Tweaked Delaney House, the Log Cabin ownership team plans to expand to new locations

Tweaked Delaney House, the Log Cabin ownership team plans to expand to new locations

Under part new ownership, a prominent Pioneer Valley hospitality company plans to grow.

Peter Roscothen, long-time co-owner of The Log Cabin, Delaney House and D. Hotel & Spa, all of Holyoke, sold its shares in the company this week to Frank DeMarinis of Holyoke. The terms were not disclosed.

DeMarinis now owns the company with former Rosskothen partner, Michael “Mick” Corduff. Cordoff will become the company's chief operator and executive chef, the company said in a statement Thursday.

“I am extremely excited to lead our amazing team,” Cordoff said in a prepared statement. His wife, Dana Cordoff, will join the D Hotel management staff.

While the company hopes to expand in the future, in the meantime, Cordoff doesn't expect major changes. “For me, it will be business as usual,” he added. “For years it has been about consistency, quality and executing really good events.”

DeMarinis comes to the project with a background in development and property management. He is president of Sage Engineering & Contracting Inc. in Westfield and manages more than twenty commercial properties in Massachusetts and Connecticut. DeMarinis owns the Roots Sports Complexes in Westfield and East Longmeadow and the Roots Learning Centers.

In the statement, the company cited DeMarinis' “strong business acumen and proven track record.”

DeMarinis did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment Thursday.

Peter Rosskothen sold his interest in The Log Cabin and D. Hotel & Suites and Delaney House. He will continue to own Delaney's Market stores in the area. (Don Treasure/The Republican)

Corduff and DeMarinis say in the release that they plan to expand their business to new locations.

“Our hotel, spa, restaurant and event venue are uniquely positioned to continue to benefit each other,” Cordoff said in the statement.

It is not yet clear where the business could expand. Cordoff said they have a lot of ideas, but haven't chosen yet. “Things are almost back to how they were before the coronavirus,” he said. “We are very encouraged by this.”

Corduff has long worked with Roscothen. “We've been in business together for about 20 years,” Corduff said. “I have been a part of Log Cabin since its inception. I am very proud of what we do, and what we have created.”

He said the change of ownership is “bittersweet.”

When asked, Cordoff declined to discuss the terms of the trade deal.

Following the deal, Roscothen will focus on an independent business, Delaney's Market, which has stores in South Hadley, Westfield, Longmeadow and Wilbraham.

“It's time to let it flourish even more without us,” Roscothen said of the company in which he sold his stake. “We consider Mick a brother and know that the business will improve under him.”

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