Friday, November 9, 2012

Providence Hospitality Partners selected to operate the 481 room Red Lion Hotel, Denver/Southwest.


Providence Hospitality Partners has been selected to operate the 481 room Red Lion Hotel, Denver/Southwest.  
Providence said the immediate plans call for the bifurcation of the east and west towers to create a dual-branded hotel complex. 

David B. Storm, CEO of Providence Hospitality stated, “Providence believes that the bifurcation of this asset represents a strategic initiative, which will add strength and stability to the property’s financial well being. This undertaking, in tandem with PHP’s strong regional sales presence, will allow us to reposition the property for maximized profitability."
Following the $3 million renovation, the property will be converted to a 291 room Radisson Hotel and Conference Center,  Following the guest room focused renovation of the east tower, it will be branded as the 190 room Red Lion Inn & Suites.   The hotel currently has 481 rooms and suites.


Providence Hospitality Partners is a hands-on, marketing focused operator and owner of hotels, with a bottom line focus. Our team’s management experience includes both franchised and independent hotels and has ranged from a 42-unit boutique hotel in San Francisco, to an 1100-unit, 2,200–acre themed resort in the Carolinas. 
We believe your goals are unique and so is the property you own. Each requires focus, discipline and creativity to excel. You do not accept yesterday’s solutions. You demand more. Providence Hospitality Partners provides innovation, uncompromised commitment, strategic planning, sound judgment and personal accountability.
We blend the savvy of over 100 years of combined hospitality experience with the vision to innovate and the discipline to execute.




Monday, August 6, 2012

The Quality Inn Steamboat - Steamboat Springs Colorado




The Quality Inn Steamboat is your choice in Steamboat hotel value. The Quality Inn is located on Highway 40 less than a mile from the Steamboat Ski Area, and less than five minutes to downtown Steamboat with access via the free town shuttle.

The Quality Inn Steamboat Springs hotel offers lodging that is convenient. This Rocky Mountain hotel offers complimentary hot breakfast as well as an indoor pool and hot tub.

The Best Value Hotel in Steamboat Springs
For Steamboat hotel value, let Quality Inn and Suites be your choice. Quality Inn and Suites is the perfect lodging place while visiting the world-famous town of Steamboat, and the Strawberry Park Hot Springs. The Steamboat Springs and Yampa Valley areas of Colorado have it all, no matter what time of year. The Steamboat, Colorado, area is known for the famous Steamboat ski resort, however, you can enjoy much more.

Enjoy outdoor recreational activities like snowshoeing, ice skating and snowmobiling. In the summer time, enjoy mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, kayaking and the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo in early July.
Additional area attractions include Bridgestone Winter Driving School, Old Town Hot Springs multi-use complex, Fish Creek Falls and Howelsen Hill Ski Area. Visitors and locals alike can play a round of golf at the nearby Haymaker Golf Course.

A variety of restaurants and cocktail lounges are located in the surrounding area.
Friendly and affordable, the Quality Inn and Suites in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is the perfect destination for your fun-filled vacation.




Quality Inn Steamboat Springs Accommodations

Hotel Services and Amenities:
  • Banquet/Meeting Rooms
  • Bus Parking
  • Cold Weather Hook-up
  • Free Coffee
  • Free Full Breakfast
  • Government Travelers: FEMA Approved
  • Guest Use Copy Machine *
  • Guest Use Fax Machine *
  • Guest Laundry *
  • Indoor Pool
  • Indoor Whirlpool/Hot Tub
  • Interior Corridors
  • Outdoor Parking
  • Pet-friendly Hotel *

Services/Amenities in All Rooms:

  • AT&T Long Distance *
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Air Conditioning
  • In-Room Coffee Maker
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
Services/Amenities in Some Rooms:

  • Accessible Features
  • In-Bath Whirlpool
  • Microwave
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
Business Friendly Services and Amenities
Banquet/Meeting Rooms
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access
  • Guest Use Copy Machine *
  • Guest Use Fax Machine *
  • In-Room Coffee Maker


Steamboat Area Attractions

The Quality Inn Steamboat is the perfect hotel to stay in while visiting the Springs and the world-famous Steamboat Ski Area. Steamboat is known for its ski resort and the Steamboat Springs Strawberry Park Hot Springs. This Steamboat Springs, CO hotel is located directly on the free city bus route to Steamboat Ski Area, less than one mile away. The hotel is less than three miles from downtown, providing easy access to Gondola Square shopping and entertainment area.






The Steamboat Springs and Yampa Valley area of Colorado has it all, no matter what time of year. The area is known for its famous ski areas, however there is much more to do. Enjoy outdoor recreational activities like snowshoeing, ice skating and snowmobiling. In the summer time, enjoy mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing and kayaking.



Visitors and locals alike can play a round of golf at the nearby Haymaker Golf Course. A variety of restaurants and cocktail lounges are located in the surrounding area.



 


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Poppe’s Neighborhood Pub Bellingham, Washington



Poppe’s Neighborhood Pub has undergone a transformation. The venue has been renovated to include updated furniture, menu, and patio space for year-round hours, and with it a reignited passion for music.

Larry MacDonald, General Manager of Lakeway Inn & Conference Center, believes that the new decor of Poppe’s mirrors the establishment’s interest in live music. “The name change is not really a name change,” MacDonald explained. “It now has a tail, ‘Neighborhood Pub.’ We want to be a landmark and we won’t stop until we get there.”

MacDonald took over his role at the end of a long-awaited reformation of the space. During the transitional period, MacDonald said Bar Manger Juli Wavada and Art and Entertainment Manage, Clint Lincoln were important roles in building a stronger future.

Wavada started working at Poppe’s two-and-a-half years ago, starting as a bartender and working her way up. “I’ve learned that Bellingham is a diverse community and, since we aren’t located downtown, we need to offer something to encourage people to come here,” she said. “This passion doesn’t come from nowhere. A lot of people have a strong connection to Poppe’s.”

Lincoln, otherwise known as DJ Clint Westwood, is mostly excited about booking more live shows. “For a long time, my DJ-ing on Thursday nights was the only live music we offered. People kept asking when we were going to bring live music back and it feels so good to finally have that again,” he said. “We book everything from classical to R&B.”



With a revamped schedule, Lincoln is extremely optimistic. “We’re planning to have shows every night except Sunday nights,” he said. “Also, the shows are always free.” MacDonald believes that Wavada and Lincoln have brought back a sense of consistency, music, service, food, and beverage that will solidify their clientele. MacDonald adds that Poppe’s caters to a more mature crowd, making sure to clarify that “mature” does not necessarily mean “older.” “We don’t want to be a venue with obnoxious music or crazy attendants,” he said, “We want this space to be occupied by people who prefer an enjoyable, calmer type of evening.”

The future of Poppe’s leans heavily towards maintaining quality consistency and a friendly atmosphere. “We want people to come here and enjoy themselves,” Lincoln said. “Whether they come for a few drinks or to see some live music, we want our customers to feel that a good time is guaranteed.”

According to MacDonald, the entire menu will be revamped, containing both bar classics and local ingredients. “We’re also planning for Sundays to be ‘wing days,’ which is something that doesn’t really exist around here,” said Wavada.

“We want to be for everybody,” MacDonald added, “Whether it be college students or Bellingham’s more mature crowd. We’ve spent a lot of time making sure that, when we reopen, we do it right.”

Poppe’s is located at 714 Lakeway Drive. For more information, visit www.poppesbistro.com