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CLEVELAND, OH (January 20, 2015) - Sage Hospitality, one of the leading hotel management and investment companies in the nation is pleased to introduce the new general manager of The Westin Cleveland Downtown, Bob Megazzini. In his new position, Megazzini will lead the 484-room, contemporary, art-driven hotel in operations and guest services.

Megazzini has an accomplished background in the hotel industry and brings more than 30 years of management leadership. Previously, he held positions as General Manager of the Marcus Hotels and Resorts property, The Cornhusker Marriott, and at multiple property locations with Marriott International, including the Cleveland Marriott Downtown, Livonia Marriott and Marriott's Griffin Gate Resort. 

"We are very excited to welcome Bob to the Westin Cleveland team," says Arthur Berg, Senior Vice President of Operations for Sage Hospitality's Premier & Lifestyle division. "Bob brings a wealth of hospitality experience and knowledge of the Cleveland market to The Westin Cleveland Downtown and is a wonderful addition to the property." 

Megazzini's career has been distinguished by exemplary skills in owner and asset manager relationships, strategic revenue growth, profit maximization and strong associate engagement. He has been recognized for community and civic leadership and earned accolades including: JW Marriott Eagle Leadership Award, Ohio Lodging Association GM of the Year Cleveland, Ohio Lodging Association GM of the Year Ohio, Marriott Business Council Leadership Award and Financial Leadership Award Marriott Western Region. He sits on the Executive Committee of Cleveland Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors and was appointed leader of the Sales Committee in 2012.

Megazzini graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with Bachelor Degree of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration. Community involvement includes: Marriott's Business Council Guidance Team Member, Board Member Cleveland Junior Achievement, Executive Committee Member Positively Cleveland Board, Advisory Member Cleveland Tourism First Impression Committee and Children's Miracle Network Advisory Council.

About Sage Hospitality

Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has grown into one of the largest privately held hospitality investment, management and development companies in the nation operating more than 65 premium branded and premier and lifestyle hotels. Today, Sage Hospitality manages hotels under the Marriott, Starwood, Hilton and Hyatt brands in addition to operating a growing number of independent, non-branded properties.  For more information on Sage Hospitality, please visit

About Sage Restaurant Group

Denver-based Sage Restaurant Group, co-founded by restaurateur Peter Karpinski, creates locally-inspired experiences where food, drink and design meet and mix. These independent restaurants, adjacent to hotels, also deliver exceptional catering and in-room dining experiences. Wherever they are located, Sage Restaurant Group's concepts feature a distinctive scene and a subtly infused local vibe designed to appeal to a guest who is hungry for life. For more information, please visit

About The Westin Cleveland Downtown

A contemporary hotel with a classic vibe, The Westin Cleveland Downtown is located in the financial district, just steps away from Brown's Stadium, the Cleveland Convention Center and the Global Center for Health Innovation (formerly known as the Cleveland Medical Mart) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. After completion of extensive interior and exterior renovations by the Design/Build team of Marous Brothers Construction for the opening in Spring 2014, the hotel will offer 484 luxurious guest rooms all fully equipped with Westin's signature Heavenly in-room amenities, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, a business center, complimentary Wi-Fi and an on-site Starbucks. The hotel's 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space can be divided into 20 separate rooms, including a 9,000 square foot Grand Ballroom. To learn more about the Westin Cleveland Downtown, visit

Contact: Anna Treiber or Julia Baker or / 630-315-2963 or 630-933-9790

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