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.