Dodd Mitchell and Sonesta International Hotels Form Collaborative Parnership for Launch of New Brand, KEPT Hotels & Resorts

  • Sonesta International Hotels
  • 01.25.11
Dodd Mitchell Design and Development (DMDD), led by veteran Conde Nast award winning designer and developer Dodd Mitchell, announced the launch of KEPT Hotels and Resorts in a collaborative partnership with Sonesta International Hotels Corporation.

Dodd Mitchell will continue his journey in developing, renovating and repositioning select urban and resort destination hotels with the proprietary launch of his own brand.  With a focus on the United States and Europe, Dodd Mitchell Design and Development will enter the popular and growing deluxe lifestyle boutique hotel marketplace. 
“This partnership is a collaborative force of talent years in the making, and will offer an innovative turnkey solution to luxury hotel owners. It will also provide our investment partners with an entry into a fragmented segment of the industry in need of fresh capital and leadership,” said John J. DePaul, Sonesta’s executive vice president of development and architect of this joint venture.
KEPT Hotels and Resorts will be 80-300 room properties located in gateway cities and notable resort destinations throughout the United States and Europe, spanning a range of project types from conversions, to complete renovations, to property re-positioning and re-branding.  
“I was born to design – but my passion is service,” said Dodd Mitchell, principal of Dodd Mitchell Design and Development.  “Sonesta provides decades of history for notable independent hotels and resorts; and in fact was the hotel owner and operator of such iconic hotels as the Plaza in New York and the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.  ‘Service with passion’ is one of Sonesta’s core values – and this will be the engine behind KEPT’s distribution and global reach.”
“We are thrilled to have KEPT in our family and are excited to see this brand recognized as the best in the lifestyle boutique segment,” said Stephanie Sonnabend, president and CEO for Sonesta.

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