When the hotel market began to struggle in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina and the national recession, KFK saw a new, large opportunity emerge. KFK implemented a strategy to acquire overlooked or under performing buildings that could be fully renovated and re-opened as new, quality hotels. Similar to its residential projects, KFK hotel developments have transformed previously blighted buildings and helped revitalize neighborhoods, while achieving superior financial returns due to a low overall basis and superior design, execution, and management.
KFK’s most recent project, The Westin Dallas Downtown, utilized a similar model but was its first major development project in Texas. More information on the project is below.
The new, 326-Room Westin Hotel in Downtown Dallas, TX is a conversion of the historic One Main office building originally built in 1968. This Westin boasts some the largest hotel rooms in the country and the tallest pool in the state Texas. The project was completed in December 2015 and has a strong offering amenities.
Comprised of 4 historic hotel properties in the French Quarter of New Orleans; the Inn on St. Peter, the Inn on St. Ann, the Inn on Ursulines, and the Lamothe House were renovated following acquisition and completed in 2013. Following completion, the boutique hotel collection was rebranded by KFK and to outstanding success.
This renovation of a 10-story hotel on Causeway and I-10 into a new, contemporary 205-room Holiday Inn with 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space and full-service restaurant was completed by KFK Group in December 2009. KFK was awarded the annual Top Renovation Award by Holiday Inn in 2010.