Over the years, Raleigh has owned, operated, developed and renovated a number of hotels. The common thread among these facilities (aside from their world-class level of service and amenities) is that each has required major renovation of their physical facilities to bring them to the high standard level of Raleigh quality.These hotel projects include:
A continuing success since Raleigh first built it in 1963, pioneered the "all-suites" concept. The Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas serves as a secret hideaway for celebrities and corporate executives alike.
Three acres surround this 154-suite hotel with its 52 luxurious villas and lush gardens complete with koi ponds. Situated in the heart of LA's creative capital, yet insulated from the hustle and bustle, the hotel is just a stone's throw away from the dining, entertainment and shopping along the famed Sunset Strip. In addition to typical amenities of a luxury hotel, the Sunset Marquis houses a state-of-the-art sound studio and underground parking with hook-ups to accommodate two full tour buses, a welcome feature to the hotels music clients when they are on tour. Sophisticated contemporary décor, suites at least 50% larger than the rooms at other luxury hotels and an iron-clad commitment to service are the hallmarks of the Sunset Marquis.
In 2007, the Sunset Marquis Hotel expanded, creating 40 new world-class villas, an unrivaled Presidential Suite, a spa and new restaurant, all nestled in a garden oasis.
The W Los Angeles
Was originally built as a student dormitory adjacent to UCLA. After passing through several owners, the distressed and dilapidated property was purchased by Raleigh In 1977 and renamed the Westwood Marquis Hotel & Gardens. A renovation and refurbishment of the building and the addition of extensive gardens made The Westwood Marquis an internationally renowned hostelry. In 1996, Raleigh contributed this asset to a joint venture with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and sold it in 2001.
The Stephen F. Austin Hotel
In 1983 Raleigh purchased the Bradford Austin Hotel, which stands a short walk away from the State Capitol Building of Texas. Raleigh renovated this historic building before reopening the hotel under its original appellation: The Stephen F. Austin Hotel. Raleigh's efforts earned the adulation of the entire City of Austin. Raleigh sold this property in 1997.
Perhaps Raleigh's most impressive hotel rehabilitation was that of the renowned Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado, in 1985. The complete renovation of this famous landmark had to be completed within a nine-month window. Through a Herculean round-the-clock effort, Raleigh was able to return the hotel to its original Victorian splendor in record time.