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Clift, a Morgans’ Hotel in San Francisco, Appoints
Kevin Busch as Director of Marketing

SAN FRANCISCO (May 13, 2010) – Clift, a Morgans’ Original, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Busch as Director of Marketing.  San Francisco’s most daring and deluxe hotel, Clift opened in 1913 and was completely renovated by Morgans Hotel Group in 2001.    
Elegant and sophisticated, yet in a totally modern way, Clift takes conventional hotel philosophy and turns it on its head.  While still bearing the hallmarks of the traditional luxury hotel experience, such as exemplary service and amenities, what makes Clift special and sets it apart is the unique energy created by its daring and brilliant juxtapositions.
Brian Jones, Senior Vice President of Sales for Morgans Hotel Group said, “We are delighted to welcome Kevin to the Morgans team in San Francisco to lead the marketing effort at Clift.  San Francisco is such an important destination for our guests and we are confident that his leadership will help us achieve great success.” 
David Curell, Clift General Manager, said, “We are thrilled to have Kevin join Clift and welcome his vast experience and his strategic outlook and creative ideas on business development.”
Busch is a seasoned hotelier with 20 years of experience at a variety of properties throughout Southern California and Hawaii.  He most recently served as director of sales and marketing at the Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center.  This will be Busch’s first post in Northern California.
The 372 guest rooms at Clift are generously scaled and beautifully appointed.  Outfitted in tranquil and warm shades of ivory, grey and lavender, they exude a sensual softness that is a welcome counterpoint to the hustle and bustle of urban life.  
Clift is located at 495 Geary Street at Taylor Street, just steps away from Union Square in the heart of San Francisco.  Telephone:  415.775.4700.  Web site:  Twitter: @morganshotels. 
About Morgans Hotel Group 
Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) is widely credited as the creator of the first “boutique” hotel and a continuing leader of the hotel industry’s boutique sector.  Morgans Hotel Group operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, Morgans, Royalton and Hudson in New York, Delano and Shore Club in South Beach, Mondrian in Los Angeles and South Beach, Clift in San Francisco, Ames in Boston, and Sanderson and St Martins Lane in London. Morgans Hotel Group and an equity partner also own the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and related assets. Morgans Hotel Group also manages hotels in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico and Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  Morgans Hotel Group has other property transactions in various stages of completion, including projects in SoHo, New York and Palm Springs, California. For more information please visit

Julie Jarratt
Glodow Nead Communications
1700 Montgomery Street, Suite 203
San Francisco, CA 94111
T: 415.394.6500  F: 415.403.9060 
C: 408.334.4347

Also See: Morgans Hotel Group Appoints Brian Jones as Senior Vice President of Sales / October 2009
Morgans Hotel Group Names David Curell General Manager and Diane Wesley Director of Marketing for Clift, San Francisco, California / November 2009

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