Manhattan Hospitality Advisors Appointed to Manage the Hotel Madeline and the Inn at Lost Creek In Telluride, Colo.

  • Manhattan Hospitality Advisors
  • 02.10.11
Manhattan Hospitality Advisors, Inc. (MHA) has announced the assumption of management of two five-star luxury hotels in Telluride, Colo.

Effective February 1, 2011, the recently renamed Hotel Madeline and the Inn at Lost Creek became the newest members of MHA’s international hotel portfolio, along with 66 luxurious condominiums for sale. Both properties will continue operations uninterrupted throughout the 2011 ski season and beyond.

MHA took swift yet thoughtful action to assure a seamless transition and maintain the highest service standards for current and future guests. MHA also announced the appointment of Daniel Barr as general manager at both addresses. A 30-year veteran of hospitality in the United States and Italy, Barr has extensive management experience in sales and marketing and hotel operations. Most recently, he was general manager of Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa, a 180-room deluxe hotel in Rome. Other positions that Barr has held include director of operations at Gruppo Toti/Lamora; managing director of Forum Travel & Assi Holidays; and director of sales and marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, all based in Rome. Additionally, M Luxury Collection has been brought on to oversee sales strategy out of New York.

MHA will also be launching new concepts at the hotel spa and dining outlets. Blu Spas, Inc. will bring its creative touch to the renamed Spa Linnea at Hotel Madeline and services at the Inn at Lost Creek. Blu Spas has worked with more than 250 spas in 25 countries over the past quarter century and are internationally recognized for innovations, establishing standards for luxury spas, proven revenue earnings and cost-base planning. At the same time, Chef Jake Linzinmeir will re-conceive and enhance the hotel dining operations. A Midwestern-born culinary talent, Linzinmeir has enjoyed wide notoriety while being actively involved in the Telluride dining scene, where he owns and operates several restaurants and consults on restaurant concept development and design.

“We are very excited to be managing two five-star luxury hotels in one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in North America – and to have a hotel professional of Daniel Barr’s caliber to oversee all operations,” said Jack Westergom, managing director of MHA. “The MHA team will use its extensive hospitality experience to ensure that asset value is maximized for these two upscale properties.”

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