First New Build Hotel - the 199 room Hotel Vitale,
|SAN FRANCISCO (December 8, 2004) - Chip Conley,
founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, today announced the appointment
of two key managers of the company's newest property, the 199-room luxury
boutique Hotel Vitale: David Curell as Managing Director and Christine
Gaudenzi as Director of Marketing and Business Development. The hotel
is scheduled to open March 9, 2005.
Located at the intersection of The Embarcadero and Mission Street in San Francisco, Hotel Vitale represents not only a new frontier for the highly successful boutique hotel company, but an entirely ground-breaking concept in the arena of luxury hospitality.
"We conceived Hotel Vitale as the first 'post-hip' boutique hotel, providing 'fast peace for a fast-paced world' -- modern, urbane, nurturing surroundings, four-star services and amenities, and the opportunity to regain the rhythm that is usually thrown off by traveling," said Conley. "It's a concept that we sum up in two words: luxury, naturally."
Designed by Clark Manus of San Francisco-based Heller Manus Architects,
Hotel Vitale is characterized by stunning waterfront views and an elegant
design that reflects the natural beauty that surrounds the property.
The hotel, rising eight stories at its highest level, comprises eight suites,
six studios and 185 guestrooms. Hotel Vitale is a much anticipated
addition to the city's Embarcadero redevelopment, an ambitious waterfront
revival that has seen the highly successful transformation of San Francisco's
Ferry Building into the city's newest landmark, a thriving bizarre of artisan
food shops, restaurants, and thrice-weekly Farmers Market.
Representing Joie de Vivre's first luxury category, new-build hotel, Hotel Vitale will include the penthouse-level Spa Vitale as well as Americano restaurant and bar under the direction of celebrated restaurateur Pascal Rigo.
As managing director, Curell will be responsible for daily operations of the hotel along with overseeing the entire guest services staff. Gaudenzi will handle the areas of marketing, planning and budgeting, as well as business development programs, prospect generation, and local partnership marketing affiliations. Additionally, she will supervise a team of senior sales associates and support personnel.
"David brings a proven track record of delivering the highest levels of luxury services and amenities," said Conley. "His ability to create a four-star experience for each guest together with Christine's comprehensive knowledge of the San Francisco marketplace represent two extremely important elements in the success of the hotel."
Curell hails from Vancouver, Canada, where he served as general manager
of Opus Hotel, opening and operating the 96-room luxury hotel that became
a favorite of entertainers, celebrities and studio executives. He
is a graduate of the Hotel and Restaurant Management Program at the British
Columbia Institute of Technology.
About Joie de Vivre:
8 Mission Street
San Francisco, California
415 278 3700
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