Marin Management adds another DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel to their portfolio

Marin Management, Inc. is proud to have been selected to operate the 287-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.

This resort-type hotel is on a 14-acre site that includes 22,000 square feet of event space, beautifully landscaped gardens, two restaurants, a lobby bar, tennis courts and a fitness center.  The hotel offers an airport shuttle and retail services.  Just across the street are two golf courses.

Marin Management also manages the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Napa Valley – American Canyon and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles – Rosemead.

For more information on Marin Management, Inc. contact Mr. John Manderfeld at (415) 331-1061 or Jmanderfeld@hotelpros.biz

 

Chandni Dumbhalia becomes AAHOA Ambassador

Marin Management, Inc. is proud to announce that Chandni Dumbhalia, the company’s sales and digital marketing coordinator, has been appointed as an ambassador for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association representing the North Pacific Region in the United States.  Chandni is the youngest ambassador as well as one of two of the only females representing the North Pacific Region.
The Asian American Hotel Owners Association, also known as AAHOA, is the largest hotel owners association in the world in that nearly half of the hotel owners in the United States are AAHOA members.  AAHOA is an influential association both economically and politically comprised of more than 16,000 members, 23,000 properties, and over 700,000 employees nation-wide.

As an ambassador of AAHOA, Chandni serves as a representative to promote the ideals and business interests of AAHOA across the United States.  Chandni is now responsible to advocate for hoteliers alike on a regional and national level to protect and defend the rights of hotel owners.  She will be visiting Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. this May as well as once in the fall to meet and discuss with Congressmen of the issues hoteliers face regarding tax reform, health care, work force relations, and travel and tourism.

Best of luck Chandni Dumbhalia!

 

Ben Lomond Hotel to be Rebranded as Bigelow Hotel

Purchased by Norcap in May 2016, Ben Lomond Hotel to be Rebranded as Bigelow Hotel and Residences Along with Renovation

Mark Saal | Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah | January 30, 2017 2:54pm

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Jan. 28–OGDEN — Say goodbye to the historic Ben Lomond Hotel.  Say hello to the even more historic Bigelow Hotel.

Sometime in April, new signs will go up outside the stately old hotel at the southeast corner of Washington Boulevard and Historic 25th Street as it officially becomes “Bigelow Hotel and Residences.”  The new name is part of a larger renovation of the hotel, which was originally built in the late 1800s.

“The change will take place just as soon as the signage is completed, around April,” said Tim Nichols, who runs the hotel for the management company Marin Management, Inc., of Sausalito, California.  The hotel is owned by Norcap LLC Real Estate Investment and Development, out of Manhattan Beach, California.  Norcap purchased the property in May 2016.

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The Bigelow name is a nod to the early days of the 13-story structure.  The hotel began as the five-story Reed Hotel in 1891, according to a history page at benlomondsuites.com. In 1927, famed Ogden architect Leslie Hodgson — known for his designs of Ogden High School and Peery’s Egyptian Theater, among others — completely reworked the building, adding 11 stories.

It was then christened the Bigelow Hotel. In 1933, Marriner S.  Eccles acquired the hotel and renamed it the Ben Lomond. Today, the hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Along with a new name, the hotel is in the midst of a major renovation.  Nichols said they’re just putting the finishing touches on the first of a two-phase project to completely upgrade the hotel.  Phase one, which should be finished by the second week of April, has involved updating the guest rooms, apartments and second-floor offices in the building.  Phase two will include upgraded meeting facilities, banquet rooms and other spaces in the hotel.

“I think the community is going to be happy with the new look of the property,” Nichols said.  “We’re hanging onto the historical aspect of the hotel, but infusing it with vitality and color.  We’re adding some excitement to an old building.”

When completely renovated, the Bigelow Hotel and Residences will offer 83 hotel rooms, 23 apartments and 15 offices.  It will also feature seven banquet rooms, with the largest holding up to 400 people.

Hotel rooms there rent for between the mid-$90s and $120 per night, depending on the room and time of year.  Nichols said about a dozen of the apartments have also been renovated and rent for between $800 and $1,100 a month.  The monthly rent includes cable, utilities, parking and other amenities.

“Everything we have available is already rented,” he said.

The lobby will also be completely redone, according to Nichols.  They’ll keep the intricate ceiling and bannisters, but replace everything else.

By Friday, Feb. 3, a new restaurant, Bigelow Grill, will open in the first-floor space formerly occupied by MacCool’s Public House. MacCool’s lost its lease last summer and moved out at the end of July. It’s relocating a few doors south on Washington Boulevard, in the space formerly occupied by Heebeegeebeez.

“It was designed from the beginning that we’d operate our own restaurant in that space,” Nichols said.  “We extended their lease two months, to assist them in moving out, but we’d always planned on using that space.”

The new Bigelow Grill will be a full-service, three-meal a la carte restaurant that Nichols describes as “upscale casual.”

“We want it to stick out and be unique,” he said.  “There are some fantastic restaurants on 25th Street — we’re trying to compliment that.”

