US: The St. James Hotel in Selma, Alabama, part of Tapestry Collection by Hilton, has selected Rebel Hospitality for the property’s management services.
Rebel Hospitality is the hotel management division of Capstone Equities – a New York-based private equity firm with assets and transactions over the past decade valued at over $1.5 billion. Rebel was recently formed to offer management options for independent hotels.
The group incorporates technologies with management services to provide revenue management, procurement, human resources, marketing distribution, and investment and development partnerships.
Located close to the Alabama River, the 55-room St. James Hotel has been redeveloped by Birmingham, Rhaglan Hospitality, and the Woodforest CEI-Boulos Opportunity Fund. Rhaglan has delivered over $200 million of completed projects, including core branded hotels totalling over 850 rooms.
Brian Sparacino, president and CEO of Rebel Hospitality, said: “As Rebel Hospitality continues its rapid growth, it is important to us to partner with property owners that reflect our values. In our partnership with the St. James Hotel and the ownership team at Rhaglan we have an opportunity to elevate a unique historic property that is not only located at the epicentre of the American Civil Rights movement but is poised to be a catalyst to the Selma community, its economy, and the regional travel market.”