Blackstone taps Interstate to manage 13 newly-acquired hotels

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Interstate Hotels & Resorts has signed agreements to manage 13 hotels recently acquired by affiliates of The Blackstone Group. The upscale hotels are located in major urban markets and primarily include properties that have been recently renovated and rebranded.

The portfolio includes six Westins, two Hiltons, two Sheratons, two Marriotts and a Wyndham, aggregating 5,466 guestrooms. The hotels are located in nine U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

This brings to 21 the number of properties Interstate manages for Blackstone affiliates. “The selection of Interstate to manage these properties underscores Blackstone’s confidence in our continued ability to deliver a better bottom line at major urban properties in any economic climate,” says Interstate CEO Thomas Hewitt.

The 13 hotels are:

The 757-key Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel

The 706-key Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel

The 438-key Westin New Orleans Canal Place

The 436-key Westin San Diego

The 417-key Wyndham Chicago Downtown

The 408-key Westin Chicago Northwest

The 408-key Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida

The 406-key Westin Washington D.C. City Center

The 388-key Hilton Burlington, Vermont

The 353-key The Buttes, A Marriott Resort, in Tempe, Arizona

The 313-key Marriott Atlanta Downtown

The 288-key Westin Bristol Place Airport, Toronto

The 257-key Westin Harbour Island, Tampa