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Jul 5, 2009

Amelia Island

Eight hotels and inns on Amelia Island have re-launched the OPack Your Bags for Amelia IslandO program, offering air travelers up to an USD80 room credit for checked baggage fees. The program is in place through Dec. 31, 2009, on stays of three or more nights at participating hotels. Visitors traveling by air can find a list of hotels and more information on the OPack Your BagsO program at www.ameliaisland.com/freebags. Jul 1, 2009

Bohemian Hotel

The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, the latest luxury boutique hotel by The Kessler Collection in Orlando, Fla., will officially open in Savannah, Ga. on July 24, 2009. A ceremonial ribbon-cutting will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2009. This new property, which is the first new hotel overlooking the Savannah River to open its doors in 17 years, complements The Kessler CollectionOs Mansion on Forsyth Park, located in the heart of Savannah. Defined by brick and glass architecture and inspiring interior design, The Bohemian Hotel features nine stories including 75 guest rooms and suites, concierge service, valet parking and an on-site fitness center. SavannahOs newest hotel will also offer a full-service restaurant on River Street serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring fresh seafood and casual American fare created by KesslerOs culinary team. Rocks on the Roof, a rooftop lounge, offers spectacular views of the Savannah River amid casual elegance. Located at 102 West Bay St., the hotel has the distinction of being the latest property by hotelier and real estate developer Richard C. Kessler, chairman and CEO of The Kessler Enterprise, Inc. Introductory rates at The Bohemian start at USD 179 per night. For reservations or more information, call 877-486-9575 or visit www.bohemianhotelsavannah.com. Jun 30, 2009

Copley Square Hotel

Tishman Construction Corporation of Massachusetts has completed the USD 17 million, fast-track renovation of the Copley Square Hotel, built in 1891, for its owner, CapStar Copley, LLC. The hotel, located in historic Back Bay, has been transformed into a modern boutique property. The hotelOs 143 guestrooms have been updated with a contemporary palette of warm, neutral-toned fabrics, dark woods, and chrome, and the bathrooms were fully renovated. Guest rooms feature pillow-top beds, workstations with ergonomic chairs, and free Wi-Fi. Amenities include full-service concierge service, 24-hour complimentary coffee service in the lobby, and a daily OWine DownO hour at 5 p.m. New dining options include the casually elegant Xhale for breakfast and dinner, and Minibar, an upscale martini bar with a full appetizer menu. Additionally, there is a lobby lounge. The hotel partially opened for guests in January and was fully occupied this spring. Arrowstreet, Inc. was the architect and Intra-Spec, Inc. served as interior designer for the project. For more information, visit www.copleysquarehotel.com. Jul 2, 2009

Distressed Hotel Summit

The Distressed Hotel Summit is being launched by Hotel & Motel Management magazine for hospitality industry professionals to be held October 12-13...

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