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Life House Adds Three New Texas Boutique Hotels to Its Management Portfolio
Life House | May 15, 2023
SAN ANTONIO--Life House, a technology-forward hotel management company, has been selected to manage three new hotels in Texas - Hotel Dryce in Fort Worth, The Flats at St. Mary in San Antonio, and a third property that will be announced soon. The owners of both Hotel Dryce and The Flats at St. Mary wanted an experienced independent hotel operator to run the day-to-day operations and free up their time to focus on development projects. They were drawn to Life House’s ability to preserve brand identity, while maximizing profit through tech-enabled management. The demand for Life House's management aligns with a broader Texas trend, whereby...
The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club Opens in Colorado
May 4, 2023
May 4, 2023. Aurora, CO. The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club, a new boutique hotel, has opened as the hospitality center for the nationally recognized University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Long considered the gateway to the Rockies, Aurora has evolved into Colorado’s biotech hub and a health and life sciences research center. The Benson Hotel, a Preferred Hotel & Resorts member, lies conveniently between downtown Denver and Denver International Airport. It is adjacent to the Fitzsimmons Innovation Community, the new business and residential district focused on medical and bioscience. The Benson Hotel has been expre...
Uniting the Boutique Community to Amplify the Lucrative Future of Independent and Boutique Hotels
BLLA | April 20, 2023
Leading minds in boutique hospitality create a one-of-a-kind agenda for the 11th annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference Los Angeles, CA - April 20, 2023 - The Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) is returning to the live stage with the 11th annual Boutique Hotel Investment Conference on June 7-8, 2023. Boutique experts and visionaries will gather in New York City’s Florence Gould Hall to better understand the fundamentals of hotel investment as it relates to the evergrowing boutique landscape. Taking the stage are hospitality icons like Andrew Zobler - The Sydell Group, Jason, Larry, and Michael Pomeranc - SIXTY Hotels, ...
The Incline Lodge: North Lake Tahoe’s Newly Renovated Boutique Hotel to Debut Summer 2023
The Incline Lodge | April 13, 2023
NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev.--The Incline Lodge, a 38-room mountain modern inspired boutique hotel, will debut early summer as Incline Village’s first and only boutique hotel property. Located adjacent to The Hyatt Regency Hotel on Lake Tahoe’s north shore, the family-owned Incline Lodge is poised to provide a new year-round accommodation option and is now accepting reservations with availability starting July 1, 2023 for Lake Tahoe travelers and locals alike. Formerly The Parkside Inn, The Incline Lodge has undergone extensive renovations complete with a sophisticated mountain modern aesthetic, custom designed finishes, enhanced acoustical ...
Eagle Point Hotel Partners and Longitude Partner to Open The Ozarker Lodge in Branson, MO
Eagle Point Hotel Partners | April 5, 2023
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (April 5, 2023) - Eagle Point Hotel Partners(EPHP), a privately held independent platform focused on hotel real estate, has partnered with Missouri-based hospitality branding and design agency, Longitude, to open a new independent boutique hotel, The Ozarker Lodge. This is the first hotel acquisition, renovation, and repositioning for this partnership between EPHP and Longitude, who have plans to expand throughout the Midwest over the next several years. The Ozarker Lodge is the first Midwest property in EPHP’s portfolio, but the company is well-known for its portfolio of unique, design-driven, independent hotels ...
The Eighteen by Locale, a Boutique Apartment Hotel, Set to Open in East Nashville
Locale | April 3, 2023
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 3, 2023-- Locale Hospitality, a leading manager of premium apartment-style accommodations, and a team of Nashville developers announced the April 2023 opening of The Eighteen by Locale, a boutique apartment hotel in Nashville's Five Points neighborhood located at 18 Mcferrin Ave. The property features 11 custom-designed short-term rental units, including two bespoke penthouses, a ground-floor commercial space, and a rooftop deck with sweeping views of downtown Nashville. In addition to a spacious bedroom and living room, guests will have access to a full kitchen and in-unit washer and dryer. Locale's ...
