INTERNATIONAL REPORT—In California, Florida and abroad in Mexico, hotels are rebranding. With renovations and brand debuts, here’s a look at recent changes:
Four Seasons to Expand Bay Area Portfolio
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has been selected by an affiliate of Westbrook Partners to manage its hotel in San Francisco’s financial district. Currently known as the Loews Regency San Francisco, the hotel will be renamed Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero in 2020, following renovations. Renovations will include all rooms and suites, corridors and other public areas, in addition to a new fitness center. The current hotel will undergo renovations, following which the hotel will be unveiled as a Four Seasons experience in 2020. Westbrook Partners purchased the hotel from Loews Hotels & Co in May. Loews will continue to manage the hotel throughout 2019.
Urban Commons Reveals Holiday Inn Resort with $27.5M Renovation Investment
Urban Commons has rebranded the former Nickelodeon Suites Resort to the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites and Waterpark with a completed $27.5-million renovation. As part of a vision to broaden the hotel’s seasonality and guest profile, the full-scale transformation extends across the waterpark and food and beverage spaces, introducing, according to the company, the world’s largest Holiday Inn-branded resort to Orlando, FL. Urban Commons acquired the Holiday Inn Orlando Suites and Waterpark in 2014 and with renovations now completed, revenue is anticipated to increase by $1.5 million.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts to Debut in Mexico
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts will debut in Mexico as it assumes operation of The Resort at Pedregal and rebrands the hotel as Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal. Recently acquired by affiliates of Walton Street Capital Mexico, retreat is set to welcome guests beginning in the fourth quarter. The hotel has 115 guestrooms and suites, three pools, a spa, fitness center and food and beverage options.