Renovations at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort will continue this spring on 428 rooms and the lobby.

Hilton El Conquistador

El Conquistador renovations continue

The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort says it is entering a new phase in a multimillion-dollar renovation across the property.

Renovations that started last fall included a redesigned main pool, offering new poolside cabanas; a larger pool deck with additional sunning areas and several outdoor fire pits; and new outdoor courtyards.

This spring, the hotel said, renovations will begin on the resort’s 428 guest rooms, lobby interiors and lobby bar. In coming months, new wildlife programming, unique garden concepts and a formal adventure and activity program will be announced. All renovations will be complete by the spring of 2017, the hotel said.

Crest Ins. merges

with San Diego firm

Tucson-based Crest Insurance Group LLC has merged with a San Diego company, Partners of the West Insurance Services.

Partners of the West owner Ron Wilson will continue to manage the California division of Crest, the company said. Cody Ritchie leads Crest as company president.

Crest Insurance provides insurance services including commercial, personal and employee benefits insurance. Besides the San Diego office, Crest operates four offices in Arizona.

SAHBA marks

45th home show

The Southern Arizona Home Builders Association is marking its 45th annual home and garden show this weekend.

The show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.

Public parking is free at all TCC lots, SAHBA said. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $8 for adults, free for children 12 and under, and half-price for military with ID. Friday admission is half-price for seniors 50 years and up.

Coupons for $2 off admission are available at Bring a can of food for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and get an additional $1 off.

Staff reports