Eden Roc, other hotels under new management

Davidson Hotels & Resorts added the Eden Roc Miami Beach and Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc as the latest additions to its portfolio. Photo credit: Eden Roc Miami Beach (Eden Roc Miami Beach)

Several hotels, including the Eden Roc Miami Beach in Florida, are operating under new management companies.


Davidson Hotels & Resorts added the Eden Roc Miami Beach and Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc as the latest additions to its portfolio. Operated by Davidson’s lifestyle and luxury division Pivot Hotels & Resorts, the 415-room Eden Roc is located in Miami Beach, Fla. Nobu Hotel, the hotel-within-a-hotel at Eden Roc, occupies the original tower and offers an additional 204 rooms. 

In the state of Florida, Pivot Hotels & Resorts currently operates Hotel Colonnade, An Autograph Collection Hotel in Coral Gables; Baker’s Cay Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton in Key Largo; and The Don CeSar and the Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar, both in St. Pete Beach. Davidson’s Florida management portfolio also includes Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort and the Margaritaville Orlando Resort.


McKibbon Hospitality added three new South Walton, Fla., hotels to its management portfolio. Owned by Miramar Beach-based real estate development and investment company, Howard Group, the three properties are the Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, and Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard.

The three hotels previously were self-managed by Howard Hospitality, the hotel management division of Howard Group.

The Courtyard offers 174 rooms, four meeting rooms totaling 2,000 square feet of space, an outdoor swimming pool,and a 24-hour fitness center. The Residence Inn features 120 guestroom suites, a sports court, a reading library, an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center and a barbecue and picnic area. The first Hyatt branded hotel in the South Walton area, Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard has 84 rooms, an on-site bar, a heated outdoor pool and 1,600 square feet of flexible meeting space.

The three hotels add a total of 378 new rooms to McKibbon’s overall portfolio, bringing the total number of guestrooms to 9,725 across 86 hotels throughout the U.S.


Urgo Hotels & Resorts has added two Marriott-branded hotels in Ohio, the 146-room Courtyard Dayton South/Mall and the 149-room Courtyard Toledo Airport Holland, to its portfolio of managed hotels. The two hotels are owned by Skyline Investments, a Canada-based hotel real estate investment group with a portfolio spanning the U.S. and Canada.

 “With the addition of these Courtyard by Marriott hotels, Urgo Hotels & Resorts expands our reach into the Midwest,” said Matt Jalazo, Urgo’s senior VP of development.  “While the hotels mark our first entry into Ohio, we are exceptionally familiar with the Marriott brands, and these two hotels are our fifth and sixth Courtyards and 26th and 27th Marriott-branded hotels overall. 


Crescent Hotels & Resorts has added the former Courtyard Cold Lake by Marriott in Cold Lake, Alberta, to its Latitudes collection of lifestyle hotels and resorts. Cold Lake First Nations owns the newly named Hotel Dene & Conference Centre. Located next to Casino Dene and close to the 4 Wing Cold Lake Air Force Base and downtown Cold Lake, the hotel features an on-site restaurant, a 24/7 fitness center, an indoor pool and a full conference center with more than 2,000 square feet of event space.

“We have made this an independent hotel so that we can fully capture our indigenous heritage and a true Cold Lake experience throughout the hotel, conference centre and Casino Dene,” said Chief Roger Marten from Cold Lake First Nations. “Our guests will appreciate the authenticity, while also enjoying contemporary design and modern amenities.”


HEI Hotels & Resorts has taken over management of the Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City. This marks the second hotel HEI has managed for Philadelphia-based Pearl Properties. HEI’s portfolio of more than 80 hotels and the Cambria hotel is the first Choice Hotels International franchise under its management.

“We are excited to start a relationship with Choice Hotels through this wonderful asset,” said HEI Hotels & Resorts CEO and managing partner, Anthony Rutledge. “HEI’s management platform was developed to enable us to maximize the performance of upscale, urban hotels like the Cambria in downtown Philadelphia through our proprietary sales and revenue management tools.”

Developed in 2018 by Pearl Properties, the 223-room hotel is situated close to City Hall in the downtown Philadelphia.


Vesta Hospitality has been selected to manage the new Hilton Garden Inn Wilsonville (Ore.) Portland. The hotel has 118 rooms and offers an indoor pool, a fitness center, two meeting rooms and a restaurant. It is located off I-5, 20 minutes from downtown Portland. 

“Vesta Hospitality is pleased to have been selected to manage this brand-new Hilton Garden Inn hotel and we are looking forward to the opening,” said Vesta Hospitality President Mark Hemmer. “With six hotels in the greater Portland area, Vesta is very familiar with the dynamics of this market and we are committed to insuring that the Hilton Garden Inn Wilsonville Portland is synonymous with safety, cleanliness, quality and comfort.”