Hotel Forty Five Wins Tribute Portfolio Best Hotel Opening and NewTown Macon 360 Degrees Award

Posted: October 20, 2022

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Downtown Macon Boutique Hotel Recognized with National and Local Awards

MACON, Ga. (Oct. 20, 2022)Hotel Forty Five has recently been recognized for two awards on a local and national scale. The restored historic boutique hotel in Downtown Macon has been awarded Tribute Portfolio’s Best Hotel Opening of 2021 by Marriott International as well as the recipient of NewTown Macon’s 360 Degrees Award.

“Our team is honored to be recognized with these two meaningful awards,” said Stephan Amesoeder, General Manager of Hotel Forty Five. “From the second we opened our doors, we made it a priority to make this space a place where both locals and visitors, guests and employees, could call home.”

At the Autograph Collection and Tribute Portfolio General Manager and Sales Leader Conference held in El Paso, Texas on October 11, Hotel Forty Five was awarded the 2021 Tribute Portfolio Best Hotel Opening. A handpicked collection of indie-spirited hotels, Tribute Portfolio hotels embody captivating design while creating vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike. With Tribute Portfolio hotels located all around the world, Hotel Forty Five’s opening was a standout due to the support of the Macon community, dedicated staff and the detail-orientated revitalization of the historic property.

In addition to the Tribute Portfolio recognition, Hotel Forty Five has been recognized by NewTown Macon – a non-profit public-private partnership leading a community-wide movement to restore downtown Macon to its original beauty and cultivate a prosperous city. Each year, NewTown Macon recognizes businesses, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated exceptional passion and commitment to the revitalization of Downtown Macon through its Partners in Progress awards on October 19. This year, Hotel Forty Five has been selected as the recipient of the 360 Degrees Award which honors a development that is improving all aspects of Downtown. The winner is selected based on a development’s commitment to all three of NewTown Macon’s focus areas: increasing residents, growing jobs and creating a sense of place.

Hotel Forty Five opened in late 2021 on the iconic 45-degree angle formed by Cherry and First Streets and Cotton Avenue, a city design that originally served as transportation of cotton to and from the river. Part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio and owned and developed by Mainsail Lodging & Development and IDP Properties, every corner of Hotel Forty Five tells a story of the area’s historical significance. Guests can enjoy colorful, engaging art dedicated to Macon’s most memorable influencers, original, preserved architecture and of course, Southern hospitality. The hotel offers three on-site dining outlets – Loom, the hotel’s signature Southern revival-inspired restaurant, Hightales Rooftop Bar located atop the sixth floor with sweeping views of Macon, craft cocktails and small plates, and Reckon Coffee & Wine Bar offering grab-and-go breakfast items and pastries, coffee, wine and more.

Hotel Forty Five is located at 401 Cotton Avenue. To make a reservation, call (855) 840-9141. For more information please go to hotelfortyfive.com, loommacon.com for menus and reservations and hightalesmacon.com to view menus. Follow Hotel Forty Five on social media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. Follow Loom and Hightales on Instagram: loommacon and hightalesmacon.




About Hotel Forty Five
Hotel Forty Five, owned by IDP Properties and Mainsail Lodging & Development, is a 94-room boutique hotel in Macon, Georgia. Joining Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, an exceptional collection of independent hotels and resorts with unique personalities and spirit, Hotel Forty Five celebrates the building’s original character and historic significance. Each of Hotel Forty Five’s rooms and suites immerse guests in a timeless experience, providing the ideal space to rest and recharge. Vintage design elements with rich contrasting colors and copper metal accents are featured throughout creating a redefined yet classic finish. Hotel Forty Five boasts three different dining concepts, Loom, Hightales Rooftop Bar and Reckon Coffee & Wine Bar. Occupying one of downtown Macon’s few remaining historic high-rises, the boutique hotel is aptly named after its location on an iconic 45-degree angle, formed by Cherry and First Streets with Cotton Avenue. For more information please go to hotelfortyfive.com, or follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

About Mainsail Lodging & Development
Mainsail Lodging & Development is an award-winning, Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, furnished housing, and resort property management and development, marketing and sales. An established company with a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, Mainsail prides itself in finding unique lodging opportunities with a purpose and applying its passion and expertise to each project. Founded by President Joe Collier with a combination of daring vision and dogged determination, Mainsail has built an impressive portfolio of top-branded properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean. Each Mainsail property inspires guests with a distinct character and meticulously crafted, sophisticated style, from a private island resort, and urban culinary showplaces, to waterfront marvels, boutique southern hotels, and a historic jazz era icon. Stay Sojo, Mainsail’s newest brand, provides short-term furnished living options across the country, while Mainsail Vacation Rentals manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and the Caribbean. To ensure long-term success and profitability, Mainsail relies on the dedication of its high-performing leadership team, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. MainsailHotels.com

About IDP Properties
IDP Properties is a full-service real estate development firm headquartered in Valdosta, Ga that invests in and redevelops communities. The IDP team has completed over $1 billion dollars in projects and specializes in acquisition, property management, consulting and development. IDP takes pride that each project they develop is as diverse as the communities they serve. IDP Properties purpose is to strengthen communities and leave a lasting positive impact.

About Tribute Portfolio
Tribute Portfolio is a growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike. With more than 55 hotels open around the world, Tribute Portfolio has struck a chord with those who seek out independent experiences and crave a connection with the community when traveling. From boutique resorts like Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in California and urban hotels such as The Vagabond Club in Singapore; to hotels in indie-spirited locales like Noelle in Nashville and The Slaak in Rotterdam, each Tribute Portfolio hotel celebrates its individuality, offering travelers a fresh, often colorful, perspective. Tribute Portfolio is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.

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