In the News

A collection of recent press, awards and accolades, and internal updates highlighting our team members and properties.


St. Gregory Hosts DC Modern Luxury Event

December 1, 2018

The St. Gregory Hotel hosted DC Modern Luxury’s Dynamic Women’s cocktail party on November 19th.   The annual event honored 12 of the District’s most elite women who empower and shape the city’s landscape.


Jay Shah Named Hotelier of the World

November 13, 2018

Nominated and elected by a group of his industry peers, Hersha Hospitality Trust CEO Jay H. Shah was named 2018 HOTELS Magazine’s Corporate Hotelier of the World. “It is a privilege to accept this honor on behalf of our teams,” said Jay H. Shah. “This award was won by our associates and belongs to them.”


Two Leaders Featured as ‘GMs to Watch’

November 5, 2018

Hotel Management Magazine listed two HHM General Managers in their recent ‘GMs to Watch’ feature; Regina Bryant from Larkspur Landing Folsom and Joe Mellia from The Envoy, an Autograph Collection by Marriott.


HHM Launches Parrot Key Hotel & Villas

November 1, 2018

After an extensive renovation, HHM recently relaunched the Parrot Key Hotel & Villas in Key West, FL. The property has a brand new, refined, and completely refreshed look while still staying true to their original spirit.


HHM Welcomes DoubleTree in Atlanta

October 19, 2018

HHM is excited to announce the newest addition to the portfolio, the 220 room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Airport. The hotel marks the organization’s return to Georgia and its first DoubleTree.


Renovation of St. Gregory Hotel Complete

October 16, 2018

Earlier this fall, HHM completed a total renovation of the guest rooms at The St. Gregory Hotel in Dupont Circle. Since becoming part of HHM, the hotel has entirely transformed into Washington’s perfect locale for the modern-day traveler.


Six Hersha Leaders Featured in Hotel Management Magazine

October 11, 2018

HHM and Hersha Trust are excited to congratulate our winners of Hotel Management Magazine’s Thirty Under 30 List.


EarthView and Waterboys Team Up to Create "Hersha Well"

October 9, 2018

On October 1st, HHM began working towards building a ‘Hersha Well’ for a community in Tanzania.  The Hersha Well will provide local access to life-sustaining water for nearly 7,500 people. HHM will donate $1 from the sale of each EarthView water bottle that is purchased at our hotels.


Sanctuary Beach Resort Featured in U.S. News and World Report

October 3, 2018

The Sanctuary Beach Resort in Marina, CA was included on the 30 Relaxing Meditation Retreats Around the World.


Chef Tatiana Rosana Wins Chopped

September 14, 2018

Boston Magazine features Outlook Kitchen and Bar chef Tatiana Rosana, who recently won Food Network’s Chopped.


HHM Welcomes Two Additional Hotels

August 29, 2018

We are excited to announce two new additions to the portfolio, the Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land and the AC Hotels by Marriott Kansas City Westport. The Hyatt Place Sugar Land has 214 guest rooms and is located just 20 miles from downtown Houston, TX. The AC has 123 rooms and provides a stylish, urban retreat in the heart of the historic Westport District in Kansas City, MO.


CNN Names The Rittenhouse a Best Hotel

August 28, 2018

CNN describes The Rittenhouse Hotel as a “luxe property overlooking the bustling, tree-lined square.” The hotel just recently completed a redesign of all 118 rooms and suites.


The Cadillac Launches

August 22, 2018

The iconic and reimagined Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club opens on Miami Beach today after an extensive renovation and rebranding. Now a luxury hotel, Cadillac joins Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels, and becomes HHM’s fifth Autograph hotel.


Hotel Figueroa Celebrates 92 Years

August 14, 2018

On August 14, 2018, Hotel Figueroa celebrated its 92nd Birthday with more than 900 attendees circulating to sample wood-fired paella, slow roasted ribeye, and gintonicos conceptualized by James Beard award nominee Chef Casey Lane and famed cocktailer Dushan Zaric.


The Envoy Hotel Featured in Condé Nast

August 3, 2018

Condé Nast Traveler recently listed The Envoy Hotel as one of the best hotels in Boston.


Food & Wine Highlights Lacroix’s Unique Menu

July 27, 2018

Lacroix at The Rittenhouse Hotel and Chef Jon Cichon were quoted in Food & Wine on their one-ingredient tasting menu.


Hersha Named a Best Place to Work

July 3, 2018

For the second straight year, Hersha was listed by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Best Place to Work.


Cadillac Hotel Featured in DuJour Magazine

June 24, 2018

HHM’s Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club was recently featured in a full-page story in the summer issue of DuJour Magazine.


Naveen Kakarla Featured in USA Today

June 12, 2018

Naveen Kakarla, President & CEO of HHM, gives unique perspective on Marriott International’s plans to revamp the Sheraton Hotels and Resorts brand.


HHM Builds International Travel at IPW Convention

June 2, 2018

HHM leaders represent the portfolio of hotels at the IPW annual convention held in Denver, Co welcoming over 6,000 attendees from 70 countries.


Hersha's 2017 EarthView Sustainability Report

May 31, 2018

In 2017, Hersha’s award-winning EarthView® sustainability program completed its seventh successful year, reinforcing our belief that environmental and community stewardship are integral in maintaining and building a successful and growing enterprise.


Sandra Cardona Honored at Bisnow's Power Women Event

May 21, 2018

Bisnow’s Power Women initiative honors top-level executives and industry leaders who shape commercial real estate.


