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Hotel Company Names New Vice President of Operations

Danika Smith-Josiah will provide support, training and guidance to general managers nationwide. Scarlett Hotel Group in Sarasota recently named Danika Smith-Josiah as its new regional vice president of operations. Smith-Josiah, who has been working for Scarlett for four years, will now lead hotel managers within the group’s portfolio of hotels, in areas such as property maintenance, asset protection, guest service, sales, accounting and budgeting. Prior to working at SHG, Smith-Josiah worked in hospitality leadership at

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Danika Smith-Josiah promoted at Scarlett Hotel Group

Scarlett Hotel Group (SHG) has promoted Danika Smith-Josiah to regional VP of operations. After starting at SHG four years ago, her leadership skills demonstrate the skill set required to move into an executive position, the company reports. This role will provide support, training and guidance to hotel general managers nationwide in SHG’s growing hospitality portfolio. In her new role, Smith-Josiah will lead the hotel managers of SHG’s portfolio of hotels, providing guidance and direction in

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First hotel in Gladstone opens its doors

A community desperate for lodging has had its wishes come to fruition. Gladstone’s first hotel has opened at 6901 N. Oak Trafficway. Not far from the city’s Linden Square development, the $15 million Fairfield Inn & Suites Kansas City North/Gladstone is part of the Linden Square community improvement district. The hotel features 111 guest rooms and 22 executive suites. Amenities on the property include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, cocktail lounge and breakfast offerings.

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Scarlett Hotel Group Opens the Very First Hotel in Gladstone, Missouri

Scarlett Hotel Group (SHG) announced today that its newest hotel, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Kansas City North/Gladstone, built from the ground up, is fully operational and open for business. Scarlett Hotel Group, which owns and manages the hotel, worked with officials from the City of Gladstone to ensure that the new property would meet the needs of the city and surrounding area, and be a part of the community for years to come. Located at 6901

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River Walk hotel poised for $50 million transformation into luxury property

A longtime River Walk property is booking a total transformation at the hands of new owners. Announced June 10, the Wyndham San Antonio River Walk has been purchased by Scarlet Hotel Group in a joint venture with Trailbreak Partners, and a major makeover is planned. Now closed, the property will undergo a $50 million renovation and reopen in 2023 as San Antonio’s first InterContinental hotel. The forthcoming 4-star, luxury property will boast 390 guest rooms

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Scarlett Hotel Group & Trailbreak Partners Plan New InterContinental Hotel For San Antonio

Scarlett Hotel Group (SHG) announced today that the company has purchased the former Wyndham San Antonio River Walk, located at 111 East Pecan Street in San Antonio, as part of a joint venture with Trailbreak Partners. The new owners have closed the property to begin implementing plans for a $50 million overhaul of the hotel which will be transformed to a luxury, full-service, four-star, 390-room InterContinental hotel in early 2023. Hotel Background and Future Plans Located on

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STR: Thanksgiving Holiday Affects U.S. Weekly Hotel Performance

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, U.S. hotel performance came in lower than the previous week and showed mixed comparisons to 2019, according to STR’s latest data through November 26, 2022. U.S. Hotel Performance November 20-26, 2022 Percentage change from comparable week in 2019: Occupancy: 50.4 percent (down 0.5 percent) ADR: $135.49 (up 20.4 percent) RevPAR: $68.27 (up 19.9 percent) Among the Top 25 Markets, Minneapolis reported the largest occupancy increase over 2019 (up 7.6

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SureStay Hotel Group Surpasses 400 Properties Worldwide

PHOENIX—BWH Hotel Group announced that SureStay Hotel Group has surpassed 400 properties around the world with 250 hotels now open in North America. In the premium economy segment, SureStay Hotel Group is expanding its presence across markets and offers a selection of hotels with different features and amenities. Launched six years ago, SureStay Hotel Group has remained a fast-growing brand that offers travelers consistent levels of comfort, cleanliness, and service. “Economy hotel development has proven

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The Morrow Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, Opens in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Morrow Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, has opened its doors. The hotel brings art-based accommodations, dining, and nearly 12,000 square feet of meetings and events space to NoMa, one of Washington, D.C.’s creative districts. From Trammell Crow Company and MetLife Investment Management, The Morrow marks a new era for NoMa’s 3rd Street District, which is a hub of culture, culinary options, and experiences for locals and guests alike. “We set out, along with

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Mumford Company Completes Sale of Two Limited-Service Hotels in Virginia

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia—Mumford Company completed the sale of two limited-service hotels in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. In two separate transactions, Mumford Company represented Dominion Lodging, Inc, in the sale of the Sleep Inn of Staunton, Virginia, to HWY81 Hotel, LLC, and the nearby Best Western of Staunton to North Star BW Staunton, LLC. Both purchasers are regional hotel owners and operators with portfolios across the mid-Atlantic region. Each property will retain its current brand affiliation after

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Benchmark Resorts & Hotels Reports 2023 Outlook for Group and Meeting Trends

BOSTON and THE WOODLANDS, Texas—From the demand for outdoor meeting spaces to less prescriptive social gatherings, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, the independent division of Pyramid Global Hospitality, has tapped over 60 of its properties to gauge their outlooks for meetings in 2023 and find the trends driving group travel. Per Eric Gavin, chief commercial officer of the luxury & lifestyle division of Pyramid Global Hospitality, “There has been a huge surge in group demand for

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This Week’s Comings & Goings

IHG Hotels & Resorts appointed Peter Palli as senior vice president, property owner, and stay experience products and platforms. In this role, Palli will lead the team responsible for developing technology solutions that enhance the on-property experience. McKibbon Hospitality has announced the promotion of two corporate leaders: Lynn Prater has been promoted to executive vice president of revenue generation, and Michael Thomas has been promoted to vice president of business intelligence and technology. In addition,

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