COLORADO SPRINGS – February 27, 2024 – Curtis Bova, general manager of Hotel Polaris at the U.S. Air Force Academy, announced that Kevin Barosso has been hired as director of sales and marketing for the hotel. Hotel Polaris, managed by CoralTree Hospitality, is scheduled to open in late 2024.

“We’re so excited to bring Kevin on board to lead the sales and marketing effort for Hotel Polaris,” said Bova. “Kevin brings more than 30 years of experience to the team. He has a tremendous work ethic that is reflected in his successful track record of driving hotel sales over the years. I’m thrilled to be working with him again as we make the vision of Hotel Polaris a reality.” Bova and Barosso previously worked together at Destination Hotels & Resorts.

Barosso most recently was director of convention sales for Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, where he was responsible for overseeing the team that booked groups and meeting for the property’s 275,000 square foot convention center. Prior to his tenure at Mohegan Sun, Barosso worked for Two Roads Hospitality for nearly two decades. While working for Two Roads and its predecessor Destination Hotels & Resorts, Barosso held a variety of regional and property-based sales positions. He was vice president of global sales for Two Roads where he led the global sales team and drove the sales strategy for group meetings and convention sales. He held a similar position with Destination where he was assistant vice president.

Property roles with the company included director of group sales at Terranea Resort, where he was responsible for booking in excess of 85,000 room nights per year. While at Terranea, he was recognized as Sales Leader of the Year for the company and received the Spirit of Lowe award, which recognizes an individual whose character and professionalism is aligned with the core values of the company. He also was director of national sales overseeing the national sales office in Denver for Destination where he was named Sales Manager of the Year.

Barosso also worked on property at Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Denver as director and manager of national accounts. Prior to working for the Inverness, Barosso held a variety of sales and catering and convention sales positions with Interstate Hotels in Colorado Springs. He started his career in food & beverage management at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Food/Hotel and Restaurant Management from Keuka College in New York. He earned his Certificate in Kitchen Production Management from the Swiss Hotel Association’s “Les Roches” school. Barosso also completed the Walt Disney College program at Disney University.

Barosso and his wife Leslie are relocating to Colorado Springs.