Atlantis Rises

Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas will be renovated for the next few years. The pink resort sits behind a marina and palm trees.
Atlantis Paradise Island

You can’t get more fresh, breezy and ocean-surrounded than Atlantis Paradise Island but the nearly 25-year-old property has announced the completion dates of ongoing renovations as well as some new and covet-able accommodations that will have meeting planners dreaming of the legendary Bahamas pink property while spring ebbs and summer arrives.

Renovations of all the guestrooms and suites in The Royal East Tower will be finished by summer 2022 followed by newly renovated rooms and suites in The Royal West Tower. Expect to be soothed and lulled to sleep with design elements drawn from seascapes, beaches and coral reefs.

The Royal’s Bridge Suite will be totally renovated next year. Design motifs are sourced from the legend of Atlantis and treasures of a lost city.

Beyond 2022, the resort will partner with David Grutman of Groot Hospitality to open an “oasis within an oasis” which is being called “Somewhere Else.” The oceanfront escape, opening in 2024 and replacing the current Beach Tower, will have 400 guest rooms and suites along with dining venues, pools, recreation areas and live performances.

The Casino, too, is getting a refresh including sea-inspired shimmers, celestial fixtures and “flowing lines echoing the refractions of the sea.” The Casino’s two onsite lounges will be expanded along with the high limit slots lounge and the gaming salon.

Ready to be enjoyed is the new Lapis Club Lounge in the resort’s The Cove, luxury all-suites hotel. Ocean views will vie for attention with the new full-service bar, daily breakfast and savory hors d’oeuvres.

West World

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Club Lounge. Wood floors and ceiling inserts, a brown couch and wooden chairs make the area feel light and homey.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Club Lounge warms with wood and leather

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, has announced the final stage of a full guest room and Club Lounge restoration which will be ready to debut July 2022.

The property, in Avon, Colorado, began its transformation in 2020 with new dining experiences including the premier sushi restaurant Sakaba, new outdoor terraces at Fireside Bar and the WYLD and Buffalos Terrace Bars.

The resort’s rooms and suites are in the final phase of refurbishments that will evoke the resort’s unique location with organic textures and earth-centered tones. Natural wood and stone are used throughout the design, bringing the organic elements of the mountains indoors.  Newly designed guest rooms and suites have upgraded appliances, marble bathrooms, and Instagram-able views of Beaver Creek Mountain or Vail Valley.

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Tampa Bay Breeze

The Chairman Suite in Hilton Tampa Downtown. Couches, chairs and furniture are in graytones.
The Chairman Suite, Hilton Tampa Downtown has pebble-smooth textures and soothing creme and neutral colors

Hilton Tampa Downtown has completed a multi-year, multimillion-dollar property renovation of its 530 guest rooms, public spaces, lobby and restaurant.

Rooms and suites have been re-imagined in neutral colors, tones and textures including marble and granite bathrooms and the coveted Hilton Serenity bed.

Public spaces have been modernized and upgraded in the hotel which offers 38,000 sq. ft. of freshly renovated, flexible event space including a 14,000-square-foot ballroom, meeting rooms and outdoor function space for groups up to 1,000 guests.

The hotel has pride of place views of the downtown skyline, a rooftop pool and elevated 211 Restaurant and Lounge. The hotel is quartered in downtown Tampa, just a few blocks away from the Tampa Riverwalk, Amalie Arena and the Tampa Convention Center.