Hotels welcome new management companies

The recently renovated Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel features 622 rooms and nearly 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Photo credit: PM Hotel Group (Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel)

New management companies have taken over six hotels in four states during the second half of September.


PM Hotel Group has been selected to manage the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, bringing the company's portfolio of Marriott International-affiliated lifestyle properties to 30.

The recently renovated, full-service lifestyle hotel features 622 rooms, nearly 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space, three food-and-beverage outlets and a waterfront restaurant called Watertable. Situated in the Inner Harbor, the Renaissance is within walking distance of Baltimore's major attractions, including M&T Bank Stadium, Camden Yards and the Baltimore Convention Center.

North Carolina

Raines, a hospitality management, development, and operating group based in South Carolina, has increased its management portfolio. A historic former steel foundry in Asheville, N.C., underwent extensive updates and renovations to open in 2018 as The Foundry Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton property. The 87-room boutique hotel offers an authentically Asheville experience. 

“Asheville has become a leading destination in the Southeast and is consistently recognized as a desirable place to live and to visit,” said Grey Raines, president of Raines. “This high-barrier market is in line with our growth plans and provides a foundation for how we approach operations and bringing significant value to our owners and investors.” 


CoralTree Hospitality will manage The Woodlands Resort, Embassy Suites by Hilton The Woodlands at Hughes Landing, and The Westin at The Woodlands, all part of Howard Hughes Hospitality, a subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corp. All three properties are located in The Woodlands, a master planned community in the greater Houston area featuring residential neighborhoods, corporate campuses, office buildings, shopping, restaurants and lodging. 

The 402-room Woodlands Resort features extensive meeting space, including 60,000 square feet of indoor group and social space and more than 28,000 square feet of outdoor event space. The Woodlands Resort also includes two full-service and one self-service business centers, a 24-hour fitness center, a water park, a spa, outdoor recreation areas and three restaurants.

The 302-room Westin at The Woodlands hotel features modern amenities and facilities including a 24-hour fitness facility, outdoor recreation, more than 28,000 square feet of meeting and event space and two restaurants.

The third property that CoralTree Hospitality will manage is the Embassy Suites by Hilton The Woodlands at Hughes Landing. With 205 guestrooms, features a business center, a fitness facility, an outdoor infinity pool and 3,000 square feet of group and event space. The hotel also offers a complimentary evening reception and free, made-to-order breakfast.


HEI Hotels & Resorts has assumed management of the 510-room Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek in downtown Salt Lake City. DiamondRock Hospitality Co. owns the hotel.

The hotel offers 23,600 square feet of meeting space. The hotel plans to reintroduce its food and beverage programming and has recently reopened Destination Lounge. Additional amenities include a newly renovated fitness center and meeting and social spaces, including the newly developed Skylight Ballroom.