US: Boutique hotel company Lark Hotels has partnered with Angevin & Co., founded by restaurateur Robert Thompson, to launch The Frenchmen Hotel and other hospitality projects.
Lark Hotels is a hotel development and management company with a portfolio of over 30 branded boutique hotels on the East Coast and California.
In partnership with New Orleans-based Angevin & Co, the pair will reimagine The Frenchmen Hotel in New Orleans. The property is slated to open later this year.
The two companies come together to leverage Lark’s experience in hotel operations and Angevin & Co’s development of food and beverage programs. They plan to launch future hospitality collaborations centred around restaurant concepts.
Rob Blood, founder and president of Lark Hotels, said: “We are elated to announce our creative collaboration with Robert Thompson and his team at Angevin & Co., beginning with The Frenchmen Hotel. Building off our work together in reviving the New Orleans gem destined to be a locals’ haunt, we are evaluating the market and looking for specific opportunities to acquire or third-party manage unique properties in the South and Southeast, from Charleston and Savannah to Austin and New Orleans. By aligning on our desire to create destination-worthy restaurants and bars that support an experiential and memorable hotel stay, the future business opportunities seem limitless.”
Robert Thompson, founder and CEO of Angevin & Co, added: “We are designing hotel spaces from a restaurateur’s perspective and reengineering the food and beverage platform at each destination to elevate the guest experience. There is white space in reinvention. Lark Hotels is unmatched when it comes to exceptional service and managing operations in the boutique hotel space, and we’re excited for the opportunity to collaborate with them as we open the doors to The Frenchmen Hotel this year and many future properties throughout the country.”
Angevin & Co. develops F&B concepts and operates boutique hotels, bars, cafes and full-service restaurants across the United States.