ARLINGTON, Va., 2019-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a signing ceremony that took place yesterday, Interstate Hotels & Resorts today (JANUARY 31, 2019) announced its executed management agreement with New York City-based SCG America (SCGA) – the company leading the development of a new Le Méridien hotel in Orange County, California. Construction is anticipated to commence Q3 of 2019 with the hotel slated to open in 2021. This latest management contract is part of the company’s strategy to grow its high-end hotel portfolio and follows news of Interstate’s two Westin hotel additions (Alexandria and Portland, Maine) and the historic Hill Top House Hotel luxury destination retreat project in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
“Our goal from day one, upon selecting the global lifestyle Le Méridien brand, was to ensure that we chose the most respected, quality service and product-oriented operator that can deliver on our promise,” said Winfred Zhang, president and CEO of SCG America.
“We are honored to be working with SCG America to open a Le Méridien hotel, a project that will inject vibrancy into the California hospitality scene,” said Michael J. Deitemeyer, president and CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts. “Partnering with incredible brands like Le Méridien and quality developers like SCGA furthers the momentum of where Interstate is headed.”
Inspired by the brand’s French heritage – born in 1960s Paris during an era of glamorous travel, the new Le Méridien hotel will feature approximately 400 mid-century modern designed guestrooms and suites as well as the brand’s innovative signature lobby concept that transforms the traditional lobby into a communal coffee house atmosphere by day and sophisticated cocktail lounge by night. Echoing the brand’s distinctly European spirit of savouring the good life, the hotel also feature a signature restaurant and rooftop bar, well-equipped fitness centre, swimming pool, on-site spa, and 39,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space ideal for convention business, leisure and group travel.
In addition to Le Méridien, Interstate Hotels & Resorts is accelerating with a global outlook and a robust mix of projects in the pipeline. Interstate’s depth of experience across all lodging segments and asset classes drives results in each of its managed hotels worldwide. For more information, visit www.InterstateHotels.com.
Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Interstate Hotels & Resorts is the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, operating branded full- and select-service hotels, resorts, convention centers, and independent hotels. Currently, Interstate’s global portfolio represents 530 properties in 12 countries inclusive of a committed pipeline of signed hotels under construction or development around the world. The company’s experienced operators, industry leading platforms, and extensive management capabilities produce exceptional guest experiences and optimal returns for hotel owners and investors. For more information, please visit www.interstatehotels.com. Connect with Interstate on Facebook and LinkedIn.
SCG America (SCGA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SCG which was ranked the Top 10 largest Global Contractor by Engineering News-Record in 2018, and headquartered in New York City, has three decades of experience and currently has billions invested in real estate in the United States. Their services range from general contracting, construction management, real estate development, and real estate fund management. As highly sought-after builders and developers, SCGA strives for professional excellence and technological innovation that creates enduring value for partners and customers alike.
Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts
Born in 1960s Paris during an era of glamorous travel, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts continues to celebrate cultures around the world through the distinctly European spirit of savouring the good life. With more than 100 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, Le Méridien’s engaging mid-century designed spaces coupled with chic signature programmes, which put a playful twist on art, coffee, sparkling cocktails, summer and family, inspire creative-minded travellers to explore the world in style – whether traveling for business or leisure. Stay connected to Le Méridien on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Le Méridien is proud to participate in the company’s award-winning loyalty programs – Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The programs, operating under one set of unparalleled benefits, enable members to earn points toward free hotel stays, achieve Elite status faster than ever, and seamlessly book or redeem points for stays throughout our loyalty portfolio of 29 brands and more than 6,700 participating hotels in 129 countries & territories. To enroll for free or for more information about the programs, visit members.marriott.com.
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Source: Interstate Hotels & Resorts