WESTMINSTER, Colo., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners and White Lodging Services today announced the opening of the 215-room Denver Marriott Westminster full service hotel and Tiller's Kitchen & Bar restaurant in Westminster, Colo.
"I am excited for the hotel opening and to represent the Marriott brand here in Colorado," said General Manager Dave Kennedy. "We are looking forward to welcoming guests and providing a quality experience for both visitors and those that live in the local community."
Previously, Kennedy was the general manager at the Renaissance Flatiron Hotel in Broomfield, Colo. Kennedy joined White Lodging in 2002 as a regional director of training and recruiting and was later promoted to general manager of the Boulder Marriott Hotel in 2003. His recent hotel teams have garnered numerous awards for customer service, event service excellence and food and beverage quality.
"I'm thrilled to be a part of the opening team for the new Marriott in Westminster," said Stasia Patience, director of sales and marketing. "I'm so proud of our team's hard work and look forward to providing excellent service to our guests now that we are open."
Patience brings over 33 years of experience working for Marriott branded hotels and has been with White Lodging for eight years. A Denver native, Stasia was previously the Director of Sales at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, as well as the Boulder Marriott, prior to joining the Denver Marriott Westminster team.
The six-floor Denver Marriott Westminster is the first newly constructed, full service hotel in the Denver/Boulder corridor to open in more than 10 years. The 215-room hotel broke ground in August 2012 and features a new guestroom design, 12,000 square-feet of event, ballroom and meeting space and an experienced sales and event management staff.
Tiller's Kitchen & Bar presents a fresh regional approach to dining while celebrating the bounty of craft producers, local farms, Colorado ranches and sustainable food sources. The restaurant is distinctly American in menu character, indigenous to Colorado and metropolitan in style. The comforting use of dark rustic woods, warm earth tones textured wall finishes and amber lighting on a foundation of stone, glass and steel will define a Colorado sense of place. Tiller's wine library streams floor to ceiling in an open fire lit lifestyle space. The artisanal menu is understandable, accessible and moderately priced.
The hotel is located northwest of downtown Denver off Highway 36/Boulder Turnpike at 7000 Church Ranch Blvd.
Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners is actively engaged in the development, acquisition, ownership and management of income producing real estate across Colorado's Front Range. The company and its affiliates' portfolio of office, retail, hotel and industrial holdings totals more than 6 million square feet nationwide with values in excess of one-half billion dollars. For more information about Etkin Johnson, please visit www.etkinjohnson.com.
White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company focused on developing and operating premium-branded hotels in growing urban markets across the United States. The company is a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels. Its current portfolio consists of more than 162 hotels in 21 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Preferred Hotel Group and InterContinental Hotel Group. For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com.
SOURCE White Lodging