Unveiling a new vision at The Americas Lodging and Investment Summit (ALIS), Davidson Hotels & Resorts announced a brand new lifestyle division debuted today as Pivot, performance from a new perspective.
"With Davidson's 40-year history in the hospitality industry, the company has rock-solid footing," noted John Belden, chief executive office of Davidson. "Pivot is backed by Davidson's powerful resources, relationships and reputation, with the vision of creating the lifestyle management expert the industry needs. Simply put, Pivot was born as an unconventional solution to serve the next generation of travelers."
Backed by Davidson's deep resources and proven systems, Pivot opens up opportunity for growth in the budding lifestyle sector. With a personality all its own, Davidson's core values of commitment, integrity, innovation, equality and trust will always shine through. Pivot will captivate guests, pushing the envelope through creative design and vibrant experiences, while continuing to deliver a strong bottom line to owners.
"As Pivot, we will provide clients with a different perspective and new insights, while delivering the lifestyle experience today's travelers desire in their hospitality experience," notes Albert Smith, senior vice president of Davidson's lifestyle and luxury division. "We're changing the face of the hospitality industry, one Pivot property at a time."
With six properties either open or under development, Davidson looks forward to announcing new Pivot portfolio additions in Miami, Chicago, Nashville, Eugene and the Florida Keys. The Hotel Zephyr, a waterfront hotel at Pier 39 in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, is Pivot's inaugural property, debuting the summer of 2015 after a transformative, multi-million dollar renovation. With a cheeky maritime theme encompassing fun-filled spaces and unique character, reflected through its use of unexpected materials like shipping containers, corrugated metal and recycled consumer products, the Hotel Zephyr features 361 guestrooms with spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay or the city's skyline.
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