home of 10,632-square-foot The Dunes Ballroom, this Clearwater Beach property boasts the largest meeting space of its kind in Pinellas County. We’re talking a total of 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and awesome views of the Gulf of Mexico at no extra charge. Serving the 343 guest rooms at this beachfront property is Pallavi Spa and Ocean Hai restaurant.