Practice Hospitality | May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022 – Gearhart, Ore. – Westward travelers have long sought the serene, scenic charm of Gearhart, Oregon. Tucked among the dunes along the picturesque Oregon Coast, Gearhart is home to: the idyllic childhood vacation home of “America’s First Foodie” James Beard, the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi and miles of unspoiled Pacific beaches. Gearhart is now also home to Oregon’s newest reimagined hotel, Drifthaven at Gearhart, handcrafted by Practice Hospitality, the hotel management company helmed by self-described hotel fanatic and Portlander, Bashar Wali. “Drifthaven is a pearl of a place. We have thought...
Practice Hospitality | May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022 – PALM DESERT, CA – The 24-room Mojave Resort in the exclusive Coachella Valley enclave of Palm Desert has engaged Dallas-based Practice Hospitality to oversee hotel operations and spearhead upcoming renovation. “We could not be more delighted to take stewardship of this desert gem, lead it through much-needed improvements and guide the hotel into a brilliant new chapter,” said Bashar Wali, Founder and CEO of Practice Hospitality. “Infusing properties like the Mojave Resort with new life, handcrafting truly unique destination experiences and creating value in the real estate is a great example of the way we offer t...
Practice Hospitality Hires Violaine Diogene as Director of Sales & Marketing for Hotel Colee in Atlanta, Georgia
Hotel Colee | March 21, 2022
Practice Hospitality recently announced the hiring of Violaine Diogene as the Director of Sales & Marketing at boutique Buckhead destination Hotel Colee. Diogene will spearhead the development and execution of strategic sales and marketing initiatives for the Conde Nast Traveler award-winning hotel. With more than 20 years of hospitality and sales experience, Diogene is well positioned to lead the team at Hotel Colee to achieve great success. Violaine Diogene is an insightful, multilingual professional with more than twenty years of experience in the hospitality industry. Her most recent role was overseeing sales for TPG Hospita...
Hotel Colee | October 28, 2021
ATLANTA, GA — October 28, 2021 — Practice Hospitality today announced the hiring of Alan Rae as the General Manager at Hotel Colee. Atlanta’s boutique destination hotel in the Buckhead neighborhood, Hotel Colee is on a hot streak having been named earlier this month one of the top ten ‘Best Hotels in the South’ in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2021 Reader’s Choice survey. With over twenty-five years of hospitality experience managing top southern hotels, Rae is well positioned to lead the team at Hotel Colee to even greater heights. “Alan brings an enthusiasm for the brand and passion for hospitality that we are confident w...
Practice Hospitality | April 6, 2021
DALLAS — April 6, 2021 — Practice Hospitality has assumed management of the Hilton Dallas Park Cities located in the upscale suburb of Park Cities, seven miles north of downtown Dallas. Specialists in lifestyle hotels, the operator was selected by owner Woodbine Development Corporation of Dallas to manage the 230-room property conveniently located near Southern Methodist University. Bashar Wali, President & CEO, of Practice Hospitality said, “We could not be more honored and excited to have been entrusted by Woodbine with operating this hotel, here, in their hometown. Our operating expertise and entrepreneurial, experiential appr...
Autograph Collection Hotels | November 25, 2020
Atlanta, GA - November 25, 2020 – Hotel Colee opens December 1 in Buckhead as a member of Autograph Collection Hotels. Each of the almost 200 hotels in this diverse and dynamic global portfolio is carefully curated with vision, passion and dedication to craft. Selected for their distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, Autograph Collection Hotels offer enriching experiences that leave a lasting imprint and Hotel Colee is no exception. In creating the neighborhood’s first Autograph Collection hotel, owner Woodbine Development Corporation and operator Practice Hospitality, both of Dallas, TX, have crafted nothing less than the ...
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