The Boulders Resort & Spa
The multimillion-dollar renovation completed earlier this year at The Boulders preserved the property’s Native American persona by drawing inspiration from the surrounding desert. A member of Hilton Hotel’s Curio Collection, The Boulders features a new Discovery Lounge and 5,500-square-foot ballroom that offer breathtaking views of the high Sonoran Desert and 12 million-year-old boulder formations in its backyard.
“The scale, pattern and colors from the Native American heritage influenced the architectural detailing, carpet patterns and rich colors,” says June Chun, lead designer for DiLeonardo. “We included many custom details that truly bring the indoors and outdoors together beautifully.”
The Boulders’ 160 updated casitas maintain their signature adobe architecture. The property also offers 61 villas, more than 50,000 sq. ft. of event space and two golf courses.
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Los Angeles, California
A meeting spot for the well-heeled set and creative industries, The Hollywood Roosevelt wrapped up a $25 million renovation of its guest rooms in March. The new design, which features beautiful leather and soft gray tones with persimmon-red accents, adds a modern twist while maintaining the integrity of the hotel’s Spanish Colonial roots. There are 298 guest rooms and suites, and more than 25,000 sq. ft. of event space. The 4,500-square-foot Blossom Ballroom hosted the first Academy Awards in 1929. “Our stunning guest room renovation celebrates this landmark hotel’s character, charm and Hollywood roots while making us all very enthusiastic for the future ahead,” says Brett Blass, chief operating officer.
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
The largest hotel in Brooklyn will wrap up a $45 million transformation of its 667 guest rooms this summer. The grand ballroom, which offers 18,105 sq. ft. of space, features new textured wallpaper and large-scale artwork showcasing Brooklyn photography. Catered menus for groups are influenced by Brooklyn neighborhoods and cultures, with many ingredients sourced from local bakeries and vendors, including Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn Brewery and Featherstone Bagels. There’s a kosher kitchen onsite. The property boasts 44,542 sq. ft. of meeting space.