Under new management

Charlestowne Hotels, Valor Hospitality Partners and Proper Hospitality have made additions to their management portfolios.

Charlestowne to manage Hotel One75 
Charlestowne Hotels has added Hotel One75 to its collection of university properties. The newly refurbished hotel, located one mile from the Colgate University campus, has 93 rooms, making it the largest lodging venue in the Village of Hamilton, NY, according to the company.

“Charlestowne understands properties near college campuses, and the local pride that comes with them,” said Kyle Hughey, CEO, Charlestowne Hotels. “We’ve worked closely with hotel ownership to infuse the spirit of Hamilton into Hotel One75, ensuring guests immediately feel connected to the university upon arrival. By blending collegiate-inspired programming with upgraded amenities, Hotel One75 will be a comfortable retreat for relaxing, connecting and celebrating university-centric milestones.”

The hotel features updated guestrooms, complimentary beer or wine at check-in, complimentary continental breakfast, pet-friendly accommodations and a banquet room. An afternoon snack will be served from a local ice cream and chocolate shop. Collegiate touchpoints are featured throughout the property, including vintage yearbook photographs hanging on the walls. A key feature of the property is the outdoor courtyard known as “The Quad,” where guests can lounge by a fire pit or engage in lawn games.

Hotel One75 is Charlestowne’s 11th hotel in a university market. Additional properties include Lockwood Hotel (Waterville, ME), Hotel Maverick (Grand Junction, CO) and the nearby Colgate Inn.

Valor Hospitality expands global portfolio with two additions
Valor Hospitality Partners, a global, full-service hotel acquisition, development, management and asset management company, has added two new properties to its management portfolio.

The company will lend third-party hotel management expertise to the Taaibosch Wine Estate in Cape Winelands, South Africa, and The Mining Exchange Hotel, A Wyndham Grand Hotel and Spa in Colorado Springs, CO.

Taaibosch Wine Estate is located on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The property recently launched three luxury lodging offerings, including a two-bedroom Garden Villa set against the backdrop of the fynbos and landscaped gardens, a four-bedroom Farsight Villa higher up on the slopes of the Helderberg with views stretching across the Cape Peninsula and newly renovated five-bedroom all en-suite Manor House, originally built in 1838. These facilities offer luxury interiors, private pools, fully equipped kitchens and full butler service.

The Mining Exchange Hotel, A Wyndham Grand Hotel and Spa, is a 117-room hotel featuring the MX Spa, Cajun-style Springs Orleans Restaurant, two on-site bars and more than 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting space on-site. The building was built in 1902 by mining baron Winfield Scott Stratton as a stock exchange for local mining companies. Today, the hotel offers guests a one-of-a-kind experience through its preserved historic elements, including the central brass staircase and original stock exchange safes coupled with luxury modern renovations, including 12-ft. ceilings, double-headed showers and recording studio-quality walls to eliminate noise travel.

“The team at Valor Hospitality is committed to curating and reimagining memorable guest experiences in properties across the world,” said Euan McGlashan, CEO/global cofounder, Valor Hospitality. “The addition of both Taaibosch Wine Estate and The Mining Exchange Hotel to the Valor portfolio are a testament to this commitment, as both offer unique onsite experiences rooted in history, culture and luxury. Our team of dedicated Hotelitarians are eager to bring Valor’s approach to hospitality into these properties.”

Proper Hospitality to manage The Culver Hotel
Proper Hospitality has added the Culver Hotel to The Collective, a portfolio of independent, design-driven boutique hotels managed and operated by the Los Angeles-based hospitality group.

Located in Downtown Culver City, The Culver Hotel is a nationally landmarked flatiron-style building which first opened its doors in 1924 after being designed by architects Curlett & Beelman—the city’s pioneer of Beaux-Arts architecture—and the visionary City founder Harry H. Culver.

In 2007, the property was acquired and redesigned by hotelier Maya Mallick who restored the 46-room boutique hotel with inspiration from the building’s rich history, the distinct elegance of the 1920s and a passion for vintage. The decor and European ambiance found throughout reflects an artistic, romantic approach, with its rooms and event spaces layering a pastiche of deep colors, rich textures, classic design pieces and rare vintage furniture. The hotel’s creative spirit includes an in-house art gallery with works by established and emerging local talent.

“Over the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of reimagining and reviving a beautiful piece of history, and creating an artful and lively destination in Los Angeles,” said Mallick, owner/creative director, The Culver Hotel. “I look forward to continuing the magic, together with Proper Hospitality as we approach our 2024 centennial.”

“We are grateful that Maya and her family have put their trust in Proper Hospitality to take this special hotel to the next level while honoring its storied history,” said Brian De Lowe, cofounder/president, Proper Hospitality. “Culver City is a coveted Westside destination, and The Culver Hotel will showcase how we are able to create a feeling of belonging and connection for our clientele through our inspired dining concepts, signature style of service and dynamic guest experiences.”