Springboard Hospitality Debuts PACIFIC 19 Kona
Springboard Hospitality | April 3, 2023
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, April 3, 2023-- The all-new PACIFIC 19 Kona today debuts as a completely renovated and re-envisioned island-urban hotel for independent travelers seeking design-forward accommodations and authentic experiences. Managed by Springboard Hospitality, the 122-room hotel is located on Hawaii Island (the Big Island) and sits on the 19th parallel, which draws a line across the Pacific Ocean connecting east to west. "The hotel is inspired by the Pacific – a home to many places, cultures, and peoples," said James Evans, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Nine Brains. "PACIFIC 19 Kona is a fresh concept for...
Cloudbeds Launches Inaugural State of Independent Lodging Report
Cloudbeds | March 20, 2023
(SAN DIEGO, CA) March 20, 2023 — Cloudbeds, the hospitality management platform powering more reservations and happier guests for lodging businesses around the globe, today announced the launch of its inaugural State of Independent Lodging Report. The first installment of the report, which will be released annually, offers a unique and data-rich view into the independent lodging segment, including data from property types and segments often overlooked in industry reporting. “Over the past decade, we have enjoyed a front-row seat to one of the world’s most dynamic and accelerating industries. We’re thrilled to utilize that privile...
The 420 Hotels Launches Crowdfunding Round for the First Hotel With a Legally Licensed Lounge for Cannabis Consumption
The 420 Hotels | March 9, 2023
DENVER--The 420 Hotels Inc. is entering the next phase of opening Denver’s first legally licensed cannabis consumption lounge in a boutique hotel by announcing the launch of an equity crowdfunding campaign and by filing their Form C with the SEC through StartEngine, an industry leading private investment platform for investors seeking high growth potential in highly vetted, early stage ventures. This campaign is now live, and according to the Form C, this is the first time a licensed cannabis business has launched a campaign on the StartEngine platform. “Launching this campaign on StartEngine is a major step towards validating cann...
Hôtel Dame des Arts Debuts on Paris’ Left Bank
Hôtel Dame des Arts | March 8, 2023
Vibrant new lifestyle hotel, Hôtel Dame des Arts opens its doors just last month in the beating artistic heart of Saint-Germain on Paris’ Rive Gauche. Just a short walk from global landmark Notre Dame Cathedral, the independent hotel boasts 109 bedrooms and suites, a showstopping Rooftop Bar with 360* views of the seven main attractions of Paris, a beautifully designed restaurant with an adjacent garden courtyard, and a stunning gym. Internationally renowned Paris-based designer Raphael Navot, the 2023 winner of the Maison&Objet ‘Designer of the Year Award’, has spearheaded the interior design of the 1950s building, maste...
Dreamscape Companies Set for March Opening of The Palmetto Following Extensive Renovation
Dreamscape | February 21, 2023
Charleston, SC (February 21, 2023) -- Dreamscape Companies, a New York-based real estate development and investment firm founded by industry veteran Eric Birnbaum, today announces that its boutique Charleston-based hotel, The Palmetto, is rapidly approaching completion and officially slated to open its doors in March 2023. Situated in the heart of Charleston’s historic French Quarter, the property signifies the company’s first foray into the thriving southern market. Originally acquired in 2021, The Palmetto has been reimagined to provide a deeply authentic Charleston experience that is particular to the place in which it resides - mere s...
Rockbridge and Makeready to Introduce The Junto to Columbus, Ohio in May 2023
The Junto | February 8, 2023
Columbus, Ohio, February 8, 2023 – Rockbridge and Makeready are proud to announce The Junto will open May 2023 in Columbus, Ohio and is now welcoming reservations at thejuntohotel.com. Known for its vibrant art scene, expanding tech industry and historical contributions, Columbus is undergoing an energetic transformation. Beginning in May, Ohio’s capital city will welcome its first independent lifestyle hotel to match its innovative energy. The Junto is designed from the ground up to serve as a hub to bring people together within the Columbus community producing an inventive meeting place for locals and travelers al...
