The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown at Metro State, scheduled to open this August, welcomes Scott Perry as General Manager.
Perry comes to the SpringHill Suites with over 20 years of sales and hospitality experience. He is the former General Manager for RHW Hotels in Colorado Springs, where he oversaw the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Colorado Springs South and the SpringHill Suites Colorado Springs South. He has also served as the General Manager of the Residence Inn Colorado Springs and Assistant General Manager and Director of Operations at the Trumbull Marriott in Connecticut.
No stranger to opening Marriott-branded hotels, Perry has opened two within the same month. In addition, he has been named “General Manager of the Year” and “Hotel of the Year” by RHW for the Colorado Springs TownePlace Suites in 2009. RHW recently named the SpringHill Suites Colorado Springs South “Hotel of the Year” for 2011.
“We are thrilled to have Scott and his extensive leadership experience at this unique property,” said Walter Isenberg, president and CEO of Sage Hospitality. “This SpringHill Suites by Marriott will not only offer visitors to downtown Denver a new lodging destination, but it will also offer hands-on training opportunities to help educate a new generation of highly skilled hotel professionals.”
The new hotel, opening August 2012, will be located in downtown Denver. It will feature 5,000 square feet of meeting space, 150 guest suites with a work space, microwave, mini-fridge and a spa-like bathroom. A complimentary hot breakfast will be served daily; there will also be 24-hour Market, fitness center and complimentary wireless Internet.
The space will also house the Metropolitan State College of Denver’s new Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center (HLC), a 28,000-square-foot educational facility. The HLC will offer classroom and laboratory experiences for courses such as Applied Hotel and Restaurant Operations, Hotel Housekeeping, Meeting and Event Management and Hospitality Service Systems. There are currently over 500 Hospitality, Tourism and Events students enrolled in the major.