When you set a high standard, the industry takes notice.
When you set a high standard, the industry takes notice.
Glyn Aeppel appointed to board to fuel company’s expansion across North America
Leading hospitality developer and manager, Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company has announced that hospitality industry veteran Glyn Aeppel has been appointed to its board of directors. In this new role, Aeppel will assist in fueling Concord Hospitality’s growth across the industry and expansion in its portfolio of more than 100 properties.
“We are excited to welcome Glyn to our board of directors and benefit from her years of expertise and experience in the hospitality industry,” said Mark Laport, President and CEO of Concord Hospitality. “We look forward to working with her and other board members to further enhance our portfolio and bring our robust pipeline of opportunities to fruition.” Read More
New building features two popular Marriott brands under one roof
Marriott International, Inc. today announced that a combined 122-suite SpringHill Suites and 140-suite TownePlace Suites hotel in Columbus, Ohio will open this Thursday, October 18, 2018. Located at 4048 Morse Road, the hotel ownership is a joint venture between Continental Real Estate Developers and affiliates of Concord Hospitality Enterprises of Raleigh, N.C. The four-story property will be managed by Concord Hospitality and will share 1,400 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool and a patio with Weber gas grills for guest comfort and convenience. Read More
AC Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International’s European-inspired lifestyle brand, announces the opening of AC Hotel New York Downtown – the brand’s second property in New York City. Located in Manhattan’s newly-revitalized Seaport District, the 33-story AC Hotel New York Downtown, managed by Concord Hospitality, is set to demonstrate the sophisticated and timeless European design that is true to the AC Hotel brand, interpreted for its Downtown Manhattan location.
The hotel’s sleek 274 guest rooms will provide an escape from the buzzing hub of the Financial District with features such as floor-to-ceiling windows, artwork by locally commissioned artists and unparalleled views of the East River and Brooklyn. Read More
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, an award-winning hospitality manager and developer, announced today that it plans to open the first Homewood Suites by Hilton in Charlotte, N.C.’s Center City through a joint venture with Charlotte-based Levine Properties. The property will be located Uptown in the First Ward at the corner of East 8th and North College Streets. Read More
Award-winning hospitality company included in 2018 North Carolina Mid-Market Fast 40 List
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, a leading hospitality manager and developer, has been ranked among the top 40 fastest growing mid-market companies in North Carolina. Based on revenue and employment growth, Concord Hospitality was ranked No. 38 on the 2018 North Carolina Mid-Market Fast 40 list, which celebrates sustained growth throughout The Tar Heel state. Read More
Leading hospitality manager and developer, Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, has been named to the 2018 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® (NC100), which ranks the state’s largest private companies by revenue. The company has been included on the NC100 list since 2012, ranking in the top 20 annually. This year, Concord Hospitality comes in at No. 14 on the list, moving up one spot.
“We are proud to be recognized as one of the top-performing private companies in North Carolina for the seventh year in a row,” said Mark Laport, President and CEO of Concord Hospitality. “Our inclusion on this list reaffirms our commitment to the Tar Heel state and our focus on giving back to the communities in which we live and work.” Read More
Alleghany Capital Corporation (“Alleghany Capital”), a whollyowned subsidiary of Alleghany Corporation, today announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company (“Concord”), a leading third-party hotel management and development company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 1985, Concord manages over 100 properties and nearly 15,000 rooms across North America, partnering with leading brands including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Choice, and InterContinental, as well as a diversified group of experienced hotel owners and investors. Read More
Philadelphia’s Center City—the local name for the downtown business district—has seen a resurgence of branded hotels over the past year. Last autumn, Marriott International opened the Aloft Philadelphia Downtown in a repurposed bank. In May, Modus Hotels and Parkway Corporation began development on the Pod Philly, and the Buccini/Pollin Group opened the Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in June.
Just days before the Renaissance opened its doors, Choice Hotels International celebrated the grand opening of the Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown – Center City. The property is part of a long-term relationship between Choice CDO David Pepper and developer Jim Pearlstein, president of Pearl Properties, a local development company. “Both are Philadelphia natives and went to high school together,” Janis Cannon, SVP of upscale brands at Choice Hotels International, said of the two men.
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It takes a special kind of associate to run a hotel’s front desk, starting with the right attitude, according to sources. Jerry Rice Jr., opening GM of the Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City, said the kind of service and friendliness he looks for in a front-desk associate can’t be taught, but should come across in interviews with candidates.
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The All-Suite Hotel is part of Southdale Center’s Mixed-Use Complex
Noble Investment Group (“Noble”), and Simon®, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, and mixed-use destinations, (NYSE:SPG), announces the opening of the Homewood Suites by Hilton Edina Minneapolis, located in the heart of Edina as part of Southdale Center’s mixed-use complex.
