First Hospitality add three lifestyle hotels

First Hospitality has assumed management and operations of the Hotel Ardent in Dayton, OH, and the Lively Hotel on OAK Oklahoma City, and opened Tempo by Hilton Louisville Downtown NuLu, bringing the number of lifestyle properties to more than 25 in its overall portfolio of 70 hotels.

The company has also assumed management of seven new restaurants, bringing the total number to more than 30 restaurants in the portfolio, including its first international property, Carnivale Bahamas, located on Paradise Island and opening this fall.

First Investors, an affiliate of First Hospitality, continues strategic investments in two new development projects: the Tempo by Hilton Louisville Downtown Nulu, which opened its doors earlier this month, and Hotel Ardent, which is slated to open this fall.

The Tempo property is a 130-room hotel offering two dining options, including a full-service rooftop restaurant, as well as an event space with skyline views.

Hotel Arden, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton property, is a 118-key boutique hotel. First Hospitality will also manage Bistecca, an all-day Tuscan steakhouse in the hotel.

In partnership with Veritas Development, Gatehouse Capital is leading the development of Lively Hotel on OAK Oklahoma City, scheduled to open in late August. The 132-key boutique hotel is part of OAK, a new mixed-use community. Lively Hotel is First Hospitality’s first Oklahoma property and will become the first Tapestry Collection by Hilton in the state. The hotel’s restaurant, Cloud Puncher, is also managed by First Hospitality.

“It’s exciting to see the growth of lifestyle developments in both our hotel and restaurant portfolios, especially in new markets,” said David Duncan, CEO, First Hospitality and First Investors. “With the expert skill set of our teams and proprietary technology and operating platform, First Hospitality is well positioned to continue to expand in lifestyle accommodations and restaurants as we approach our 40-year company milestone.”