Hotel Theodore To Get New Owners, Name Change
It has been called the Mondrian Scottdale and the James Hotel but a Scottsdale, Arizona hotel known currently as Hotel Theodore will get another name change soon. The Arizona Republic reports that the Sydell Group, which owns the Ace Hotel New York and Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs, bought the hotel for $16.25 million. The company hired Joie de Vivre Hospitality to manage the 195-room hotel and Sydell plans to renovate and rename the hotel by the fall. Look for the hotel to be regain some of its coolness. The Ace Hotel and Joie de Vivre Hospitality, which operates 34 hotels in California both have reputations for creating trendy hotels much like the original James was when it opened in 2004.