The Birth Of A Hotel: The Beginning


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Welcome to “The Birth of a Hotel,” Gadling’s first-ever series on what it takes to build a hotel from the ground up. For the next four months, we’ll be discussing how a hotel is developed and opened, from the initial stages of financing to the economic impact of a new hotel on a community.

We’ll go inside to learn about how staffers are trained, how a hotel’s brand is chosen, where those fancy bath amenities and crazy shower heads are selected, speaking with people ranging from the concierge to the executive chef and everyone in between.

It’s an exciting series for Gadling, and we’ll be giving readers the first glimpse of the soon-to-open Capella Washington hotel, the luxury brand Capella’s new flagship property. Many thanks to Capella for allowing us insider access so we can photograph, tweet and talk about a real-life example in the series.

Expect to see an article just about every week on some aspect of the hotel development process, all tagged with the handy “Birth of a Hotel” label. We welcome what interests you about the hotel world too, so please feel free to email or leave comments on topics you’d like covered in the series.

We look forward to keeping you entertained and informed over the coming months! Remember, you can always bookmark this link to follow along with the series.