The hotel is proximate to the corporate headquarters of major employers such as Best Buy, Dairy Queen, United Health, General Mills, and Regis Corporation, and hospitals, including the renowned Methodist Hospital and Fairview Hospital. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Edina Minneapolis is less than ten miles from downtown Minneapolis and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Read More
Leading hospitality owner, manager and developer, Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, has announced a new partnership with Investor Management Services (IMS), a leader in investment management software. The partnership will provide Concord Hospitality investors, accountants and other stakeholders with easy access to relevant information and updates to gain a better and more holistic understanding of their current assets through a recently launched investment portal powered by the IMS Platform. Read More
F&B experts are becoming more innovative in their approach to revenue management, from creating new lobby bars for drinks and light bites to revamped roomservice to more grab-and-go concepts.
Read the full post, including an interview by Concord’s Corporate Director of Food and Beverage – Dean Wendel, on Hotel News Now
Concord Hospitality, leading hospitality owner, manager and developer, has partnered with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) on a national program to offer training and jobs opportunities within the hospitality industry to opportunity youth. Through this program, Concord Hospitality and AHLA are aiming to provide these young people with the skills necessary for a lifelong career in the hotel space.
The program was initially launched in October 2017 as AHLA presented national non-profit career development organization, Grads of Life, with a commitment to provide $500,000 in grants to community-based organizations in high-demand markets, such as Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago and Baltimore to recruit and develop “opportunity youth” – which includes six million people between the ages of 16 to 24 that are out of school and out of work. Read More
RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 6, 2018) – Concord Hospitality Enterprises, a leading hospitality owner, manager and developer, is proud to announce that Carl Hren has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Architecture and Construction. In his new position, Hren will be responsible for all design, purchasing and construction for ground-up and renovation projects for the hospitality and lodging company.
Three hospitality companies are among the top 25 places to work in New York, according to analysis from Fortune in partnership with Great Place to Work. Fortune compiled the list of the best large companies—those with 1,000 or more employees—to work for in the New York area based on a Great Place to Work survey of more than 33,000 employees.
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Concord Hospitality associates receive Certified Revenue Management Executive (CRME) certifications
Concord Hospitality Enterprises, a leading hospitality owner, manager and developer, is proud to announce that 13 members of its revenue optimization team have received Certified Revenue Management Executive (CRME) certifications from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). Recipients of CRME certification must pass an exam administered by HSMAI after first earning a minimum number of credits through hands-on experience and education. Read More
A leading hospitality owner, manager, and developer, Concord Hospitality Enterprises is proud to congratulate two associates on their recent promotions. Nicole Porter has been promoted to Regional Vice President of Sales, and Chris Tyner has been promoted to Regional Vice President. In each of their respective new roles, Porter and Tyner will support Concord’s properties in the Mid-Atlantic region, including hotels in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Read More
Blackrock CEO Larry Fink wrote a letter this year that shook the business world. Fink, CEO of one of the most influential investment management companies in the world, urged CEOs around the world to take responsibility and action for their company’s social impact.
Continue reading Sabrina Viva’s article on RealizedWorth as they visited with Concord Hospitality on their 10th annual Share Day.
Newest properties and planned openings showcase company’s commitment to growth
With the recent opening of the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel, Concord Hospitality has officially welcomed the 100th property to its growing portfolio of top-tier brands. The award-winning hotel development, ownership and management company has spent the last 33 years partnering with owners and investors on more than $2.5 billion developing properties across North America. Read More
Concord Hospitality remains a leader in hospitality by putting people first,
which results in the continuous growth of its portfolio.
By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media
Thirty-three years ago, Concord Hospitality Enterprises was born out of President and CEO Mark Laport’s entrepreneurial and ideas-driven spirit. His mission was to develop and acquire high-quality hotel properties and to provide dedicated hotel management services to both full-service and upscale select-service properties.
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– Associates donate 10,000 hours of service to local communities during annual day of giving –
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company employees – from front desk staff to the executive team – joined together for a day of giving known as Share Day on June 21. All 100 Concord Hospitality hotels across North America participated in charitable activities during this annual event, donating more than 10,000 volunteer hours on this day alone. Read More
Concord Hospitality Takes Proactive Approach To Promote Culture Of Diversity, Sharing
For Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company changing its mission statement was not seen as a top priority. After all, in its 35-year history Concord has grown from two hotel properties to more than 100 (with plans to expand further in the immediate future), thanks in part to its original ethos, The Employer and Manager of Choice.
Nevertheless, the Raleigh-based management, ownership and development group recently announced a change in its public-facing direction that will focus on its diversity and inclusion efforts. Concord has made several lists touting it as one of the “best places to work,” particularly for women and millennials.
Read Hillary Richard’s full article: hotelinteractive.com
Hospitality industry veteran brings more than a decade of experience with him to new role
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 12, 2018) – Concord Hospitality Enterprises, a leading hospitality owner, manager and developer, is proud to welcome Dan Fernandez as the newest addition to its leadership team. As Vice President of Digital Marketing, Fernandez will oversee the digital marketing department with a focus on positioning Concord as a leader in the hospitality digital marketing industry.
