News for the Hospitality Executive
DENVER – Robert Kisabeth, a seasoned hospitality leader with two decades of experience, has been named General Manager of the new Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown Convention Center. In this role, he will be responsible for all aspects of operations, marketing, sales and management of the 403-suite property, set to open in December 2010. More than 200 staff will be hired.
“We are thrilled to welcome Robert to the Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown Convention Center team,” said Bill Upshaw, President and Chief Operating Officer for Windsor Management Services, which manages the property. “He has extensive experience opening hotels, working within the Embassy Suites’ brand and building successful businesses. He is the right fit for this position.”
Kisabeth joins Judy Esterbrook, who was recently named the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown Convention Center. This will be his 11th General Manager position, and third hotel grand opening. He also opened the 255-suite Embassy Suites Charleston Convention Center and the 400-suite Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas. He has been with Windsor Management Services, the hotel’s management company, since 2008.
“It’s a rare opportunity to open and manage a property that comes with a perfect balance of location, amenities and brand awareness,” said Kisabeth. “And I am honored to work with Judy Esterbrook, who is a recognized and lauded sales and marketing leader in the Denver hospitality market.”
“Our blended experience ensures that our meeting planners, meeting attendees and guests will enjoy a first-class experience, as they’d expect from an Embassy Suites hotel and any property managed by Windsor Management Services.”
Kisabeth is a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Hospitality Business and currently serves on the Hospitality Alumni Association as an Appointed Board Member.
The Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown Convention Center has 403 guest suites and 14 meeting rooms, totaling more than 23,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space. The property features Embassy Suites’ signature lush garden atrium accompanied by a soaring 13-story glass “Sky Curtain” allowing in abundant natural light. The hotel amenities include a 300-seat restaurant and plans for an additional leased restaurant, retail space, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, spa, indoor pool, business center and full valet service with onsite parking. The hotel is planned to be a LEED-certified building.
About Windsor Management
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