Hospitality Development

Los Angeles Hospitality Pioneer BLVD Hospitality Announces National Development Services Alongside New Chicago Office

The company behind such Los Angeles hospitality projects as Ace Hotel, Soho House, CitizenM, and Hoxton Hotel opens their first out-of-state office in Chicago, IL in Q1 2018.

BLVD Hospitality

BLVD Hospitality, one of Los Angeles’ most lauded real estate and hospitality development firms, announced today the establishment of a new development office in Chicago, Illinois. BLVD, under founder Jon Blanchard and co-founder Nico Rusconi, is responsible for bringing to Los Angeles brands including Ace Hotel, Soho House, CitizenM, and Hoxton, but has thus far focused primarily on California markets. The Chicago office, to be headed by BLVD’s Director of Development Darrell Slomiany, will mark BLVD’s first national office expansion, and bring with it an extension of BLVD’s development services to the Midwest and East Coast markets. 

Services: BLVD Hospitality targets and assembles hospitality developments in a GP and Master Developer capacity and also provides full-service project, construction, and asset management services. Traditionally focusing on the boutique and lifestyle segment of the industry, BLVD will look to continue that commitment by targeting one-of-a-kind development opportunities in markets throughout the country. Additionally, the Chicago office will extend BLVD’s full suite of development management services to select boutique and lifestyle hospitality projects nationally. 

For BLVD Hospitality , the opening of the Chicago office is an extension of the group’s commitment to authentic, community driven hospitality projects. The team lead the redevelopment of Downtown Los Angeles’ iconic United Artists Building into an Ace Hotel and opened their first restaurant concept in Los Angeles, Chicas Tacos, in 2016. BLVD currently has 3 additional lifestyle hotels slated to open in 2018-2019. BLVD founder Jon Blanchard says, “we’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the best hospitality brands and partners in the world, and we’re extremely excited to continue deepening those relationships and begin fostering new ones throughout the country.” 

For more information, visit or contact Nico Rusconi at or Jon Blanchard at

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