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When we check into hotels, we rarely think of the owners whose entrepreneurial spirit has created the luxurious accommodations we immerse ourselves in. And for Asian American hoteliers, bringing their visions to life often comes with a unique set of challenges. Her career at the World Bank Group kept her sheltered from any discrimination, but she says her view of race has changed since she left that international industry.
Asian Americans make up a large chunk of hotel owners in the U. That represents a wide range of hotels, as well as hotel owners. While nowadays, many are second and third generation, first-generation immigrants often bought properties in the s when the oil embargo made it affordable.
It was also a way to set up roots since family members could chip in and help with operations, while also having a place to live, he explains. That's even more true now… We count on each other, and that makes our problems - whatever they may be - much smaller and more solvable. It's that banding together that has made Asian American hoteliers such a powerful force - and that's the message they hope to pass along to their guests.
After the birth of their third child, Rebecca Bunyasaranand, the daughter of a Thai physician father and Caucasian mother, and her husband, Stephen Yang, the son of Taiwanese scientists, decided to give up their New York City careers and go into the hotel business.
Among their properties is the room Flamingo Resortwhich they acquired in Januaryin California's Sonoma Valley. But entering the industry came with its share of hurdles. That's driven her to curate an inclusive art collection at the hotel.
Related: 14 Asian-owned Brands to Support. In February - just months before the Blossom Houston Hotel was set to open in the spring - owner Charlie Wang should have been completely focused on getting every detail of his room, floor property ready. But when he heard that some of his employees were dealing with broken pipelines in their homes because of the harsh winter weather, he hit the pause button.
It's that kind of warm spirit that Wang has infused into Blossom Houston, which opened this June. The property honors the city's notable aerospace and medical industries, as well as its Asian culture, with lunar-inspired decor, the Chinese and sushi restaurant Estrelaand translation services into Mandarin plus Spanish and German.
Thesquare feet of amenities also includes 13 event spaces, two other restaurants, a karaoke room, retail shopping, and a rooftop pool.
So, Wu purchased the Hudson Valley property and transformed it into her first hotel, The Ameliaan eight-room boutique that welcomed its first guests in June The result is a classic turn-of-the-century home with lighter and brighter colors and a simpler, more modern vibe. We also changed the floor plans to reduce irregular corners and fragmented spaces to create a sense of flow.
After the remodeling, each and every room in the house projects positive energy and makes you feel relaxed and happy. Bernard Chiu has overseen New England real estate and hospitality assets through his company, Upland Capital Corporation, sincebut it's the Harbor View Hotel in Martha's Vineyard, which he acquired inthat has particularly special meaning. After all, the Hong Kong native, who has been an American citizen for more than three decades, lives in Edgartown himself. Many Asians live to eat, and the Bettini restaurant is a fine reflection of that culture, despite the contemporary American cuisine.
As Waikiki Beach's only boutique right on the sand, the Kaimana Beach Hotel was originally built in as a Japanese-deed and owned hotel, integrating touches of Asian influences. So, when it reopened this February, owner BJ Kobayashi, who long sought to bring the iconic property back into the hands of Hawaiians, was careful to honor those traditional odes, but also freshen them up into an Instagram-ready getaway.
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Its Hau Tree restaurant now has Pan-Pacific items throughout the menu, and Henderson De Group sourced the local art and furnishings, "many of which have Asian influences and represent Asian artists. While he calls the rise in anti-Asian hate "extremely saddening," he's also hopeful that the state can lead the way. I truly feel that there is a lot that people can learn from Hawaii and the inclusive environment we strive for here. With nothing but uncertainty in the air, owner Masudur Khan forged full speed ahead.
Sure enough, they opened in July - and the timing couldn't have been more perfect, since it gave SaltLine just enough time to establish itself as the city of Seaside, where it's located, celebrates its th birthday this year.
Crisp lines, a calm color palette, minimalist contemporary furniture, and expertly detailed workspaces and bathrooms promote the Asian sensibilities of rest, refresh, and reflect.
While he's grateful that his hotel is managed by Marriottwhich he says has been making "guests and staff feel welcome by allowing a safe space to speak out against any sort of racism," the recent events have been "emotionally devastating. Sitting on Indian Canyon Drive, the convenient location is walkable to the downtown restaurants, shops, and cafes - and it's three blocks to the convention center and two miles to the airport. A purple pyramid-shaped entrance lures guests to its rooms - all with patios or balconies to soap up the desert sun.
Plus, there are poolside cabanas, happy hours at The Lobby Bar, and locally sourced classic dishes at The Kitchen restaurant. Taiwanese American Theresa Cabilao is a power player in the hotel world. One of her standout properties is The Kimpton Bricelocated inside a building dating back to the s, right in the city's historic district near the Savannah River. For more than 60 years, Nelson Ishiyama has been an avid fly fisherman, traveling to every corner of the world, including Argentina, Alaska, New Zealand, and Russia, to fish.
But there's no place he enjoys his lifelong pastime more than at Henry's Fork of the Snake River. So, when he saw the property in the area more than 30 years ago, he left his law practice and opened the fishing lodge, Henry's Fork Lodge.
Having fished in the area every year for 50 years, Ishiyama ensures that his team makes the experience a top-notch one for fly fisherman who travel near and far to the lodge.
This includes airport pickups, pairings with outfitters and guides, and even making sure your choice drink is waiting on the porch upon returning each day. Apart from the lodge, Ishiyama is also on the board of the Asian Pacific Fund. Chef Lalita Souksamlane is already well-established in San Francisco, with five restaurants, including Osha Thai and Lao Tablebut she recently turned her focus to her first hotel project, Bann at Oak Knoll Napawhich opened at the end of last year. Souksamlane, who grew up in northeastern Thailand, has long loved wine country and wanted to build a resort-style bed-and-breakfast that captures the luxurious side of her home nation, while providing a stay that features "indoor and outdoor living options nestled in between sprawling California vineyards," as described on the property's site.
The de elements bring together three different Thai regions - north, northeast, and south - with each room named after the main provinces of the Kingdom of Siam. It all shines in a home-like stay - appropriate since baan means "home" in Thai. While visitors may chase the northern lights to Fairbanks, the true spectacle just might be the seven-room Aurora Villawhich opened at the end of Haiyang Yang, a Utah businessman who originally hails from Beijing, owns the acre property, located about a half an hour from the city center, but seemingly a world away.
Yet it's also nothing like any other property, with just 15 rooms that include both stand-alone cottages and accommodations in a former barn on its two acres, as well as refreshments throughout the day in the pantry. By Rachel Chang June 20, Save Pin FB More. Sylvia Wong, owner of Roundtree Amagansett. Credit: Courtesy of Roundtree Amagansett. Credit: Courtesy of Sonoma County Tourism. Exterior rendering of Blossom Hotel in Houston Texas.
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SaltLine Hotel in Seaside, Oregon at night. Credit: Courtesy of SaltLine Hotel. Rooftop pool. Credit: Courtesy of Renaissance Hotels. Interior view of glamorous bar at Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs.
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