Then, in April, a second full-service restaurant with a botanical theme will open in the hotel, on the east side of the lobby.  Tentatively called the Lobby Nook, it will feature small plates and tapas cuisine.

Brandon Cooper, deputy director of community and economic development for Ogden City, said the changes coming to the new Bigelow Hotel are “super exciting.”

“Obviously, the Ben Lomond is one of the pillars of the community when it comes to the building, the architecture and what it means to the community,” he said.  “To get a hotel operator in there with definite plans, it’s exciting for the city.”

The Ben Lomond/Bigelow Hotel is one of only two Ascend Hotel Collection properties in the state — its sister is the Peery Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, which Nichols also runs.  Ascend is the high-end brand offering from the Choice Hotels chain.

Nichols said many cities are tearing down their older buildings, so finding a gem like the Ben Lomond Hotel was a real discovery.

“When you buy an older hotel, you anticipate there are unknowns,” Nichols said.  “Things like leaky pipes and bad wiring that you don’t know about until you knock down walls.  But we were pleasantly surprised at the integrity of the main building.  We found some small things, but all the major structural parts were sound.”

There’s also talk of converting the rooftop of the hotel’s lower section into an observation deck of sorts.

“But that’s down the road,” Nichols said.

Eventually, Nichols said the plan is to upgrade the hotel’s north entrance on 25th Street.  That fits in nicely with the city’s plans to extend development east of Washington Boulevard.

“We’re looking to capitalize on the energy the hotel has generated through reopening and see if we can’t extend some of the elements on lower 25th Street up past the Ben Lomond to the library,” Cooper said.  “We want to have a full extension of the 25th Street experience, with elements like light poles and sidewalk details.”

Cooper said the city is hoping to make an “arts district” out of Historic 25th Street between Jefferson and Wall avenues.  Nichols looks forward to such improvements.

“As the city puts more into this push east, we’ll join with them,” he said.

Contact Mark Saal at 801-625-4272 or msaal@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @Saalman. Like him on Facebook at facebook.com/SEMarkSaal.

 

MMI Hotel Recognized in USA Today

Marin Management, Inc. is proud to announce that Peery Hotel in Salt Lake City has been recognized in USA Today for its locally known Junk Fry Burger.

USA Today published an article titled “Unusual Items You Can Get From Room Service” and mentioned various hotels around the world that offer unique items for room service. This included the Peery’s Junk Fry Burger which piles loads of french fries layered on top of a beef patty.

The Peery Hotel is a boutique hotel located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah with numerous restaurants and bars nearby. The newly-remodeled hotel is known for its vintage ambiance and historic tradition. Other amenities include a fitness center, business center, and on-site dining at its Oak Restaurant. Event space is also available for various occasions.

Marin Management, Inc. operates quality restaurants and hotels throughout the United States, including Peery Hotel, Salt Lake City.

To see the article on USA Today click HERE.

For more information on Marin Management, Inc. and their food and beverage operations contact Juliana Lai, Executive Director of Food and Beverage, at (415) 755-3011 or Yulianto Liu, Director of Restaurants, at (415) 795-2210.

2016 California Lodging Industry Association Scholarship Award

untitledThe California Lodging Industry Association’s annual expo was held on October 25, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles-Commerce Casino, the event features educational seminars and an expo full of vendors in the hospitality industry.  CLIA offers annual scholarships to students in California who are interested in  the hospitality industry and Ms. Amanda Nagy, a hospitality student at Cal Poly Sonoma received the 2016 CLIA Scholarship from Mr. John Manderfeld of Marin Management, Inc. 14883492_1039091709535458_3298693962171423139_o-2

CLIA is a dynamic, growing organization committed to serving California’s lodging owners and their management teams. Based in Sacramento, the State Capitol, CLIA is the recognized lodging advocacy leader. Focused exclusively on California, CLIA works in concert with other leading hospitality and business groups to support and protect California’s $95 billion tourism industry, through responsible advocacy. In addition, CLIA continually provides education and training to improve profitability and performance. CLIA is an organization you can count on to get answers, and a productive place to network.  To learn more about CLIA visit www.clia.org .

Choice Hotels Welcomes The Peery Hotel to the Ascend Hotel Collection

Choice Hotels Welcomes The Peery Hotel to the Ascend Hotel Collection

Providing Guests with a Unique Historic Experience and Upscale, Modern Amenities

Ascend Hotel Collection.


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SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, welcomed The Peery Hotel in Salt Lake City, Ut., as the newest addition to its growing portfolio of one of a kind distinctive hotels. Built in 1910, this property is a historic landmark located at 110 West Broadway, in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.

The Peery Hotel is a truly special property that takes you back to the rich history of the region, while offering the modern luxuries expected of today’s discerning traveler. That is at the core of the Ascend Hotel Collection,” said Janis Cannon, senior vice president of upscale brands for Choice Hotels. “This historic hotel’s architecture is rooted in the early prairie and classical revival style, strengthening the Ascend Hotel Collection’s diverse portfolio of distinctive independent hotels and resorts that guests seek out for a truly immersive experience.”

