News for the Hospitality Executive
Denver, Colo. (September 14, 2012) – Denver’s Oxford Hotel is thrilled to announce that Afsi Bird has been appointed as General Manager of the historic 80-room hotel.
Bird joins The Oxford from Hotel Terra Jackson Hole in Teton Village, Wyoming, a luxury eco-boutique hotel where she had served as General Manager since it opened in 2007. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Resort San Diego Aviara, the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara and the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. She also held several management positions over nine years at the Four Seasons Hotel Newport Beach.
Fluent in both German and Farsi, Bird is a graduate of Hoeher Handel Schule in Aachen, Germany.
“We are thrilled to have Afsi and her extensive luxury hotel experience at The Oxford,” said Vincent Piro, the Divisional Vice President for Sage’s Premier & Lifestyle Hotels division. “The Oxford truly is a Denver gem and we’re confident that Afsi will continue to raise the profile and performance of this unique and remarkable downtown property.”
The Oxford was recently featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2012 as one of the “World’s Best Places to Stay.”
Originally opened in 1891, The Oxford Hotel offers 80 individually decorated guest rooms, with unique features such as claw foot bathtubs, floor-to-ceiling Chinese silk curtains and French and English antiques. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and houses an extensive collection of Western American art.
Located in the heart of Denver’s LoDo neighborhood, the hotel is home to 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and the Oxford Club, Spa & Salon, a full service day spa, hair salon and fitness center.
For more information on The Oxford Hotel, please phone (800) 228-5838 or visit www.theoxfordhotel.com
About The Oxford Hotel
Uniquely LoDo, The Oxford Hotel is located in the heart of central Denver. This historic, boutique hotel has been completely renovated to cleverly combine the opulence of the past with present-day comfort and convenience. In-room amenities include flat screen TVs, complimentary wireless and wired high-speed internet service, Bose Wave radios with iPod docking stations and luxurious pillow top mattresses and bedding. McCormick’s Fish House and Bar sits adjacent to The Oxford Hotel, offering a daily menu of fresh fish and fine food. The Cruise Room, which opened the day after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, serves award-winning martinis in an Art Deco atmosphere. The hotel is also home to the Oxford Club, Spa & Salon, which offers a complete menu of relaxing spa services, including Swedish massages, Sugar Scrubs, manicure and pedicures, plus a full service salon and a newly remodeled fitness center offering the latest in cardio and strength training equipment and a full schedule of group exercise classes.
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