• Hilton Fort Collins Completes Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation

    POSTED October 23, 2017

Kevin F. Smith returns to the place he launched his hospitality career as Hilton Fort Collin’s new general manager. Smith’s 32 years of industry experience will be put to good use as he oversees the wholly redesigned 255 guest rooms, public areas, the atrium-style Spring Street Grill, Espresso Shoppe, Spring Street Lounge, ballroom space, and pool area with indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and whirlpool. State of the art RFID keys and Hilton Digital check-in with room selection technology for Hilton HHonors members round off the multi-million-dollar renovation.

“For three decades, Kevin has been a trusted leader for hotels that are now part of Atrium Hospitality, and his contributions have been invaluable,” said Daniel Abernethy, president, Atrium Hospitality. “We are confident we have the right person in place to lead Hilton Fort Collins as it enters this exciting new phase.”

Since 1985, Smith has honed his skills at various Atrium legacy hotels throughout the West and Midwest. He served as general manager of Madison Marriott West in Middleton, Wis. (2004-2010), Holiday Inn Springdale in Arkansas (2000-2004), and Holiday Inn Denver International Airport (1997-2000). Most recently, Smith served as general manager of Capitol Plaza Topeka in Kansas for six years.

Hilton Fort Collins is adjacent to Colorado State University and offers spectacular views of the Rocky Mountain foothills. Guest rooms and suites feature the brand’s popular Serenity Dreams bed, and executive rooms offer exclusive access to a Concierge lounge. The hotels dining options include the locally sourced menu of Spring Street Grill for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; Spring Street Lounge, featuring microbrews, wines by the glass, and light fare; the Espresso Shoppe for quick snacks and Starbucks®; and 24-hour room service. The hotel accommodates groups of up to 1,300 with 20,000 square feet of flexible event space. 

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