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B Hotels Expands Portfolio, Announces New BrandShare
After opening its first and only property in March 2011, South Florida-based B Hotels & Resorts is finally unveiling two new additions to its portfolio, one of which will be the inaugural property for its new full-service value brand b2, announced last month. B Hotels & Resorts will open its next hotel in the Downtown Disney Resort area in the fall of 2013. The B in Lake Buena Vista is currently the 394-room Royal Plaza, which is within walking distance of Downtown Disney. The property was acquired by InSite Group and Cube Capital in December 2011 and will remain operational during a complete renovation and repositioning. It will be officially launched as part of the B Hotels & Resorts family in the fourth quarter of 2013, joining the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale which opened March 2011, and the B South Beach which is planned to open first quarter of 2013.
The company’s first b2 hotelwill debut in downtown Miami at the site of the former Continental Bayside Hotel at 146 Biscayne Blvd. The 243-room property, which will undergo an extensive renovation and open as b2 miami downtown, is near the Port of Miami, the shops and restaurants of Bayside Marketplace, and the American Airlines Arena (home of the NBA’s Miami Heat). The property was acquired by InSite Group and affiliates of The Carlyle Group in September 2011. The hotel is expected to open as b2 hotel in the first quarter of 2013.
Both hotels will feature signature elements of B Hotels & Resorts such as complimentary WiFi throughout all public spaces and guest rooms as well as courtesy iPads and touch-screen digital concierge as well as the B Indulged full-service spa facility or spa suite.