“At Concord, we believe our people are our greatest strength,” said Mark Laport, President and CEO of Concord. “We strive to create a culture that allows us to attract and retain the best people in the industry, and we are proud to welcome someone with Dan’s experience and expertise in both digital marketing and the hospitality industry to our growing employee base.” Read More
Hyatt House® Raleigh North Hills celebrates industry-leading recognition at annual Hyatt® Leadership Conference
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 7, 2018) – Leading hospitality owner, manager and developer, Concord Hospitality Enterprises, announced today that the Hyatt House Raleigh North Hills has been named 2017 Hotel of the Year by Hyatt Hotels Corporation®. The Concord-managed property was also awarded the Hotel of the Year distinction by Hyatt in 2015. Additionally, the Hyatt House Boulder/Broomfield – another Concord-operated hotel – received the recognition in 2016 and 2013. Read More
The Renaissance Westerville and The Two-One Restaurant Welcome Guests
to Enjoy the Modern American Lake House-Inspired Property
Renaissance Hotels announced today its newest concept is now open for business in central Ohio, bringing the first full-service hotel to Westerville. The Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel (Renaissance Westerville) opened its doors to guests this afternoon along with the Two-One restaurant, named after the 21st Amendment in honor of the community’s rich history in prohibition.
Located off of Polaris Parkway and near Uptown Westerville, the modern American lake house-inspired hotel will feature 222 rooms and 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and banquet space with the capacity to seat up to 750 guests. Read More
Top planning and development leaders from the West Palm Beach region provided an exciting overview about the explosive growth taking place Downtown at today’s West Palm Beach Development and Investment Forum presented by Urban Land Institute (ULI) in partnership with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority. City of West Palm Beach Development Director Rick Greene itemized more $1.4 billion in projects currently in the development process, with another $900 million in projects approved, but not yet started. Read More
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces the opening of Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami, located in Miami’s thriving Brickell Financial District. The newly constructed full-service lifestyle hotel, located at 1102 Brickell Bay Drive, is situated within the first 19 floors of the new 83-story Panorama Tower, the tallest building in Miami. The hotel is owned by Concord Aztec Brickell LLC, a joint venture comprised of Aztec Group and Concord Hospitality, which operates the hotel.
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ROOFTOP AT EXCHANGE PLACE At this rooftop and terrace bar and restaurant on the Hudson in Jersey City, don’t order a manhattan; just drink in the view.
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Diamond Circle- Criteria- Overall GSS Score – Intent to Recommend- hotel must be in the top 5% of the brand, BSA Review Score, hotel must achieve Green on all BSA Operations Reviews, RevPAR Index Score- hotel must have a minimum RevPAR Index of 120 and NO Decline in RevPAR Index vs. 2016
-Springhill Suites Pittsburgh Latrobe
Silver Circle Awards– top 20% of the brand in overall GSS Score- Intent to Recommend
(January 1-December 31,2017)
-Springhill Suites Houston Intercontinental
Concord Hospitality is pleased to announce that Mark Laport was awarded the inaugural Brooks Pierce CEO of the Year Award ($500-700M Category) at the North Carolina CEO Summit held in Pinehurst, N.C. Nominees were chosen based on acquisitions, capital funding, employee growth and retention.
Since founding the company in 1985, Laport has driven consistent and thoughtful growth. As one of the state’s largest hotel operators, Concord’s portfolio includes more than 16 brand affiliations in 20 states and two Canadian provinces, and its 4,000+ associates contribute to an annual revenue of more than $500 million. Read More
235-room Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn slated to open in Woburn Landing
WOBURN, M.A. (Jan. 29, 2018) – Concord Hospitality Enterprises has broken ground on its first property in the Greater Boston area, the dual-branded Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn – Woburn M.A. Working with partners Madison Properties and Whitman Peterson, Concord is the lead developer and will manage the property. Group One Partners will serve as the project architect, with Callahan Construction as the general contractor.
Today, Hyatt House Jersey City celebrated its opening, marking the first Hyatt House hotel in Jersey City. Jointly owned by One Exchange Urban Renewal, LLC, Concord Hospitality and Rockbridge, Hyatt House Jersey City is conveniently located in Jersey City’s Exchange Place neighborhood. The property is managed by Concord Hospitality.
“Hyatt House Jersey City has been designed with our guests in mind including free Wi-Fi in all guestrooms and common areas; around-the-clock food and beverage offerings; delicious complimentary hot breakfast; and spaces that flex to meet guests’ needs,” said General Manager Mark DiPiazza. “We want each and every guest who comes through our doors to feel that they can let their real-life routines roll on, even when they’re on the road.” Read More
There’s nothing more powerful than a community coming together around a positive purpose. In the aftermath of the Oct. 1 mass shooting at a country music festival here, there are people and businesses more than willing to lend a hand in helping this community heal.
On a quarterly basis, the SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center hosts a blood drive, and there was one scheduled on Oct. 2. In light of the incident that occurred the night before, the hotel turned its blood drive into a larger community-wide effort with significant impact.
“We are in the business of serving people, and that extends to our community as well as our guests. Our associates want to give back to their neighbors in need, so we do everything possible to give them the resources to support the causes they are passionate about,” said Debra Punke, SVP of Human Capital at Concord Hospitality, which manages the SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center. “We are mindful of the need that constantly exists in our own backyards, and our properties are involved in countless ways. The blood drive at the SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center is a great example of that.” Read More
Hyatt House Washington D.C./The Wharf is now open, marking the first Hyatt House hotel in Washington D.C. Owned by PN Hoffman and managed by Concord Hospitality, the new hotel is conveniently located in the Southwest Waterfront’s newest neighborhood, The Wharf, and provides guests the service and convenience of hotel living with the casual comforts of home.
