Aloft Atlanta: The 254-room, 10-foor Aloft Downtown Atlanta opened. The hotel is owned by DeBartolo Development and managed by Banyan Investment Group. It is the first Aloft Hotel in the state and the largest Aloft Hotel in the southeast for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. The new Aloft hotel is adjacent to the Atlanta Merchandise Mart.
Courtyard Irvine: The Courtyard Irvine Spectrum is owned by R.D. Olson Development and managed by Marriott International. The Courtyard Irvine Spectrum has access to the Irvine Spectrum Center, Laguna Beach, Orange County Great Park and Saddleback Mountain. The eight-story hotel has a lap pool, putting green, fitness center and 8,500 square feet of meeting space.
Reborn hotel: Trenton, N.J.’s former Lafayette Yard Hotel re-opened as the Wyndham Garden Trenton Hotel. The property has 164 rooms and is currently undergoing renovations since it was purchased from the city at auction in November for $6 million. The hotel was originally constructed for $60 million in 2002, along with an attached parking garage that remains the property of the city of Trenton and was not included in the sale. Edison Broadcasting purchased the hotel and Marshall Hotels & Resorts will operate the property. The hotel has more than 10,000 square feet of multifunctional meeting and conference space and a 6,000-square-foot ballroom.