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.Caroline Czirr Named Corporate Director of Sales for Magnolia Hotels

            
July 23, 2009 (Denver, Colo.) –Magnolia Hotels, a Denver-based hotel development and management company, today announced Caroline H. Czirr has been appointed to the position Corporate Director of Sales for the growing company. Czirr brings 15 years’ hospitality management experience, including serving 12 years in numerous capacities for the Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group.
“We are thrilled to add Caroline Czirr to our executive team,” said Mike Pratt, vice president of sales and marketing. “Caroline’s strong background in hospitality sales and marketing, especially for boutique hotel properties, will undoubtedly be an asset to Magnolia Hotels.”

Czirr most recently served for the past two years as General Manager of Sales and Marketing Operations for Continuum Partners in Denver, handling the marketing and sales operations for The Belmar Center, Lucky Strike Lanes- Belmar, and The Laboratory of Arts and Ideas. Previously, she served as Director of Marketing and Special Projects for the Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group, where she developed new Kimpton initiatives such as the “Forgot It, We’ve Got It” program tailored to women travelers with unique honor bar items in guestrooms, and also assisted in the creation of the Kimpton Cares community relations initiative, which created and supported numerous community-based fundraising events. During her 12 years with Kimpton, Czirr also served as National Brand Manager, representing Kimpton in major cities including San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Salt Lake City, New Orleans and Washington D.C.; as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Hotel Monaco Denver, Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, and the Sky Hotel in Aspen; and was the opening Director of Sales and Marketing for The Hotel Monaco Denver.

Czirr was named Director of Sales and Marketing of the Year by the Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group in 2004 and was recognized to the Denver Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list of young leaders in 2002. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Film Commission since 205, and on the Governing Council of the Kempe Foundation. Additionally, she served on the Board of Directors for Dress for Success from 2004 to 2007.  Czirr holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Fine Arts from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

About Magnolia Hotels
The Magnolia hotels are upscale boutique hotels catering to the sophisticated traveler, operated by Denver-based Magnolia Hotels, a privately held hotel management and development company. The company focuses on development, management, acquisition, re-branding, new construction and conversion of existing independent hotel properties. The core product line consists of award-winning, independent boutique hotels that offer a comfort, personality and style unlike that of trendy or branded hotels. Stylish interiors are designed with local flair. Comfort is fashioned through warm personal spaces such as signature Club rooms and restful suites. The company currently operates Magnolia hotels in Denver, Dallas, Houston and Omaha and is exploring other markets for additional growth opportunities.  Magnolia Hotels also is actively seeking to acquire new hotel management contracts. For more information, visit www.magnoliahotels.com
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Contact:

Dana Lauren Berry
Corporate Director of Public Relations
Magnolia Hotels Corporate Office
818 17th Street  Denver, Colorado 80202
Direct: (303) 607-0124
dberry@magnoliahotels.com
 www.magnoliahotels.com

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Also See: Arlene M. O'Malley Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for The Magnolia Hotel Houston / June 2009

Wendy Worley Appointed Director of Sales for the The Magnolia Hotel Omaha / October 2008

Denver-based Magnolia Hotels Acquires Sheraton Omaha; The 145 room Property Scheduled for $14 million Renovation and Repositioning to Omaha Magnolia Hotel / December 2006

Denver-based Magnolia Hotels Promotes Six Executives to Vice President Positions / January 2007
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