Aparium Hotel Group today announced a collaboration with Weber Holdings to provide services relating to the planning, programming, positioning, and ultimately management of the soon-to-open The Charmant Hotel in La Crosse, WI. The independent hotel project, located in the historic former Joseph B. Funke Candy Co. factory and chalked full of “sweet” history, represents the third consecutive and locally relevant hotel project of the newly formed company by hospitality veterans Kevin Robinson and Mario Tricoci.
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In cooperation with award-winning Simeone Deary Design Group and The Kubala Washatko Architects, the building will be transformed into a culturally relevant and locally inspired hub of activity for visitors and locals alike, while retaining much of the original character and charm of the former candy factory. Following a more than $23 million renovation and restoration, this incomparable 71-room, five-story property scheduled to open at the end of 2014, will be the first independent luxury hotel in the area, and is expected to bring more than 100 jobs to local residents post opening.