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The Curtis hotel in Denver Appoints Bruce Mangual as Director of Catering
and Rick Oberdahlhoff as Director of Sales and Marketing



September 2009 (Denver, CO) – The Curtis hotel in Denver has announced two appointments to its executive staff: Bruce Mangual as Director of Catering and Rick Oberdahlhoff as Director of Sales and Marketing. In the tradition of the Curtis, Mangual and Oberdahlhoff created their own job titles: Mangual will be “Director of Chaos” and Oberdahlhoff will be known as “The Closer.”

“The Curtis is one of the most animated addresses in Denver, and we’re pleased to have Bruce and Rick join our team,” said Kimberly Corrigan, General Manager and “Queen Bee” of The Curtis, a Sage Hospitality Resources property. “With their impressive and creative experience in the hospitality industry, they understand that it’s not all work and no play in Denver, and that the Curtis is the place to be for both business and leisure travel.”

Bruce Mangual
Bringing more than 20 years of Food & Beverage experience to his position as Director of Catering, Mangual will oversee all banqueting operations while working closely with Executive Chef Ben Smith to assure first-rate special events. Mangual joins The Curtis from the JW Marriott at Cherry Creek in Denver, where he has served as Director of Catering since 2005. Previous assignments include opening the Hotel Monaco in Denver as Director of Special Events. in 1998; Catering Director  at the Alexis Hotel in Seattle from 1993 to 1998; Dining Director at Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek Colorado from 1991 to 1993; and Catering Manager at the Crescent Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, where he earned the title “Wedding King of Phoenix” from Catering Society of Arizona in 1988. 

Born in Grand Haven, Michigan, Mangual followed his father, mother and brother into the dining trade and took his first position as a busboy at the Oxford Hotel in Denver in 1984. He currently resides in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood and enjoys wine, skiing and modern art.

Rick Oberdahlhoff
With 24 years of varied hospitality experience, Oberdahlhoff will oversee all sales and marketing operations for The Curtis, including development and implementation of creative strategies for the North American market. Oberdahlhoff came to The Curtis by way of the Sheraton Kansas City Sport Complex and Coco-Key Water Resort, a Sage Hospitality Resources property, where spent the past two years as Midwest Area Director of Sales and Marketing. Previously, Oberdahlhoff was Director of Sales and Marketing for the Doubletree Convention hotel in Kansas City from 2004 to 2007 and Senior Sales Manager at the Intercontinental Hotel in Houston from 2001 to 2004. He opened the latter property as Team Manager for Sales and Catering in 2001. 

Oberdahlhoff got his start on the F & B side of hospitality as Banquet Manager and Social Catering Manager for the Doubletree in Houston in 1994. Oberdahlhoff was born on a cattle ranch in Bowling Green in northern Missouri and now resides in Denver where he spends his free time biking and shopping for antiques.

About the Curtis
Funky, cool and playful, The Curtis is a unique independent hotel in downtown Denver. A member of Preferred Hotel Group’s Sterling Collection and The Sage Independent Hotel Collection, the 336-room hotel is as “pop culture” as they come, with interactive video art and themed floors. The Curtis has everything that a veteran traveler would expect of an upscale hotel and more, with plush bedding, flat screen TVs, extensive meeting space and in-room board games to keep the business traveler inspired. Also within the hotel is Sage Restaurant Group’s Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar as well as Oceanaire's steak and seafood restaurant.  The Curtis’ 20,805 square feet of meeting space, known as The Playground, is ideally suited for a wide range of activities and events, from a professional boardroom meeting or an event in need of a creative touch. For more information, call (800) 525-6651 or visit www.thecurtis.com.

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Contact:

Rachel Kelly
(212) 255-6541
rachel@hawkpr.com

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Also See: Sage Hospitality Spending $30 million to Remodel the Shuttered 336-room Executive Tower Inn; Will Reopen as a Pop Culture-themed Hotel Called The Curtis / July 2006
Sage Hospitality Selected by Metropolitan State College of Denver to Develop and Operate a 190-room Campus Hotel and Learning Center for the School’s Hospitality Program / September 2009
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