David Craig as recently joined the C Lazy U Guest Ranch team as general manager. Craig comes to this position with 26 years of diverse experience in the hospitality industry including high-level positions with resorts, membership clubs and luxury hotels. >>
Craig Piper, President and CEO of the Denver Zoo, has recently been appointed to the role of the 2013 chair of VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau. As an active member of VISIT DENVER’S Board of Directors for several years, Piper has long been involved in the tourism and meeting industry in the city. >>
Justin Todd joins the St. Regis Aspen Resort as the new Director of Sales and Marketing, with the new responsibilities of overseeing the development and management of all marketing and sales efforts for the resort.
“Justin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in hotel sales, as well as in-depth expertise in the hospitality and ski industries,” says Heather Steenge-Hart, General Manager of The St. Regis Aspen Resort. “We are thrilled to welcome him to our team at The St. Regis.”>>
The Curtis – a Doubletree by Hilton, located in Denver, has just welcomed Stephanie Perez to its staff. Perez takes the role of Front Office Manager, also known as the “Commander of Care” at the city’s only pop culture-themed hotel where guests are encouraged to “Stay Happy with 13 themed guest room floors – including the ‘TV Mania Floor’ and the ‘Mad About Music Floor.’” >>
The St. Regis Aspen Resort welcomes two new appointments to their staff including Tobias Rimkus to Director of Catering & Conference Services and Wendy Fisher as Catering Manager. Both hospitality leaders will join a team of industry veterans at the four-diamond, four-star resort in the heart of Aspen. >>
The BROADMOOR in Colorado Springs has made Bertrand Bouquin its fifth ever Executive Chef, following Chef Sigi Eisenberger’s retirement.
“Bertrand Bouquin is a world class culinary talent who has cooked alongside some of the world’s leading chefs,” says C.W. Craig Reed, Director of Food & Beverage. “His commitment to leadership, service and the culinary arts is unparalleled and we are confident he will build upon the legacy of the great chefs who preceded him.” >>
Heather Kerstiens has been named the new Director of Sales and Marketing for the Antlers at Vail Hotel. Her primary responsibilities will include account management, group bookings, marketing and promotional development.
“We’re so excited that Heather has joined the Antlers,” says General Manager, Rob Levine. “We kenw it was a great fit, but it’s gratifying to have that confirmed countless time already by others in the community who tell us lucky we are to have her on our team.” >>
Carmen Cruz has been appointed the new Assistant General Manager for The Curtis, a Doubletree by Hilton. The pop culture-themed hotel is managed by Sage Hospitality. It has 336 rooms and each floor has a different theme. Some of these include the TV Mania Floor and the Mad About Music Floor. >>
Colorado's Westin Westminster welcomes Tina Bidwell as their new Group Sales Manager.
Bidwell is the former Sales Manager for the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort in Vail. She has also held positions for Vail Resorts' Keystone Mountain and Colorado Mountain Express divisions. In addition to her hospitality industry experience, she was an Assistant Branch Manager at Regions Bank in Florida following her graduation from Florida State University. >>
Colorado’s Westin Westminster welcomes Anwar I. Musa to serve as the Director of Revenue Management.
Musa is the former Director of Revenue Management at The Westin Atlanta Perimeter in Atlanta. He also served as Manager of Centralized Revenue Management of Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Atlanta and the Director Revenue Management at The Westin Southfield Detroit in Southfield, Michigan. He also has revenue management experience overseeing The Westin Minneapolis, Le Méridien San Francisco, Sheraton College Park and the Sheraton Danbury. >>
The Sheraton Steamboat Resort welcomes Daniel Pirrallo to serve as General Manager of the ski-in ski-out resort and conference center.
Pirrallo comes to this position with over 30 years of hospitality experince. Most recently, he was the Generam Manager of the 269-room Millennium Hotel Harvest House in Boulder. He is also the former General Manager of the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston and the Sheraton Suites Wilmington Hotel in Wilmington, Delaware.
Denver’s new SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown, scheduled to open August 2012, welcomes Anne Frye as their Director of Sales & Marketing.
Frye has more than 12 years of customer-oriented sales experience, and most recently served as the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek. Previously, she spent seven years as the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Doubletree Hotel Denver North in Westminster, Colo. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia. >>
Sage Hospitality, an established leader in hotel management and investment based in Denver, has promoted Rick Johnson to Director of National Corporate Sales.
Johnson most recently served as Business Sales Manager at the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and has been with Sage Hospitality since 2008. Prior to joining the Sage, he was a Sales & Marketing Coordinator for the Park Hyatt Chicago and an Assistant Conference Manager at the Broadmoor Hotel & Resort in Colorado Springs, Colo. >>
The Curtis- A Doubletree by Hilton, Denver’s only pop culture-themed hotel, has named Kate Thompson as the Director of Sales & Marketing.
“We are very excited to have Kate and her buoyant energy at the Curtis,” said JoAnn Elston, General Manager of the hotel. “With more than 10 years of hospitality sales experience, I know Kate is going to do a fantastic job of continuing to motivate this already successful sales team.” >>
Cheyenne Mountain Resort has appointed Brian-Douglas Stanwood as senior sales manager.
"We're delighted to welcome Brian-Douglas to the sales team at Cheyenne Mountain," said General Manager Tom Felsen. "His extensive resort sales experience in the Denver market, coupled with his knowledge of Colorado and our key market segments will be a definite asset to the sales efforts at the resort." >>
The BROADMOOR welcomes a Maureen Carter as a new member of their sales team. Carter will take the lead in the Western region and focus her efforts on Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. >>
The Four Seasons Resort Vail has added four new team members to the marketing, public relations, conference sevices, sales and business departments. All of the new additions will play a key role in their divisions.
The new Director of Marketing is Jolinda Cohavi. Cohavi is the former Director of Marketing at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, a position she held for five years. She also served as Director of Marketing at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. >>
The JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek welcomes Jan Lucas as General Manager. Lucas has spent 15 years with Marriott International before joining Sage Hospitality and that includes time as Area General Manager and Director of Sales for the Residence Inn Denver Downtown. >>
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver announces the appointment of Steve Janicek as General Manager of the AAA-Five Diamond Property. Janicek has over 25 years of industry experience and will oversee daily operations along with the food and beverage, rooms, and sales and marketing divisions. >>
The Hotel Colorado, managed by Providence Hospitality Partners, in Glenwood Springs, welcomes new Group Sales Manager, Billie Lynn Scherf. In this new role, Scherf will source, attain and maintain Association and Government Group Sales. >>
James "Jamie" Sabatier has been named the new president and chief operating officer of Destination Hotels and Resorts based in Denver. The company is the hospitality management branch of Lowe Enterprises, a Los Angeles-based national real estate investment, development and management firm. Established in 1973, Destination Hotels and Resorts now has a portfolio of 40 award-winning hotels, resorts and conference centers. >>
Kinsley Meetings welcomes Mike Adams as Vice President of Sales and Development for the full-service meetings and events management company. Adams will have his attention on the Southeastern region of the country, taking on a new Strategic Meeting Management division. >>
Colorado’s Westin Westminster has been busy, with the announcement of a new General Manager and three promotions within the sales department.
Mike Case is the former General Manager of JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek. Under his service, the hotel was featured annually as one of the top U.S. hotels on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice” list. He has also worked as the General Manager at Denver’s Oxford Hotel and the Assistant General Manager at the Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park. >>