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September 12, 2022

RLJ to relaunch Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach next month

The company is also relaunching The Mills House Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina on the same day.

RLJ Lodging Trust is set to relaunch a Curio Collection hotel by Hilton property, Zachari Dunes, on Mandalay Beach in Oxnard, California, US.

Slated for launch on 1 October, the hotel recently underwent an extensive renovation and brand conversion.

Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach is one of the two Hilton branded beachfront properties on the Pacific Coast.

Following this transformation, the resort now includes a fully renewed light-filled lobby looking out over the new outdoor plaza along with spacious multi-room suites, most of which are ocean facing.

The new 250-all-suite lifestyle property also offers improved communal public lounge, featuring multiple fire pits and seating areas.

Other new additions include expanded indoor/outdoor meeting and event venues, several new food and beverage concepts and a gear rental shop.

RLJ Lodging Trust CEO and president Leslie Hale said: “With the strong demand trends we are seeing, we expect to outperform the +40% IRR we had initially underwritten on investment.

“Generating a very attractive return on our invested capital on this conversion demonstrates our ability to unlock significant underlying real estate value that is embedded in our portfolio.”

Coinciding with Zachari Dunes relaunch, RLJ will also reintroduce another property, The Mills House Hotel, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Once open, this will be the first Curio Collection by Hilton property in South Carolina.

This relaunch follows the property’s conversion into a lifestyle hotel, in affiliation with the Curio Collection by Hilton.

The 218-room repositioned property now includes new suites, a new garden space, a new rooftop bar and terrace.

Besides, Mills House Hotel will now offer various new food and beverage concepts, including ‘The Iron Rose’ with an outdoor fireplace and ‘The Black Door Café’.

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