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Sacramento Kings and JMA Ventures Announce Partnership with Kimpton

Sacramento Kings and JMA Ventures Announce Partnership with Kimpton

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The Sacramento Kings and JMA Ventures have announced a new partnership with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for the proposed hotel adjacent to the Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC). The San Francisco-based chain will operate the hotel, which will become the first Kimpton-branded property in the Sacramento region. “Securing a world-renowned brand like Kimpton builds momentum for the project and the entire Sacramento region,” said Kings Chairman and Owner Vivek Ranadivé. “One of our top priorities has been to ensure the arena and its supported businesses reflect Sacramento’s dynamic culture. Many hotel brands submitted proposals, but we ultimately felt that Kimpton was best-suited to help us deliver stellar hospitality anchored in inspiring design, unique style of branding, and thoughtful amenities.” Kimpton currently has more than 60 boutique hotels across the country with more than a dozen additional properties slated for opening in the next two years. “We’re truly excited to be part of the tremendous growth and urban revitalization currently happening in Sacramento,” said Kimpton CEO Mike DeFrino. “There’s a palpable sense of excitement in Sacramento right now, and we are thrilled to bring our signature style, boutique spirit, and unparalleled guest experience to this wonderfully unique and passionate city. ...

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Starwood’s Westin Brand Launches in Sacramento

Starwood’s Westin Brand Launches in Sacramento

STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced it has introduced its Westin brand to Sacramento, Calif. Owned by Urban Commons/Brighton Management, the property formerly known as Le Rivage Hotel completed a $3.2 million renovation prior to re-opening under the Westin flag. “We are thrilled to debut the Westin brand in the scenic city of Sacramento, where we offer travelers a restful retreat within close proximity of the city’s leading attractions,” said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts. “At The Westin Sacramento, travelers can recharge with the help of all of the brand’s signature services and amenities, designed to send guests home feeling better than when they arrived.” The Westin Sacramento features 100 guestrooms and suites, many with balconies. The hotel also offers 7,000 square feet of meeting and function space, a full-service restaurant, outdoor pool, spa, and fully renovated WestinWORKOUT fitness studio, where guests have plenty of choices for cardio, strength, and stretching. “We are delighted to introduce the world-renowned Westin brand to Sacramento and expect to attract both business and leisure travelers by providing a sensory-rich experience in a picturesque, waterfront setting,” said Taylor Woods, principal, Urban Commons/Brighton Management.

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Westin Hotels to Make Debut in Sacramento

Westin Hotels to Make Debut in Sacramento

STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced plans to open its first Westin hotel in Sacramento, California. The Westin Sacramento is scheduled to open in April 2013 alongside the Sacramento River. Owned by Urban Commons/Brighton Management, the 100-room property, formerly known as Le Rivage Hotel, will undergo a $3.2 million renovation prior to re-opening under the Westin flag. “We look forward to opening our first Westin hotel in the beautiful and dynamic city of Sacramento, as we continue to grow the brand in key destinations across the globe,” said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts. “Upon completion of renovations, The Westin Sacramento will showcase all of the brand’s signature services and amenities, designed to send guests home feeling better than when they arrived.” The Westin Sacramento will feature 100 guestrooms and suites, many with balconies overlooking the river, 7,000 square feet of meeting and function space, a full-service restaurant, outdoor pool, spa, and fully renovated WestinWORKOUT fitness studio. All guestrooms and suites at The Westin Sacramento will offer the Westin Heavenly Bed and the Heavenly Bath, enhanced with the brand’s Heavenly Shower, Heavenly Robe, and White Tea Aloe bath amenities. The hotel also offers in-room, high-speed ...

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Red Lion Hotels Sells Hotel in Sacramento

SPOKANE, Wash.—Red Lion Hotels Corporation announced it has sold for $9.0 million the Red Lion Hotel Sacramento at Arden Village. This hotel was previously leased to the buyer. As part of the transaction, the franchise agreement at that location will terminate and a new franchise will be added in Sacramento. “This transaction supports our strategy to reduce debt, expand our franchise system and improve the competitive position of our hotels,” said Jon E. Eliassen, President and chief executive officer of Red Lion Hotels Corporation, in an announcement. “We sold our property in Sacramento and added a new franchise hotel with extensive meeting and banquet facilities that make it a much better fit in that market for the Red Lion brand going forward.” In November 2011, the company acquired ownership of the Red Lion Hotel Sacramento at Arden Village as part of an agreement with iStar Financial Inc. to purchase 10 previously leased hotels. The company has been leasing the property to a company owned by Kumar Sharma, which has now purchased the hotel from Red Lion. As part of the transaction, Sharma’s subsidiary, Shri Vinayaka Hotel Inc., has signed a new franchise license agreement with Red Lion Hotels for the ...

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