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Carmen Cruz Named as Assistant General Manager of The 336-room Curtis
- a Doubletree by Hilton in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colo. (Oct. 26, 2012)
The Curtis - a Doubletree by Hilton is pleased to announce that Carmen Cruz has been hired to serve as the Assistant General Manager, otherwise known as the “Hotel Whisperer” at 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 “TV Mania Floor” and the “Mad About Music Floor.” In the lobby, front desk clerks are always willing to hula hoop with guests and a 5 & Dime novelty store brims with playful treats.

Cruz most recently served as the Assistant General Manager of the Archstone, a contemporary luxury apartment community in Studio City, California. Prior to that, she was the Director of Rooms at the Hilton Pasadena and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, as well as the Director of Front Office Operations at the Hilton San Francisco. She also spent more than a decade in hospitality management in Spain, including at the Barcelo Hotel Sants and the Fira Palace Hotel, both in Barcelona.

Cruz is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, the University of California at Berkley and the UB Centro Espanol de Nuevas Profesiones in Barcelona, Spain.

“We are so thrilled to have Carmen and her extensive international background at the Curtis,” said JoAnn Elston, “Leading Lady,” or General Manager of the hotel.  “Her experience ranges from boutique properties to 5-star hotels, so she’s the perfect person to help us continue to raise the profile and performance of the Curtis.”

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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Also See: Kate Thompson Named as Director of Sales & Marketing for the 336-room Curtis - a Doubletree by Hilton in Denver, Colorado, Managed by Sage Hospitality / July 2012

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 / June 2012

Sage Hospitality Selects the Doubletree Brand for its 336-room, Pop Culture-themed Curtis Hotel in Downtown, Denver / January 2010

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