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JoAnn Elston Promoted to General Manager of The Curtis
- a Doubletree by Hilton in Denver, Colorado

The 336-room Hotel is Managed by Sage Hospitality

Denver, Colo. (June 8, 2012)
The Curtis - a Doubletree by Hilton is pleased to announce that JoAnn Elston, otherwise known as “Leading Lady,” has been promoted to General Manager of Denver’s only pop culture-themed hotel.

Managed by Denver’s Sage Hospitality, the 336-room Curtis encourages all guests to “Stay  Happy with 13 themed guest room floors - including the “One Hit Wonder Floor” and the “Chick Flick Floor,” front desk clerks who are always willing to hula hoop with guests and a 5 & Dime novelty store brimming with playful treats from the past.

With more than 18 years of hospitality experience, Elston was most recently the Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Sage’s Premier & Lifestyle Division, overseeing the Curtis, the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and The Oxford Hotel.

Elston joined the Curtis as the Director of Sales & Marketing in 2010, coming from The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island in Florida. She also previously served as Director of Sales at The Paramount Hotel in New York and the Wyndham Bristol Hotel in Washington, D.C.

“We are very excited to have promoted JoAnn in to this new role at the Curtis,” said Alexandra Walterspiel, Senior Vice President of Sage’s Premier & Lifestyle Division. “The Curtis has a unique and playful personality, which JoAnn not only understands but has truly embraced. We know that she will continue to shine in this new leadership position.”

The contemporary Curtis features 20,805 square feet of meeting space, including two ballrooms and 15 meeting rooms, as well as complimentary wireless Internet, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a business center. The Curtis is located in the heart of downtown Denver, across from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and one block from the Colorado Convention Center.

For more information, please visit  or call 800.525.6651.

About the Curtis - a Doubletree by Hilton 

Funky, cool and playful, the Curtis - a Doubletree by Hilton is a unique boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Denver. A member of Hilton Hotels Worldwide and part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest reward program, the 336-room hotel is as pop culture as they come, with interactive video art and themed floors. Managed by Sage Hospitality Resources, the Curtis has everything that a veteran traveler would expect of an upscale hotel and more, with the luxurious Sweet Dreams® by Doubletree sleep experience and flat screen TVs in all guest rooms, high-speed Internet access available throughout the hotel, extensive meeting space and in-room board games to keep travelers inspired. Adjacent to the hotel guests will find Sage Restaurant Group's The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar, a unique concept by restaurateur Peter Karpinski, and the Oceanaire Seafood Room. For more information, please call (800) 525-6651 or visit

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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Julie Dunn

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