News for the Hospitality Executive
Ocean City, Md. (January 30, 2013) – Executives at Real Hospitality Group (RHG) announced today that three of the hotels in their portfolio were identified in the Crain’s New York Business Top 10 List of the largest new hotels in New York. The hotels opened in 2012 along with 20 new properties in the New York market, as cited by Crain’s. “Our portfolio expansion in 2012 will continue over the next two years, both domestically and internationally based on our present pipeline and signifies the strength of the hospitality industry both here in the US and abroad”, comments Ben Seidel, President and CEO for Real Hospitality Group.
Hotels making the NYC Top Ten List include The Hotel de Point, an Ascend Collection Hotel located in College Point – Flushing and opened in August 2012. This beautiful hotel is part of a mixed use development which includes a 300 seat Asian Fusion buffet restaurant, rooftop restaurant and lounge and outdoor deck with sweeping views of the city, eateries, shops, indoor pool with aquatic wellness programs, Kam Man Foods, a 30,000 square foot grocery, and the popular KTV Karaoke and Conference Center. The hotel features many environmentally friendly design elements throughout. The hotel, ranked number ten on the list, is owned by Point 128, LLC and was designed by Raymond Chan, Architect.
The Holiday Inn Midtown South placed ninth on the list opened in January 2012. The hotel features 122 guest rooms, Contorno’s Restaurant and Bar, rooftop deck, and is presently redesigning the lobby to further enhance the overall guest experience in Midtown Manhattan. The hotel is part of the Chesapeake Lodging Trust portfolio of hotels.
Ranking in seventh place on the list is the Hotel Indigo Brooklyn. This 128 room hotel opened in August 2012 as an independent hotel and completed the conversion to the Hotel Indigo brand in the fall. The hotel offers a unique design with art murals and décor inspired by local Brooklyn neighborhood themes. The guest rooms are clean and modern, and guests can enjoy dining in the restaurant, unwind in the second level lounge and maintain their workout in the fitness center. The hotel is owned by the Lam Group.
“We are proud to have three of the ten hotels identified in this year’s Top Ten List”, cites Rick Day, Chief Operating Officer of RHG. “Each of the hotels represents a new level of service and quality for today’s travelers.”
About Real Hospitality Group
Real Hospitality Group (RHG) is headquartered in Ocean City, Md., and comprises a team with more than 200 years of combined hospitality and travel industry experience. The Real Hospitality Group portfolio includes 32 hotel properties with an inventory of more than 5,000 rooms in gateway cities that include New York, Brooklyn, Queens, Philadelphia and locations in Morgantown, West Virginia as well as Glens Falls and Montauk, New York. The company is a recognized service provider for Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt, Wyndham, IHG, and Choice Hotels brands as well as a collection of unique independent hotels. RHG focuses on total service property management, revenue performance and business development for hotels, resorts and investment ownership groups. For more information, please visit the company website at www.realhospitalitygroup.com.
About the Ascend Collection:
A network of historic, boutique and unique hotels that offer guests an authentic, local experience. Member hotels share a passion for delivering attentive service to guests seeking a more experiential, individualized travel experience that gives them a sense of local flavor. To become a member, Ascend™ hotels must embody one of three distinct categories-Historic, Boutique, or Unique-and show a commitment to service excellence. This ensures that all Ascend Collection members are one-of-a-kind hotels defined by a strong local identity, with upscale amenities and attentive service. Ascend Hotel Collection guests benefit from the peace of mind they get from a hotel that's part of a trusted worldwide network, Choice Hotels International®. Additionally, guests can earn free nights through the award-winning Choice Privileges® rewards program. Choice Privileges allows travelers to earn and redeem points at over 5,500 Choice hotels worldwide. For more information, visit www.ascendcollection.com.
About Holiday Inn:
With more than 1,200 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn Hotels is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world. In fact, Holiday Inn was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984. Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts provides the services that business travelers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and comfortable lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and on-site business facilities, KidSuites rooms and, Kids Eat and Stay Free programs, demonstrate the long-standing commitment of Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts to serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as “America’s Favorite Hotel.” For more information about Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Resorts, visit www.holidayinn.com.
About Hotel Indigo:
The Hotel Indigo brand continues to be a strong growth vehicle for IHG with its strategy focused on growing top-tier priority markets and gateway cities. With a quality global pipeline of 51 hotels, the Hotel Indigo estate is set to double in size to 100 properties within the next three to five years. Hotel Indigo properties are planned in key cities including Hong Kong, which will open in early 2013, Tel Aviv, St. Petersburg, Bangkok, Riyadh, Madrid, Jakarta, Lisbon, Barcelona, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York City.
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