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Leah Stroup Appointed as Catering Sales Manager for the Sky Hotel,
a Kimpton-Managed Hotel in Aspen, Colorado

(Aspen, Colo.)- March 20, 2013- The Sky Hotel, which boasts Aspen’s ultimate scene, is a Kimpton-managed hotel that combines a retro style with a vibrant atmosphere ideal for the young and young at heart, announced today the appointment of new Catering Sales Manager Leah Stroup to its team. Stroup will play a key role in providing guests with an unmatched catering experience. With a passion for hospitality, Stroup brings a well-rounded and unique perspective to Sky Hotel.

“Sky Hotel is known for its retro style and cool Aspen ambiance; it’s perfect for both locals and world travelers,” said Stroup. “I am excited to join the team at Sky Hotel because of its dedication to providing guests with an exceptional experience, and not to mention its reputation of throwing a stellar party!”

Taking inspiration from thrift store finds, and great food and wine, Stroup brings a distinct perspective to the catering department at Sky Hotel. Involved in every kind of event imaginable in the Aspen hospitality scene, Stroup is the winner of GQ Magazine’s Most Imaginative Bartender. A Midwest girl at heart hailing from Minnesota, she attended the University of Wisconsin.

“We are excited to welcome Leah Stroup to our staff and believe her background in the hospitality industry will serve Sky Hotel and our guests as we continue to be Aspen’s most unique and contemporary hotel,” said Corey Enloe, General Manager of Sky Hotel.

ABOUT THE SKY HOTEL AND 39 DEGREES LOUNGE
The Sky Hotel, which boasts Aspen’s ultimate scene, is a Kimpton-managed hotel that combines a retro style with a vibrant atmosphere ideal for the young and young at heart. Nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain, the Sky Hotel and its 39 Degrees Lounge offer access to world-class shopping, bustling nightlife, lively cultural scene and unmatched outdoor activities. This boutique hotel and 39 degrees is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike, featuring recently renovated guestrooms with a contemporary yet retro vibe coupled with friendly and professional service. The 39 Degrees lounge, located just beyond the hotel lobby, is sexy, down-to-earth and friendly.  The lounge was recently voted one of “The World’s Best Après Ski locations” by Forbes Traveler and one of the country’s “Best Hotel Bars” by Food & Wine.  For more information on additional packages and specials, call (970) 925-6760, visit www.theskyhotel.com, connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SkyHotel or follow us on Twitter @skyhotelaspen.

ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the US, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America. In 1981 Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is well-known for making travelers feel welcomed and comfortable while away from home through authentic and unscripted customer care, stylish ambience and embodying a certain playfulness in its approach to programs and amenities. Adjacent to the hotels are locally-loved, top-rated, Kimpton restaurants. Kimpton leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare program that spans all hotels and restaurants. Market Metrix, a recognized authority and leader in feedback solutions, consistently ranks Kimpton above other hotel companies in luxury and upper upscale segments for customer satisfaction. Privately held Kimpton was recognized by Fortune Magazine as a Best Company to Work for in 2012.  The company operates more than 50 hotels and more than 50 restaurants in 23 cities. For more information visit www.KimptonHotels.com www.KimptonHotels.com or call 1-800-KIMPTON.

ABOUT NORTHRIDGE CAPITAL, LLC
Northridge Capital, LLC, based in Washington, DC, acquired the former Aspen Club Lodge in March 2001 and retained Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to transform the lodge into a Kimpton Hotel, reopening as The Sky Hotel in 2002.  As an independent commercial real estate investment and asset management firm, Northridge has successfully generated superior risk-adjusted returns to its investors since inception, demonstrating its ability to acquire, manage, and sell real estate assets across a wide variety of property types.  Northridge draws upon its substantial network of domestic and international relationships, extensive credit market expertise, and operating and management capabilities to implement US real estate investment programs on behalf of its clients. For more information on Northridge, please visit the corporate website at www.northridgecapital.com.

Contact:

Alana Watkins
VOCA Public Relations
(303) 962-9163
alana@vocapr.com



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