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Grand Hotel exterior shot from the lawn

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Operated by Pivot Hotels & Resorts, Davidson's lifestyle and luxury operating division specializing in one-of-a-kind experiences at each of its properties, the distinguished 397-room hotel marks the third historic landmark under its management. Located high on a bluff with sweeping views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge, Grand Hotel beckons visitors to a bygone era of old-world hospitality and charm. Guests enjoy modern amenities while the hotel's original architecture and charm have been tastefully preserved. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the island, so horse and carriage, along with walking and bicycles, are the only modes of transportation. Each of the hotel's guest rooms feature their own unique style and theme. With 13 restaurants and bars, Grand Hotel offers both formal and casual dining options and follows the long-time tradition of including a full breakfast and dinner in its room rates. Amenities include the acclaimed 18-hole golf course, The Jewel; Astor's Salon & Spa; the state's only clay Pickleball court; tennis; lawn games such as croquet and Bocce ball; the world's longest front porch, measuring at 660 feet; The Esther Williams Swimming Pool named after the actress and competitive swimmer who starred in the 1947 movie This Time for Keeps, filmed at Grand Hotel, and much more.


Hotel Bella Grace exterior shot with palm trees

Charleston, South Carolina

Situated in the historic Ansonborough neighborhood of downtown Charleston, S.C., Hotel Bella Grace is a 50-room luxury boutique hotel. Located steps from the vibrant dining and retail scene of Upper King Street and just a half block from Marion Square and Charleston Gaillard Center, the hotel is an artistic blend of preservation and modernization. Operated by Pivot Hotels & Resorts lifestyle and luxury division, Hotel Bella Grace marks Davidson's first property in the Charleston market. Opened August 2018, Hotel Bella Grace delivers an experience that connects guests with both the deep-rooted history of Charleston and the modern present through a charming juxtaposition of historic and contemporary design, artwork and architectural elements. Named in honor of the acts of faith and forgiveness demonstrated by the families of the Emmanuel Nine, the concept of selfless grace is woven throughout the hotel's design aesthetic, guest service and custom-designed guest rooms reminiscent of a French pied-á-terre. Most guest rooms offer modern, built-in kitchen amenities and intimate living rooms making Hotel Bella Grace an ideal "home away from home" for an extended stay. Other amenities include personal concierge service, evening turndown, Illy Coffee service, fitness center, and complimentary full breakfast at The Delaney House, a newly restored, circa 1830 architectural gem adjacent to the hotel.


"Pivot has demonstrated success in managing time-honored properties such as Florida's iconic Don CeSar and Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island," said Chip Patterson, a principal of Three P Partners. "We've found a perfect partner in Pivot to strengthen the hotel's bottom line while enhancing its authenticity and lifestyle experience to maximize the potential of this asset."


Hotel Madera exterior shot from sidewalk

Washinton, District of Columbia

Cozy and welcoming, Hotel Madera has been a beloved neighborhood hangout since it opened in DC's Dupont Circle. Thanks to its thoughtful design and warm staff, the hotel evokes a sense of peace, privacy, and ease. The property, managed by Pivot Hotels & Resorts, offers meeting and event spaces for smaller groups, as well as spacious guest rooms and suites with special amenities like expansive balconies and family-friendly bunks. Firefly, the locally celebrated onsite restaurant, serves New American cuisine and comfort food staples.


Hyatt Regency Cambridge exterior shot at night

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Situated along scenic Charles River and overlooking the Boston skyline, Hyatt Regency Cambridge is managed by Davidson Hotels & Resorts and conveniently located just steps from some of the world's most prestigious universities such as MIT and Harvard. Located five miles from Boston Logan Airport, hotel amenities include an expansive pool with a seasonal retractable roof, onsite restaurant Zephyr on the Charles, and a complimentary hotel shuttle to Kendall Square for guests to explore the many nearby restaurants and shops just minutes away.


Margaritaville Nashville exterior shot rendering

Margaritaville Nashville (Now Open!)
Nashville, Tennessee

Margaritaville Hotel Nashville brings an entirely unique lodging concept to the destination with a "no worries" casual luxury atmosphere. Developed by Safe Harbor Development LLC and managed by Davidson Hotels & Resorts, the 12-story hotel features 166 guestrooms, as well as 52 Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham timeshare units, and is centrally located a half block south of the Music City Center, near Broadway. Amenities include a rooftop relaxation and entertainment area with an outdoor pool, sundeck, fire pits and live entertainment; a 24-hour fitness center; and two first-ever Margaritaville dining concepts - FINS Bar and JWB Grill. Situated in Nashville's bustling South of Broadway (SoBro) neighborhood, the hotel is steps away from the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bridgestone Arena, Music City Center, Honky Tonk Highway and more. Drawing from Nashville's vibrant cultural and entertainment scene and inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Hotel Nashville offers an elevated design with a laid-back metropolitan attitude. Crisp white bedding and teak finishing create a sense of escapism within each guest room, while playful colors and tasteful tropical decor add to the island setting among the restaurants and bars.


"We are excited to partner with Margaritaville and Davidson Hotels & Resorts to introduce Margaritaville Hotel Nashville, destined to be a destination of its own in the thriving city of Nashville," said Darby Campbell, owner and president of Safe Harbor Development LLC, and lead investor on the project. "We're proud that this property manages to convey a vibrant yet laid back attitude and there are no better partners than Davidson and Margaritaville to bring this hotel to life."


Sheraton Kaua'i interior shot of living space with couches

Sheraton Kaua'i Coconut Beach
(Now Open!)
Kapaa, Hawaii

Sheraton Kaua'i Coconut Beach Resort makes its debut on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i following a property-wide transformation, unveiling 314 redesigned guest rooms, a brand-new arrival experience, oceanfront bar and restaurants, fully reinvented public spaces, a reenergized pool scene, and fresh programming. Centrally located on Kaua'i's East Side, the newly flagged resort offers unrivaled access for exploring the Garden Island from the spectacular scenery of the North Shore to the sunny beaches of the South Shore. Managed by Davidson Hotels & Resorts, the property offers nearly 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space and new dining concepts consisting of an oceanfront pool bar, breakfast and dinner restaurants, and coffee bar.


Westin Indianapolis exterior shot at night

Westin Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana

Davidson Hotels & Resorts was selected to manage The Westin Indianapolis, the 575-room hotel in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Immediately adjacent and connected via skywalk to the Indiana Convention Center, the 15-story property is steps from premier shopping, dining and entertainment hubs, including Lucas Oil Stadium. Under the management of Davidson Hotels & Resorts' project development team, The Westin Indianapolis will undergo a comprehensive renovation. Virtually every feature of the hotel will be upgraded, including all guest rooms, public spaces, and dining and social venues. The property will remain a Westin Hotels & Resorts-branded hotel. The Westin Indianapolis currently houses 39,000 square feet of meeting and event space and provides access to an additional 750,000 square feet of space in the adjoining Indiana Convention Center.


Awards & Accolades

  • Seven Davidson and Pivot properties recognized on Condé Nast Traveler Readers' 2019 Choice Awards
  • Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile recognized as "Hotel Team of the Year - Franchise Division" by Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Embassy Suites Berkeley Heights Attained AAA Four-Diamond rating (one of only six Embassy Suites properties globally to achieve)

Davidson in the News

  • FSR Magazine, "The Hospitality Industry Rethinks the Hotel-Restaurant Model," October 2019
  • Hotel News Now, "Davidson Hotels expands, maintains full-service focus," September 2019
  • Meetings + Events, "Q&A With Thom Geshay, President & COO, Davidson Hotels & Resorts," June 2019