NATIONAL REPORT—Aimbridge Hospitality, Crescent Hotels & Resorts, and Mandarin Oriental are among the management companies signing deals. Here’s a look:
Aimbridge Hospitality to Manage The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
Aimbridge Hospitality LLC has entered into a partnership with OHR Whistler Management Ltd. Under the agreement, Evolution Hospitality, a subsidiary of Aimbridge, will work closely with O’Neill Hotels & Resorts Ltd. to actively lead the day-to-day operation of the resort.
Crescent Hotels & Resorts Adds DoubleTree Orlando Resort at SeaWorld
The 28-acre, 1,004-room DoubleTree Orlando Resort at SeaWorld is now managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts. The DoubleTree Orlando Resort at SeaWorld has 100,000 sq. ft. of event space, three pools, miniature golf and putting green, multiple themed onsite restaurants, wine bars, pool bars, grab-and-go cafes with Starbucks coffee, onsite spa, resort shop, and a kids’ camp with daily activities and a game room.
Mandarin Oriental to Manage Caribbean Resort and Residences on Grand Cayman
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has entered into an agreement to manage a luxury resort and residences on Grand Cayman in the Caribbean, which is scheduled to open in 2021. Mandarin Oriental, Grand Cayman will be an exclusive 100-room beachfront resort with 89 branded Residences at Mandarin Oriental. The property has meeting and banqueting facilities, and a range of wellness options. The project owner is Melkonian Capital Management. New York-based RAL Development Services will serve as the development partner.
Apple Leisure Group Inks First Resort Management Deal in St. Martin
AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group (ALG) company, has entered signed a new resort brand management deal to bring its Secrets Resorts & Spas brand to the island. With the addition of this new resort, ALG maintains its position of having the largest pipeline of all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, with more than 6,000 rooms in development.