Same Digs, New Look for Four Hotels

NATIONAL REPORT—Spring is upon us and heralds a fresh start for long-standing hotels in the U.S. Here’s a look at recent renovations:

Fairmont Chicago

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, has unveiled its 687 guestrooms and suites following a multimillion-dollar room upgrade. Updated rooms now have 50-in. HDTVs and Chicago-inspired decor, plus additional infrastructural updates throughout the hotel. The hotel revamped its interior with fresh and vibrant decor accents to complement the outdoor parks surrounding the property.

Cheeca Lodge & Spa

Six months after Hurricane Irma, Cheeca Lodge & Spa will reopen its doors on March 30. Debuting with a $25-million renovation, the hotel has revitalized its detailed interiors, returning to its full post-hurricane grandeur. The 214-room property has undergone a restoration reflected in its guestrooms, waterfront suites, public spaces, pools and outdoor landscaping, capturing the charm of the Florida Keys while showcasing the property’s rich history.

Historic El Cortez Hotel & Casino

Historic El Cortez Hotel & Casino, located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, has begun renovating 73 of its Tower Rooms to debut in late summer. The new interior decor and artwork represent the hotel’s location and history.

The refreshed rooms plan to offer a warm, modern design blended with a bit of whimsy, while incorporating a splash of Spanish Colonial style. Highlights of the redesigned rooms include black and white floor tiles, traditional style rugs, carved wood details and modern accent furniture.

DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs

The DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs Hotel has completed a $9-million renovation, and now features a new restaurant, The Mill House, and The Bar, the largest hotel bar in Colorado Springs, according to the company. The 299-room hotel is owned by an operating affiliate of, and managed by, GF Management.

Enhancements at the DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs began with the guestroom experience—upgrades include new Sweet Dreams Beds and bedding, the installation of new 49-in. and larger HD flat-screen televisions in all guestrooms, new carpet, tiled entryways and more.