Golf Resort & Spa in Miami is renovating its
Blue Monster course this summer. The course will
see a resurfacing of the greens and an overall upgrade and
refurbishing. The Spa at Doral will also refurbish
its 48 suites. A highlight of the upgrade will be the addition of
new flat-screen TVs. The Doral is also working on a new $25
million, 60,000-square-foot Legends Ballroom, slated to open in
early 2007. Loews' little
Loews Hotels has
teamed up with Fisher-Price to offer a program for children, Loews
Loves Little Kids Presented by Fisher-Price. The program, which
will be offered at the Portofino Bay Hotel and the Royal Pacific
Resort at Universal Orlando, will include baby and toddler play
classes, baby and toddler play equipment and toys.
Radisson Suite Beach Resort on Marco Island has
made all of its 233 rooms and suites smoke-free. Daniel Meys, the
hotel's director of operations, said that even guests who smoke
have been asking for smoke-free accommodations.
Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort
Lauderdale will undergo a $55 million renovation, including a
refurbishment of all the guest rooms; the project is expected to be
completed by Sept. 1. The refurbishment includes new beds with
Marriott "revive" bedding and flat-screen TVs.
In 2007, the
property will double its ballroom space, with a 15,000-square-foot
ballroom. The Harbor Beach will move its
Cascades restaurant from poolside to an oceanview terrace with a
view of South Florida's largest private Atlantic beach. The Riva
restaurant will also be moved to a more prominent space in the
Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Marco
Island is undergoing a $150 million renovation that is expected to
take three years. The hotel has added a Balinese spa, redesigned
the Rookery Golf Course at Marco and refurbished the 32 Lanai
suites and the Island and Capri ballrooms.
A new clubhouse
featuring the Steakhouse at the Rookery is planned for a summer
opening. The North and South Tower guest rooms, the 15 penthouses,
the lobby and gift shop are all slated for upgrades. The Quinn pool
is being redesigned, and a beachfront Italian restaurant will be
Monroe County Tourism Development Council, which
markets the Florida Keys, has upgraded its Web
site with enhanced information sections on visitor safety and
hurricane preparedness. Visit www.fla-keys.com.
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