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Scott Perry Named as General Manager for the 150-room SpringHill Suites
by Marriott Denver Downtown at Metro State in Colorado

Scheduled to Open August 2012, Managed by Sage Hospitality Resources


DENVER, Colo. (April 9, 2012)
– The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown at Metro State, scheduled to open this August, is pleased to announce that Scott Perry has been hired to serve as General Manager.

With more than 20 years of hospitality and sales experience, Perry most recently served as a dual General Manager for RHW Hotels in Colorado Springs, overseeing the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Colorado Springs South and the SpringHill Suites Colorado Springs South.  He previously held several senior operations positions with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, including serving as General Manager of the Residence Inn Colorado Springs and Assistant General Manager and Director of Operations at the Trumbull Marriott in Connecticut. Perry earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and a Masters of Business Administration from Utah State University.

Perry, who opened two Marriott-branded hotels within a month of one another, has won several awards, including being named “General Manager of the Year” and “Hotel of the Year” by RHW for the Colorado Springs TownePlace Suites in 2009. RHW recently named the SpringHill Suites Colorado Springs South “Hotel of the Year” for 2011.

Managed by Denver-based Sage Hospitality Resources, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown is slated to open in August 2012. Located in the heart of downtown Denver, the hotel will feature 150 spacious guest suites, all with a large work space, microwave, mini-fridge and a spa-like bathroom, plus 5,000 square feet of meeting space. Amenities will include complimentary hot breakfast served daily, a Market open 24 hours a day, a fitness center and complimentary wireless Internet.

The hotel will also house the Metropolitan State College of Denver’s new Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center (HLC), a 28,000-square-foot educational facility that will combine classrooms with interactive laboratories to provide an experiential curriculum for the college’s more than 500 Hospitality, Tourism and Events students, as well professionals seeking continuing education. Classes offered in the HLC will include Applied Hotel and Restaurant Operations, Hotel Housekeeping, Meeting and Event Management and Hospitality Service Systems.

“We are thrilled to have Scott and his extensive leadership experience at this unique property,” said Walter Isenberg, president and CEO of Sage Hospitality. “This SpringHill Suites by Marriott will not only offer visitors to downtown Denver a new lodging destination, but it will also offer hands-on training opportunities to help educate a new generation of highly skilled hotel professionals.”

The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown is located at 1190 Auraria Parkway in Denver. For more information or reservations, please visit www.springhillsuitesdenver.com.

About the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown at Metro State
Slated to open August 2012, The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown at Metro State is an all-suite hotel designed to appeal to business and leisure travelers who seek stylish, fun and spacious yet functional accommodations at an affordable price.  Located in the heart of Denver, the hotel features 150 spacious guest suites as well as 5,000 square feet of conference facilities. Managed by Denver’s Sage Hospitality, the hotel will provide hands-on training opportunities for students in Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Hospitality, Tourism and Events Department. Amenities include complimentary hot daily breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet, a Market and a Fitness Center.  www.springhillsuitesdenver.com

About Sage Hospitality

Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has strategically grown into one of the largest privately held hotel management and ownership companies in the nation operating a variety of large, full-service hotels as well as extended stay and select-service properties. Sage Hospitality's comprehensive portfolio includes major international brands such as Marriott, Sheraton, Renaissance, Hilton and Westin, and as well as independent boutique hotels. Sage Hospitality has further differentiated with the creation of the Sage Restaurant Group, which has created and is managing 10 unique restaurant concepts including the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago.
For more information, please visit http://www.sagehospitality.com/.
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Contact:

Julie Dunn
303-522-2659
julie@dunncommunications.com


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