Pivot selected to manage Key West Historic Inns Collection

Pivot, the lifestyle operating vertical of Davidson Hospitality Group, has been tapped by KHP Capital Partners to manage the Key West Historic Inns Collection, a portfolio of five historic and reimagined properties including Winslow’s Bungalows, Lighthouse Hotel, Ridley House, Ella’s Cottage and Fitch Lodge. Located in Old Town Key West, FL, the collection features seven outdoor pools and two pool bar experiences.

“We are proud to build upon our longstanding relationship with KHP Capital Partners with the addition of these historic, architectural gems,” said Thom Geshay, CEO/president, Davidson Hospitality Group. “At Pivot, we pour our hearts, passion and vision into enhancing operations and crafting an authentic sense of place. We look forward to leveraging the rich history and vibrancy of Key West as a destination to create a one-of-a-kind guest experience while driving long-term asset value growth, maximum profitability and exceptional performance.”

Ben Rowe, managing partner, KHP Capital Partners, said, “It’s exciting to team up with Pivot on this collection of dynamic lifestyle hotels. We have a great track record working with this team in the Florida Keys. Through their collective depth of knowledge and diligent stewardship, we are confident that the Pivot team will create value.”

Within the state of Florida, Pivot currently operates the Islamorada Resort Collection in Islamorada; Baker’s Cay Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton in Key Largo; and The Gabriel Miami Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton. Davidson Hospitality Group at large operates a total of 22 properties in the state.

When Key West was Florida’s largest city in 1900, the buildings now comprising the Key West Historic Inns Collection were constructed as homes for army officers, industrialists and steamboat captains. According to Davidson, the properties’ hiistory includes stories of found gold; structures assuming roles as a tailor shop, a butcher shop, a gambling house, a beauty salon and a cycle shop; and vaudeville performances.