“Hyatt House Washington, D.C./The Wharf is everything the name represents – a welcoming and warm environment that encourages guests to live like residents. We want each and every guest who comes through our doors to feel that they can let their real-life routines roll on, even when they’re on the road,” said General Manager David Shoshan. “Whether guests are visiting for a short trip or an extended stay, we know Hyatt House Washington D.C./ The Wharf is the perfect place to offer a personalized hotel experience that will make people feel right at home.”
Today, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s lifestyle hotel brand, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront and Concord Hospitality Enterprises revealed the first look inside the brand’s first North American property, Canopy by Hilton Washington D.C., The Wharf. Set on the Potomac River, The Wharf is home to some of D.C.’s most anticipated new restaurants, year-round entertainment and waterfront accommodations.
Instruction from our parents, interactions with coworkers, and experiences at previous jobs and from life, in general, are all factors that can play a part in the type of leader a person will become. We have all been told at some point to “learn from our mistakes” to become a better version of ourselves, whether that is from a personal or professional standpoint. Sometimes, knowing what not to do can be just as valuable to your growth as knowing the right moves to make.
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New, Lego-like ‘stacking’ for urban construction
AC Hotel NULU is set to open in spring 2018. With the end of the year nearing, many are curious about the unconventional, and seemingly delayed, construction on site.
Largely unknown to the general public until now, the construction of this hotel has been underway in Liverpool, PA for months. Out of a manufacturing facility, rooms have been produced as modular units and transported to the site. Here, they are ‘stacked’ like Legos to construct the hotel. Today, invited guests were able to witness this process. Click here to see the video.
Modular stacking has proven to be a green practice, cost and labor efficient, and timely. The city of Louisville is excited to witness the culmination of such strategy and to see how innovative construction practices may take hold in the future.
Concord Hospitality Named a Best Workplace for Women for Second Consecutive Year
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 19, 2017) – Consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune have announced Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company – a leading hospitality owner, manager and developer – as one of the country’s 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2017. This marks the second consecutive year Concord has received this prestigious designation. Read More
Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), the master developer of the $2.5 billion, world-class mixed use waterfront neighborhood The Wharf, announces the October 2017 opening of its rooftop bar and lounge, Whiskey Charlie. Located along the Southwest Waterfront, Whiskey Charlie will sit atop the newly constructed Canopy by Hilton Washington DC | The Wharf hotel and boasts spectacular views of the Washington Channel, as well as DC’s iconic monument and memorials.
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, a leading hospitality owner, manager, and developer, today announced that consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune have recognized the company as one of the country’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2017, marking the second consecutive year that Concord has received this designation.
Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton’s upscale yet affordable global brand of hotels, today announced the opening of The Hilton Garden Inn Roslyn on Long Island’s North Shore. The hotel is a joint venture owned by Oxford Hospitality, The Levine Organization, and Concord Hospitality Enterprises. Managed by Concord Hospitality, the property offers 165 rooms to travelers seeking modern and spacious accommodations in a relaxed atmosphere.
Exit the elevator at the top floor of North Hills’ new AC Hotel Raleigh and you’ll enter a sleek lounge that feels a world away. Level 7 is a rooftop bar designed to cater not just to hotel guests, but to Raleigh. “We have more regulars than anything else, which is what we want,” says general manager Anthony Zinani.
PITTSBURGH (February 20, 2017) – Concord Hospitality announced today that it plans to open Pittsburgh’s first Autograph Collection® Hotel in the heart of the Oakland neighborhood. Construction began on the 167-room property, The Oaklander Hotel, last month. The development team is led by Oakland Fifth Avenue Hotel Associates LP, a partnership between Concord and Callay Capital. Read More
RALEIGH, N.C. (February 10, 2017) – Concord Hospitality has opened its first bar, Buckeye Bourbon House, in downtown Columbus, serving as both the owner and operator. The bar will offer guests and residents a vibrant cocktail experience inside the former Buckeye Savings and Loan Building, located at 36 E. Gay St. Read More
Hilton’s New Lifestyle Brand to Open in Atlanta’s “Heart of the Arts” Neighborhood
ATLANTA and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT), Greystar Real Estate Partners, Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company and Whitman Peterson announced today development plans for Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown.
The project, featuring Hilton’s new hotel brand, Canopy by Hilton that redefines the lifestyle hotel category, has broken ground and is scheduled to open in summer 2018. The property will provide a comfortable stay for guests in search of thoughtful local experiences in Atlanta’s vibrant Midtown neighborhood. Read the full article on the Hilton Newsroom
Fort Mill, SC – February, 2017 – Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Fort Mill, SC, is scheduled to open its doors in Fort Mill, South Carolina, in February. Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience.
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company deployed Ultimate Software’s Ultipro to replace a legacy system and centralizepayroll activities for all locations. Nucleus found the project enabled the company to reduce technology costs, standardize processes and reporting, and significantly increase staff productivity.
