OCEAN CITY—Executives at Real Hospitality Group (RHG) announced that they have contracted three new hotels, expanding the company’s hotel portfolio further into the Mid-Atlantic and Queens, N.Y. areas. These additions increase the new hotel pipeline to 10 new construction projects slated to open between July 2013 and the first quarter of 2015.
The deals include the 92 room Fairfield Inn and Suites on Chincoteague Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, the 130 room Hotel Indigo in Flushing, N.Y. and the 175 room proposed aloft in Long Island City, N.Y. “The expansion of the portfolio in New York and the Mid-Atlantic is part of our strategic growth plan,” comments Ben Seidel , president and CEO for Real Hospitality Group
The Fairfield Inn and Suites features 92 guestrooms and suites with microwaves, refrigerators, complimentary high speed internet, and many with private balconies. Guests will enjoy complimentary hot breakfast and an executive board room. The hotel is slated to open in the summer of 2013.
The Hotel Indigo will be RHG’s second hotel in the Flushing, N.Y. market. The 130 room hotel will feature boutique design and will offer guestrooms with spa-style bathrooms, hard surface flooring, and the signature murals. The hotel is expected to open in the first quarter of 2015.
In Long Island City, the proposed aloft, a vision of W Hotels, will begin construction in the spring of 2013. The 175 guestrooms will offer the layout and design of the aloft brand. The hotel will feature the refuel grab and go for quick meals and snacks, wxyz bar, remix lobby, meeting space, and views of the Manhattan skyline.
“The company was based on the foundation of approaching ownership groups as partners, and our team is engaged to facilitate a solid performance in pre and post construction,” says Seidel. “We see these additions as signals of the continued ability in our industry to grow with the increasing demand for domestic and global travel.” Each of the three projects will expand visitation in their local communities.