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ATLANTA- (May 14, 2019)—  Downtown Atlanta’s newest destination for a stylish and one-of-a-kind experience, The Candler Hotel announces the appointment of its key executive team members, Martin Wormull as general manager and Ann Collins as director of sales and marketing. Wormull and Collins will spearhead the efforts in leading one of the most anticipated Atlanta hotel openings in many years. 

Located on famed Peachtree Street NE, the 265-room hotel will open in the iconic Candler Building.   On the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel is a 17-story high-rise originally built in 1906 by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Griggs Candler as Atlanta’s first steel skyscraper.  The Candler will be the first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in Atlanta, joining more than 65 other distinctive hotels and resorts in premier destinations around the world. 

In his new role, Wormull will drive overall operations and programming while leading the hotel staff to delight guests with southern hospitality and warm charm. He assumes this position immediately and has already stepped into the role of successfully leading the execution of all aspects of the hotels pre-opening strategy. Most recently, the 30-year hospitality veteran served as managing director at Marriott’s The Dalmar and Element Hotels in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Wormull brings more than 30 years of Luxury and Boutique hotel experience to his new role. In Wormull’s 17-year tenure with Hilton, he also held various executive leadership positions.

 Leading the hotel’s sales and marketing efforts, Collins will promote the unique qualities and exciting offerings and amenities that make The Candler Hotel the most desirable address for upscale business, events and leisure travel within the region. Bringing 20 years of industry experience to The Candler Hotel, Collins will spearhead the sales efforts for the hotel’s 6,000-square-feet of meeting space, much of it boasting floor-to-ceiling windows with views overlooking the bustling environment of Atlanta’s vibrant Downtown corridor.  Collins most recently served as the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Georgian Terrace Hotel located on the edge of Midtown and Downtown Atlanta. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Martin and Ann to the Highgate team and open our first Highgate-managed hotel in downtown Atlanta,” said Steve Barick, Chief Operating Officer of Highgate. “Their extensive background in luxury hospitality and guest experience will further the success of The Candler Hotel when its doors open this Summer.”

The hotel is managed by Highgate, a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company whose growing portfolio includes more than 100 properties in gateway cities worldwide.

For more information visit candlerhotelatlanta.curiocollection.com.

About The Candler Hotel

The Candler Hotel is an architectural masterpiece. The luxurious property, which is located in Downtown Atlanta, offers an air of timeless elegance as one of Atlanta’s oldest landmarks. Managed by Highgate, a premier hospitality and investment management company, The Candler Hotel joins the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton, an upscale, global portfolio of more than 65 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts. This special selection of properties will appeal to the well-cultured set of travelers seeking unexpected and authentic experiences. Curated specifically for the epicurean, the spiritualist, the challenger, the pathfinder, and the culturalist, visitors can relish the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors while staying at this historic hotel. For more luxe details on The Candler Hotel, follow @TheCandlerHotel on Instagram and Facebook.  For advance room or meeting reservations, visit candlerhotelatlanta.curiocollection.com or call 404-523-1200.

Contact: Marsha Archer

marsha@msquaredpr.com / (404) 303- 7797 ext. 4

About Highgate

Highgate is a premier hospitality investment and management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna, and Prague. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition.  Highgate also has a proven record of developing bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry-leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry's most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, London, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Seattle. 

About Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio Collection by Hilton is an upper-upscale, global portfolio of more than 65 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking unexpected and authentic experiences, and the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and hotel stories at newsroom.hilton.com/curio; discover Curio Collection destinations through the eyes of locals with 48-hour itineraries at citiesbycurio.com; determine what kind of traveler you are by taking the curiosity quiz; and connect with Curio Collection on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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