Oxford Capital Appoints General Manager Clay Andrews and Hotel Manager Konstantine Kabilafkas to Lead Godfrey Hotel Hollywood
November 9, 2018 10:25am
(LOS ANGELES; November 2018)—The forthcoming Godfrey Hotel Hollywood—set to open spring 2019—announces the appointment of General Manager Clay Andrews and Hotel Manager Konstantine Kabilafkas; Andrews also serves a dual role as Director of Operations for the West coast region of Oxford Hotels & Resorts. Bringing nearly two decades of experience each, directing food and beverage teams, as well as managing hotels both boutique and corporate, the leaders have a clear vision for the operation of The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood including staffing logistics, on-site amenities, creating an atmosphere to differentiate it in the marketplace, while capturing the distinct Hollywood personality.
“Not only are we making it a casual, positive, and welcoming hotel for guests, but also for the employees who are the foundation of this hotel and all Oxford properties,” Andrews states. “We want them to feel comfortable and showcase who they are, while promoting staff-guest interaction so there’s a sense of personal touch, communication, and understanding.”
Andrews’s passion for excellent service drives an elevated, yet affordable experience for guests while maintaining an intimate feel for the 220-guestroom property. He leads the latest Godfrey opening by helping to further refine the hotel’s positioning and branding with a distinctive, contemporary presence on Cahuenga Boulevard.
“Each of the Godfrey Hotels has a unique and exclusive look, and the personality of each hotel’s region translates through its design and features,” says Kabilafkas. “We hope to bring the classic Hollywood flair into this hotel and make it a trendy, yet approachable place for guests to get a glimpse of what the area offers.”
Kabilafkas’s current scope at The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood includes sourcing vendors and creating a basis for the hotel’s operations, including minute details such as linens and toiletries, to employee uniforms and the general hotel atmosphere. The blank slate of the initial hotel phase has lent Kabilafkas the flexibility to pursue creative endeavors such as bringing on vibrant projection mapping, tech-focused amenities inside guestrooms, one-of-a-kind courtyard and rooftop experiences, and more.
Bringing experience from such distinctive hotels and brands as Casa del Mar, Hotel Figueroa, Luxe, Hilton, and Marriott, Andrews and Kabilafkas enliven the Hollywood hospitality scene with a concept rooted in Tinsel Town’s constantly evolving character. To learn more about The Godfrey Hollywood, visit www.godfreyhotelhollywood.com.
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Located on Cahuenga Boulevard, one block south of Sunset Boulevard, The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood combines the Godfrey brand ethos—known for its vibrant nightlife, dynamic restaurants, sophisticated architecture, cutting edge technology, and high touch service culture—with a captivating yet authentic interior design and art package harkening back to “Old Hollywood.” Developed by Oxford Capital Group and managed by Oxford Hotels & Resorts—and set to open spring 2019—the luxury lifestyle hotel features 220 guestrooms, a rooftop pool, four on-site bars, high-definition projection mapping video walls, and multiple indoor-outdoor event spaces with 360-degree views of Hollywood and the downtown L.A. skyline. The hotel’s culinary programming features steakhouse-meets-gastropub, About Last Knife, the second location after debuting in October 2018 at Oxford’s Hotel Julian Chicago – Millennium Park on North Michigan Avenue.
The Godfrey is part of the award-winning Oxford collection of luxury lifestyle hospitality brands managed by Oxford Hotels & Resorts. Oxford’s accolades include highlights such as “#1 Large City Hotel in the Continental U.S.” by Travel + Leisure, “#1 Hotel in the Country” by U.S. News & World Report, “Most Anticipated Hotels Opening” by Fodor’s Travel, “Single Asset Hotel Transaction of the Year” by American Lodging Investment Summit, “Historic Preservation of the Year” by Illinois Landmarks Association, “Top Rooftops in the Country” by HSMAI Adrian awards, Condé Nast “Reader’s Choice Award,” and “Event of the Year” awards from Nightlife and Bar Awards. The Godfrey is focused on showcasing captivating architecture and design, a high touch service culture, leading edge technology, and distinctive restaurant and nightlife venues with careful attention to creating organic and memorable experiences. The Godfrey name stems from a European word meaning “peace” and “welcome.”
Oxford Capital Group, LLC is a national real estate investment, development and management firm. Oxford Hotels and Resorts, LLC is its wholly owned hotel operating affiliate. Oxford, its affiliates and principals have been involved in approximately $3 billion of real estate and private equity investments, including approximately 13,000 hotel rooms and over 2,000 senior housing units. The firm's areas of experience include hospitality, mixed-use, senior housing, multifamily, student housing, urban retail, parking, and other operationally intensive forms of real estate. This includes health, fitness, spa, athletic and sports/entertainment destination clubs, and entertainment destination outlets including hotel rooftop and pool venues. Oxford's geographic focus include the nation's top metropolitan areas. For information, please visit: Oxford Capital Group, LLC. and Oxford Hotels and Resorts
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