Boutique Design - June 2017 - 17
JOURNAL ENTRY: BRANDMAN
TO LEAD NEW HOTEL FLAG
A M A N DA D E M M E ( B R A N D M A N )
The co-owners of the Hollywood
Roosevelt Hotel in California have
tapped veteran hotelier Stephen
Brandman as ceo of their newly
formed hotel management
company, Journal Hotels. Brandman
previously played a pivotal role at
The Hollywood Roosevelt when it
launched under Thompson Hotels
in the early 2000s.
In his new role, Brandman will
oversee the operations of Journal
Hotels, which includes properties in
Los Angeles (The Hollywood Roosevelt, The MacArthur and The Bradbury); San Francisco (Hotel G),
Desert Hot Springs (Two Bunch
Palms Spa and Resort); and Chicago
(PUBLIC). Additionally, Brandman
will help grow the brand in strategic
locations and new markets.
"I am delighted to be working
with Stephen again as he was instrumental in helping launch the Hollywood
Roosevelt several years ago and has great experience in building brands," says
Goodwin Gaw, who co-owns the Hollywood Roosevelt with David Chang.
Says Brandman of his new role: "I am delighted to working side by side with
Goodwin and David and assisting with the growth of the Journal Hotels brand
and overseeing the evolution of the Hollywood Roosevelt." Brandman was
co-founder and ceo of Thompson Hotels and Commune Hotels before selling
his stake in those companies.
Brandman will oversee Journal Hotels' affiliated properties, whose names will
soon bear a "by Journal" tagline. The company also said the PUBLIC hotel in
Chicago (which Gaw's Gaw Capital Partners bought last year from Ian Schrager)
will be rebranded and renovated under Brandman's direction this year. In addition, the firm also said it plans to renovate Two Bunch Palms and the Hotel G,
which will open a new restaurant in partnership with a Michelin-starred chef.
- Consecutive quarters
that the U.S. construction pipeline for hotels
has registered growth.
quarter 2017 report.
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