Hospitality Management rebrands two hotels

Wichita, KS-based Hospitality Management LLC has switched brands on its Best Western Plus hotels in Lawrence, KS, and Norman, OK, and is now operating each under the name StoneHill, Trademark Collection by Wyndham.

“StoneHill and Trademark Collection offer us the perfect opportunity to meld our hospitality concept with the elevated guest experience we want to provide,” said Steven J. Martens, CEO, The Martens Companies and its subsidiary, Hospitality Management LLC. “The Trademark Collection brand is defined by a spirit of individuality, offering a unique and distinctive guest experience in the upper-midscale market for both business and leisure travelers. As independent hoteliers, that fits us like a glove.”

He continued, “These properties were each designed to reflect the vibe of their respective college towns—the University of Kansas at Lawrence, and the University of Oklahoma at Norman. We intentionally created spacious lobbies and inviting outdoor patios with firepits and barbecue grills so guests could relax and gather. After months of forced separation by the pandemic, guests now crave these collective gathering spaces, especially when they are traveling with extended family. For guests attending university events, our common areas have helped make us the parents’ [headquarters] for tailgates, reunions and year-round campus visits.”

StoneHill Lawrence, which opened in 2018, features 112 rooms and suites, an indoor saltwater pool, a fitness center, a lobby bar, an outdoor grilling patio, a firepit patio and a conference room.

StoneHill Norman, which made its debut in 2016, offers 116 rooms and suites, and outdoor, heated saltwater pool, a fitness center, an outdoor grilling patio, a firepit patio and a conference room.

“Just as no two travelers are alike, every Trademark Collection hotel is distinctive, taking on the character of the place in which they’re built and reflecting the vision of the entrepreneurs who built them,” said Brad Gant, VP/franchise development, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “Trademark Collection properties are all upper-midscale and above niche hotels catering to both business and leisure travel. With a growing footprint in urban, resort and secondary markets, we are proud to have the StoneHill Lawrence and StoneHill Norman hotels become part of the Trademark Collection of properties.”