INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hotel management companies are beefing up their portfolios, adding properties in Georgia, Tennessee, New York and Italy. Here’s a look:
Charlestowne Hotels Welcomes Hotel Simone
Charlestowne Hotels has opened the Hotel Simone, the first independent property to be built from the ground up on Georgia’s St. Simons island in decades. The addition of Hotel Simone increases the company’s diverse portfolio of managed properties and is its third property in Georgia.
An adult-only, luxury property near the beach, Hotel Simone guests are able to experience the tranquility of the island both in and out of the hotel. There’s an array of amenities such as a rooftop dip pool, fitness center and complimentary services, including beach valet and daily breakfast. For each of the hotel’s 24 coastal-inspired suites, Hotel Simone partnered with St. Simons’ own interiors showroom, Dutchman’s Designs, to curate custom designs and furnishings.
Charlestowne Hotels will oversee full-service management operations of Hotel Simone. Dedicated revenue managers will apply a comprehensive operating system for the hotel that maximizes revenue potential; and the marketing team will expand the hotel’s reach to travelers, positioning the property as a premier destination in the Golden Isles.
Davidson Expands Footprint in Music City
Davidson Hotels & Resorts has been selected by JRK Property Holdings to operate Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown. Centrally located in the heart of Music City, the 482-room property is the second under Davidson management in Nashville, TN.
On-property features include 46,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space, including Skye, an enclosed rooftop event space with views of Music City. Additional amenities include a heated indoor pool; fitness center; Broadway Kitchen, an American bistro serving breakfast daily; and the signature cocktail lounge, Library Bar, offering more than 50 varieties of bourbon.
New Castle Hotels & Resorts to Manage Fairfield Inn and Suites Monticello
New Castle Hotels & Resorts (NCH) has been selected to manage the 109-room Fairfield Inn to be developed by Vasco Ventures in conjunction with Trodale Developers Inc. operating under the name 66 EB Partners LLC, in the historic village of Monticello, NY. In addition to managing the hotel upon completion, New Castle will provide industry expertise during the construction phase of the project.
The Fairfield Inn Monticello will be located at 66 East Broadway in Monticello, NY, in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2020. The village is the county seat of Sullivan County and is undergoing a concerted redevelopment of its downtown since the 2018 opening of the $1.2 billion Resorts World Catskills Casino.
Jumeirah Group Adds Italy’s Capri Palace to Portfolio
Jumeirah Group has been appointed to operate and manage the renowned Capri Palace in Italy. Reopening as Capri Palace, Jumeirah in April 2020, this Italian property is in the bustling area of Anacapri; one of the most exclusive parts of the island. The hotel, founded by Tonino Cacace, stands high above the Gulf of Naples and fully embodies the Italian Dolce Vita; with an authentic Capri style and sea views.