By Design Collective has announced Denise Smith as its new director of sales and marketing. With 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Smith loves the ever-changing landscape of events, the creativity, and innovation presented to clients. Smith started on the ground floor as an Operations Manager at a destination company called Meeting and Incentive Management in Las Vegas, NV. She worked her way through many stages of the industry.
With nearly 20 years of hotel and resort industry experience, Jess Johnson’s appointment to director of sales at Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort comes at a key point in the resort’s history.
With more than a decade of experience with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Kathy Hastings will be serving as the Food & Beverage Director and Randall Baldwin as the Executive Chef at the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek.
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver has announced Tabish Siddiquie as its new General Manager. Over 20 years, Siddiquie has honed his hospitality skills around the world and will now oversee daily operations for the hotel’s various divisions. He will head finance, sales and marketing, meetings and events, guestrooms, and the property’s prominent outlets ELWAY’S Downtown and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver.
Visit Aurora has been growing its team of industry experts with new editions to their staff. Brian-Douglas S. Stanwood has been welcomed as the new group sales manager, playing a major role in furthering Visit Aurora’s mission to strengthen its reputation as a meetings destination.
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Julie Branstrom was recently hired as the Director of Business Development for Cain Meetings & Incentives (CMI).
Andrew Guerra has been announced as general manager of The Ramble Hotel, the establishment is proud to reveal. The Ramble Hotel is a 50 room, independently owned and operated hotel in Denver's RiNo neighborhood.
Garret Meyer has been appointed the new executive chef of Sarto's, an Italian restaurant in Jefferson Park.
Meyer has a wide range of experience in the industry, coming directly from his role at Mizuna, a boutique fishing lodge in Alaska that taught him how to cure his own caviar, forage for wild mushrooms and filet a 300-pound halibut. Meyer has also worked in Singapore, helping a friend open a restaurant, as well as his previous experience at Sarto's.
Located in the center of old town, The Elizabeth will welcome Scott Sloan as general manager when it opens this fall. Sloan will oversee the new Autograph Collection hotel, developed by McWHINNEY, a Colorado-based national real estate development company, and Sage Hospitality, a national developer and the hotel’s operator.