CALLING ALL SNOWBIRDS

With winter on the march comes welcome word of new hotels in the Sunshine State of Florida:

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa debuts 450 rooms on lavish Gulf Coast grounds between Naples and Fort Myers. A 19,000-square-foot spa, 27-hole golf course, and private island beach lead the lengthy list of attractions. From $190. (941) 992-9850, www.hyatt.com

Just across the street from the convention center, the new Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Hotel draws business travelers grateful for the convenience, on-staff computer troubleshooter, and the rave-worthy Darrel & Oliver’s Bistro 17 from celebrated chef Oliver Saucy. Rooms from $129. (954) 626-1700, www.renaissancehotels.com

With a tropical-estate-themed makeover, the old Miami Beach Ocean Resort takes a bow this month as The Palms South Beach, blending a native garden setting and soothing rooms with high-tech touches like lobby plasma TVs broadcasting ocean surf shots. From $220. (305) 534-0505, www.thepalmshotel.com