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Roland Baumann Named General Manager of
The Eldon Luxury Suites Hotel in Washington, DC

Washington, DC, November 2010 … Roland Baumann has been appointed General Manager for The Eldon Luxury Suites Hotel, the all-suites property that opened last year in the heart of Washington, DC.  The Eldon is situated in a historic building near the Convention Center, Ford’s Theatre, Chinatown, and 10 blocks from Lafayette Square and the White House.  Walter Kohlross, Managing Partner of Key Management Group, which operates the property, made the announcement.
“I am very pleased to welcome Roland to The Eldon Luxury Suites,” said Mr. Kohlross.   “He brings many years of solid leadership experience and a European sensibility to his new role, and is a great addition to our executive team at this remarkable property.”
Roland Baumann was most recently Director for the Matterhorn Group of Zermatt, Switzerland, operator of hotels, restaurants and lounges in Zermatt.  He has also previously served as Professor at École Hôtelière de Lausanne, the world’s oldest hotel school, where he taught courses in Resort Development and Management as well as Food and Beverage Management.
Mr. Baumann has worked in leadership positions with major hotel brands, including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and Radisson Hotels & Resorts.  Earlier in his career he served in the roles of Vice President of Food and Beverage and Vice President of Operations.
Baumann has been engaged as consultant with US Army Lodging, and with hospitality groups in multiple countries, including China, Morocco, Mexico, Switzerland, Thailand, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and Poland.  He is a graduate of the Hotel School, Lausanne, Switzerland, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in International Hospitality Management.  He has also attended Cornell University, and is a past member of the Virginia Hotel Association and the Michigan Hotel Association.  Mr. Baumann and his family reside in Potomac Falls, Virginia.

About The Eldon Luxury Suites

The Eldon Luxury Suites Hotel is located at 933 L Street, NW, in Washington, DC.  The luxurious all-suites hotel is situated in the heart of Washington’s new downtown, 10 blocks from Lafayette Park and the White House, 1 block from the Washington Convention Center and near the Mt. Vernon Square Metro Station, Ford’s Theatre and Chinatown.  The Eldon Luxury Suites Hotel features 50 tastefully appointed and spacious one-two-and three bedroom suites supported with Four Star-quality service.   The all-suites property defines stylish accommodations with granite floors, custom Birchwood wall treatments, commissioned artworks, massage jet showers, and spacious stainless and granite kitchens all retrofitted into an historic building.  Whether a visiting diplomat, a traveling business person, or a tourist in Washington to visit the monuments and museums, The Eldon Luxury Suites defines affordable luxury and gracious hospitality in the heart of the nation’s capital.  The Eldon Luxury Suites is operated by Key Management Group.
For more information on The Eldon Luxury Suites Hotel and for reservations, call 202-540-5000 • 877-463-5336 or visit

About Key Management Group

Key Management Group operates hotels, casinos and resorts within the United States, Central America and the Caribbean. The company specializes in growing the brand and enhancing the profitability of each property within its management portfolio through dynamic operations, and strategic sales & marketing programming.  With its team of seasoned professionals, Key Management Group brings decades of real-world experience to the company’s hospitality management services, including expertise in hotel operations, sales and marketing, comprehensive feasibility research, and acquisition and pre-opening consultation.   For more information on Key Management Group, call 609-653-4321 or visit

Ken Ellens 
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Also See: Key Management Group Names Larry Regan Chief Financial Officer / March 2010

Key Management Group Names Albert Laclé Chief Executive Officer / September 2009

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