BETHESDA, Maryland—Curator Hotel & Resort Collection added five new member hotels to its growing portfolio, giving these independent hotels and resorts access to Curator’s operating agreements, services, and non-proprietary technology that can help collectively generate significant cost-savings. The list of new member hotels includes Inn at the Market, the first non-Founding Member hotel to join Curator, The Edgewater Hotel from Noble House Hotels & Resorts, and three Provenance properties: The Revolution Hotel, The Bradley, and Woodlark.
“Maintaining individuality is incredibly important for independent hotels—it’s what sets us apart,” said Craig Schafer, owner of Inn at the Market. “Before Curator, that independence and individuality often came at the cost of a hotel’s profits, unable to benefit from economies of scale. Learning more about Curator, it was immediately apparent how much time and money owners and operators were saving, working together in cooperative competition. Curator’s operating agreements, services, and technology will help us take advantage of every dollar coming in at a critical moment in time for independent hotels. There’s freedom in knowing that hotels like Inn at the Market can remain independent but benefit from the buying power of a like-minded collective.”
Curator Hotel & Resort Collection takes care of vendor negotiations, executing and managing advantageous portfolio-level agreements so owners can reduce operating costs and boost their bottom lines. This is especially important as bookings increase and hotels look to retain as much margin as possible, given the massive losses incurred during the pandemic. Shared business intelligence reporting, insights and proprietary tools, and technology solutions are also shared by members, so owners can focus more of their time and resources on growing revenues and providing standout guest experiences. But unlike other collections, there is no uniformity. Instead, each property within Curator is given the freedom to operate on its own terms and quality assurance comes from customer ratings rather than restrictive checklists, standards, and rules.
“Adding these five properties is a sign of continued growth for Curator, despite an ever-changing hospitality industry landscape,” said Jennifer Barnwell, president of Curator. “When we first launched, our goal was to reach as many independent hotels as possible, giving them an alternative to consolidation and saturation while simultaneously offering the benefits and support of belonging to a collection of like-minded properties. That goal still remains, and we’re thrilled to be adding to Curator yet again, creating an even broader network of hotels working together to provide unparalleled guest experiences and lift the independent hotel industry as a whole.”
The new Curator Hotel & Resort Collection member hotels include:
- Inn at the Market in Seattle, Washington: Inn at the Market is the only downtown Seattle hotel located directly in the Pike Place Market. The hotel is a tranquil hideaway by the Seattle waterfront and surrounded by restaurants and landmarks. It has won numerous awards, earned positive reviews, and ranked in the top 1 percent of properties worldwide.
- The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, Washington: The Edgewater Hotel has a rich musical past and is surrounded by the Olympic Mountains, Elliott Bay, and the city. Originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the hotel has hosted some big names in music, including Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, and The Beatles, who famously fished from the window of their suite.
- The Revolution Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts: The Revolution Hotel is for guests exploring Boston. It is situated in the South End neighborhood, full of Victorian row houses, restaurants and bars, pet-friendly parks, and historic jazz clubs.
- The Bradley in Fort Wayne, Indiana: Opening this summer, The Bradley has Midwestern charm and modern designs, in the growing urban center of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The project is a collaborative vision alongside Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, co-founder of the global lifestyle brand, Vera Bradley.
- Woodlark in Portland, Oregon: In the heart of downtown Portland, Woodlark is located in two historic Portland buildings reimagined as one, offering a stay that embodies the artistic spirit of the Northwest.