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What You Need to Know About Weekender Hotels

Who doesn’t love the weekend? Keir Weimer, CEO and founder of Weekender Hotels does and he bet on the idea that travelers would, too.

Jan 24, 2024 – Travel Market Report

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Weekender Hotels Expands With Two New Properties

Weekender Hotels, an outdoor-oriented brand based in Saratoga Springs, renovated and rebranded two hotels in New York’s Adirondack Mountain region.

Jan 18, 2024 – Hospitality Design

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Leveraging the Importance of Family Time as a Brand and Marketing Strategy

For Keir Weimer, founder of The Weekender Hotels, you can never have enough family time. That spirit carries through in his chain of rural resort properties, an ethos he discusses with host Robin Trimingham, along with the trend of a “return to nature.”

Weimer also talks about the opportunities for creating a collection of bespoke properties and travel experiences using regional and small business association financing and how this works in a high-interest-rate market.

Jan 4, 2024 – HOTELS Magazine

A Flood of New Workers Has Made the Fed’s Job Less Painful. Can It Persist?

Federal Reserve officials thought job gains would taper off more, but they’ve remained strong. An improving supply of workers has been crucial.

The result has been helpful for businesses like the Weekender hotels in the Adirondacks. The firm’s six cultural-exchange visa workers are spread across three of its seven properties, said Keir Weimer, the founder of the company, and are a small but important chunk of its 85-person work force.

July 24, 2023 – New York Times


Growing boutique hotel operator helps guests explore outdoors

Weekender Hotels, a growing boutique hotel owner-operator, is aiming to inspire the next generation of travelers through adventure.

Weekender Hotels encourages guests to get outside during their stay.

This service is available to hotel guests, or anyone interested in the activities.

Sept 5, 2023 – NBC News

Former Jack Daniels Motor Inn is now Riverhouse by Weekender

“We wanted this property to reflect the Weekender brand, which is all about adventure, new experiences and explorations, highlighting the best parts of the local area, combined with a comfortable, luxurious, design-forward and tech-enabled stay,” Weekender Hotels founder Keir Weimer said. “Riverhouse has an old-fashioned, old-world charm, but we have modernized it to provide the perfect place for new memories to be made.”

Feb 13, 2023 – Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Great Adventures – A new outdoor-focused brand leans into active vacationing

“We’re just finishing a renovation in a town called Peterborough about an hour from Boston-right on a river, a really cool place called the Jack Daniels Inn. We are also in contract for our first acquisition in central Vermont, and we have a second Vermont property coming under contract shortly.”
Fall 2022 – Boutique Design Magazine

42nd Gold Key Awards Finalists Revealed

“In addition, we will recognize this year’s Boutique 18 class and BD Up-and-Coming Hotelier of the Year, Keir Weimer of Weekender, during the event. Both winners and finalists will also be highlighted in the Winter 2022 issue of Boutique Design magazine.”
Sep 28, 2022 – Hospitality Design

How to Plan the Perfect Adirondacks Vacation in Any Season — Charming Towns and Gorgeous Hikes Included

“Motor lodges are having a moment. Thanks to a renovation under its new owner, the Weekender hotel group, the once-old-school Shaheen’s Adirondack Inn now offers an updated spin on classic roadside accommodations.”
Sep 28, 2022 – Travel & Leisure

Boutique 18, BD Up-and-Coming Hotelier Announced for 2022

“Boutique Design magazine has announced its yearly Up-and-Coming Hotelier, a noteworthy hotelier in the hospitality industry. Boutique Design created the award to recognize the visionary hoteliers who are redefining guests’ expectations regarding how hotels look, feel, and operate. The winners are the masterminds behind young brands emerging as influencers in the hospitality industry. This year’s honoree is Keir Weimer, founder, Weekender.”
Sep 19, 2022 – Hospitality Design

Weekender Hotels bought 3 hotels this year. They are about to buy 3 more

“We will acquire every bit of four to five more in 2023,” Weimer said. “We want to be in Saratoga where our headquarters are. We want to be in the Hudson Valley. We want to be in the Catskills and Berkshires and we are looking at Maine, Cape Cod, New Hampshire and the White Mountains.”

Sep 16, 2022 – Albany Business Review

Lake Placid’s $125M surge

Investors across the U.S. bet big on what they see as the most vibrant year-round destination in the Adirondacks.

Feb 2, 2023 – Albany Business Review

Weekender Hotels Featured Article – Fall 2022

“The brand’s mission is to help guests reconnect with restorative outdoor experiences, something that wanes as our weekends are more mired with the wired world and its many demands.”
Fall 2022 Edition – Local ADK Magazine

You’ll Love This Monadnock Region NH Hotel: Jack Daniels Inn Review

“Poised alongside the Contoocook River, the Jack Daniels Inn offers spotless, spacious rooms with plenty of creature comforts, extra amenities, and the best in technology.”

Sep 12, 2022 – Enjoy Travel Life

Hospitality Design Magazine – August 2022

“Keir Weimer started his career in real estate, growing a luxury brokerage team in Upstate New York with Sotheby’s International Realty. But he always knew he wanted to build a company that he “could craft from the beginning,” he says. “I like the challenge. I like the idea of trying to find something missing in the market and creating a solution for it.”
August 2022 – Hospitality Design Magazine

Placid Bay Inn changes hands after four decades

“A Lake Placid hotel that hasn’t changed hands in four decades has been sold to a regional businessman who sees potential in revamping the property. The Placid Bay Inn, which has been owned by the Dramm family for the past 41 years, was sold to hotelier, investor and real estate broker Keir Weimer last month.”
June 4, 2021 – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Real estate broker acquires Adirondack Mountains lodge

“Real estate broker Keir Weimer acquired the 19-room Alpine Lodge, three miles from the Gore Mountain Ski Resort in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.”
June 1, 2020 – Albany Business Review

The Eco Minute Video Interview with Keir Weimer on Live Eco Style

Fall 2022 – Live Eco Style

Placid Bay Hotel – Reconnecting with Nature for a Magical Weekend

December 2022 – The Face of America Magazile