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The Dearborn Inn, a Marriott Hotel, is undergoing a comprehensive renovation of all 229 guestrooms throughout the main building and the Burbank and McGuffey buildings, as well as all first-floor meeting space. The historic Michigan hotel commissioned by Henry Ford in 1931 will get a $5.5-million facelift. The new décor will reflect the property's unique history with thematic art of Ford, his company and the automobile industry…The Embassy Suites Hotel Boca Raton received the Florida Green Lodging designation from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection…The 330-room Radisson Hotel Nashua (NH) is undergoing an $8-million renovation expected to be completed by November. The seven-story castle hotel will add 14 unique suites and renovate the guestrooms, spa and all meeting space…The Sheraton Universal Hotel in Hollywood Hills, CA is undergoing $30 million in renovations of all guestrooms and some public spaces and will be completed in time to celebrate the legendary hotel's 40th anniversary. Since opening in 1969, the “Hotel of the Stars” has served as home to hundreds of film, TV and music entertainers…The Swissotel Chicago recently completed the first phase of a $20-million project to upgrade all 632 guestrooms, opening 538 rooms to the public. Designed by Melanie Swisher, each room features a specialty Swiss Comfort Bed with an upholstered headboard, a 37-inch HD split-screen plasma TV, a frameless glass shower stall and photo art floating in an acrylic panel…Morgans Hotel Group Co. announced it will temporarily close Morgans, one of the first boutique hotels, to undergo a complete renovation led by renowned Andrée Putman. MHG expects to reopen the hotel located in Manhattan's fashion district in September.

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