News for the Hospitality Executive
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., October 15, 2012 – The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel , has hired Gary Faehr to be its director of finance and Maxie (Lieberman) Haber to be its catering manager.
Faehr comes to The Alexander with 20 years of knowledge and experience in the hotel industry. As a former general manager who has directed man hotel openings, Faehr’s skill set is uniquely suited to The Alexander as it prepares to open in January. Faehr’s previous experience includes serving as controller for 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Ky.; in addition to his financial role, Faehr was responsible for all aspects of the hotel’s opening, from hiring and training employees to ordering supplies and equipment.
“Gary is an exceptional hotel professional, and we are lucky to have him at The Alexander,” said Michael Moros, general manager of The Alexander. “His skills and relevant experience at an art hotel like 21c will be very helpful as we prepare for our opening.”
In addition to 21c, Faehr has also served as controller, director of finance and accountant at a variety of hotels throughout his career.
Haber comes to The Alexander from the Omni Severin Hotel in Indianapolis, where she was catering sales manager. At the Omni, Haber maintained a 98% satisfaction rate with all clients. At The Alexander, Maxie will lead a team that will provide exceptional catering services to complement The Alexander’s inspired meeting and event offerings, and uniquely original wedding packages.
“Maxie is a great addition to our team,” said Michael Moros, general manager of The Alexander. “With her catering expertise and creativity, she will be invaluable as our clients plan their meetings, weddings, and other events.”
The Alexander, the only conference center in Indianapolis that is a member of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), offers a range of options for meetings and events, from the 3,520 square-foot Alexander Ballroom to the intimate, 685 square-foot Ralston Penthouse Boardroom. A 2,400 square-foot outdoor terrace space and breakout session rooms in a variety of sizes provide flexibility for meeting and event planners to design an unforgettable and enriching experience for attendees.
One especially unique offering from The Alexander, the Complete Meeting Package (CMP) and Day Meeting Package (DMP) are all-inclusive solutions designed to take the guesswork out of meeting planning and budgeting. Encompassing everything from meals to coffee and refreshment breaks at the hotel’s permanent nourishment hubs, A/V equipment, guest room accommodations and even gratuities, The Alexander’s meeting packages allow planners to pay a set price per person, helping them to stay on-budget and avoid unexpected expenses.
About The Alexander
Scheduled to open in early January 2013, The Alexander is a 209-room contemporary hotel and the centerpiece of Indianapolis’s new CityWay neighborhood. With a focus on art, design, environmental sustainability and creative local foods and beverages, The Alexander will bring an element of urban chic to downtown Indianapolis. The Plat99 lounge, designed by world-renowned artist and MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant winner Jorge Pardo, will feature artisan cocktails developed by expert mixologists, as well as a seasonal menu of small plates designed to perfectly accompany the cocktails. The Market Dining restaurant concept will showcase locally sourced ingredients and fresh creations. As a member of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), The Alexander is also an ideal destination for meetings and events, with state-of-the-art technology built into each meeting room and complete meeting packages available to suit a variety of needs.
The hotel is named for Alexander Ralston, the city planner who laid out the original plan for Indy’s downtown in the early 19th century. The Alexander – and all of CityWay – is being developed by Buckingham Companies. For more information about the hotel, visit www.thealexander.com. To view available positions and apply for a job at The Alexander, visit the “Careers” section of www.dolce.com.
About Buckingham Companies
Founded in 1984, Buckingham is a full service, fully integrated, real estate company that includes the development, acquisition, management and construction of a wide range of property types including multifamily, student housing and mixed-use communities. Buckingham manages nearly $1 billion of real estate assets for its own account, clients and institutional partners. More than 90 properties consisting of nearly 20 million square-feet of property and approximately 15,000 rental units nationwide comprise the managed portfolio. Additionally, Buckingham Foundation annually supports more than 45 nonprofit and civic organizations through philanthropic outreach in the areas of affordable housing, community and economic development, and arts and culture. For more information, visit www.buckingham-co.com.
CityWay is a dynamic new 14-acre neighborhood in the heart of downtown Indianapolis that encompasses The Alexander Hotel, destination restaurants, a state-of-the-art YMCA, apartments and 40,000 square feet of retail and office space. With a pedestrian-friendly urban design, the mix of public spaces, offices, residential and retail make CityWay an attractive place to work, play and live, and will serve as a catalyst for future development in the surrounding neighborhood. For more information, visit www.cityway.com.
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About Dolce Hotels and Resorts
Headquartered in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Dolce Hotels and Resorts operates 25 upscale hotels, resorts and conference-focused properties through North America and Europe. The portfolio features U.S. addresses in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as properties in Canada, Belgium, France, Germany and Spain. All distinct in design and uniquely suited to their locations, Dolce properties feature freshly sourced culinary experiences and inspiring environments that bring people together for meetings and events. Dolce pioneered the Complete Meetings Package, now embraced by many hotel companies and the International Association of Conference Centers as a standard. Dolce Hotels and Resorts is continuing to expand throughout the US and Europe. Downtown Indianapolis will welcome The Alexander in early 2013, and forthcoming European hotel launches are planned in Vittel, France, and Belas, Portugal. www.dolce.com
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