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  • Meet Bess Miller

     
    POSTED May 8, 2017
     

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Bess Miller was recently hired as general manager of Denver’s the Curtis—a Double Tree by Hilton.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as general manager of Denver’s the Curtis—a Double Tree by Hilton?

I am excited to be part of a hotel with such a unique personality and vibe. Every time you turn a corner, you find something that makes you laugh or smile. It takes you back to when it was all about having fun and nothing else much mattered.

2. How do you think past experiences have prepared you for this role?

I have been fortunate to have worked in Denver for some time and have experience with a variety of brands. With different expectations for each brand, it has allowed me to gain perspective and use that to help me be successful going forward.

3. How did you get into the industry?

I met one of the hospitality professors when I was attending Metro State, and he taught me a lot about the industry. I took one of his classes the following semester and subsequently he helped me get a job at a downtown Denver hotels. That experience helped me to realize that hospitality was the industry for me and I changed my major.

4. What are you hoping to achieve in your new role?

I hope to contribute to the ongoing success of the Curtis. I want to ensure that I keep the culture alive and well and continue to evolve the brand.

5. What do you enjoy most about the industry?

I love a challenge. In running a hotel, you always have a lot of balls in the air and there is never a dull moment. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Graves Hospitality has proposed plans for a future development on the current site that will necessitate the immediate closing of Bradstreet Craftshouse in Minneapolis.

The restuarant opened in 2009 in the downtown Minneapolis Graves 601 Hotel. In 2014, Graves Hospitality sold the hotel and the Bradstreet concept was moved to the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis. It opened again in 2015. In approximately 14 months, Bradstreet will open within the InterContinental Hotel, which will be directly connected by skyway to Terminal One of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

 

The soon-to-open Omni Frisco Hotel in Dallas has announced the names of its new director of operations, director of finance, director of sales and marketing, director of engineering, director of human resources and neighborhood services general manager.

The hotel will open in July 2017. All of the announced positions will report to Jeff Smith, hotel general manager.

 

Now that the ground has thawed, the days are getting longer, and we've (hopefully) seen the last lingering springtime snowfall, it’s time for Minnesotans and visitors alike to get outside and explore the Twin Cities. Radisson Blu’s #BluRoutes offers pre-planned routes for runners, walkers and joggers alike that start and end at either the Mall of America or locations across downtown Minneapolis. Whether you’re after a brisk morning jog or a leisurely stroll between meetings, #BluRoutes offers a chance to get some exercise and sightsee on foot.