A hospitality experience that balances

The Colonnade Philosophy

Colonnade Hospitality was established through a partnership of commercial real estate developers and hoteliers with mutual interests in achieving extraordinary results. The combination of real estate market analysis experience with hotel and restaurant feasibility along with hands-on experience contributes to an exceptional vision by having a unique owner place a personalized signature on their property.

Colonnade Hospitality believes in fostering strong partnerships with the community by embracing the local culture, products and developing business-to-business relationships. We believe in active participation on local boards, committees, and associations, in order to positively impact and operate as a conscientious, respected member of the community.

Through our commitment to training and resources for each and every associate, Colonnade Hospitality has developed a successful staffing strategy and will be recognized as the premier employer in the market.
Colonnade Hospitality is your solution to creating a hospitality experience that balances People, Product, and Profit for an inspired, rewarding and superior asset.


Colonnade Hospitality will be the preeminent hospitality management company in the market by providing a unique service experience born out of enthusiastic, genuine regard for our guests.



Leverage the properties vision and commitment to the community for enhanced positioning.


Hire and train exceptional, service-driven people who understand and support the vision.


Bridge the gap between ownership and brand to establish a collaboration which contributes to the overall success.


Embrace all brand standards and initiatives and build upon them through enhanced service, products and training.


Create an unparalleled work environment wherein employees are treated with dignity and respect.


Encourage and champion creative ideas in a culture that delivers unexpected, exceptional guest experiences.


Carolyn Martin

CEO, President

Carolyn Martin joined CPRT as CFO in 2002, bringing more than two decades of real estate management to the Baton Rouge-based firm. Martin has overseen the rehabilitation of shopping centers, as well as complex financing for the reclamation of a historic hotel into a signature downtown property and thus, creating a new hospitality division for the company – Colonnade Hospitality.

Daniel Rhodes

VP of Operations

With 20 years of progressive experience in the hospitality industry Daniel develops and manages teams of dedicated professionals. He is regarded in the industry as an innovative manager who always exceeds employees’ and owner’s expectations.

Tina Rance

VP of Sales & Marketing

Tina Rance has over 20 years in the hospitality business and her career has included Catering/Event planning, pre-opening hotel teams, task force hotel teams, hospitality management and extensive sales and marketing leadership. She provides a unique combination of tools and direction to continuously contribute marketing and operational transactions to the development team to ensure long-term success.


Hilton Capitol Center

The downtown Heidelberg and Capitol House Hotels had been closed for more than two decades and redevelopment seemed impossible. The abandoned buildings were an eye-sore to the area and it seemed inevitable that the buildings would be torn down. $70 million later, in 2006 CPRT had restored and introduced the new Hilton Capitol Center and brought four diamond elegance and service back to historic downtown Baton Rouge.

Today the hotel welcomes over 150,000 guests annually and was the catalyst to the rebirth and economic engine of downtown Baton Rouge. Commercial Properties assembled the financing, with historic and other tax credits to renovate the hotel, allowing a stimulus in the progress of downtown Baton Rouge. The hotel has sold in 2012 to Rockbridge Capital as part of their extensive hotel portfolio

The Viking Cooking School Outdoors

What was originally the dilapidated pool area of the Capitol House Hotel; The Viking Cooking School Outdoors became one of the most unique cooking experiences in Louisiana. Located on the renovated Hilton Capitol Center’s pool deck overlooking the Mississippi River, The Viking Cooking School Outdoors provided a way for the hotel to give their clientele a once-in-a-lifetime cooking experience. Additionally, local residents could book classes and special events at the school providing additional revenue to the hotel and exposure to the budding redevelopment efforts to historic downtown Baton Rouge.

The School held “Hands-on” daily scheduled classes and private events with the Viking Chef Experience. The Viking Cooking School Outdoors provided a first-class atmosphere for those who love to cook, entertain or just appreciate the pleasure of great food. Colonnade Hospitality was responsible for the concept (the first of its kind in the Viking portfolio) and worked with Viking to transform their indoor curriculum to the outdoor grill.



A shared workspace at the Water Campus designed for the modern professional that combines traditional or team offices, private desk or unlimited co-working memberships. Part-time membership and day passes available.

It’s a place where businesses can have a presence on the Water Campus to collaborate with the Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority and The Water Institute of The Gulf and others working in this arena. Its proximity to downtown and LSU will also serve as a unique workspace for business and academia.

To purchase a membership, please contact Tina Rance 225.709.1743 | trance@cprt.com


A state-of-the-art conference center and event venue overlooking the Mississippi River on The Water Campus. Seven meeting rooms and outdoor event areas are available for a conference up to 200 persons and receptions up to 400. The Water Campus is home to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, LSU’s Center for River Studies, as well as The Water Institute of The Gulf. The Campus will provide a unique environment for scientists and engineers to study the problems confronting our coasts.

To book your next corporate event, wedding, or conference, please contact Stephanie Day 225.709.1724 | sday@cprt.com

How can we help you?

Media/General Inquiries: Tina Rance, Vice President of Sales and Marketing- 225.709.1743

Development/Management Inquiries: Daniel Rhodes, Vice President of Operations – 225.709.1718

Waterworking & The Estuary: Stephanie Day – 225.709.1724 or sday@cprt.com

By Mail:
Colonnade Hospitality
100 North Street Suite 900
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225.924.7206