Cassia Jerusalem Unveils New Brand and Boutique Hotel Renovation in Heart of the City
Cassia Jerusalem | February 2, 2023
Formerly the King Solomon Hotel Jerusalem, Cassia is a boutique gem for travelers seeking art, culture and tranquility JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – February 2, 2023 – Cassia Jerusalem, located near the picturesque neighborhood of Mishkenot Sha'ananim and Liberty Bell Park, opens its doors as a new brand following a three-year renovation at the property formerly known as King Solomon Hotel Jerusalem. The newly reimagined boutique property features 148 guest rooms and suites that combine artful interiors with modern amenities to foster relaxation and inspiration. Cassia will offer a bespoke wellness experience to relax both mind and body as gu...
EKN Development Group Partners With Appellation to Develop Appellation Petaluma
Appellation | January 20, 2023
SONOMA COUNTY, Calif., Jan. 20, 2023 -- Experienced developer EKN Development Group partners with culinary-first hotel brand Appellation – co-founded by luxury hospitality veteran Christopher Hunsberger and celebrated American chef Charlie Palmer – to launch Appellation Petaluma, California's first experiential boutique hotel. Debuting in 2026, the 93-room property will set a new standard for hospitality in the destination, while embracing Petaluma's local place, culture and rich history. The Downtown Petaluma property will bring renowned local James Beard award-winning chef to the destination – Cha...
Nashville’s Noelle Hotel Goes Independent on Fifth Anniversary
Noelle Nashville | January 20, 2023
Noelle, an experiential hotel operated by Dallas-based Makeready and owned by Ohio-based Rockbridge, has announced its transition to independence after operating under Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio since its opening in December 2017. The immersive property, located in the heart of downtown with its back to Printer’s Alley, will offer a fresh lineup of specialty curated activations, amenities and partnerships to further establish its mark as a creative gathering place with deep connections to artists and makers. “We’ve built a destination that offers a sophisticated curation of downtown centered on authentically crafted experiences. ...
Accor Introduces Handwritten Collection – a Global Portfolio of Hotels Curated With Passion
January 20, 2023
Accor, a world leading hospitality group, today announced an exciting new addition to the Group’s unparalleled network of brands: Handwritten Collection, a global portfolio of charming bespoke hotels that offer an intimate and stylish hospitality experience. Accor already has over 110 Handwritten leads globally totaling more than 11,500 rooms, including 12 secured signings, with five properties expected to debut throughout the first trimester of 2023. Handwritten Collection properties opening over the next several months include Hotel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental, Handwritten Collection in Shanghai, China; Le Saint Gervais Hotel & ...
Artisan Hotel Transforms Into The Lexi, a New Landmark Boutique Hotel in Las Vegas Following Multimillion-Dollar Renovation
Elevations Hotels and Resorts | January 17, 2023
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 17, 2023-- In a town known for its "bigger is better" philosophy, there is a new reimagined property set to bring an intimate and modern travel experience to Las Vegas, and it will make its stunning debut this spring. Open while undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation, the once famed Artisan Hotel Boutique is evolving into The Lexi – Elevations Hotels and Resorts new 64 room hotel that will be the first in Las Vegas to embrace the idea of cannabis-friendly hospitality. Located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, The Lexi is embracing its small and cheeky mentality, and will feature all new guest rooms, inclu...
Hyatt Opens FirstName Bordeaux in France as Part of JdV by Hyatt Collection
FirstName | January 12, 2023
CHICAGO (January 12, 2023) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of FirstName Bordeaux, a lifestyle hotel joining the JdV by Hyatt collection of independent hotels. Demonstrating Hyatt’s continued brand growth in Europe, FirstName Bordeaux embodies the JdV by Hyatt brand’s inclusive spirit, feel-good outlook, and joy-driven approach to hotel experiences. Located in the heart of the historic port city, FirstName Bordeaux is a true reflection of its neighborhood, encouraging guests to discover local delights at their own pace. Situated in an iconic building, the hotel is close to the Garonne River and momen...
