Englewood, Colo.—Destination Hotels and Resorts welcomed the Royal St. Charles as the newest addition to its collection of hotels and resorts. Under Destination management, the 143-room hotel, located in New Orleans, La., between the French Quarter and the New Orleans Convention Center, will continue to operate as an independent boutique hotel. The property was acquired by Lowe Enterprises Investors (LEI) on behalf of an investment client.
“The Royal St. Charles is an exciting addition to the Destination Hotels and Resorts portfolio,” said Jamie Sabatier, president and chief operating officer. “Under Destination management, we will provide best practices and hospitality tools to further integrate the property into the local community and continue to update, refine, and maintain the vision of this unique hotel to drive revenue and profitability.”
Royal St. Charles Hotel was originally the Southern Federal Savings Bank. The property was converted from commercial office space to a modern boutique hotel in 2000. Today, the building is completely transformed and operates as a hotel with the original bank vault still intact. The 10-story property, which underwent a significant renovation in October 2012, includes approximately 2,610 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, and PJ’s Coffee and Café outlet. The Royal St. Charles is the only customized, select-service independent hotel in New Orleans.
Under Destination Hotels and Resorts management, Royal St. Charles will have access to the Libra Hospitality Relationship Management customer relationship program, digital and social media marketing solutions, the Destination Delivers guest loyalty program, public relations, preferred partner relationships, and an enhanced revenue optimization and distribution platform.