Driftwood Hospitality Management has announced that its late-2011 expansion is continuing, adding two new properties already in the first month of 2012. In addition to new growth, Driftwood is also enhancing its existing properties, with renovations programs taking place at five of its hotels.
Since this January, Driftwood has signed two new hotel management contracts. Holiday Inn Express Tampa-Brandon, a 119-room hotel, is located off I-75 near downtown Tampa. The property features flexible meeting space, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool. Meanwhile, Courtyard by Marriott Dallas NW Hwy. at Stemmons/I-35E features an outdoor pool, whirlpool and recently renovated accommodations.
In addition to growing its portfolio, Driftwood also made improvements to five existing hotels.
Holiday Inn Express Tampa-Brandon in Florida
The 400-room Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square is undergoing a $9.5 million top-to-bottom renovation, currently the largest renovation in progress at the Driftwood properties. New exterior signage, sweeping views of the capital and a new meeting space called The Gathering are some of the updates. The full revitalization of the property is expected to be completed by September 1.
DoubleTree Hotel Downtown Wilmington Legal District is undergoing a $4 million renovation that includes the meeting rooms and restaurants. With a focus on art and design, the Driftwood-led renovation here includes the new artwork by Arnut Deeyoo.
Fiesta Resort Conference Center is undergoing a $1 million renovation to be completed in the first quarter of 2012, and includes updates to the interior and exterior of the property.
Crowne Plaza Downtown Denver’s $1.5 million includes the bar, lounge and restaurant. It is expected to finish in the second quarter of 2012.
Meanwhile, Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago’s $1 million renovation will introduce 150 renovated guest rooms in the second quarter, all of which were completely redone including updated bathrooms, bedding, closets and furniture.
Courtyard by Marriott Dallas NW Hwy.