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Dwight Hofauf Named General Manager for the Historic Hotel Julien Dubuque
in Downtown Dubuque, Iowa

DUBUQUE, Iowa (October 31, 2012) – Hotel Julien Dubuque in downtown Dubuque, Iowa ( has a new general manager, Dwight Hofauf, whose resume is heavy with credentials in creating memorable lodging and event experiences for guests and clients.  Hopfauf is now lending his 20+ years of experience in the hospitality industry to managing this historic hotel.  Before accepting the GM post with Dubuque’s most storied property, Hopfauf held lead positions at prominent resorts and hotels in Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri.  Along with general management skills he also has an extensive background in food and beverage management.  Hopfauf holds an associate’s degree in hotel, motel and restaurant management from Bismarck State College in North Dakota.
Hotel Julien Dubuque, built in 1915 and extensively renovated and restored to its original grandeur several years ago, offers guests a complete boutique hotel experience, with richly appointed suites, grand ballroom and meeting rooms.  Amenities include Potosa Spa, Caroline’s Restaurant, Riverboat Lounge, and a sunlit pool and fitness center.  The hotel’s most recent honor was a Certificate of Excellence for 2012 from, an award given to the best in the business based on traveler ratings. 

Hotel Julien Dubuque is managed by IDM Group, based in Madison, Wis. and specializing in boutique hotel development, acquisition, repositioning and management.  IDM Group may be found online at

Carla Minsky, Communications

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Also See: Historic Dubuque, Iowa Hotel, the Julien, Reclaims its Past Glory Following $32 million Renovation / September 2010

Aimbridge Hospitality Selected to Manage Hilton Garden Inn in Dubuque, Iowa / July 2010

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