The Hotel lobby of The Peery, an Ascend Hotel Collection member, has 24 hour coffee and water service, free Wi-Fi and multiple stations to connect portable devices needing power and USB hubs and direct access to the restaurant and bar.

The Peery Hotel, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, went through extensive restoration and renovations to provide guests with a fresh way to feel a part of local history with its unique design and art throughout its walls that nod to the railroad and mining industry, an integral part of Salt Lake City’s past. The hotel features two new independent specialty restaurants, The Oak Wood Fire Kitchen and Aristo’s, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. The hotel is located close to many popular attractions in downtown Salt Lake City, including the Salt Palace Convention Center, Vivint Smart Home Arena, Temple Square, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Gateway Mall, among many others.

“We’re excited to play homage to the railroad and mining industries of Salt Lake City’s past through this beautifully renovated historic property, and we are thankful for the partnership with the Ascend Hotel Collection,” said Sid Patel, Regional Manager, Marin Management, Inc. “Through Ascend, Choice Hotels has given us the ability to expand and be seen globally while still empowering us with the freedom to realize our vision for The Peery Hotel. We are grateful to be backed by Choice’s indisputable reputation and all of the resources they provide. It has equipped us to continue to deliver on our promise to deliver a superior experience to our guests, as well as the benefits of the Choice Privileges® rewards program.”

The 73-room hotel features an architecturally unique aesthetic, great views of downtown Salt Lake City, and Tempur-Pedic beds that include premium triple sheeting and down comforters to ensure guests have a comfortable stay. Rooms range from a Classic Queen to a King Suite, which sleeps up to 4 people. All rooms include:

  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Gilchrist & Soames Bath Amenities

The Ascend Hotel Collection offers unique, historic and boutique best-in-class options for guests pursuing authentic, local experiences in exciting urban and worldwide locations.

For a complete listing of properties, visit www.choicehotels.com/ascend.

Ascend Hotel Collection®: let the destination reach you.

The best travel experiences can’t be found in a guidebook. That’s why the one-of-a-kind, upscale properties in the Ascend Hotel Collection® membership program let you focus on your destination in a whole new way. Each Ascend® hotel is a unique reflection of its local community, with staff committed to sharing their insider knowledge of the places, moments and experiences that makes each destination special. You’ll discover hidden treasures off the beaten path, and find the true local flavor you crave.

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world’s largest lodging companies. With more than 6,400 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International® represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe.  As of June 30, 2016, 673 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company’s Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn®, and Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels™ brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests’ needs. With more than 28 million members and counting, our Choice Privileges® rewards program enhances every trip a guest takes, with benefits ranging from instant, every day rewards to exceptional experiences, starting right when they join.  All hotels and vacation rentals are independently owned and operated. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.

About Marin Management, Inc.,

Headquartered in Sausalito, California, is celebrating its 26th year as a full-service hotel and restaurant management company.  The company provides a variety of management, consulting, sales-support, acquisition and development services in the U.S. and internationally for the lodging, restaurant, spa, resort and mixed-use hotel industries.  Marin Management currently operates 25 hotels throughout California, Arizona, Washington, Texas, Wyoming and Utah and is expanding into other states.  Marin Management operates full-service and limited-service hotels affiliated with 14 brands of major international franchisers, such as Hilton Hotels Corporation®, Wyndham International®, Choice Hotels International®, Carlson Hotels Worldwide®, Intercontinental Hotel Group® (IHG) and other franchisors.  The company also operates unique independent hotels, such as Bay Landing Hotel, San Francisco International Airport, The Vineyard Country Inn and Wine Country in St. Helena, California, Carlin Cottages, Calistoga, CA, The Napa Winery Inn in Napa CA.  and The Peery Hotel in Salt Lake City and the Ben Lomond in Ogden, Utah.

© 2016. Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.

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MMI Hotel Wins Award

wyndham-logoMarin Management, Inc. is proud to announce that our very own Ramada Williams, California, won the Wyndham Best of the Best Award at the Wyndham Hotel Group Global Conference held September 11-15th in Las Vegas.

This award is based on guest satisfaction, online reviews, social media, guest service, experience and facility conditions.  Ramada Williams also won this award in 2012 and has won the Certificate of Excellence Award from Trip Advisor five years in a row.

For more information on Marin Management, Inc. contact Mr. John Manderfeld at (415) 331-1061 or Jmanderfeld@hotelpros.biz.

 

MMI Dining Site

Marin Management is proud to announce its recent plogoartnership with HMBookstore to develop a new training site for restaurants–Dining Site.

Dining Site is a library of online training courses for the restaurant industry from entry-level to management positions.  This site includes quizzes to assure employee comprehension; and it has monitoring and tracking systems to measure each employeedining-site‘s progress and achievements.

Dining Site joins Marin Management’s HMBookstore site for training, testing and coaching hotel teams.  MMI Dining Site delivers in-depth knowledge into the exciting world of food and beverage.