The 0-million newly expanded resort is set within the 20,000 acre Palmetto Bluff community, in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry.SHANGHAI, CHINA—Global hospitality interior design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) assigned its Studio HBA team, which specializes in designing mid-market hotels, to style the new Aloft Guangzhou Tianhe in the Tianhe District here.MIAMI—An affiliate of Gencom has acquired Peninsula Papagayo Resort, a 1,400-acre luxury master development in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province.

ATLANTA—Coral Hospitality-GA, LLC, has completed an $8-million renovation program at two of their six managed Georgia State Lodge properties.

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa and Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club are introducing extensive redesigns, upgrades and additions.

LAKE GENEVA, WI—Paloma Resort Properties has completed the second phase of renovations to The Ridge Hotel, a privately owned, 90-acre property in southeastern Wisconsin formerly known as Geneva Ridge Resort.

GREENWICH, CT—Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm, has revealed it will launch Principal, a new urban lifestyle hotel group, on November 1, following a capital investment in the portfolio of approximately $195 million (150 million pound.)MYRTLE BEACH, SC—The 30-acre Double Tree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront here, is the latest addition to the Double Tree by Hilton portfolio of 465-plus hotels after a property-wide renovation and expansion project of the resort.

The property was formerly known as the Springmaid Beach Resort.

SAN FRANCISCO—Pineapple Hospitality has changed the name of its 93-room property here to The Alise.The hotel has been operating in preview mode as Hotel Grace while construction, design elements and custom art installations were in progress.FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—Ikona Hotel, formerly the Shell Motel located at 3030 Bayshore Dr., here, has opened its doors following a multimillion-dollar renovation that restored key features of the midcentury modern building while modernizing the interior design with smart technology and stylish amenities.NEGRIL, JAMAICA—Amid the rocky cliffs of Negril’s West End resides the Cliff Hotel, a luxury 33-room boutique hotel seeking to carve out its own story in this idyllic beach destination.Much like the singsong voices of the people here, there is a rhythm to this place that makes it special and different.ORANGE COUNTY, CA—Montage Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Crescent Communities and The Athens Group, is embarking on the final phase of expansion and debuting its first East Coast resort.