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 Hans Bratt Appointed General Manager
Mayfair Hotel & Spa, Coconut Grove, Florida

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Miami, FL - October 2004 – Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, the new manager of the Mayfair Hotel & Spa, formerly Mayfair House Hotel, has appointed Hans Bratt to serve as the hotel’s general manager.  Bratt will help facilitate the rebranding of the historic Coconut Grove hotel as it undergoes $10 million in renovations and becomes the Mayfair Hotel & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel. 

“Hans has the experience and knowledge needed to not only oversee all operations of a hotel, but to guide its re-emergence as a South Florida icon,” commented Tom LaTour, chairman and CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.  “Bratt is familiar with luxury, lifestyle hotels and with the South Florida market.  He has a proven track record of success and an obvious passion for the hospitality industry.”

Bratt most recently held the position of general manager at The Raleigh Hotel on South Beach.

“I have spent my entire working career in the hospitality industry and I look forward to continue doing what I love at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa,” commented Bratt.  “If I didn’t believe in the hotel’s superior quality and level of service and amenities - I wouldn’t be here.  I have been in the hotel arena since I was 20 years old and I’ve learned what sets a quality hotel apart.   I see that in the Mayfair.”

Bratt, a citizen of the US and Sweden, has 22 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has held management positions at prominent hotels in the United States, Europe and South America.  Prior to The Raleigh, he was the general manager at the InterContinental Cozumel Resort.  He is fluent in English, Spanish, German and Swedish.

“I look forward to re-introducing the Mayfair to the public as a unique, welcoming place to stay.  It will be an experience all its own - and an alternative to the South Beach scene,” Bratt said.  “I am the kind of GM who wants to be able to personally greet each and every guest, shake their hand and learn their life story.  I am 100 percent hands on and believe that this is what sets me apart and has allowed me to succeed and get to where I am today.”

Bratt has a four-year degree from the Sigtuna Humanistic University in Sweden and has completed hotel management courses at both Cornell and UCLA.  He currently resides in Coral Gables, FL.

With chic style and eclectic elegance, the Mayfair Hotel & Spa is an AAA Four-Diamond hotel, rich with unique architectural design, finely appointed rooms, luxury amenities and service.  Located within walking distance to Biscayne Bay, just 10 minutes from downtown Miami and 15 minutes from the Miami International Airport and South Beach, the Mayfair Hotel is a perfect place for business travelers and tourists alike. 

Kimpton is a San Francisco-based company known for its collection of stylish independent lifestyle hotels that are coupled with fine chef-driven restaurants. Founded in 1981, the company currently operates 38 hotels and restaurants across the United States and Canada. 


 
Contact:
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants
Kara Barbakoff
Tel: (305) 444-4033
www.mayfairhousehotel.com
www.kimptonhotels.com
Also See: Lodgian's 179-room Mayfair House Hotel in Miami Sold for $14.7 million / May 2004
Coconut Grove's Mayfair House Hotel, Aging Monument to High-Flying Miami of 1980s, Attracts Buyer / April 2004
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Appointed to Manage the Mayfair House Hotel in Coconut Grove, Florida by Colony Capital, LLC and The Falor Companies / October 2004


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