Payback: 6 months
Average annual benefit: $1,300,568
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Concord Hospitality has been named to the 2016 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® (NC100), which ranks the state’s largest private companies by revenue. Concord’s Julie Richter has been also recognized as the Chief Financial Officer of the Year by the same organization.
“We are proud to be recognized as one of the largest privately-held businesses in North Carolina and are pleased to see that Julie is being recognized for her great work,” said Mark Laport, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Concord. “These awards reaffirm our prominence in the marketplace and our commitment to the community.”
We are pleased to announce Concord Hospitality has been certified as a Great Place To Work once again!
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There is nothing like learning from the best. Students in The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University recently welcomed Visiting Leader Mark Laport to the classroom, where he shared what he has learned in co-founding and serving as president and CEO of Concord Hospitality Enterprises since 1985. Mark spoke in Dr. A.J. Singh’s HB 382 – Real Estate Investment Management class, as well as Dr. Ron Cichy’s HB 451 – Emerging Leadership Journey and HB 489 – Hospitality Business Strategy classes. He also met with members of The School’s Real Estate Investment Club.
Under Mark’s leadership, Concord has earned recognition as both a hotel management company and an active developer of hotels. Concord is one of the largest hospitality companies in North America with 90 hotels in both the U.S. and Canada. Mark’s aptitude for locating, developing, and operating hotels in niche markets has been crucial to Concord Hospitality’s sustained growth.
he start date for a 152-room hotel AC Hotel in Nulu has been pushed back to early 2017 to better align its completion to the reopening of the Kentucky International Convention Center in summer 2018.
Ron Turnier, president and CFO of Creation Gardens Inc. and a member of the development team for the hotel, said Thursday that the project also was pushed back to better benefit from the start of a streetscape project in NuLu.
he later start date, he said, gives developers more time to complete construction documents and get the tax increment financing sorted out.
The $38.6 million AC Hotel NuLu is planned on a vacant lot at 725 E. Market St., near the corner of East Market and Shelby streets. Proposed amenities include a rooftop bar, parking garage garage and retail space.
AC Hotels was founded in Spain in 1998. It has about 100 locations, primarily in Europe. Louisville will become one of a handful of U.S. cities to host an AC Hotel, joining Chicago, Kansas City, Miami Beach, New Orleans and Washington, D.C.
Turnier and his wife, Mollie Turnier, have been working with Raleigh, N.C.-based Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co. for more than two years on the project as part of the Louisville-based 725 Partners LLC. Concord Hospitality is the hotel manager for the development in partnership with Marriott International Inc.
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Raleigh-based hospitality company receives second national accolade in two months
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company (Concord Hospitality) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women. This list is based on employee surveys and highlights companies where women have high representation in the total associate population and in management positions.
“Women at all levels within our company are able to realize success because of our culture of compassion. We believe in the importance of work-life balance, and we articulate that in every associate interaction,” said Debra Punke, Senior Vice President of Human Capital for Concord Hospitality. “We are honored by all of our Great Place to Work® recognitions, including this most recent one, and we plan to continue striving to foster a positive work environment for all of our associates.” Read More
The quest for increasing “asset value” is never-ending for today’s hotel owners, management companies and developers, but the goal is the same – to create and sustain a property (or portfolio) that is operationally sound and fiscally strong throughout its life, particularly at the time of sale. While green efforts are not new to the hospitality industry,
hoteliers are increasingly tapping the wave of smart energy management solutions in the market because of the substantial savings they yield and their correlation to boosted asset value.
A hotel’s energy demands don’t waiver – energy is constantly consumed at a hotel regardless of property size, any brand affiliation, geographic market or time of year. When the right energy saving measures are implemented, utility costs are dramatically reduced, more money goes to the bottom line, and hoteliers are poised to realize the rewards of a financially healthy green property. Making a property more sellable in the future starts with outfitting it for success at the onset, or through green renovations and retrofits during ownership.
Read the full article by Hotel Management.
Earlier this week, the development team at The Wharf applied for a minor modification to the already-approved design for a 412-room hotel slated for Parcel 5 at the development site (map).
The development team would like to modify the approved penthouse use from communal recreational space to use as a restaurant and bar.
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Renowned hotel developers Hyatt and Concord Hospitality Enterprises will soon welcome guests to a spectacular new destination in historic downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. The Hyatt House Jersey City hotel, located directly across from the Freedom Tower, will offer 258 rooms and feature fantastic views of the New York City skyline just on the other side of the Hudson River thanks to a rooftop terrace and top-level lobby designed in partnership with retractable roof expert OpenAire. Sitting atop the 13 story building over the hotel’s inviting rooftop lounge, this motorized telescoping roof from OpenAire puts the crowning touch on the new Hyatt House, offering visitors over 3,520 square feet of beautiful outdoor space any time of year.
Read the entire article on MorningStar.com.
Gay Street will soon be home to a new place to drink Downtown. The North Carolina based Concord Hospitality Enterprises announced today that they would be launching the “Buckeye Bourbon House” in a 4,000 square foot space inside the Buckeye Building, located at 36 East Gay Street.
