POSTED October 6, 2017

This fall, The Embassy Suites by Hilton and the Hilton Garden Inn will open with Luis San Martin as the Dual Director of Food & Beverage. 

Luis San Martin has more than 16 years in the hospitality industry, and has worked for Sage Properties previously at The Maven Hotel including Kachina Southwestern Grill & Poka Lola Social Club as the General Manager of Food & Beverage. San Martin has also worked as the General Manager of Food & Beverage at The Westin and the first Kachina Southwestern Grill in Westminster.

“We are thrilled to have Luis and his extensive restaurant experience on the team as we prepare to launch the Hiltons on Canyon this fall,” said General Manager Kathleen Bates. “Our team is excited to introduce two new restaurant concepts to the Boulder community while also delivering the delicious and healthy food options the Hilton guests expect.”

San Martin is originally from Ecuador, but moved to the United States in 2001 where he began his career in Chicago as restaurant manager at Nacional 27. San Martin also opened two restaurants for Chef Randy Zweiban in Chicago and Phoenix. He served as General Manager for restaurants at the Westin Phoenix Downtown, and was the opening Assistant General Manager of Food and Beverage at Hotel Palomar. Just before San Martin moved to Denver, he was the General Manager of Sepia in Chicago, which is a six-time Michelin Star winner.

The Hiltons on Canyon, which include the Embassy Suites by Hilton and the Hilton Garden Inn, will offer two restaurants. The Embassy Suites by Hilton will have Brickstones Kitchen & Bar, and the Hilton Garden Inn will have The Garden Grille.  Brickstones Kitchen & Bar will serve wood fired flatbreads, Colorado microbrews and spirits. The Garden Grille will offer healthy and nutritious food during the week, with a decadent brunch on the weekends. The Embassy Suites by Hilton will offer cooked to order breakfast daily, and an Evening Reception with snacks, beer, and wine. 

The Hiltons on Canyon will be composed of two five-story towers, for a grand total of 376 guest rooms, as well as 8,435 square feet of meeting and event space. The two hotels will share a fitness center, courtyard, and pool.

Sage Properties and NAI Shames Makovsky are working together to develop the project.

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Bruce Dalton celebrates one year as Visit Aurora’s President and CEO. Dalton has championed Aurora’s role in the local meetings and conventions market through fostering relationships with the newest property developments, meeting planners, and must-see visitor attractions.

“Since last April, we’ve made some significant changes in the right direction. To start, our team of four has grown to a team of 12 to support 60 hotel properties with more than 10,000 hotel rooms in Aurora and the surrounding Denver Metro,” said Dalton.


Viceroy Snowmass recently hired Danielle McNair as director of business development for their sales professional team.

“Being the director is actually very similar to my previous sales leader role because much of what I do still relates to hotel sales,” said McNair.

As the lead member of the sales team, McNair is responsible for generating new business leads and revenue streams in the association, corporate meetings and incentives sectors.