Friday, August 23, 2013 – PM HOSPITALITY STRATEGIES, a hotel management company based in Washington, DC, has signed management contracts to provide technical and pre-opening services for two hotels in Manhattan and two hotels in Delaware. The company will operate the hotels upon their opening in 2014.
“We are seeing increased interest in development in the current phase of the hotel economic cycle which matches up well with one of our areas of management strength — new hotels,” Joseph Bojanowski, PMHS president. “PMHS has been involved in the development of more than 20 successful hotels over the past decade, all of which have produced excellent returns.”
The company operates or is in the pre-opening stage of 26 hotels, comprising approximately 4,100 rooms under the Hilton, Marriott, Starwood and Choice Hotels brands.
Details about the New York properties, which will be upscale, have yet to be announced.
The Delaware properties include the 180-room, four-star Westin Wilmington and the 136-room Hampton Inn & Suites Christiana.
The Westin Wilmington will be connected to the Chase Convention Center on the Riverfront, with a planned opening in the first quarter of 2014. “The Riverfront District is undertaking one of the nation’s most dynamic make-overs to create an entirely new urban environment. The Westin will play a key role in further enhancing this resurging area,” Bojanowski said.
Hampton Inn & Suites Christiana is under construction, and PMHS will operate the hotel following its expected opening in the second quarter of 2014. “Our long-standing and strong relationship with Hilton Worldwide helped secure the Hampton Inn brand,” Bojanowski said. “We have developed proprietary systems that help us accelerate the ramp-up period and move properties into the black quickly. We know the East Coast markets well and believe both of these properties will be well received.”