Read the entire article on Columbus Underground.
Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that Concord Hospitality Enterprises, an award-winning hotel development, ownership, and management company, achieved with UltiPro a cumulative net savings of more than $800,000 over three years. The company is also using UltiPro Performance Management to create a more effective ongoing talent management process.
Read the entire article on Business Wire.
Concord Hospitality increases its portfolio size yearly providing excellent service and profitable results to ownerships. The company operates a portfolio of more than 90 properties that include Marriott, Starwood, Hyatt, Choice, IHG, and Hilton brands. In 2015 Concord implemented a new data analysis, budgeting and hotel forecasting system to support its continued growth strategy.
Concord’s Chief Information Officer Brian Cornell said, “Accurate forecasts and budgets are essential for property profitability. Concord recently replaced its Excel models with the Targetvue Budgeting/Forecasting solution from Aptech Computer Systems.
Read the entire article on Hotel News Resource.
Concord Hospitality increases its portfolio size yearly providing excellent service and profitable results to ownerships. The company operates a portfolio of more than 90 properties that include Marriott, Starwood, Hyatt, Choice, IHG, and Hilton brands. In 2015 Concord implemented a new data analysis, budgeting and hotel forecasting system to support its continued growth strategy.
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Concord Hospitality increases its portfolio size yearly providing excellent service and profitable results to ownerships. The company operates a portfolio of more than 90 properties that include Marriott, Starwood, Hyatt, Choice, IHG, and Hilton brands. In 2015 Concord implemented a new data analysis, budgeting and forecasting system to support its continued growth strategy.
Concord’s Chief Information Officer Brian Cornell said, “Accurate forecasts and budgets are essential for property profitability. Read More
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Fortune‘s Best Workplaces for Millennials. This list is based on employee surveys and showcases the best organizations for millennials when it comes to pay, shared decision-making and fair promotions.
“Almost half of our associates are millennials, and we have been collaborating with them for the last decade.
Read the full article on Hospitalitynet.org
Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel that serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers around the world, today announced the opening of its newest property, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Airport South-Settlers Ridge. The 100-room hotel joins the Hampton by Hilton family of Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton hotels. Located at 5000 Campbell’s Run Road, the hotel is managed by Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company.
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Airport South-Settlers Ridge is nearby popular area attractions including Pittsburgh International Airport and one of city’s premier shopping outlets, The Mall at Robinson. You can also catch a Pittsburgh Steelers or Panthers football game at Heinz Field, a hockey match at CONSOL Energy Center or a live concert at First Niagara Pavilion. A complimentary shuttle provides service within a three-mile radius. Read More
Technology is a non-negotiable in the lodging industry. The exciting news is that hotels are able to use technology to provide value-added services and conveniences that personalize the guest experience in more ways than ever. The challenge is that technology is advancing at a pace that makes it nearly impossible to keep up. This is one of the areas in which a third-party management company can be especially valuable.
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When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Hyatt Place/Cleveland/Lyndhurst/Legacy Village 24665 Cedar Rd, Lyndhurst, OH
What: A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in celebration of the opening of the new Hyatt Place/Cleveland/Lyndhurst/Legacy Village. Local participants will include:
About Hyatt Place: Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, combines style, innovation and 24/7 convenience to create a seamless stay with modern comforts. The new six-floor, 135-room hotel is steps away from more than 55 Legacy Village restaurants and merchants, including the area’s only L.L. Bean, Crate & Barrel, and The Capital Grille, along with The Cheesecake Factory, Nordstrom Rack, Soft Surroundings, Ladies & Gentlemen Salon & Spa and more. A recently completed five-level, 355- space parking garage expands Legacy Village’s free parking to shoppers and Hyatt Place guests.
For more information or reservations, contact the Hyatt Place Legacy Village directly at 216-382-3350, call the Hyatt Place toll-free number at 1-800-993-4751, or visit http://clevelandlyndhurst.place.hyatt.com
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#5. Hotel companies among best millennial workplaces: Fortune has released its latest list of the 100 best workplaces for millennials, based on a survey of more than 88,000 members of that generation, and several hotel companies have made the cut.
The highest ranked hotel company on the list is Kimpton Hotels & Resorts, which came in at 17th place. The other hotel companies to make the list were Hyatt Hotels Corporation (47th), Hilton Worldwide Holdings (60th), Concord Hospitality Enterprises (84th), and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts (94th).
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Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company (Concord Hospitality) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Millennials. This list is based on employee surveys and showcases the best organizations for millennials when it comes to pay, shared decision-making and fair promotions.
“Almost half of our associates are millennials, and we have been collaborating with them for the last decade. They make our company and our world a better place by pushing us to be more charitable, sustainable and flexible,” said Debra Punke, Senior Vice President of Human Capital for Concord Hospitality. “We are honored to be recognized among the top 100 best companies for millennials and look forward to continue fostering a great work environment for all of our associates.” Read More
Six-floor, 135 guest room Hyatt Place Hotel at Legacy Village offers ideal eastside experience
There’s much to celebrate with the June 28 opening of the Hyatt Place Cleveland/Lyndhurst/Legacy Village. The new six-floor, 135-room hotel at Legacy Village is conveniently located to Northeast Ohio’s thriving eastside business, residential, cultural and educational centers. Read More
Capping off a year in which it raised more than $130,000, Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company associates – from the bussers to the board room – are banding together today to provide food and shelter to those in need.
