IHG Expands EVEN Hotels
Wellness brand adds properties in Florida, Oregon
InterContinental Hotels Group’s wellness-focused EVEN brand has completed a bicoastal expansion, with openings in Sarasota, Florida, and Eugene, Oregon.
Braun & Steidl Architects spearheaded the design for the EVEN Hotels Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch. Owned by Zieg Hospitality, the hotel features 128 rooms and 4 suites along with 2,566 sq. ft. of meeting space. The EVEN Hotel Sarasota marks the first Florida location for the brand, with a second property slated to open this summer in Miami.
A guest room at the EVEN Hotel Eugene. Photo: Courtesy of EVEN Hotels
WCI Inc. and VanZeben Architecture designed the EVEN Hotel Eugene. The 100-key property, owned by VIP Hospitality Group, includes two suites and 1,061 sq. ft. of meeting space and a heated indoor pool. A second West Coast location will open in April—a dual-branded EVEN Hotel and Staybridge Suites in Seattle.
“The expansion of the EVEN Hotels brand to the West Coast and Southeast is a testament to the brand’s momentum and confidence from our owners,” says Jason Moskal, vice president, lifestyle brands, the Americas, IHG. “These new properties further demonstrate how the EVEN Hotels brand provides an innovative guest experience that wellness-minded business travelers are looking for. We look forward to additional key openings and signings in 2018.”
EVEN Hotels’ other open locales are in New York; Rockville, Maryland; Norwalk, Connecticut; and Omaha, Nebraska. Its development pipeline includes a property in Pittsburgh, as well as the previously mentioned ones in Seattle and Miami.