The Darwin Hotel Opens in Atlanta’s Historic Old Fourth Ward
The Darwin Hotel | December 14, 2022
ATLANTA, GA (DECEMBER 14, 2022) — The Darwin Hotel is now open in Atlanta's historic Old Fourth Ward, considered by many to be one of the city's hippest neighborhoods. The 111-room boutique hotel is breaking all of the rules when it comes to hospitality. According to General Manager, Alfonce McKinney III, "Our goal is to provide guests with a cozy, creative spot designed for those who want a functional place to stay with close proximity to really great local discoveries." The Darwin is an upper midscale property which channels the essence of reinvention while paying homage to the Old Fourth Ward. What is notable in an ever-changing ...
Uncommon Hospitality to Open Boutique Hotel in Portland, Maine’s Historic West End District
Post Company | December 13, 2022
Portland, Maine (December 13, 2022) – Maine-based, family-owned hospitality group Uncommon Hospitality announce their newest project, The Longfellow Hotel , designed in partnership with New York-based design firm Post Company. Opening in Summer 2023, The Longfellow will be Post Company’s first hotel in Maine delivering a distinctive design and new wellness offering to the city of Portland. The property will be the first independent full-service hotel to open in Portland in 20 years and is the namesake of famed Portland poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Longfellow will be a five-story, ground up building located at 754 Congress Str...
Eastwind Hotels Plans January 2023 Opening of Eastwind Oliverea Valley
Eastwind Oliverea Valley | December 13, 2022
Oliverea Valley, New York (December 13, 2023) Building on the success of Eastwind Hotel’s established properties, Eastwind Windham and Eastwind Lake Placid, the brand will debut Eastwind Oliverea Valley in January 2023, bringing its signature Scandinavian-inspired accommodations to a new corner of the Catskills. Eastwind Oliverea Valley delves deeper into the natural splendor of the region and offers an enhanced guest experience including an on-site restaurant and bar, Dandelion, pool, and new room category. The third property from the portfolio’s founders Bjorn Boyer, Julija Stoliarova, and Dan Cipriani is the brand’s first ground-up b...
Boutique Hotel Association (BLLA) Addresses the Importance of Keeping Boutique Hotel Properties as Independent Hotels
Frances Kiradjian | December 8, 2022
By Frances Kiradjian The impressive spirit of wisdom and leadership that exists around the world to remain independent is alive and well and being celebrated consistently With the recent announcement of Hyatt purchasing Dream Hotels, this is the exact moment to reflect on big chains buying out smaller boutique brands. It may be a good move for the owner of the Dream brand, who has spent many years building up the brand value while keeping ownership of the assets at bay [as each property is owned by others, with just a few exceptions]. Hyatt is also gaining a lifestyle group of properties to add to its portfolio. While this may be a good...
BLLA Conference Discusses the Future of People in Boutique Hospitality
BLLA | December 7, 2022
Keeping your independence in today’s hospitality industry as more travelers opt for authentic experiences backed by heartfelt owners and their teams On October 25th and 26th, a very special gathering of the top hospitality professionals attended the 2022 Boutique Hotel Owners Conference by BLLA in Westlake Village, CA. Over the two-day event, hotel owners, operators, entrepreneurs, and managers celebrated the prosperity of independent boutique hotels in the industry. They collaborated on topics such as consumer markets, hotel operations, and technology innovation; some unconventional topics such as energy and the philosophy of deal-making....
BDNY Returns With Enthusiastic Attendance and a Spotlight on Thought-Provoking Design
BDNY | December 7, 2022
Event brings 13,000 hospitality and design professionals back to NYC NEW YORK, NY (December 7, 2022) — Boutique Design New York (BDNY), the leading trade fair and conference for the boutique hospitality and lifestyle industry, gathered nearly 13,000 designers, architects, brand executives, hoteliers, developers, purchasers, manufacturers, and other professionals from 47 countries at the Javits Center on November 13-14 to experience new products, engaging conversations, and strategic networking events. BDNY started off strong with a sold-out Kickoff Party on November 12th and continued with a noticeable increase in attendance proving t...
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