Amaris Hospitality to expand with seven Hilton-branded hotels

Posted by - July 16, 2018

LRC Group (LRC), a pan-European property investor and manager, has announced the acquisition of Amaris Hospitality and has agreed to add seven Hilton-branded hotels to its portfolio.
The addition of the new hotels is part of LRC’s plan to accelerate the growth of Amaris Hospitality’s global portfolio. The seven Hilton-branded hotels comprise over 1,000 rooms and will add to its existing 23 hotels. With the acquisition, Amaris Hospitality will become LRC’s new hotel investment and management platform and will manage the new hotels on behalf of LRC, bringing the total number of hotels in the Amaris Hospitality portfolio to 30.
The transaction for the seven hotels, which all trade under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand, is expected to close later this year.
Peter Stack has been appointed managing director of Amaris Hospitality, formerly managing director of asset management within the group. Other key members of the new Amaris Hospitality leadership team include Stephanie Gosling, who has been appointed commercial director; David Webster, senior operations director, and Kirstine Rowland, head of human resources.
Related Posts John Brennan, the outgoing CEO of Amaris Hospitality, has been appointed the non-executive chairman of Amaris Hospitality by LRC and will act as a strategic advisor to LRC on all hospitality investments. Brennan said: “I am really looking forward to taking up this role on behalf of LRC and to working with the investors and the Board in supporting Peter and his leadership team as they pursue their ambitious plans for the business.”
Peter Stack, managing director of Amaris Hospitality, commented: “We are very excited about working with our new owners LRC Group and as the addition of these seven hotels demonstrates together we have ambitious growth plans for the business.
“Key to our strategy will be acquiring and investing in established hotels”
“Our strategy will continue to focus on developing and growing our employees, achieving operational excellence and creating a high performing hotel portfolio with a view to delivering long-term, sustainable returns for investors. Key to our strategy will be acquiring and investing in established hotels trading under acclaimed international brands in key strategic locations and we’re delighted to have added seven more DoubleTree by Hilton hotels to our portfolio.”

Former Fiat factory in Turin becomes DoubleTree by Hilton

Posted by - April 19, 2018

Located in the former Fiat factory, next to Lingotto Conference Centre and Metro station, DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto is paving the way as the first DoubleTree by Hilton in the city.
Known for its rich automobile history, the former Italian capital is still one of the country’s unsung cities. While travellers mostly tour the more popular sites in Rome, Florence, and Venice – Turin can definitely hold its own as a top destination in Italy.
One of its former tourist attractions, the historic Fiat factory, has now been renovated to become DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto. It’s located next to the Lingotto Conference Centre, a metro station, several historic attractions, the 8 Gallery shopping centre, and has become popular as one of the shooting locations for the 2003 film The Italian Job.
“This new charming hotel, with its rich history and impressive design, serves as the perfect addition to our expanding portfolio of hotels, joining other existing DoubleTree by Hilton properties in Italy in historic cities including Milan and Venice,” said Andreas Lackner, regional head, full-service brand management, Hilton.
“This new charming hotel… serves as the perfect addition to our expanding portfolio of hotels”
DoubleTree Turin offers traditional Italian regional cuisine as well as Mediterranean dishes with a twist. It has an on-site restaurant that’s decorated in the hotel’s signature minimalist style, including an adjacent bar.
Being a former automobile factory, the hotel features unique architecture with high ceilings, large windows, and a test drive area on its rooftop, which is an attraction in itself. The hotel was designed by celebrated architect Renzo Piano, who has created a minimalist contemporary design for this property.
In addition, the hotel offers meeting spaces for up to 150 guests across three different meeting spaces. DoubleTree team members will be present in events, to make sure that everything will run smoothly and every need is met – from setting up space to attending to special dietary needs.
“We are delighted to be welcoming guests to our wonderful new hotel,” said Simona Calabrese, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto. “The hotel is perfectly located near key city attractions, which attract a vast number of travellers each year. From international tourists to the local business traveller, we cater to every type of guest.”