DAVIDSON HOSPITALITY GROUP ADDS SEVEN PROPERTIES TO ITS MANAGEMENT PORTFOLIO
Leading hotel management company selected by Starwood Capital Group;
expands its presence in urban markets across the United States
ATLANTE, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Davidson Hospitality Group has been selected by Starwood Capital Group, one of the world’s leading private real estate investment firms, to manage seven branded hotels as part of its Davidson Hotels operating vertical: Aloft San Francisco Airport, The Westin San Francisco Airport, Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter, Sheraton Memphis Downtown, Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Columbus Downtown and the soon-to-open Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown.
“We have had a very successful past with Starwood Capital and are excited to re-launch our partnership with these assets. Starwood Capital is one of the largest investors in the hotel space and we look forward to growing with them,” said the head of the Davidson Hospitality group. Manager & President Thom Geshay. “These assets have great upside, and together with Starwood Capital’s outstanding asset management team, we will leverage new strategic investments and stronger operating performance to produce compelling new values for these properties.”
“davidson has nearly 50 years of industry expertise and an unrivaled reputation for value creation, revenue generation and innovation,” said Rob Tanenbaum, Managing Director, Head of North American Hotel Asset Management at Starwood Capital. “It’s important that we have great synergy with our partners – Davidson’s approach to hospitality resonates with us, and we believe they are the best operator to help advance the competitive positioning of these assets while improving the customer experience.”
Opening in summer 2022, Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown will be the newest all-suite hotel in the heart of Music City. Guests will experience a modern, authentically Nashville hotel with 506 rooms; over 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and daily live music featuring from Nashville emerging talents in the hotel restaurant and bar. One of the largest Embassy suites in the portfolio of brands, the property offers signature amenities such as free made-to-order breakfast, free evening reception and stunning views of from Nashville skyline from the 30th floor rooftop pool, restaurant, bar and private event space. The hotel is located within walking distance of the Bridgestone Arena, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Lower Broadway.
Located less than a kilometer from San Francisco International Airport, Aloft San Francisco Airport is a 298-room lifestyle hotel with an irresistible blend of design, technology, and dynamic energy. The hotel offers the W XYZ® Bar serving signature cocktails and small bites, Re:fuel for healthy gourmet on-the-go snacks, and nearly 600 square feet of function space for small meetings and weddings.
The 418-room Westin San Francisco International Airport is conveniently located near public transportation and major highways for exploring San Francisco, Silicon Valley and local attractions. Guests have access to elegant rooms and suites with water views, the tavern-style Grill & Vine restaurant for all-day dining, an indoor pool, WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, beachfront trails, bay for jogging and event venues totaling over 13,000 square feet.
A picturesque retreat surrounded by mature dogwoods and lush vegetation, Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter offers 275 guest rooms and suites, eclectic cuisine at Portico Global Cuisine, and over 10,000 square feet of versatile event space. The hotel is located in the heart of the Southeast’s largest office concentration and is adjacent to the Perimeter Mall, which features many shops and restaurants.
In the heart of downtown Memphisthe 600-room Sheraton Memphis Downtown is connected to the Renasant Convention Center by skywalk and located just steps from the city’s most famous street, Beale Street. On-site amenities include an indoor heated pool and the Crossroads Tavern & Grille restaurant. For dynamic meetings and events, the hotel’s conference facilities include nearly 15,000 square feet with an additional 350,000 square feet available at the connected convention center which recently completed a $200 million transformation.
Sheraton Columbus on the Place du Capitole rises among the skyscrapers of the city center Columbussteps from the Ohio Statehouse, Ohio Theatre, Great Columbus National Convention Center and Arena. The property overlooks Columbus Commons, a unique 6-acre city park that hosts nearly 200 events each year. With 403 rooms, the Plaza Restaurant and Lounge, and nearly 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the hotel is ideal for business and leisure travelers.
Overlooking the Scioto River and close to the Columbus Convention Center, Columbus Commons, Nationwide Arena District and Short North, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Columbus Downtown features 194 suites, nearly 8,000 square feet of event space and the President’s Dining Room for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
About Davidson Hotel Group
Davidson Hospitality Group is an award-winning, full-service hotel management company comprised of 78 existing hotels and resorts; more than 187 restaurants, bars and lounges; and nearly 1.5 million square feet of meeting space across United States. A trusted partner and preferred operator for Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Kimptonand Margaritaville, davidson offers a unique entrepreneurial management style and owner mentality that delivers the personal service of a small business, enhanced by the breadth and depth of skills and experience of a large corporation. In keeping with the company’s heritage of value creation, Davidson Hospitality Group is comprised of four highly specialized operating segments: Davidson Hotels, Pivot, Davidson Resorts and Davidson Restaurant Group. For more information, visit www.davidsonhospitality.com. follow us on instagram: @davidsonhospitality and Twitter: @DavidsonHospGrp. Like us on facebook: @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. Join us on LinkedIn: @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. #DavidsonHospitality
About Starwood Capital Group
Starwood Capital Group is a private investment firm with a primary focus on global real estate, energy infrastructure, and oil and gas. The company and its subsidiaries have 16 offices in seven countries around the world and currently employ approximately 4,000 people. Since its inception in 1991, Starwood Capital Group has raised more than $70 billion of capital, and currently has about $115 billion of assets under management. Through a series of combined opportunity funds and Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (SREIT), an unlisted REIT, the firm has invested in virtually every class of real estate globally, opportunistically altering asset classes, geographies and positions. in the capital stack as he perceives that the risk/reward dynamic is changing. Starwood Capital also manages Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), the largest commercial mortgage real estate investment trust in United Stateswhich has been successfully deployed on $80 billion of capital since its creation and manages a portfolio of nearly $25 billion through debt and equity investments. Over the past 30 years, Starwood Capital Group and its subsidiaries have successfully executed an investment strategy of building businesses in both private and public markets. Additional information is available at starwoodcapital.com.
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