USA: The new member hotels joining Curator Hotel & Resort Collection are located in Washington, Oregon, Indiana, and Massachusetts.
The hotels include Inn at the Market (the first non-founding member hotel to join Curator), The Edgewater Hotel from Noble House Hotels & Resorts, and three Provenance properties: The Revolution Hotel, The Bradley, and Woodlark.
Inn at the Market, located in Seattle, Washington, is in the Pike Place Market downtown. The hotel was included in TripAdvisor’s top 25 hotels for romance in 2021. Also located in Seattle is The Edgewater Hotel.
The Revolution Hotel, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is near the south end neighbourhood. The Bradley, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will open this summer. The hotel is a collaborative project with Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, cofounder of the lifestyle brand Vera Bradley. Located in downtown Portland, Oregon, is the Woodlark.
Craig Schafer, owner of Inn at the Market, said: “Maintaining individuality is incredibly important for independent hotels – it’s what sets us apart. Before Curator, that independence and individuality often came at the cost of a hotel’s profits, unable to benefit from economies of scale. Learning more about Curator, it was immediately apparent how much time and money owners and operators were saving, working together in cooperative competition. Curator’s operating agreements, services, and technology will help us take advantage of every dollar coming in, at a critical moment in time for independent hotels. There’s freedom in knowing that hotels like Inn at the Market can remain independent but benefit from the buying power of a like-minded collective.”
Jennifer Barnwell, president of Curator, said: “Adding these five properties is a sign of continued growth for Curator, despite an ever-changing hospitality industry landscape. When we first launched, our goal was to reach as many independent hotels as possible, giving them an alternative to consolidation and saturation while simultaneously offering the benefits and support of belonging to a collection of like-minded properties. That goal still remains, and we’re thrilled to be adding to Curator yet again, creating an even broader network of hotels working together to provide unparalleled guest experiences and lift the independent hotel industry as a whole.”
Curator Hotel & Resort Collection was founded by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and seven industry hotel operators: Benchmark Global Hospitality, Davidson Hospitality Group, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Provenance, Sage Hospitality Group, Springboard Hospitality, and Viceroy Hotels & Resorts.