October 11, 2013
Creative Boutique Hotels, LLC(CBH) announced today that CBH partners Kimberly Christner, President of Cornerstone Hospitality and Hal Craddock, Craddock Cunningham Architectural Partners wil be speaking to the BLLA membership and conference attendees during the association's annual lodging summit in Los Angeles, California Oct 21-23, 2103
Both will represent CBH on a panel dedicated to the Development of Historic boutique Hotels in Small Markets. The panel will also host Barbara Pahl, Preservation Trust; Thierry Roch, Forbes Travel; Greg Remeikis, cohn Reznick; and will be moderated by Jeff Higley, HoetlNewsNow.com and STR Global.
About Creative Boutique Hotels
We are a Virginia based partnership focused on the development of boutique hotels in small markets, and on the repurposing of historic buildings as well as new construction. The partnership combines the talents of Cornerstone Hospitality, MB Contractors and Craddock Cunningham Architectural Partners. Cornerstone Hospitality conducts market analysis’s, determines viability, makes recommendations for property size, styling and operations management. Hal Craddock of Craddock Cunningham Architectural Partners specializes in the vision, design and repurposing of historic structures. MB Contractors provides a solid foundation of construction costs and craftsmanship.
About Cornerstone Hospitality
Cornerstone Hospitality is an innovative boutique hotel management company dedicated to operating successful hotel properties through hands-on management, developing relationships with hotel teams and guests and driving bottom line profits for owners. Cornerstone’s strategic plan is to expand its operations through thoughtful partnerships with communities and individuals who want to make a difference. We thrive on revitalizing historic structures into boutique hotels and creating sustainable neighborhoods, rejuvenating small towns and improving the lives of those who work and live in the communities in which these projects are located. This ongoing process is being achieved through future acquisitions, joint ventures and hotel third-party management agreements.
Our services include hotel development; feasibility studies for historic repurposing; asset management including renovation and property management; marketing, sales generation and revenue management; and operational consulting for improved performance. Cornerstone’s primary focus is to collaborate with others to develop and manage upscale boutique, LifeStyle and upper-midscale branded hotel properties. The firm is in the process of developing two historic hotels in Virginia; is in the design and construction phase of a LifeStyle hotel in North Carolina; is overseeing the renovation $3 million renovation and operation of the first Hampton Inn & Suites built in the country; is actively involved in the expansion of the existing Craddock Terry Hotel; and has several third-party management contracts.
Kimberly Christner, President
About Craddock Cunningham Architectural Partners
Craddock Cunningham Architectural Partners PC is a Virginia based planning, architecture and interior design firm committed to the success of towns and cities as marketplaces of ideas, entertainment, hospitality and culture. Founded in 1952, the firm has provided design services for a number of important places and spaces. From the original Natural Bridge Hotel in the 1960s to the award winning Craddock Terry Hotel in Lynchburg, Virginia in 2007, the firm has shown a knack for creating hospitality developments that become destinations, spur economic development, and dramatically improve the culture of the places they anchor.
CCAP is particularly skilled at adapting aging buildings for new uses, a practice which recycles historic and unique resources, connects to already existing infrastructure and preserves open green spaces. The firm was awarded the 2008 "Preservation Virginia", Adaptive Use Project of the Year for its Bluffwalk Center Hospitality Complex including a charming boutique Hotel and Event Center, two successful restaurants, and a microbrewery.
Hal Craddock, Principal
About MB Contractors
Founded in 1912 and built upon a legacy of success, MB Contractors has grown into one of Virginia's largest and most respected general contractors with offices in Roanoke and Richmond. MB harnesses expertise and professionalism to provide a broad array of services, creating functional, safe, and cost-effective buildings for a variety of clients including hospitality and multi-unit facilities. From concept to keys, MB never loses sight of its core values. MB's projects are a direct result of how they work--by conducting business openly and honestly and, most of all, to deliver what is promised
Todd Morgan, President