This photo-rich article gives an in-depth look at the amenities on offer at The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage, Calif. An oasis of tranquility, the spa features a whirlpool surrounded by boulders, a relaxation area and treatment rooms with private terraces and outdoor showers.
Conceptualized in 2011, Hilton Garden Inn's Flourish program has successfully generated several brandwide amenity upgrades that helped improve guest satisfaction and drive rates. Among these changes is the Project Grow initiative that transformed Hilton Garden Inn lobbies into open spaces with ample seating and a natural ambiance that encouraged guests to socialize. The program has been implemented in 260 Hilton Garden Inn properties around the world, with 100 more properties expected to adopt the new design by the end of the first quarter next year.
Omni Hotels & Resorts has reached a deal with KSL Capital Partners to purchase five resorts comprising a total of 2,362 rooms. The properties are La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.; The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C.; The Homestead resort in Hot Springs, Va.; Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif.; and Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. Omni says the hotels will be rebranded as Omni properties.
Apollo Global Management and Sage Hospitality have sold a four-hotel Hilton Select Service Portfolio to Blackstone for an undisclosed amount. The 751-room portfolio includes a Homewood Suites hotel in San Francisco and three Hilton Garden Inns in Atlanta, Denver and Orlando, Fla.
Spring break travelers who want to take a dip in a great hotel pool should check out the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure or the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. The Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif., boasts an adults-only pool, two 100-foot slides, a beach, sprinklers, a water-play zone and a swimming pool with a surrounding "river."