NATIONAL REPORT—An oceanfront expansion in Florida, a luxury transformation in Boston and a California renovation with a locally sourced restaurant are among the upgrades taking place across the country.
Plunge Beach Hotel
The Plunge Beach Hotel in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL, which debuted less than a year ago, has expanded. A new six-unit bungalow building has been added to the resort’s collection.
The two-story, freestanding building consists of five two-bedroom residences and one full-king residence. Each bungalow features one or two full bathrooms, a kitchenette, private balcony, a lounge area with queen sleeper sofa, access to a secluded pool and is steps away from the ocean. Every room in the bungalows has hand-drawn wall murals.
This is the fourth individual building at the resort, in addition to the original Bungalows, the Island and Beach residences. Each has its own distinctive design aesthetic.
The property is managed by Hospitality Ventures Management Group.
Kimpton Nine Zero
The Kimpton Nine Zero in Boston is currently undergoing a top-to-bottom transformation.
As of November, the hotel is transforming its 190 guestrooms and suites, the living room lobby, and 2,400 sq. ft. of private event and workspace. Rooms will include leather-laden bed frames and Eames chairs, and be accessorized with books and artwork.
Kimpton, along with the hotel’s ownership group, Brookfield Properties, chose Boston’s Korn Design to handle the hotel’s next chapter, and California’s Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) to oversee all hotel interiors.
DoubleTree by Hilton Pomona
DoubleTree by Hilton Pomona in California recently opened following a multimillion-dollar renovation.
Historic downtown Pomona photography decorates the 132 guestrooms and common areas. The property features 8,000 sq. ft. of flexible banquet and meeting space and can accommodate up to 700 guests. The largest ballroom is 5,600 sq. ft., with floor-to-ceiling windows that highlight the mountain and city views. The ballroom accommodates up to 400 guests, but also can host a more intimate event with as few as 50 guests. The hotel is owned by SCG America and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts.
The hotel also includes a new restaurant, Vita Italian Bar & Grill, which features ingredients sourced from Cal Poly Pomona and other surrounding farms.
Detroit Marriott Southfield Hotel
The Detroit Marriott Southfield Hotel recently completed a more than $12-million redesign.
The renovation involved all public spaces, including the lobby, all guestrooms, pool, fitness center, the restaurant, a new concierge lounge and a new business center. The redesign and transformation were overseen by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, which manages the hotel property.
The redesigned hotel is the first and only hotel in the Detroit area to feature the new Marriott design, which includes replacing all carpet in guestrooms with hardwood floors that are accented by area rugs, low-profile platform beds, expanded closets and walk-in showers with handheld shower wands.