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Vincent Piro Joins Sage Hospitality as Division Vice President
of Operations for Premier & Lifestyle Portfolio

Denver, CO (April 17, 2012)
– Denver-based Sage Hospitality, an established leader in hotel management, development and ownership, is pleased to announce that it has hired Vincent Piro to serve as the Division Vice President of Operations for its Premier & Lifestyle portfolio.

Piro has more than 25 years of hospitality management experience, including leading his own hotel consulting firm since 2008 where he worked under contract with companies such as Morgans Hotel Group on the San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel in Puerto Rico and the Mondrian Hotel in Scottsdale, and the sbe Hotel Group, opening the all-suite Redbury Hotel in Hollywood. He also helped position the sale of the Kyoto Grand Hotel in Los Angeles for 3D Investments.

Previously, Piro served as the Regional Vice President of Operations and General Manager for Millenium Hotels overseeing the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, the Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage in Alaska and the Millennium Scottsdale in Arizona. Other prior leadership responsibilities include serving as the Area General Manager for the Kor Hotel Group, overseeing the Viceroy Santa Monica, the Viceroy Palm Springs and the Tides Hotel in Miami, and as a General Manager for Ian Schrager Hotels and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he served as General Manager of the original W Hotel in New York City.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Vincent’s caliber and experience joining Sage and the Premier & Lifestyle team, ” said Alexandra Walterspiel, Senior Vice President of the Premier & Lifestyle Division. “His extensive luxury and independent experience as well as his broad industry knowledge will help elevate this already successful portfolio of 15 award winning properties to even higher levels.”

Sage’s Premier & Lifestyle division includes distinguished properties like The Oxford Hotel and the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek in Denver, the Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Portland, Hotel ICON in Houston, the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel in Chicago and Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis.

About Sage Hospitality

Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has strategically grown into one of the largest privately held hotel management and ownership companies in the nation operating a variety of large, full-service hotels as well as extended stay and select-service properties. Sage Hospitality's comprehensive portfolio includes major international brands such as Marriott, Sheraton, Renaissance, Hilton and Westin, and as well as independent boutique hotels. Sage Hospitality has further differentiated with the creation of the Sage Restaurant Group, which has created and is managing 10 unique restaurant concepts including the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago.
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