Since starting Share Day in 2009, Concord Hospitality has raised more than $600,000, distributed two million meals and refurbished dozens of homes. Those totals rise this year as 4,000 associates at 87 Concord properties across North America give 6,000 hours of service and deliver more than 168,000 meals to 2,000 needy families on a single day. Share Day 2016 is the culmination of efforts that began a year ago, primarily through grassroots activities such as bake sales, car washes and garage sales. Read More
Unveils Original Work by Local Artist
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, joined Pearl Properties and Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company for the groundbreaking of a new Cambria hotel & suites in Philadelphia, Pa., today. Located at 219-225 S. Broad Street at the intersection of Broad & Locust Streets, the 222-room, 14-story Cambria Philadelphia is set to open in 2017. Read More
For developers, a smart pairing of two brands remains the cornerstone of any multi-branded hotel strategy. The flexibility and competitive advantages of dual-branding contribute to its staying power, according to hotel developers, and the concept is expected to see greater refinement over time, rather than radical reinvention, expanding by both chain scale and brand representation. Read More
The Hyatt House Raleigh North Hills
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The concept of “going green” is certainly not new, but for many companies in the hospitality industry, change has been slow. This has not been the case for Concord Hospitality, who jumped in with both feet back in 2010.
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The 399-room Marriott at the University of Dayton will undergo a $21 million renovation in May. The hotel will remain open and operational during the nine-month project. The renovation of guest rooms, meeting spaces, lounge areas and a restaurant is slated for completion in early 2017.
Courtyard by Marriott Akron Downtown to open March 2016.
– Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company and Continuum Partners today announce the opening of Hyatt House Denver/Lakewood at Belmar. The first Hyatt-branded and Hyatt House property in Denver’s Lakewood area, the upscale extended stay hotel is a refreshing new choice for business and leisure travelers that will provide them with the service and convenience of hotel living with the casual comforts of home.
Rockville, Md., (January 15, 2015) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, Hidrock Properties and Concord Hospitality celebrated the grand opening of the new Cambria hotel & suites NY – Times Square in style last night with a vintage winter wonderland. Guests were treated to music by famed jazz musician Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, as well as property tours and remarks by Steve Joyce, president and CEO of Choice Hotels, Michael Murphy, senior vice president of Upscale Brands at Choice Hotels, Mark Laport, president and CEO of Concord Hospitality and Abraham Hidary, CEO of Hidrock Properties. Read More
Rockville, Md., (DATE, YEAR) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced it has signed an agreement with Concord Hospitality and the Robert Finvarb Companies to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites in Durham, NC. The 146-room Cambria property will be located at 2306 Elba Street, and is expected to launch in fourth quarter 2016. Read More
RALEIGH, N.C. (December 15, 2015) – Dennis Edwards, President & CEO of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, joined government, economic development and tourism officials today to help break ground on North Carolina’s first AC Hotel by Marriott at North Hills in Midtown Raleigh. Read More
Continental Real Estate Companies and Concord Hospitality Partner to Meet Lodging Demand in Westerville and Olentangy River Road Corridor
(Columbus, Ohio) –Construction is underway in Greater Columbus on three new Marriott hotels representing 578 guest rooms and suites and a combined $133 million in private investment. Co-owned and co-developed by Columbus-based Continental Real Estate Companies and Raleigh, NC-based Concord Hospitality, the new Renaissance full service hotel in Westerville at Westar and the Marriott Hotel and Residence Inn in the City of Columbus adjacent to the campus of The Ohio State University are expected to generate 800 construction jobs and 200 permanent jobs. Read More
Hyatt Place Miami Airport-East is the newest Hyatt-branded hotel to officially open in Miami, Fla. The hotel brings the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities to the Miami area.
Hyatt Place Miami Airport-East is ideally located for business and leisure travelers, as it is less than one mile from the entrance to Miami International Airport and just over five miles from the Port of Miami, the world’s largest cruise terminal. Guests traveling through the Miami International Airport will have access to the hotel’s shuttle service, which will be available 24/7.
See the article in BizJournals regarding Pittsburgh’s first AC Hotel by Marriott
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Rockville, Md., (November 2, 2015) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced it has signed an agreement with franchise partner Pearl Properties, a Philadelphia-based full service investment real estate company, to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites in Philadelphia, PA. The 206-room Cambria property will be located at 219-225 S. Broad Street (N.E. Corner of Broad & Locust Streets) along the Avenue of The Arts, and is expected to open in 2017. Read More
RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 29, 2016) – At Concord Hospitality, more than 90 percent of associates say it is a great workplace, according to a survey conducted by Great Place to Work®. Concord Hospitality associates ranked the company highest in categories including:
Great pride – 96 percent
Great communication – 95 percent
Great atmosphere – 94 percent
Great bosses – 94 percent
Chef Dean Thompson will prepare a special menu for the marines at Camp Lejeune’s WC100 mess hall through a program organized by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
RALEIGH, N.C. (October 7, 2015) – It’s no secret that millennials are changing the face of travel, with some experts predicting they will become the biggest customer segment for hotels worldwide within the next decade. While the old standards of location, service, amenities and price continue to drive lodging decisions, Gen Y is already reshaping what these terms mean.
