ATLANTA, GA — October 28, 2021 — Practice Hospitality today announced the hiring of Alan Rae as the General Manager at Hotel Colee. Atlanta’s boutique destination hotel in the Buckhead neighborhood, Hotel Colee is on a hot streak having been named earlier this month one of the top ten ‘Best Hotels in the South’ in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2021 Reader’s Choice survey. With over twenty-five years of hospitality experience managing top southern hotels, Rae is well positioned to lead the team at Hotel Colee to even greater heights.


“Alan brings an enthusiasm for the brand and passion for hospitality that we are confident will exceed the high expectations of both our team and guests,” says Bashar Wali, CEO of Practice Hospitality. “We are delighted to welcome such an experienced leader into the Practice Hospitality family as we continue to build upon the success of Hotel Colee’s first year.”


Rae is a dedicated boutique-hotelier with a proven track record of innovation and originality, specializing in operational excellence. He and the freshly renovated locations he has taken on, such as Atlanta’s Hotel Clermont, have consistently earned industry accolades. Under Rae’s leadership, Hotel Clermont racked up numerous awards including ‘Best Hotel in the South’ by Conde Nast Traveler in 2019 and was ranked 1 out of 187 hotels in Atlanta as well as number 7 in the USA by TripAdvisor in 2020. Rae also led the pre-openings of the W Hotel in Downtown Atlanta, the Wylie Hotel, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, and Jameson Inns.

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