Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Celebrates First Anniversary

BETHESDA, Maryland – (work wire) – The Curator Hotel & Resort Collection (“Curator”) celebrates its first anniversary after an eventful year with noteworthy accomplishments, explosive growth, impactful partnerships and industry accolades. As the curator looks to the future, its members can continue to anticipate operating agreements, best-in-class services and technology, as well as innovative solutions for independent hotels and resorts.

“This has been an extraordinary year,” said Jennifer Barnwell, president of Curator Hotel & Resort Collection. “We could not have anticipated the effects of the global pandemic on the travel industry. It has accelerated the need for hotels to improve their efficiency and find creative solutions in this challenging environment. The creation of the Curator has allowed our members to take advantage of the owner-centered Curator platform that allows hotels to be more profitable and remain Independent. As we look to the future, we envision additional opportunities for further collaboration and strategic partnerships that will help our members compete through cost savings from our collective scale, connected leadership, and favorable agreements.”

Since its launch, the curator has received a lot of recognition, including the Indie Rebel Award at the Independent Lodging Conference for pioneering a new idea in hospitality and having twenty hotels ranked in this year’s prestigious Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards. In addition, Barnwell has been recognized as a Top 10 Leading Hotel in the Emerging Brands category.

John E. Portz, founder of Curator Hotel & Resort Collection and president and CEO of the Pebblebrook Hotel Trust commented. “The hotel industry has evolved since the beginning of the pandemic, and hotel managers and owners must adapt to survive. We are proud to provide this support and innovation based on our extensive experience and relationships in the industry.”

The curator has seen significant membership growth—joining over 80 hotels in more than a dozen states, from Hawaii to Massachusetts to Florida. The curator will also announce eight new contemporary hotels from the Davidson Hospitality Group that will join the portfolio later this month. Additionally, Curator has secured over 60 preferred agreements with industry-leading providers such as Saber, Oracle, Duetto, Travel Outlook, OTA Insight, Evian, Canary Technologies, React Mobile, Avendra, ReviewPro, Unifocus and more. These preferred vendor agreements have saved Trustee Members millions of dollars in annual expense savings as well as the opportunity to benefit from curated new products, services, and technology.

Founded by the Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and a group of industry-leading hotel operators, Curator combines the advantages of scale and autonomy, giving hotels an alternative to standardization and saturation while providing them with the support that comes with belonging to a larger group of like-minded people with unique properties. Hotel curator members have access to the best operating agreements, services and non-proprietary technology to gain efficiencies and achieve significant cost savings and benefits.

For a full list of Curator hotels, visit

About Curator Hotel & Resort Collection

Curator Hotel & Resort Collection is a premium collection of small, hand-selected brands and independent lifestyle hotels and resorts worldwide, founded by the Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and a group of industry-leading hotel operators. The Curator provides lifestyle hotels the ability to compete together while allowing its members the freedom to hold onto what makes their hotels unique. It offers independent lifestyle hotels the benefits of being associated with hotels and other unique lifestyle brands while participating in operating agreements, services and best-in-class technology. In addition to Pebblebrook, the Curator’s founding members include the Davidson Hospitality Group, Noble House Hotels and Resorts, Proveaning, Sage Hospitality Group, Springboard Hospitality, and Viceroy Hotels & Resorts. For more information, visit and follow us at CuratorHotelCollection.

About the Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) and the largest owner of urban lifestyle hotels and resorts in the United States. The company owns 52 hotels, with a total of approximately 13,000 rooms, in 15 urban and resort markets. For more information, visit and follow us on @pebblebrookPEB.

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