Recently, Concord Hospitality Enterprises has been ranked 6th of 100 Top Privately Owned Companies in North Carolina
On August 31, 2015, CEO & President, Mark G. Laport announced on our 30 year anniversary that we are adding a vital Fifth Cornerstone to our company culture. Read the Release
Orlando, F.L. (August 10, 2015) – With shared lobby space and recreational facilities, the Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott will offer visitors to Lake Nona the best of both worlds when they open in late fall 2015, bringing the first onsite hotels to the region’s fastest-growing master-planned community and Medical City…
Construction has begun on two linked hotels at the site of the former University Plaza Hotel and Conference Center near Ohio State University in Columbus.
Site preparation and demolition work began in June at 3110 Olentangy River Road to make way for a 240-room full-service Marriott Hotel and a 114-room Residence Inn being developed by Columbus-based Continental Real Estate Cos. and Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co. of North Carolina.
The twin-brand property, a first for the Marriott chain, is expected to be ready late next year. The project’s cost is pegged at about $50 million.
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PHOENIX—Hines recently sold Chandler Viridian’s hotel pad to Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company of Raleigh, NC, to develop a Cambria Hotels & Suites.
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Capping off a year in which they raised more than $100,000, Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company associates – from the bussers to the board room – are banding together on June 9, 2015 to provide food and shelter to those in need.
Since starting Share Day in 2009, Concord Hospitality associates have raised more than $500,000, distributed one million meals, and refurbished dozens of homes.
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Concord Hospitality Enterprises today announce the opening of the Hyatt House Pittsburgh/Bloomfield/Shadyside, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Pittsburgh’s East End. The opening of this hotel marks the newest extended stay hotel in the City of Pittsburgh, and Concord’s thirteenth owned and/or managed property in the Pittsburgh market.
Buoyed by recent corporate relocation announcements from Charlotte-based Lash Group and LPL Financial, Kingsley will soon welcome travelers to a 125-room Courtyard by Marriott, being developed by Raleigh, NC-based Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company.
Concord Hospitality Enterprises, one of the nation’s top-ranked hotel developer/owner/operators, today announced that Thomas Stewart has been promoted to senior director of talent acquisitions and development, a position necessitated by the company’s aggressive growth forecast. A ten-year Concord veteran, Stewart previously was the regional director of sales and marketing for the southeast, and has been the lead facilitator in delivering Concord’s Dynamic Sales Training program.
The 154-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Secaucus, New Jersey is now open for business and features the brand’s innovative, new design. Located at 800 Plaza Drive, the all-suite Residence Inn Secaucus Meadowlands operates as a Marriott franchise, owned by Concord Secaucus Hotel Associates and managed by Concord Hospitality Enterprises of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Concord Hospitality Enterprises, one of the nation’s top-ranked hotel developer/owner/operators, announced that its Homewood Suites by Hilton in Springfield, Va., received three awards, including “Top New Hotel of the Year,” at the brand’s annual meeting and awards gala held recently at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charlotte, N.C.
Concord Hospitality Enterprises, one of the nation’s top-ranked hotel developer/owner/operators, announced that its SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel in Latrobe, Pa., received 10 awards, including “Hotel of the Year,” at Marriott’s annual meeting and awards gala held recently at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Washington, D.C.
Concord Hospitality Enterprises, one of the nation’s top-ranked hotel developer/owner/operators, announced that Alisa Faulk of the company’s Courtyard by Marriott, Settlers Ridge was named General Manager of the Year by the Greater Pittsburgh Hotel Association (GPHA) at the organization’s annual meeting and gala.
Concord Hospitality, one of the top-ranked hotel developer/owner/operators in North America, today announced the completion of a $7 million renovation of the 167-room (including five suites) Renaissance Meadowlands in Rutherford, N.J. The hotel is owned in a joint venture between Rockbridge, a private equity firm that invests in hotels, and Concord.
Marriott Intl.’s AC Hotels lifestyle brand is continuing its rapid rollout in the U.S., with the announcement of a locale in Raleigh, N.C. Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co. and Kane Realty Corp. are teaming up to develop the new-build hotel, which is slated to open in 2016 in Raleigh’s North Hills area. Article by Boutique Design
Concord Hospitality Enterprises and Kane Realty Corporation today announced that they will develop and operate North Carolina’s first AC Hotel, a Marriott International lifestyle brand, in Raleigh’s North Hills section. The AC Hotel will be located in the Park District at North Hills near LEED Gold-certified CAPTRUST Tower. AC Hotel Raleigh , a 133-room upscale hotel is expected to open in 2016 and will be Concord and Kane Realty’s third hotel joint venture in North Hills, the heart of Raleigh’s Midtown innovative mixed-use district that includes high-end boutiques, well-known department stores, the Triangle’s best dining and a year-round calendar of entertainment.