New Look, Same Digs for Three Hotels

NATIONAL REPORT— Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort completes a $14-million renovation and repositioning; Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center is nearing completion of its transformation; and there’s more.

DoubleTree Fess Parker

Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. completed a $14-million renovation and repositioning of its DoubleTree Fess Parker hotel, including a rebrand to the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. The hotel is owned in a 50/50 joint venture along with its partner, the Fess Parker family.

The comprehensive renovation entailed a remodel of the hotel’s 360 guestrooms, including all new casegoods, floor and wallcoverings, as well as a bathroom remodel including converting bathtubs to showers in the king rooms. In addition, the scope included a full renovation of the hotel’s 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, while further enhancing the arrival experience with entirely new flooring, soft seating and casegoods throughout the lobby, in addition to new front-desk pods.

Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center

The Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center is nearing completion of its nine-month, multimillion-dollar renovation. In addition to the hotel’s 18,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, the renovation encompasses numerous exterior cosmetic changes and major improvements to all 344 guestrooms.

New features include a fresh new design of the property’s 18,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor meeting space, which will give each room its own individual style with nods to the Perimeter Center. The property’s largest space, the grand ballroom, will be completely overhauled with textured walls, expansive 18-ft. ceilings, distinctive lighting accents, and custom millwork evoking the ample tree cover of the area. The junior king and queen ballroom will have an abundance of natural lighting with floor-to-ceiling windows, new champagne and turquoise-accented carpeting, and modern lighting.

In addition to a complete renovation of the hotel exterior, the property will add other cosmetic improvements, such as fresh landscaping; a grand porte-cochere; an all-new lobby with custom millwork, flooring , indoor fireplace, check-in pods, and more.

Kansas City Airport Marriott

The Hotel Group (THG) completed the multimillion-dollar renovation of its Marriott in Kansas City, MO.

THG’s renovation includes upgrading all guestrooms and suites with 55-in. flat-panel TVs, a work desk, upgraded bedding, hard surface flooring, updated bathrooms with a barn door and modified storage option in an open closet area. The updated M Club located on the lobby level offers a place to work, recharge, connect and relax.

Exclusively at the newly updated Marriott, KC tap+table restaurant has partnered with locally sourced Kansas City flavors and housemade ingredients. In addition, there’s seasonal outdoor seating overlooking the Berlin Reservoir from the 70-seat lounge and 64-seat restaurant showcasing a double-sided 12 beer tap tower with locally crafted ales along with wines and spirits. The restaurant has a 46-seated elevated and lower level outdoor patio dining area with a fire pit and a view of the city.