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Sage Hospitality Announces New Senior Management Team for Embassy Suites by Hilton & Hilton Garden Inn Opening This Fall in Boulder

DENVER, CO. August 22, 2017 - Denver based, Sage Hospitality, one of the nation’s top hotel investment and management companies, is excited to announce that a strong senior management team is now in place for the Embassy Suites by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn opening this Fall in Boulder, led by new General Manager Kathleen Bates.

Angela Blackstock has been named the Director of Sales and Marketing and Carla Schrock will serve as the Associate Director of Sales at the dual-branded “Hiltons on Canyon,” which is currently under construction at the intersection of Canyon Blvd. and 28th St.   A hospitality industry veteran with nearly 20 years of experience, Bates previously served as the General Manager of the Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park, Holiday Inn Stapleton and Residence Inn by Marriott Denver City Center. Bates is an active member of many Colorado charitable organizations, including being a founding member of Denver’s successful Road to Work non-profit, which is dedicated to helping those with barriers to employment.

Blackstock joins the Hiltons on Canyon from the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel, bringing more than 25 years of Colorado hospitality experience. A proven sales team leader, Blackstock was named the Director of Sales & Marketing of the Year in 2015 for White Lodging. An active member of the Boulder County community, Blackstock volunteers much her time at a food bank in Longmont.

Schrock joined the Sage team in 2014 as the Director of Sales at the Homewood Suites Boulder, where she had great success in increasing revenues every year since her arrival.  With extensive hospitality experience, Schrock previously held sales positions at Chicago’s Hyatt Regency O’Hare and Colorado’s Park Hyatt Beaver Creek and Grand Hyatt Denver.

Located in one of Colorado’s most desirable communities, the dual-branded complex will feature two five-story towers offering a combined 375 guest rooms, along with 8,435 square feet of meeting and event space, state-of-the-art fitness centers, a shared courtyard and pool and two unique restaurants.

Each hotel is designed to celebrate the unique culture of Boulder while maintaining the brand hallmarks that define both the Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn, creating the perfect location from which guests can enjoy everything that makes Boulder such a popular travel destination.

“We’re very pleased to have such a strong leadership team in place for the highly anticipated opening of the Hiltons on Canyon project this fall,” said Walter Isenberg, President & CEO Denver-based Sage Hospitality. “In keeping with our core values of giving back to the communities in which we work and live, this seasoned Sage Hospitality team has already begun forging strong bonds with Boulder’s vibrant community.”

About Sage Hospitality

Denver-based Sage Hospitality was founded in 1984 and since continues to lead the hospitality industry in hotel and restaurant management as well as real estate investment. Sage is known for outstanding relationships with hotel brands and creating places that people want to go to, not through, including 10 unique restaurant concepts by Sage Restaurant Group and independent luxury properties by Sage Hotels. To learn more about Sage, visit www.sagehospitality.com.

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