HHM Boasts 11 Conde Nast Traveler Nominees

May 15, 2018

HHM is proud to announce that 11 properties have been nominated for a prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award.


Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club Named a Top Spring Travel Experience

May 8, 2018

Harper’s Bazaar included Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club in a global listing of top travel experiences this spring.


Skift News Features Hotel 48Lex’s Service Evolution

April 17, 2018

As technology continues to transform the hotel industry, one fixture remains a puzzling constant: the front desk.


The Envoy Hotel Featured in Thirsty Magazine

April 4, 2018

Thirsty Magazine, a guide to the best bars and drinks in major cities, featured The Envoy Hotel in a recent article.


HHM Welcomes the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

April 1, 2018

HHM is excited to announce the newest addition to the portfolio, the 150 room Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. Its prime location is within walking distance of historic downtown Annapolis. The hotel originally opened in 1967 as the Annapolis Statler Hilton Inn and is now a part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection.


Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette Receives Rave Review on Forbes

March 28, 2018

Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette at The Sanctuary Beach Resort received praise from a Forbes contributor, complimenting Chef Baron’s fresh and local cuisine.


Envoy Hotel's Chef Tatiana Featured in FSR Magazine's 40 Under 40

March 23, 2018

FSR Magazine names Chef Tatiana Rosana of The Envoy Hotel a 40 under 40 restaurant star on the rise.


Sandra Cardona Featured in American Builders Quarterly

March 19, 2018

Sandra Cardona, VP of Development & Capital Planning, talks about her background in architecture and current role with Hersha.


Conde Nast Traveler Highlights Sanctuary Beach Resort

March 7, 2018

In a list of great spring break trips to book for 2018, Condé Nast Traveler highlights Sanctuary Beach Resort as a top lodging option in Monterey.


Outlook Kitchen & Bar Cocktail Featured in Town & Country

March 1, 2018

A cocktail served at Outlook Kitchen & Bar was highlighted in Town & Country Magazine’s list of 24 best brunch cocktails.


HHM Welcomes Lisa Zandee

February 28, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Lisa Zandee joined HHM today as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Branding and will be based in the Philadelphia Office. Lisa joins HHM from her most recent role as the Senior Vice President of Marketing for 1 Hotels and Baccarat Hotel and helped position and strengthen the platform for expansion. Lisa’s cross-functional leadership skills span hotel, food & beverage, real estate, retail and spa. Her philosophy is to evaluate an asset’s market potential and layer in the guest journey for a tailored, multi-tiered strategy that delivers on an experience and provides the opportunity for incremental revenue streams.


President & CEO, Naveen Kakarla, Featured in Hotel Business

February 20, 2018

Mr. Kakarla discusses the key factors when franchising for the right project in the right location.


HHM on Annual Hotel Rankings List

February 8, 2018

15 HHM hotels were recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Annual Hotel Rankings.


Brooklyn's Trestle Gallery Highlights NU Hotel

February 1, 2018

The Trestle Gallery interviewed NU Hotel Assistant General Manager, Natalie Lomeli, and local artists about the hotel’s prominent mural project.


Philadelphia Museum of Art Partners with The Independent

January 26, 2018

The Philadelphia Business Journal describes a new and exciting partnership between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Independent Hotel, who have teamed up to create a unique Philadelphia traveler experience.


Lookout Rooftop & Bar’s Igloos Featured on Thrillist

January 11, 2018

As the article states, The Envoy hotel debuted six heated domes on its rooftop bar patio. The Igloos hold up to 10 guests, who can drink with their closest buddies – when you’re ready for another round, just a touch of a button lights your igloo to signal the waitstaff. Take in the city-skyline while huddled underneath fleece blankets.


EarthView Initiative Featured in Hospitality Trendz Magazine

January 10, 2018

Hospitality Trendz, a magazine focused on U.S. hotels and the hospitality industry, featured EarthView in their January issue, Earthview is spearheading the mass-sustainability movement in the hotel sector.


New Year, New Address

January 2, 2018

HHM’s New York City Regional Office has relocated to an improved and enhanced location. The new office is located at 463 Seventh Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10018.


Hotel 48LEX Engagement Package Featured on Travel + Leisure

December 5, 2017

The article highlights Hotel 48LEX’s proposal package which includes a penthouse level suite, personal host, live musical entertainment, Dom Pérignon Champagne in Tiffany champagne flutes, and a professional photographer to capture the moment.


Philadelphia Style Mag Features Chef Jon Cichon

December 1, 2017

Holiday entertaining doesn’t have to be a headache. Take your tips from four of Philly’s finest chefs to ensure a highend feast that will leave guests talking long after New Year’s.


San Francisco Chronicale Calls Salt Wood a Must-visit

Nobember 28, 2017

Michael Bauer writes, “Careful attention is paid to details — from the green, knobby water glasses to the gunmetal-gray utensils to the individual lights over the table.”


Blue Moon Hotel Celebrates Art Basel in Miami

November 27, 2017

Miami’s boldest hotels aren’t just a place for art enthusiasts to crash during Art Basel, they’re creative hotbeds to experience artwork from established and emerging artists.


Jetsetter Reviews Hotel 48Lex

November 24, 207

Unlike its sky-scraping neighbors, the 116-room Hotel 48LEX New York eschews grand gestures, opting instead for an intimate vibe that lends an apartment-like vibe, plus all the benefits of a full-service hotel.


Freepoint Hotel Featured in New York Times

November 10, 2017

The Freepoint Hotel in Cambridge, MA and HHM Executive Vice President, David McCaslin, are highlighted in “The Travel Podcast Comes Into Its Own” in the New York Times.