Maxwell Mansion | October 21, 2020
LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (Oct. 21, 2020) – One of the most intriguing lodging properties in Lake Geneva, Wis., the Maxwell Mansion, is getting new owners. Luke and Monica Pfeifer, Wisconsin natives, will take over the reins from Andrew Fritz, who has owned the property since 2012 and is credited with its rejuvenation as one of the most glamorous inns in this storied lake resort community. For more on the Maxwell Mansion which dates back to 1856, its password-required Speakeasy , Apothecary cocktail bar, crystal-laden ballroom, and shaded gardens, visit www.MaxwellMansion1856.com. The address is 421 Baker Street, just two blocks east of Geneva Lake...
Stanley Turkel | September 22, 2020
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Hotel Allegro, Chicago, IL, (483 rooms) The Hotel Allegro was created on the site of old Bismarck Hotel in 1998. The original Bismarck Hotel was built in 1894 by Emil and Karl Eitel, brothers from Stuttgart, Germany. The Eitels were pioneers who installed ice-boxes in the hotel's kitchen and air conditioning in the hotel's restaurants. During World War I, the Bismarck was renamed the Randolph Hotel because of anti-German sentiment. After the war, the Bismarck name was restored. When the Eitel brothers built a new 19-floor Bismarck Hotel, the 22-story Metropolitan Office Building and the 2500-seat P...
Pebb Capital | January 7, 2020
The reimagined historic Hampton Inn at The Continental features 100 guestrooms managed by Driftwood Hospitality Management Pebb Capital – a diversified, multi-strategy real estate and private equity investment firm – in a partnership with LeaseFlorida, today announced the opening of Hampton Inn at The Continental in Miami Beach, Florida. The new 100-key hotel features a wide range of amenities in one of the U.S.’ leading tourism destinations. This news follows the partnerships acquisition of the historically-designated property in 2016 and subsequent engagement in a $25 million rehabilitation to reposition its interiors to align with...
Davidson Hotels & Resorts | October 29, 2019
ATLANTA (October 29, 2019) – Davidson Hotels & Resorts, one of the nation’s leading full-service hospitality management companies, welcomes Grand Hotel on Michigan’s historic Mackinac Island to its expanding portfolio. Operated by Pivot Hotels & Resorts, Davidson’s lifestyle and luxury operating division specializing in one-of-a-kind experiences at each of its properties, the distinguished 397-room hotel marks the third historic landmark under its management. Located high on a bluff with sweeping views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge, Grand Hotel beckons visitors to a bygone era of old-world hospitality a...
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