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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.

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).