The Kimpton Angler Hotel South Beach opened this fall, following a six-year, $61-million reimagination, with an all-female leadership team leading the opening of the hotel and restaurant. The renovation included the property’s four original buildings—including those dating back to the hotel’s 1930s beginnings—and the addition of its new full-service restaurant Seawell Fish n’ Oyster. The team is, left to right: Maribel Garcia, director of finance; Sophia Fiedler, F&B director; Sinem Kaya, general manager; and Ligy Alarcon, director of sales.
The 12-story, 160-key Hyatt Place in downtown Grand Rapids, MI, was completed this fall, and was unveiled at a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss was in attendance, as were members of the architectural and engineering firm Ghafari Associates; developer Orion Real Estate Solutions; the hotel brand’s corporate team; and management company AHC+ Hospitality. The hotel is part of the newly established hotel district, a three-block radius that includes hotels, restaurants and local business. [For more on the Grand Rapids market, see the October 15 edition of Hotel Business.]
NewcrestImage has started construction on an 80,000-sq.-ft., four-story building in Grapevine, TX (inset). The company’s headquarters will occupy about a quarter of the building when it is completed in about a year, with the remaining 60,000 sq. ft. available for lease. Executives of NewcrestImage attended the groundbreaking, including (left to right): Mital Patel, managing partner; Daxesh Patel, COO, construction finance; Mehul Patel, chairman/CEO; Chirag Patel, CFO; Sanjay Patel, COO, construction projects; and Yogi Patel, corporate asset manager.
Miami-based architecture firm OBMI hosted a panel, art exhibition and networking event that gathered more than 175 attendees across the hospitality, real estate, design, development and wellness industries to hear perspectives from leaders in hospitality and design regarding the trillion-dollar wellness industry. The panelists advised the audience on challenges and opportunities to successfully execute wellness offerings in developments, designing for wellness beyond the spa, and the importance of investing in human capital for wellness programs. Photo: World Red Eye & OBMI
Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center donated $250,000 to the Anschutz Medical Campus community to support programs related to patient care, research and education. Left to right are J. Landis (Lanny) Martin, hotel co-owner; John Reilly Jr., CU School of Medicine; Christopher Gessner, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital; Jeff Harrington, Children’s Hospital Colorado; David Engelke, Anschutz Graduate School; Denise Kassebaum, CU School of Dental Medicine; Elias Provencio-Vasquez, CU School of Nursing; Rachel Copeland, Skaggs School of Pharmacy; Christine Gillen, Colorado School of Public Health; and Gordy Snyder, Commonwealth Hotel Collection LLC.