Davidson Hospitality Group has expanded into the Inland Northwest region with the addition of Davenport Hotels to its Pivot Lifestyle portfolio. Founded by Walt and Karen Worthy with over 20 years of ownership, Davenport Hotels consists of five luxury, convention, business and leisure hotels in Spokane, WA.: The Historic Davenport Hotel (above), The Davenport Tower, The Davenport Lusso , The Centennial and the Davenport Grand Hotel.
Pivot, in partnership with KSL Capital Partners (which acquired the collection in December) and longtime Davenport Hotels CEO Lynnelle Caudill and her team, will continue to build on the legacy of Worthy’s leadership to enhance the history and legacy of Davenport Hotels preserve to Davidson.
“KSL’s proven success in investing in and upgrading legacy properties will ensure that we continue to provide Davenport guests with the same high-quality experience that was established during the Worthys’ ownership,” said Pete Sams, COO, Davidson Hospitality Group . “Under our leadership, we look forward to further improving the service offerings at the hotels, further engaging the local community and strengthening the brand to attract even more visitors to Spokane.”
Michael Mohapp, Director of KSL Capital Partners said: “As a company whose primary focus is investing in travel and leisure real estate, we understand the importance of hotels to their local community. The Worthys have grown Davenport Hotels from a single hotel with the restoration of historic Davenport into a portfolio of Spokane hotels of the highest quality, and we are privileged to be a part of the next chapter of these hotels to ensure they continue to thrive.”
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Davenport is an iconic landmark with over 100 years of history. An industry pioneer, The Historic Davenport was the first hotel to have air conditioning, a central vacuum system, utility carts, concertina ballroom doors and ice water provided to guests in each of its 405 rooms through specially designed faucets. The Historic Davenport was known as the most modern hotel in the USA when it opened in 1914. The hotel closed in 1985, narrowly escaping demolition. 17 years later, the Worthys acquired the property and reopened the hotel in 2002 after an extensive restoration.
The Davenport Hotels together with the four other hotels have a total of 1,787 guest rooms; 10 restaurants and lounges and nearly 130,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotels are near River Park Square, Spokane’s shopping and entertainment destination, as well as the Spokane Convention Center, the Podium Sportsplex and the new downtown stadium slated to open in Fall 2023.
Davidson Hospitality Group also operates several historic properties across the United States, ranging from boutique hotels to complex developments, including The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, FL.; Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI.; Hotel Viking in Newport, RI; The Cottonwood Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska; Canopy Philadelphia in Philadelphia; and Hotel Bella Grace and The Mills House in Charleston, SC.