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The Elizabeth Welcomes General Manager Ahead of Fall 2017 Opening

Scott Sloan Joins The Elizabeth, a 164-Room Hotel in the Heart of Fort Collins, Colo.

FORT COLLINS, CO. September 21, 2017 – The Elizabeth, Fort Collins’ highly-anticipated hotel, set to open this fall in the center of Old Town, announces the appointment of Scott Sloan as general manager. Scott will lead the new Autograph Collection hotel, developed by McWHINNEY, a Colorado-based national real estate development company and Sage Hospitality, a national developer and the hotel’s operator.

Sloan, who has been with Sage Hospitality for the last 12 years, is a 28-year veteran of the hospitality industry. Throughout his career, he has held an impressive track record at each of the hotels he has managed by driving revenue and exceeding customer service and guest satisfaction levels. Most recently, Sloan was the general manager at The Curtis Hotel, a DoubleTree by Hilton property located in Denver, where he managed a team of eight executives and more than 200 employees. Sloan began his career in hospitality in College Station, Texas, where he attended Texas A&M University, quickly climbing the ranks throughout various departments such as catering, sales, marketing and operations before managing his first hotel, the Marriott Ogden in Ogden, Utah in 2008.

“I am pleased to be the general manager of The Elizabeth Hotel, which will bring a true upscale hospitality experience to the city of Fort Collins,” said Sloan. “We look forward to working closely with the community to showcase our one-of-a-kind offering to all of our guests – locals and travelers alike.”

Once open, The Elizabeth will be a part of a mixed-use development in the area of Old Town, Fort Collins, defined as Firehouse Alley. The modern hotel will focus on community, music, expert design and service. Offering 3,500 sq. ft. of meeting space, including an outdoor terrace with views of Walnut Street, the hotel’s tasteful juxtaposition of design elements will truly set it apart. The hotel’s art collection will celebrate the authenticity and adventurous spirit of Fort Collins with works by local Colorado artists. Its elegant ease, thoughtful amenities and vibrant spaces will set the tone for discovery of the local culture and personal connection.

About The Elizabeth Hotel

Opening in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, Colo. in Fall 2017, The Elizabeth Hotel is part of the mixed-use Firehouse Alley development. Created by McWHINNEY, a Colorado-based national real estate development company, and Sage Hospitality, The Elizabeth will be a modern upscale hotel focused on community, music, expert design and service. The 164-room hotel will be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection and will feature locally curated art from students, professors and musicians. From the vibrant lobby bar to the upscale rooftop lounge, local beverages will be served with spirited entertainment. The hotel will offer 3,500 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. For more information visit theelizabethcolorado.com.

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. 

About McWHINNEY

Colorado-based real estate investment firm McWHINNEY is passionate about creating great places and providing awe-inspiring experiences. Since 1991, McWHINNEY has developed more than 6,000 acres of vibrant master-planned communities and more than 6.5 million square feet of vertical commercial and mixed-use properties in the Rocky Mountain region and on the West Coast. With offices in Loveland and Denver, McWHINNEY has been named Colorado’s “Developer of the Year” by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and won the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Global Award for Excellence and the Denver Business Journal Real Estate Champions – Catalyst Award for Denver Union Station. For additional information, visit www.mcwhinney.com.

About Autograph Collection

Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at more than 100 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit that is #ExactlyLikeNothingElse.  Instagram  Twitter  Facebook.

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