AKA to open in downtown West Palm Beach, Fla.

By Esther Hertzfeld – Nov 16, 2022 10:13am AKA is set to open its second South Florida location, AKA West Palm, on Dec. 1. in West Palm Beach’s central business district. The five-story property has 215 new hotel residences comprised of studios, one- and two-bedroom accommodations and penthouse suites. En-suite amenities include kitchens, washers and dryers and […]

Sonesta Irvine Completes Renovations

By LODGING Staff – August 19, 2022 IRVINE, California—Sonesta Irvine (formerly Sonesta Irvine – Orange County Airport) announced the completion of a $20 million renovation to transform the guest experience. Redesigned for both business and leisure travelers, the hotel offers updated guestrooms, a lobby, social spaces for meetings and events, and a new dining destination […]

Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley Completes Renovations

By LODGING Staff – August 1, 2022 DALLAS—Remington Hotels in partnership with sister company Premier announced the completion of the renovations at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley. Remington will continue to operate the property, following Premier’s completion of renovations to the guestrooms. The two have elevated the hotel with designs and services that are characteristic of […]

Canyon Ranch Lenox Debuts Multimillion-Dollar Nature-Inspired Spa Renovation

The wellness guidance company introduces a renewed, elevated spa experience at their premier Lenox resort that further inspires guest journeys to a well way of life LENOX, Mass., Feb. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reflecting the beauty of the Berkshires and the historic Bellefontaine mansion, Canyon Ranch Lenox Resort has unveiled a freshly renovated spa designed to […]

These hotel rooftop bars offer excellent – and very different – views of D.C.

Lady Bird is the new rooftop bar at the Banneker, a Kimpton hotel located just north of Scott Circle. The outdoor space has views of the White House, Washington National Cathedral and other landmarks. (Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post) By Fritz Hahn Lady Bird at the Banneker Kimpton Hotels swept into D.C. two decades ago, when […]

Take a peek into the new Bellwether Beach Resort on St. Pete Beach

Formerly the Grand Plaza Hotel, the cylinder-shaped building and rotating restaurant underwent a colorful renovation. By Diti Kohli The cylinder-shaped hotel on St. Pete Beach just got a major makeover. Formerly known as the Grand Plaza Hotel, the Bellwether Beach Resort reopens in August with a new retro-modern aesthetic — a sharp shift from the […]

Capitol Hill Hotel’s Deck 11 Features Large Pool, Great Views

An 8,000-square-foot rooftop space at YOTEL Washington DC features an 800-square-foot pool, sun decks, and resort cabanas. WASHINGTON, DC — Deck 11 at YOTEL Washington DC is now complete and officially open for hotel guests and the public. The 8,000-square-foot rooftop space at 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW features an 800-square-foot pool, sun decks, resort […]

First Finish Opens Florida Office and Appoints Brian Bagniefski as General Manager

Boca Raton office opened to support current and future hospitality projects in the Florida market Columbia, MD – June 10, 2021 – First Finish aims to more effectively serve the Florida market with the opening of an office in Boca Raton. The new office will manage all current and future hospitality renovation and construction projects […]

First Finish Promotes Two Longtime Executives to Partner

Columbia, MD – May 13, 2021 – First Finish is proud to announce that longtime executives Bryan Higgins and David Puglisi have taken ownership interest in First Finish, alongside founders David and Lori Burman, and have been promoted to Partner. David Burman founded First Finish with Lori Burman in 1999 with one mission in mind—to […]

Kimpton Banneker Readies for DC Debut

Mason Studio revamped the former Kimpton Rouge into an artful homage to the city Words by: Will Speros Set for a May debut, the 144-room Kimpton Banneker Hotel is set to open this May, courtesy of Toronto-based design firm Mason Studio. Housed within the former Kimpton Rouge along Embassy Row, the $20 million renovation features a narrative […]