News for the Hospitality Executive
February 24, 2011 (Telluride, Colorado) - Manhattan Hospitality Advisors, Inc. (MHA) has announced the appointments of Daniel N. Barr as General Manager and John Egelhoff as Director of Sales & Marketing at Hotel Madeline and the Inn at Lost Creek in Telluride, Colorado. Both gentlemen bring decades of management experience - and in the case of Barr, a dash of Continental flare - to their new positions.
"We're pleased to welcome Daniel and John to Telluride and look forward to their expertise in providing seamless luxury to guests of Hotel Madeline and the Inn at Lost Creek," said Jack Westergom, Managing Director of MHA. "Assuming management roles at two hotels at the height of ski season is no easy task, but we feel confident that they are the perfect choice to lead these year-round properties throughout 2011 and beyond." Daniel N. Barr
As General Manager, Barr will oversee all operations at the 5-Star luxury hotels, which are the newest members of the MHA portfolio. Barr was appointed to his position on February 1, 2011, in tandem with the assumption of management of Hotel Madeline and the Inn at Lost Creek by Manhattan Hospitality Advisors.
A 30-year veteran of hospitality in the U.S. and Italy, Barr has extensive management experience in sales and marketing and hotel operations. Most recently, he was General Manager of Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa, a 180-room deluxe hotel in Rome. Other stops along Barr's way to Telluride include Director of Operations at Gruppo Toti/Lamaro (Visconti Palace Hotel and Hotel Capo d'Africa); Managing Director of Forum Travel & Assi Holidays; and Director of Sales & Marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, all based in Rome.
Barr will work closely with M Luxury Collection, which has been brought on by MHA to oversee sales strategy out of New York; the spa consultants at Blu Spas, Inc. out of Whitefish, Montana; and local Chef Jake Linzinmeir, who is re-conceiving the culinary operations at both hotels.
Born in Linz, Austria, Barr studied architecture at the University of Rome before continuing education in sales, marketing, public relations and management at various institutions in the UK and across Italy. He is fluent in Italian and English.
In his new position as Director of Sales & Marketing, Egelhoff will oversee all sales and marketing efforts for Hotel Madeline and the Inn at Lost Creek. He brings much to the table including two decades in similar capacities at highly rated luxury properties across the U.S.
Egelhoff joins the Telluride properties from Viceroy Hotel in Snowmass Village, Colorado, where he was Director of Sales & Marketing. Previously, he held the same top-level management position at The Sky Lodge - Park City, Utah; Twin Farms, the renowned Mobil Five-Star in Barnard, Vermont; The Little Nell, a Relais & Chateau, Mobil Five-Star in Aspen, Colorado; and at Auberge du Soleil, an Andrew Harper's Hideaway favorite in Rutherford, California.
A native of Wisconsin, Egelhoff began his hospitality career with Campton Place Hotel in San Francisco.
For more information on Hotel Madeline please visit www.hotelmadelinetelluride.com or call 866-475-4403. For more information on the Inn at Lost Creek please visit http://innatlostcreek.com or call 888-601-5678.
Manhattan Hospitality Advisors, Inc.
Manhattan Hospitality Advisors (MHA), headquartered in Los Angeles, is a hospitality advisory firm created to assist lenders, developers, owners and investors of hospitality assets in maximizing value through asset management, management/franchise contract negotiation, development project management, re-capitalization, creative marketing, repositioning and risk assessment. MHA offers a full-service platform focuses on value creation via product enhancement, recapitalization and repositioning of properties. MHA has played an integral role in the development of over $6.5 billion dollars of new hotel, resort, spa and mixed-use projects around the world, including projects throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Mexico, Fiji, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and the Cayman Islands. www.manhattahnhospitalityadvisors.com
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Hospitality Advisors Appointed to Manage the Hotel Madeline and the Inn
at Lost Creek In Telluride, Colorado; Daniel Barr Named General Manger
for Both Properties / February 2011