The changeover at The Partridge Inn from independent boutique hotel to a Hilton-affiliated property is officially complete.
The historic Walton Way hotel became the first in Georgia and just the 14th in the country this week to become part of Hilton Worldwide’s Curio boutique brand, which launched in June 2014 and consists of once-independent hotels hand-picked by Hilton for their “character and uniqueness.” The portfolio includes four- and five-star hotels.
Hotel management announced the future partnership with Hilton in January.
General manager Lloyd Van Horn said the property will benefit from increased brand recognition.
“We get the power of being on the world stage from a reservation standpoint, but we retain our local branding and we freshen it up,” he said.
There will likely be re-branding of the P.I. Bar & Grill and new local signage, but Van Horn said he hopes the main changes that guests notice will involve better service and food offerings.
A renovation project has been ongoing at The Partridge Inn since new owners took over the five-story property last fall. In addition to structural repairs and an exterior color change from yellow to ivory, all 144 guest rooms and bathrooms, hallways and the front lobby have received full modern renovations.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle
Author: Jenna Martin/Staff Writer