Expansions & Renovations

Vesta Hospitality Completes Renovation of Three Hotels

Vancouver, Washington. - July 24, 2017 – Vesta Hospitality has completed multi-million dollar renovations and upgrades at three of the properties in its growing portfolio. Rick Takach, Chairman and CEO of Vesta, made the announcement.

The three hotels are:

  • 153-room Country Inn & Suites: Portland, OR - New case goods and soft goods; new RFID door locks; completely updated bathrooms with new flooring, wall treatment, tub surrounds, vanity cabinets and counter and new lighting; new 50” LED televisions.

  • 104-room Homewood Suites by Hilton - Vancouver/Portland - New case goods and soft goods; completely updated bathrooms with new flooring, wall treatment, tub surrounds, vanity cabinets and counter and new lighting; new kitchen cabinets and appliances.

  • 165-room Casa De Palmas Renaissance in McAllen, TX - New case goods and soft goods; new wall finishes and backlit bathroom mirrors; new 50” LED televisions.

Vesta will now invest in renovations for three additional properties in its portfolio.

They include:

  • A conversion of the Staybridge Suites in Portland, Oregon to a Homewood Suites by Hilton

  • Renovations and upgrades at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn (near Newport, Oregon)

  • Renovation and upgrades at its newly acquired Embassy Suites in Brunswick, Georgia

These projects will begin this November, with completion expected by May 2018.

About Vesta Hospitality

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Vancouver, WA, Vesta Hospitality is one of the nation's leading privately owned hotel management and development firms. With a portfolio of 13 properties across the United States, Vesta continues to seek out acquisition, investment and property management opportunities across North America.

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