Norwalk, CT - HEI Hotels & Resorts, a leading hospitality investment and management company, has been selected by True North Companies to manage a new Kimpton branded boutique hotel that will be part of the West Alley Roswell mixed-used development in the Historic District of Roswell, GA. As the developers of the West Alley project, True North Companies selected HEI in part because of its proven track record of imbuing its hotels with a sense of place and ability to create a hospitable experience that is evocative of the local culture. HEI also has an esteemed reputation for providing excellent training and career opportunities for its employees.
The West Alley project is anticipated to transform the Roswell Historic District into a thriving and sustainable destination composed of a green space for community gatherings, shops, restaurants, ample parking and the new 125-room hotel. All of these additions will serve as economic drivers for the area, bringing locals to the Historic District for shopping, dining and entertainment, and attracting tourism from the surrounding region.
“HEI is proud to be a part of the West Alley project and will take great care to create a hotel that is in keeping with the charm and spirit of Roswell,” remarked Anthony Rutledge, managing partner and CEO of HEI Hotels & Resorts. “This is a special community, and we are delighted to be working with True North and the West Alley team to reinvigorate the heart of the city.”
“We’re honored to be working with our new partners at HEI and Kimpton to elevate a new brand of southern hospitality in the heart of Roswell,” said Walt Gill, president, True North Companies. “Their expertise and accomplishments in designing and delivering unparalleled experiences will allow us to provide a one-of-a-kind destination for the city’s leisure guests and its corporate travelers alike.”
The interior design of the hotel is being artfully created by award-winning Atlanta design firm Sims Patrick Studio. Their vision for the property includes modern amenities, graciously appointed rooms and tributes to local culture through art and curated spaces. Guests can expect a multi-level lobby space connecting a chef-driven restaurant, rooftop bar, adjoining event, meeting and break-out spaces and specialty event hospitality suites – all anchoring to the new West Alley outdoor walkable spaces and retail shops.
HEI Hotels & Resorts currently manages several upscale and upper-upscale hotels and resorts in Georgia, including nine in Atlanta and The Brice Hotel (a Kimpton property) in Savannah.
About True North
True North is a privately held commercial real-estate and construction company that exists to build places where people belong. Since 2013, the company is known for its commitment to its employees, customers, investors, and partners to transform communities that leave a legacy for future generations. Comprised of a diverse group of real estate industry professionals including development, hospitality, finance, construction management and asset management, the team specializes in multiple market segments including mixed-use development, multi-family, hospitality, senior living, education, retail and office space throughout the Southeast in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
About HEI Hotels & Resorts
HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is a leading hospitality investment and management company that owns and/or operates over 85 luxury, upper-upscale and upscale independent and branded hotels and resorts throughout the United States with annual combined revenues in excess of $2.2 billion. HEI’s branding partners include Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Accor. Taking a holistic approach to creating value for its investors and employees, HEI sets the highest standards across all aspects of hotel management and operation and focuses on central principles of excellence and continuous improvement. HEI prides itself on some of the highest employee satisfaction scores in the hospitality industry, fuels local economic prosperity by investing in communities and is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability. To learn more about HEI, please visit www.heihotels.com.