By Dan Voorhis of The Wichita Eagle
The long-time owners of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport are selling the building to Colorado investors.
The hotel opened in 1981 on leased airport property by Wichita Airport Hotel Associates, a group of Kansas investors.
The buyer is Greenwood Hospitality Group, based in Denver, according to a City Council agenda report.
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Hilton Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Marlene Poynder as General Manager at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. In her new role, Poynder will oversee the day-to-day operations of the luxury property, which boasts 189 rooms and suites and continues to be rated one of the best hotels in North America. Poynder will report directly to Ronen Nissenbaum, Vice President of Operations-Luxury Hotels, Americas.
“I am thrilled to welcome Marlene Poynder to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago and announce her appointment to the position of General Manager,” said Ronen Nissenbaum of Hilton Worldwide. “Marlene brings a wealth of international experience in luxury hotels and will be instrumental in the ongoing success and growth of the hotel through her proven leadership and reputation of building high performing teams.”
Poynder commented, “I am honored to continue to be a part of the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand and am thrilled to join such an outstanding team here in Chicago known for its commitment to the highest quality of service.”
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The Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center has announced the appointment of Erica Tomei as Pastry Chef. In her new role, Tomei will head dessert and bakery operations for the resort’s catering functions, restaurant outlets and retail shops. The winner of the American Culinary Federation’s 2014 wedding cake competition makes Oak Brook Hills a one-stop-shop for house-made wedding cakes, pastries and other baked specialties, something few hotel kitchens can offer.
Special D Events (www.specialdevents.com) is pleased to announce our fourth new hire within the last year and latest addition to our team, Natalie Shankin. As Office Assistant, Shankin will work closely with the Operations Manager and Administrative Manager. She will assist with the day-to-day operational needs along with providing support to our clients, vendors, and staff.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is celebrating the arrival of new General Manager, Amanda Joiner, who recently joined the hotel from the corporate sales and marketing team of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Joiner is an accomplished and versatile hotel executive, recognized for a leadership background which encompasses both operations and sales and marketing.
“It is a true honor to work with the creative and talented team of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis,” said Joiner, “The future of this beautiful hotel has no bounds, especially given the guest focus of our Ladies and Gentlemen. I look forward to working with them, to settling into this beautiful city, and to engaging with the greater St. Louis hospitality community.”