Sortis Holdings Purchases Ace Hotel Chain for $85 Million

Portland, Oregon-based Sortis Holdings (a group that owns various hospitality brands) is set to purchase the Ace Group—which owns and runs the Ace brand, Maison de la Luz, Sister City and Atelier Ace. The all-cash transaction has been led by Kelly Sawdon, who joined Sortis in 2021 and previously held a position as partner at the Ace Hotel Group. She had “been a key player …

Distinctive Desert Escapes in Joshua Tree

Homes thoughtfully equipped for entertaining in the picturesque Californian landscape

Scattered across the enchanting, magical Joshua Tree are four very different private villas: Desert Dog House, Joshua Tree Country Club, Skyranch and Sky House. Along with properties in Palm Springs, Venice Beach and Whitewater, these homes are part of Foxden Hospitality‘s portfolio—and each delivers a unique experience. As fall turned into winter last year, we spent some time at Desert Dog House and Joshua Tree …

Hotel Riomar Promises Tranquility Beside Ibiza’s Santa Eulalia Bay

A 1968 building transformed for the contemporary traveler

The tiny island of Ibiza may have a small population of locals (only 160,000 people) but it’s known the world over for its hedonistic summer energy, when millions of visitors come and go over the season. While the stereotypical summer of mega-clubs, parties and festivals certainly exists, there’s another side to Ibiza—one that’s decidedly halcyon. About 25 minutes away from the the airport sits Hotel …