News for the Hospitality Executive
the Hotel Madeline and the Inn at Lost Creek In Telluride, Colorado
Daniel Barr Appointed as General Manager for Both Properties
February 8, 2011 (Telluride, Colorado) – Manhattan Hospitality Advisors, Inc. (MHA) has announced the assumption of management of two 5-star luxury hotels in Telluride, Colorado. Effective February 1, 2011, the recently renamed Hotel Madeline and the Inn at Lost Creek became the newest members of MHA’s international hotel portfolio, along with 66 luxurious condominiums for sale. Both properties will continue operations uninterrupted throughout the 2011 ski season and beyond.
MHA took swift yet thoughtful action to assure a seamless transition and maintain the highest service standards for current and future guests. MHA also announced the appointment of Daniel Barr as General Manager at both addresses. 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 on Barr’s way to Telluride include Director of Operations at Gruppo Toti/Lamora; Managing Director of Forum Travel & Assi Holidays; and Director of Sales & Marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, all based in Rome. Additionally, M Luxury Collection has been brought on to oversee sales strategy out of New York.
MHA will also be launching new concepts at the hotel spa and dining outlets. Blu Spas, Inc. will bring its creative touch to the renamed Spa Linnea at Hotel Madeline and services at the Inn at Lost Creek. Blu Spas has worked with more than 250 spas in 25 countries over the past quarter century and are internationally recognized for innovations, establishing standards for luxury spas, proven revenue earnings and cost-base planning. At the same time, Chef Jake Linzinmeir will re-conceive and enhance the hotel dining operations. A Midwestern-born culinary talent, Linzinmeir has enjoyed wide notoriety while being actively involved in the Telluride dining scene, where he owns and operates several restaurants and consults on restaurant concept development and design.
“We are very excited to be managing two 5-star luxury hotels in one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in North America – and to have a hotel professional of Daniel Barr’s caliber to oversee all operations,” said Jack Westergom, Managing Director of MHA. “The MHA team will use its extensive hospitality experience to ensure that asset value is maximized for these two upscale properties.”
Both hotels offer much to delight upscale travelers seeking authentic luxury and access to the renowned slopes of Telluride. A refined property with a boutique feel, Hotel Madeline has 84 guest rooms and 11 suites dressed up with a distinctive local feel. Guests are pampered with white-glove service and high-tech creature comforts. Set at the best ski-in/ski-out location in Telluride, the Inn at Lost Creek is an intimate address, with just 32 suites arrayed with the comforts of home including in-suite fireplaces, kitchens, balconies, jet tubs, steam showers and laundry.
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 www.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.manhattanhospitalityadvisors.com
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