Denihan Hospitality to grow hotel management business

The James brand is coming to Washington, D.C. Photo credit: The James New York—SoHo

Denihan Hospitality, an owner and operator of upscale luxury, boutique and lifestyle hotels, intends to fuel long-term growth through both Denihan branded and third-party hotel management deals, including owners of independent, hard and soft branded hotels. The company’s decision to grow its hotel management business will allow it to capitalize on its 55-year history as a hotel manager.

“This strategic growth priority is an outcome of the investments we have made to better capitalize on our deep institutional knowledge, enhanced operating platform and hotel management expertise,” Patrick Denihan, co-CEO of Denihan Hospitality, said in a statement. “We see significant opportunity to expand this line of business as more hotel owners look to partner with experienced operators who know how to increase long-term value.”

Over the past two years, Denihan made investments in technology and senior personnel to enhance its operating platform. This includes constructing a talented team of hospitality professionals with decades of global experience. The team focuses on delivering guest experiences and driving profitability by creating customized solutions for each hotel it manages. It also leverages sales, marketing and revenue management technologies to measure performance, market penetration and guest satisfaction.

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Denihan’s personnel and technology investments have yielded year-over-year performance improvements in its core hotel portfolio and resulted in new hotel management mandates. A recent success is the deal the company reached with Trammell Crow Company and KochSmith Capital to bring The James brand to Washington, D.C. Denihan will brand and manage the 204-room, new-build hotel, which serves as the hotel component of an Armature Works development project, under a long-term contract.

Denihan is actively working to execute additional hotel management deals with owners seeking branded management and third-party management services. Those interested in learning more about the Company’s hotel management capabilities are encouraged to connect with Denihan at the upcoming NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference.

The Denihan portfolio includes properties operating under The James and Affinia Hotel Collection brands, as well as Manhattan independent boutique hotels, The Benjamin, and The Surrey, as well as a list of chef-driven restaurants and bars. 

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