SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The Athens Group, a luxury hospitality development company, known for the creation of generational hotels and resorts, along with its partner, Hatteras Sky, a commercial real estate firm focused on multifamily and hospitality development in high-growth American markets, are pleased to announce they have selected Pivot, the lifestyle operating vertical of Davidson Hospitality Group, to operate and manage Asher Adams, its 225-room Marriott Autograph Collection hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.
We are excited to partner with Pivot along with Marriott Hotels as we complete the Asher Adams. Asher Adams will be the first Autograph Collection hotel in the city, and we expect it to be the finest hospitality experience in the market. – Kim Richards, President and CEO of The Athens Group
Opening in the fall of 2024, Asher Adams – which recently topped off construction – features the adaptive reuse of the historic Union Pacific Depot Train Station which first opened its doors in 1909. The hotel will consist of the historic train station as well as a new, eight-story guestroom tower. It will also feature a signature restaurant, a patisserie and two bars including a specialty bar located on the second floor of the Union Pacific building that will enjoy expansive views of downtown and the Wasatch Mountains, a state-of-the art fitness center, and meeting and event spaces. Visitors and hotel guests can also enjoy The Depot, a 17,000-square-foot live entertainment venue managed by Live Nation located immediately adjacent to the hotel.
Named after Asher and Adams, one of the first cartographers to depict railroad routes on maps, the hotel’s concept is inspired by the former train station, as history and a classic destination are brought together with a variety of culinary and beverage experiences and entertainment options that will serve travelers and locals alike. The hotel will focus on providing highly curated experiences and thoughtful design as the train station’s irreplaceable French empire architecture is preserved and showcased with its original stained-glass windows, oil on canvas murals, and more
Asher Adams is well positioned on the northside of The Gateway above the iconic Olympic Plaza and will offer hotel guests immediate access to the 650,000 square feet of dynamic dining, entertainment, shopping, and special events, including The Depot. Guests will be walking distance to the TRAX Blue and Green light rail stops, Delta Center – home of the Utah Jazz – and can enjoy nearby access to Temple Square, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City International Airport, museums, and parks in addition to all the best that downtown Salt Lake City has to offer. Six, world-class ski resorts are within 45 minutes of this desirable downtown location, providing winter sports enthusiasts a unique combination of a ski holiday with cosmopolitan amenities.
ABOUT THE ATHENS GROUP
Founded in 1988, The Athens Group is a full-service real estate development company specializing in the creation of luxury resorts and urban hotels, branded and non-branded luxury residences, home sites and communities, as well as golf courses, spas and related recreational amenities. The Athens Group places a particular emphasis on the development of environmentally conscious hospitality assets and many of its hotels and resorts are LEED Gold or Silver. The company is based in Phoenix, Arizona with offices in California, Florida and Utah. For more information, please visit their website.
ABOUT HATTERAS SKY
Hatteras Sky is a commercial real estate development firm founded by Jason Cordon and Amy Kelly. In addition to conventional development, the group specializes in adaptive redevelopments of historic buildings with a focus on multifamily and hospitality developments. For more information about the firm, its team, and additional projects, please visit the Hatteras Sky website.
About Davidson Hospitality Group
Davidson Hospitality Group is an award-winning, full-service hospitality management company comprised of 87 existing hotels and resorts; more than 200 restaurants, bars and lounges; and over 2 million square feet of meeting space across the United States. A trusted partner and preferred operator for Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Kimpton, Margaritaville, and Nobu, Davidson offers a unique entrepreneurial management style and owners’ mentality that provides the individualized personal service of a small company, enhanced by the breadth and depth of skill and experience of a larger company. In keeping with the company’s heritage of delivering value, Davidson Hospitality Group is comprised of four highly specialized operating verticals: Davidson Hotels, Pivot, Davidson Resorts and Davidson Restaurant Group. In 2022, Davidson Hospitality Group was ranked #1 in Guest Satisfaction among Third-Party Hotel Management Companies by J.D. Power. For more information, visit www.davidsonhospitality.com. Follow us on Instagram: @davidsonhospitality and Twitter: @DavidsonHospGrp. Like us on Facebook: @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. Connect with us on LinkedIn: @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. #DavidsonHospitality
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