The Olympia Companies: Expanding Profile & Other Highlights in 2018

  • The Olympia Companies: Expanding Profile & Other Highlights in 2018

     
    POSTED February 8, 2018
     

The Olympia Companies is known for its lavish and sophisticated properties. Restaurants like the Sea in Maine and The Alfond Inn at Rollins in Winter Park, Florida, as well as its best-in-brand select service hotels have made The Olympia Companies a leader in the industry. The new year is set up to be another record-breaking year for the company as they expand their portfolio of 22 properties. Among the new exciting highlights are:

SOPHY Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

With help from SMART Hotels, The Olympia Companies will manage the new 98-room luxury boutique hotel SOPHY Hyde Park. The Preferred Lifestyle Hotel will be a welcome addition to Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood once construction is complete. Scheduled to open in summer 2018, the property will sit adjacent to the campus of the University of Chicago and close to the site of the future Barack Obama Presidential Library. SOPHY is designed as a four-diamond property and engineered to achieve LEED Silver certification.

The Glen House, Green’s Grant, NH

Olympia Hotel Management was given the honor to operate The Glen House by the Mt. Washington Summit Road Company. The classic New England hotel will be reinvented as the fourth iteration of Glen Houses that have been built in the picturesque locale since 1852. Located near the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, the property will open in the summer of 2018.

Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Quad Cities, Moline, IL

Olympia Development will spearhead the construction of two distinct hotels located in the Quad Cities region of northwest Illinois and southeastern Iowa: a 134-room Hyatt Place hotel and 99-room Hyatt House hotel. Olympia Hotel Management will manage the properties once they open. Both hotels are part of a revitalization effort of industrial sites along the Mississippi that will bring much-needed retail, lodging, restaurants, apartments, offices and other amenities to the 132-acre site. With a mile of unobstructed riverfront and views of the majestic bald eagle breeding ground, these new properties are something not to be missed in 2018.

In development:

Colby College, Waterville, ME

Olympia will be developing and leading a new 42-room hotel and restaurant in downtown Waterville, Maine. With the groundbreaking scheduled to begin in 2018, Colby’s new boutique hotel and restaurant will form the gateway to Waterville’s downtown revival.

The Williams Inn, Williamstown, MA

Olympia Hotel Management will take over operation of Williams College’s classic hotel The Williams Inn in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The property is slated to open in 2019.

Hilton Garden Inn, New Haven, CT

Details of the new property are still in the planning stages, but the inn will be located close to Yale University in downtown New Haven.

When the Chicago Architecture Center opens at its new home at 111 East Wacker Drive this August, the city will gain a new cultural destination—and event planners will gain a sparkling new venue to consider for events.

“The view of the river and prominent buildings at that corner is breathtaking,” says Deb Rodak, manager of group sales and business development for the 20,000-square-foot facility, situated above the dock for Chicago’s First Lady Cruises.

 

A Derby themed gala to commemorate Hotel Baker’s 90th anniversary was held on June 2, 2018. The invitation-only event was both a celebration an important milestone as well a tribute to the original owner Colonel Edward Baker, who opened the downtown St. Charles hotel on June 2, 1928. 

 

Food trucks may be mobile, but they aren’t going anywhere, since their popularity only seems to grow with each season. A New Jersey hotel is getting in on the fun! Along with over 18,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, Embassy Suites by Hilton in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, offers the Grain & Cane “Gastro Truck” as a fun option for a mid-meeting break or post-event dining option.