The kitchen is open and I believe they are serving lunch, etc. But, the hotel itself won't reopen for guests until late 2018 or early 2019. Same is true for Palm Court which is operated by the same company in the states. But, it appears as if Palm Court may open sooner than Alamanda. I think they're shooting for November 1st. I'm still waiting for updates on both properties before planning anything definitive later this year.
The Alamanda kitchen is closed. There was a fire there a few months ago and it will not be reopening. As for the hotel, it’s still looking pretty bad. Have heard that the rooms were individually owned and only a few of the owners had insurance. I don’t think it’s looking up for the Alamanda, unfortunately because it was a nice place to stay back in the day.