The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center Appoints Jennifer Atkins as Managing Director

/The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center Appoints Jennifer Atkins as Managing Director

The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center Appoints Jennifer Atkins as Managing Director

|2016-01-20T14:21:30-04:00January 20th, 2016|

ENGLEWOOD, CO (January 20, 2016) — The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, A Destination Hotel, which was recently acquired by Silverwest Hotels LLC, announced the appointment of Jennifer Atkins as managing director. Jennifer brings nearly 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to her new position.

“We're very excited Jennifer Atkins is joining The Inverness as our new managing director,” said Kevin Regan, senior vice president of operations at The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center. “Jennifer's leadership, strategic planning and management skills precede her, and her depth of experience and dynamic communication style will be a tremendous asset to our team.”

Jennifer started her career in the hospitality industry in 1990 with Marriott International as a front office hourly associate, and accepted several promotions over the next four years, including positions in reservations, sales and sales management. In 1994, Jennifer was promoted to Reservations/Revenue Manager at the Vail Marriott, and from 1997 until 2005 she focused on strategic planning and revenue strategy as Area Director of Revenue Management for Marriott's San Francisco-area hotels, Regional Director of Revenue Management for the South Central Region, and Director of Market Strategy for the Denver market.

From 2005 to 2013, Jennifer was promoted to Resident Manager at the Denver Marriott City Center, and subsequently to General Manager positions at Denver Marriott West and Denver Marriott Tech Center, and Hotel (Resort) Manager at Renaissance Esmeralda in Indian Wells, California. In May of 2013, Jennifer moved into the role of Area Director for Modern Essentials and Extended Stay Hotels in the Western Region, where she led operations, sales, and food and beverage for 21 hotels.

In her new role, Jennifer will work directly with John Garth, area managing director of The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, the Vail Cascade Resort, and the Hotel De Anza in San Jose, California. In late 2016, the hotel will continue its multimillion dollar capital expenditure and property improvement plan in keeping with the hotel’s five-star rating.

About The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center

The Inverness Hotel is a full-service hotel and conference center situated in suburban Denver, Colorado that offers 302 guestrooms and suites and a premiere medley of business and leisure amenities. Hotel guests enjoy convenient, on-property access to a new, full-service spa; an 18-hole J. Press Maxwell-designed golf course, five multi-cuisine restaurants and boutique shops. The hotel recently underwent a $1.3 million renovation to its lobby, entrance, food and beverage outlets and event corridors. With 43 individual meeting rooms and more than 60,000 square-feet of event space, The Inverness Hotel is a preferred property of choice for work, play or both. For more information, please visit www.invernesshotel.com

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is the largest operator of independent hotels, resorts and residences in the United States. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Destination is an industry leader with more than 40 years of hospitality management and development experience. Located in premier destinations, the portfolio is continuously growing with more than 40 luxury and upscale properties from coast to coast. The award-winning company operates 20 golf courses, 20 full-service spas, six IACC-certified conference centers and 110 bars and restaurants. The privately-owned company is a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, a Los Angeles-based real estate investment, development and management firm. For more information on Destination Hotels, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels

About Silverwest Hotels

Silverwest Hotels, LLC, is a Denver-based investment and management company formed in 2013 by experienced hotel and resort executives Edward Mace and Charles Peck. Silverwest currently owns and manages a growing portfolio of hotels and developments in multiple Colorado destinations, the Big Island of Hawaii, San Antonio, Texas, and West Des Moines, Iowa. In December 2015, Silverwest opened two new hotels in Colorado, Element by Westin in Basalt and the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Silverthorne. The company is a joint venture that brings Silverwest together with the institutional fund management platforms and expertise of Mariner Real Estate Management, LLC, and an affiliate of Global Endowment Management. Mariner, based in Kansas City, is a real estate private equity firm focused on opportunistic investments in the commercial real estate market. Global Endowment, based in Charlotte, N.C., is an independent investment manager offering an endowment-style investment program to institutional investors, family offices, individuals and other sophisticated investors. For more information, visit www.silverwesthotels.com

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