Hacienda Concepcion is located on more than 2,000 acres of rainforest within walking distance of Lake Sandoval (home to the endangered giant river otter) and offers a unique range of land and river excursions.

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Shore Hotel has opened as the first new-build hotel in Los Angeles beachfront town Santa Monica in the past 10 years. Owned by the Farzam family, the boutique-style property is the first newly constructed hotel in Santa Monica to win Silver LEED sustainability certification.

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When it opens on December 1, The Westin Xian will be the first Westin Hotels & Resorts hotel in the world and the first hotel in Xi’an to have its own museum, which will pay tribute to the ancient history of China with a collection of more than 2,000 artifacts.

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Heritage Hotels and Resorts has completed renovating Santa Fe’s Hotel Plaza Real, located one block from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, and has renamed the newly reopened property the Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe.

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Some views are from bars and restaurants, while others are from quiet viewing decks. Some vantage points have clear views of airliners landing and taking off at Singapore’s Changi International Airport. What all the views have in common are terrific panoramas.

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The transformation has included an extensive redesign to L’Auberge de Sedona’s guestrooms and spa, as well as the addition of 30 luxury cottages, the Veranda Bar and the property’s first pool.

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Carlson’s Radisson Blu upper-upscale hotel brand is making its U.S. debut on November 1 with the opening of the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, located on the first 18 floors of the striking new 81-story Aqua Tower.

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Bahia Mar Beach Resort & Yachting Center has begun an enhancement program that will make over the property’s 296 guest rooms and suites and revive its Commodore Ballroom. Upon completion in fall 2011, the property will be renamed the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach – a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.

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The Pacific Beach Hotel, which is located next to the beach in Waikiki, has upgraded 300 guestrooms and completely renovated two of its luxury suites.

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Formerly the Sheffield Park Hotel, the 95-bedroom property, which is located on Chesterfield Road on the outskirts of Sheffield, has undergone a significant refurbishment to offer guests and the local community high-quality accommodations and business, conference and leisure facilities.

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Dunton Hot Springs, a 19th-century ghost town in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains which has been turned into a luxury resort, is offering a variety of winter activities for guests searching for fresh powder, climbing ice or outdoor and indoor natural hot springs.

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Americans rank cleanliness over, price, location and security as the most important factor in selecting a hotel, according to a survey conducted on behalf of the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

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Owned and operated by Eros Resorts & Hotels Ltd. and managed by Hilton Worldwide, the newly built DoubleTree by Hilton New Delhi-Mayur Vihar is located in Mayur Vihar within a 20-minute drive of the business district in the New Okhla Industrial Development Area.

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A Hyatt Hotels Corporation affiliate has entered into an agreement with ASB Tanzania Ltd. to manage ASB’s Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the hotel becoming Hyatt’s first in Tanzania.

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Designed by architect Nobutaka Ashihara, the building will rise to a height of 752 feet, 9 inches. According to Marriott International, this will make it the tallest stand-alone hotel building (without office or residential space) in New York.

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At its scheduled opening in 2015, the 1,003-room Austin Marriott Marquis will be the largest hotel in the Texas city and is likely to transform Austin’s meeting and convention market.

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Each bungalow in the Le Maitai Lapita Village on Huahine is designed to evoke a sense of the Polynesian canoe house and is decorated with stylized canoe prows. Traditional paddles decorate the walls of the bungalows, and many feature furniture in the shape of a canoe.

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The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a 115-key oceanfront hotel and residences, will be the centerpiece of the renovation of the Dorado Beach Resort, which is set to open in December 2012.

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Located at the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Streets in Manhattan, The Nolitan Hotel is the first boutique hotel in what is labeled as the ‘Nolita’ district. The Nolitan has 55 rooms and is aiming to provide personalized attention and intuitive service.

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