SAVANNAH, GEORGIA-BASED HOS Management and Coralville, Iowa-based Hawkeye Hotels have purchased the Hotel Indigo in Fort Myers, Florida. Both companies are Asian American owned.
HOS Management, founded by brothers Anil and Kirit Patel, will manage the seven-story hotel in the city’s downtown. It is the first property in Florida for Hawkeye Hotels under Chief Executive Officer Bob Patel and President Ravi Patel.
The Fort Myers Hotel Indigo has large guest rooms with hardwood floors, a rooftop pool and bar and retail space connected to it that was not included in the purchase but which will continue to operate.
“The hotel’s location in a strong business and leisure market make this a smart addition to our portfolio,” said Kris Patel, HOS Management’s chief financial officer.
Ravi Patel also pointed to the importance of the hotel’s location. “Hotel Indigo’s location makes it a highly valuable asset, due to not only the long history of Fort Myers and the River District but also the area’s increasing popularity as both a great vacation destination and great place to call home.”
Fort Myers is one of the top 15 fastest growing cities in the country. Nearby attractions include Burroughs Home and Gardens, Centennial Park, Edison & Ford Winter Estates and the IMAG History and Science Center. Also nearby are the Caloosahatchee River waterfront, Harborside Event Center, historic Lee County Courthouse and Space 39 Art Bar.
The River District has the most preserved historical buildings of any town in Southwest Florida. Throughout any possible renovations, HOS will work closely with local officials to preserve the region’s rich history.
Hawkeye Hotels was founded in 1982 in Mena, Arkansas, and owns and operates more than 50 hotels across the country. It employs more than 1,500 workers and brands in its portfolio include Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and InterContinental Hotels Group.
HOS Management has been in business more than 30 years and manages numerous hotels in the Southeast, including the historic Cotton Sail Hotel in Savannah.