News for the Hospitality Executive
Sage Hospitality Selected to to Manage the Development
Two Hotel Properties in West Palm Beach, Florida
|Denver, CO (October 07, 2008) -- Sage Hospitality, one
of the nation’s most widely recognized hotel development and management
companies, has been selected by NCP Investments to provide Management and
Technical Service support for the development of two premier hotel properties
in West Palm Beach, Florida, an Aloft by Starwood and The Comeau, a Renaissance
Hotel, a Marriott brand. This brings Sage Hospitality’s nationally recognized
hotel and restaurant management experience to South Florida.
The Aloft, planned to open in late 2009, will have 150 rooms, meeting spaces, and a full bar with grab and go food service. Plans call for an upscale rooftop pool and lounge with outstanding views of the beach and waterfront.
The Comeau, a Renaissance Hotel, will have 162 rooms, a fitness center and meeting spaces. Like the aloft property, there will an upscale rooftop pool and lounge with outstanding views of the beach and waterfront. The Comeau will also feature a Sage Restaurant Group custom restaurant.
"These projects will help add to the economic momentum in downtown West Palm Beach and also bring us much-needed hotel space," said Mayor Lois J. Frankel. "We're excited that the hotel guests will be able to enjoy our fabulous shops, unique restaurants and beautiful downtown waterfront."
The Comeau is already listed on the National Historic Registry and the application is currently in review to have the Southern Bell Building added to the national list as part of the adaptive re-use development. Both buildings are on track to receive local Historic designation.
Florida’s rich history can still be seen across West Palm Bean and especially in the historic district where these hotels will be located. The historic Southern Bell building was originally constructed in 1926 by Southern Bell as its regional headquarters and switching facility. When the switching use was discontinued, the building was converted to offices. The Comeau was built in 1925 as an office building and has been used in this manner ever since.
The Comeau will be replacing the aluminum windows which had been installed in the 60’s or 70’s to a style that more closely resembles the original architecture of the building. Balconies will be created on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the hotel on existing roof setbacks. At the Meridian where the aloft is planned, a new park will be built in place of an existing parking lot at Fern and Dixie and donated to the City of West Palm Beach. Also, a new annex will be built on the south side of this park connecting to the Meridian Building creating an L shaped structure overlooking this new park.
"We are very pleased to be working with Sage Hospitality," said Quinn. "Their success in this industry is unparalleled. We have high expectations for these two projects and plan to establish a prominent place within the community."
About Sage Hospitality
In 1997, Sage Hospitality pioneered the company's urban redevelopment initiative converting the blighted Joslin's department store in downtown Denver into a showplace Courtyard by Marriott. Since then, Sage Hospitality has preserved and transformed five additional, underused national landmark buildings into award-winning hotel properties that serve as important catalysts for downtown revitalization. Projects include the historic Blackstone hotel in Chicago and the upcoming Portland hotel The Nines in the historic Meyers and Frank building. For more information, please visit www.sagehospitality.com
About NCP Investment, LLC
|Also See:||Sage Hospitality Resources Opens The Legendary Blackstone--A Renaissance Hotel; Chicago's Finest Example of a Turn-of-the-Century Luxury Hotel Transformed by a $128 Million Preservation Project / Exclusive Photos / March 2008|
|Sage Hospitality Appoints Frederick Kleisner II as General Manager of the Nines in Portland, Oregon / October 2008|