A roundup of independent hotel news
A roundup of independent hotel news
22 JANUARY 2020 1:03 PM

This month’s roundup of news from the independent hotel sector includes: Miami’s Savoy Hotel completes multimillion-dollar refresh; Found Hotel San Francisco opens; and more.

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Cape Cod family-run motel changed hands for first time since 1963
The 72-key Hyannis Holiday Motel, a landmark property in Hyannis, Massachusetts, was built by the parents of James and Stephen Hurley in 1963, and remained with the family up until New Year’s Eve when it was sold for $4.7 million. Newport Hotel Group of Middleton, Rhode Island, which also owns the nearby Hyannis Harbor Hotel, acquired the property, according to Cape Cod Times.

The motel was host to many celebrities throughout the years, including actor Christopher Reeve and musicians Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Members of the Secret Service also stayed at the Hyannis Holiday Motel during the 1980 presidential campaign when Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., was a candidate.

Miami’s Savoy Hotel completes multimillion-dollar renovation
The Savoy Hotel in Miami Beach, which originally opened in 1935, completed a multimillion-dollar refresh by boutique interior design firm Modplay Studio, according to a news release. Designed to give a Miami-meets-Palm Beach vibe, the 31 suites are outfitted with banana leaf-print wallpaper, vintage lamps, velvet furnishings and eclectic art.

The lobby features rattan settees, palm frond seating, velvet sofas, and even a bar cart to greet guests with hand-shaken martinis.

Openings, management, people on the move

  • Hawkeye Hotels opened Hotel Chauncey, a modern boutique hotel in downtown Iowa City. The hotel shares its location with a larger mixed-use project that includes FilmScene movie theatre as well as condos and office space.
  • Greater Zion, Utah, will welcome its first full-service, luxury boutique hotel with The Advenire, featuring 60 guestrooms, set to open on 12 February.
  • Found, a co-living lifestyle brand, has opened the Found Hotel San Francisco. The hotel is a hybrid of private and shared accommodations as well as a restaurant, bar, guest lounge, communal kitchen, laundry room, 24-hour concierge and several weekly activities on property.
  • Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, New York, has appointed John Shideler as GM of its sister property, The Cooper Inn.

Compiled by Dana Miller.

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