Expansions & Renovations

B Hotels & Resorts Completes Renovation of B Historic in Savannah and Launches Transformation of B Hotel in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA. August 24, 2016 - The B Hotel in New Orleans is a historic building located on Canal Street and just a few blocks from the French Quarter. The property was acquired by InSite Group in the end of 2015 and is currently operated as Hotel 504. While maintaining the hotels symbolic historic elements, the property will undergo a full remodel and is anticipated to re-launch as a B Hotel in mid-2017.

The new B Hotel in New Orleans is being designed by the internationally acclaimed design firm of IDDI. The hotel will offer luxe accommodations including 157 newly redesigned guestrooms and suites, reconfigured lobby, and a meeting space with city views to host business functions and social events. The food and beverage offerings will include the addition of a signature restaurant with a secluded courtyard and effervescent bar. Other B Signature Elements include the B Indulged Spa Suite, B Active Fitness Center, FreeB Wi-Fi and a B Adventurous Program to explore the city.

B Historic, a southern gem in Savannah, Georgia located on 320 Montgomery Street in the Historic District, has completed the final phase to an extensive multi-million dollar renovation. The boutique property has been uniquely redesigned with lavish furnishings and décor, inspired by the city’s history and notable surroundings. Situated amidst the largest National Historic Landmark District in the U.S., B Historic is the ideal destination for those looking for a true southern hospitality experience. Guests can venture just steps away to must-see museums, churches, mansions, monuments and forts of the Revolutionary & Civil War eras as well as fine dining, shops and more.

The property showcases exquisite and sophisticated design inspired by the local allure with attention to detail and a thoughtful selection of amenities. The five-story brick building houses 101 well-appointed accommodations which include spacious King-bed and double Queen-bed guestrooms and suites. Each guestroom has been remodeled and equipped with custom-designed furnishings, combining elegance and simplicity with southern warmth. B Hotels & Resorts® Blissful Bed®, 50" HD LED interactive flat-screen televisions, AVEDA spa amenities, in-room coffee maker and mini refrigerator complete the in-room experience.

The hotel’s public space exudes opulence, while still embodying the energy and majestic architecture for which the area has always been known. Upon entry, the lobby sets the tone with a large lounge area in rich hues of purple and cream, perfect for socializing with friends and family or to read your favorite book next to the fire place. Just behind the large slate wall sits the hotel’s restaurant and bar, Kitchen 3 Twenty. An old meets new southern-inspired concept is set-up with both communal and single dining options in dark wood and tan leather, adding a modern-rustic touch. Other amenities include a saltwater non-chlorine interior pool; B Active® fitness center; a spa suite which offers a variety of pampering services; Monscierge®, a digital touchscreen concierge and destination guide (also available via mobile app); and complimentary Wifi is available throughout the hotel and the guestrooms. Meeting and event attendees are also well-served at B Historic, with more than 1,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor function space equipped for business meetings and gatherings, social events and weddings. Whatever the occasion, audio/visual specialists, wedding professionals and an attentive service team are available to ensure every occasion is a memorable event.

B Historic is a considerate combination of history, architecture, modern luxury and style. The cozy and welcoming nature of the hotel coupled with its southern charm makes it the ultimate destination for those seeking a memorable experience.

About B Hotels & Resorts

B Hotels & Resorts® defines and establishes the next generation of lifestyle hotels, inviting guests to revel in Self-Expression Hospitality™, have a unique experience, and express their individuality with no inhibitions. The D(destination)-N(n'vogue)-A(approachability) of each hotel defines a unique identity that welcomes today's business and leisure travelers. Headquartered in South Florida, B Hotels & Resorts® targets savvy, sophisticated and experience-driven guests. For additional information on B Hotels & Resorts® visit www.bhotelsandresorts.com or contact 954.389.1919.

Kristina Lynch
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Coming Up In The December Online Hotel Business Review

Feature Focus
Hotel Law: Issues & Events
There is not a single area of a hotel’s operation that isn’t touched by some aspect of the law. Hotels and management companies employ an army of lawyers to advise and, if necessary, litigate issues which arise in the course of conducting their business. These lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of the law – real estate, construction, development, leasing, liability, franchising, food & beverage, human resources, environmental, insurance, taxes and more. In addition, issues and events can occur within the industry that have a major impact on the whole, and can spur further legal activity. One event which is certain to cause repercussions is Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. This newly combined company is now the largest hotel company in the world, encompassing 30 hotel brands, 5,500 hotels under management, and 1.1 million hotel rooms worldwide. In the hospitality industry, scale is particularly important – the most profitable companies are those with the most rooms in the most locations. As a result, this mega- transaction is likely to provoke an increase in Mergers & Acquisitions industry-wide. Many experts believe other larger hotel companies will now join forces with smaller operators to avoid being outpaced in the market. Companies that had not previously considered consolidation are now more likely to do so. Another legal issue facing the industry is the regulation of alternative lodging companies such as Airbnb and other firms that offer private, short-term rentals. Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica are at the forefront of efforts to legalize and control short-term rentals. However, those cities are finding it’s much easier to adopt regulations on short-term rentals than it is to actually enforce them. The December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine these and other critical issues pertaining to hotel law and how some companies are adapting to them.