Chesapeake's demonstrated expertise in managing property renovations will be critical to the immediate success of the hotel as the owners embark on a $3 million renovation project. Updates to the property will include a complete refresh of the 126 guest rooms and renovating the lobby to exemplify the Hilton brand's pavilion concept intended to conjure the spirit of an outdoor garden party.
The Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers, conveniently located just 9 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport, features a 24-hour fitness center, a sparkling outdoor pool and hosts more than 3,500 square feet of meeting/event space. It is a recipient of the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award in recognition of its outstanding traveler reviews online.
"We are excited to expand our Florida presence with this truly unique property," said Sims. "The renovation period will provide us the opportunity to demonstrate the impact of our hands-on management approach, resulting in a reinvigorated atmosphere for guests."
The addition of this property to Chesapeake's portfolio is another chapter in the company's impressive growth story—the company has more than doubled in size by expanding its hotels under management from 11 properties in 2011 to 24 properties today. Chesapeake has carved out a defining niche in a competitive industry with an established track record of successful operations for full-service and select-service hotels, an experienced management team that has operated virtually all brands, and unparalleled repositioning, turnaround and development expertise.
Headquartered in Greenbelt, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C., Chesapeake Hospitality is a mid-sized, third-party hotel management company with a proven track record in both full- and select-service hotels. Ranked in the top 50 largest independent operators, the company manages properties under the Hilton, Starwood and InterContinental Hotel Group brand families.
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