The Passionality Group unveiled the Phileas Club, a new collection of independent lodging offerings in emerging neighborhoods and destinations.
The collection will officially launch early in 2019, and was inspired by Jules Verne’s 1873 novel "Around the World in 80 Days," starring protagonist and explorer Phileas Fogg.
To differentiate itself from similar hospitality offerings, the Phileas Club will primarily focus on local events. The club and its member locations will include events organized by an experience curator, and will offer amenities such as a bar, coffee and a complimentary book exchange.
The Phileas Club also intends to donate portions of its direct-booking proceeds to a charity of each guest’s choice. The club also will conduct outreach to the local community.
The club also will offer a recognition through the Passepartout Pass, named for Phileas Fogg’s companion in "Around the World in 80 Days." Members will have access to complimentary upgrades, breakfast, events and perks based on location and availability.
The founding member of the Phileas Club, Hostel Fish, is located in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood and is expected to relaunch mid- to late 2019. The property offers a full-service community bar, communal kitchen and 64 beds across both private and shared accommodations.
"Three years after opening Hostel Fish, we were eager to explore additional locations beyond Denver. When we met Passionality and learned about their team, deep industry expertise and strong values, and later learned about the Phileas Club and its significant growth potential, we knew immediately that it was the right opportunity for us to kick-off this exciting journey together,” Chad Fish, founder of Hostel Fish, said in a statement.
Passionality also is partnering with 213 Hospitality, a hospitality group with more than 25 neighborhood bar and brewpub establishments across Los Angeles; San Diego; Austin, Texas; and soon Denver, to operate bars and pubs at select Phileas Club locations.