The Donovan House was created by Thompson back in 2008 out of an old Holiday Inn. But it's clear that Thompson will no longer be rehabbing budget hotels now that they've got parent company Commune Hotels fronting some cash.
Indeed, the hotel's recent acquisitions have been more upscale properties like Sutton Place in Chicago and the Hotel Victor in Miami. What this means for Thompson Beverly Hills, a former Best Western, remains unclear. But we think it's probably safe for now.
Also, for those of you keeping score--Thompson's DC presence drops to nil while Kimpton will have eight hotels in the capitol.
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