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JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek in Colorado Appoints Zak Kimble as Director
of Sales & Marketing and Nicholas Welker as Director of Operations

Denver, Colo. (September 16, 2011)The JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, which recently completed an extensive $5 million renovation, is pleased to announce that it has hired two new senior executives - Zak Kimble to serve as the Director of Sales & Marketing and Nicholas Welker to serve as the Director of Operations.

A strong leader with more than a decade of Marriott sales experience, Kimble most recently served as the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Denver Marriott City Center. A graduate of Iowa State University, other previous hotel properties include the Woodlands Waterway Marriott in Houston, the Marriott Solana in Dallas and the Chicago O’Hare Marriott in Chicago.

Welker brings more than 14 years of hospitality experience to the JW Marriott Denver, joining the team from the Hotel Monaco Chicago, where he served as the Assistant General Manager.  A graduate of the Metropolitan State College of Denver, he previously worked at the Hotel Monaco Denver and the Doubletree Hotel Denver Southeast.
                Zak Kimble
               Nicholas Welker
The hotel has also named Erin Herman a Senior Catering Sales Manager.
Herman previously served as a Catering Sales Manager at McCormick’s Catering at Denver’s Oxford Hotel. A graduate of Colorado State University, she also spent several years as a retail sales manager at GoJo Sports in Greeley, Colorado.
‘We are thrilled to have Zak, Nick and Erin and their wide range of experience at the JW Marriott Denver,” said General Manager Mike Case. “They are all dedicated to providing exemplary customer service and I’m confident that they are going to make this award-winning team even stronger.”
Located in the heart of Denver’s posh Cherry Creek North shopping district, the JW Marriott Denver features 196 opulent guest rooms and suites that blend modern décor with generous space, high-tech amenities and an exquisite 4-piece marble bathroom.  The JW Marriott Denver - the only Denver property to be featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Gold List –offers 8,400 square feet of meeting space and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center.
The hotel also features the culinary excellence of the acclaimed Second Home Kitchen + Bar and the adjacent Spa at Cherry Creek, a full-service spa and salon. 
The JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek is located at 150 Clayton Lane in Denver. For reservations, please call 303-316-2700 or visit

Julie Dunn


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Also See: JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek in Colorado Completes More than $5 Million Renovation of its 196 Guest Rooms and Public Spaces / May 2011

Anton Barich and Jason Rogers Named Director of Operations Food & Beverage and Executive Chef, Respectively, at the JW Marriott Cherry Creek in Denver / January 2009

Mike Case Named General Manager of The JW Marriott Denver / November 2008

Dani Stern Named General Manager of the JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek / July 2007

Denver Hotel Developer CDS Hotel Investors Sells the JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek to a Sage Hospitality-JP Morgan JV / September 2006

Sage Hospitality Selected as New Management Company for JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek / April 2005
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