Just got back from a December 24 - 31 stay at the Westin. Here's my observations:
Restaurants - according to the sheet that we received under our door on the 30th, all of the restaurants are now open. I can't verify that as we are timeshare owners and don't frequent the restaurants normally. I do know that the Reserva Conchal Beach Club restaurant is still available to hotel guests, as we did have dinner there. And the lobby restaurant is still being used for dinners as well. So - lots of choices.
Construction - about 6 or 8 of the 8-plex buildings are still closed for renovations. They are along the 18th fairway and across the street. Didn't hear any construction noise at all.
Renovations - Generally, I'd say the renovations are an improvement. I'm speaking specifically about the 8-plexes, not the Royal Service buildings. Replacing the tub/showers with large showers is a big improvement. Putting the toilet in its own space separate from the shower is good. However, having a door on the toilet that doesn't go to either the floor or the ceiling is not good at all. There's just no privacy. Some things shouldn't have to be heard by everyone in the unit. Really like the changes to the entrance and parking area. Also the lobby.
Occupancy - I have to say it wasn't busy at all. We have been there about 15 times from December to March, and this was about as quiet as we've seen it.
Service - I'd say the service has improved across the board under the Westin banner. Certainly we received better service from the front desk people and the concierges.
Timeshare units - Some of the units used to have a granite "breakfast bar" separating the kitchen and living area. Those have been removed in the renovations. That's unfortunate.