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Waterton Launches New Outbound Hotels Brand

Waterton, a Chicago-based national real estate investor and operator, launched its new Outbound Hotels brand, a collection of locally-minded hotels offering differentiated lodging options for lifestyle travelers seeking outdoor-inspired experiences near town centers and cultural hubs.

“Outbound Hotels expands the traditional hospitality model,” said David Schwartz, CEO and chairman of Waterton. “Our portfolio of hotel properties creates lifestyle-oriented lodging options in destinations that provide year-round opportunities to connect adventure-minded visitors and locals to the outdoors.

Waterton partnered with Argosy Real Estate Partners to bring its repositioning acumen to a 17-acre Qualified Opportunity Zone site in Oakhurst, California, just south of Yosemite National Park. The property will be developed as Outbound Yosemite Resort, a 135-key outdoor-inspired lifestyle hotel. Outbound Hotels-branded property is a place for travelers to disconnect so they can reconnect with nature and offers an alternative lodging option that embraces its surroundings.

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Jasmine Kilman is Content Director of Connect Commercial Real Estate, covering Chicago and greater Chicagoland, the Midwest, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest. She covers industry trends, transaction deals, market research, and produces daily news stories. With experience in marketing and communications for academic nonprofits and corporate clients, including Hearst Media, Hilton, and Coldwell Banker, Kilman has written about commercial real estate, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), technology, healthcare, and philanthropy. She was born and raised in California and graduated with a degree in public relations. In her spare time, Kilman enjoys hiking and traveling to new locations with her family.