• Kira Musolf of Millennium Minneapolis receives Hospitality Hero Award

    POSTED January 25, 2018

Kira Musolf has been named a Hospitality Hero award winner for third quarter by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. This award is given quarterly to members of the Minneapolis hospitality community. Nominated by colleagues, this honors individuals or companies that have made impressive and memorable contributions to the image and culture of Minneapolis through their hospitality and service.

Musolf is most usually the first point of contact for visiting meeting planners. She has proven to provide a “stellar first impression” of Minneapolis. Musolf does a great job of grabbing her guests’ attention and catering to their needs, always meeting their requests with positivity and professionalism. Dedicated to her job, she treats the requests of a single guest with the same importance as a meeting planner bringing a large meeting to the city.

Kimberly Osterhout, Musolf’s supervisor and Director of Sales and Marketing, stated that Musolf is constantly seeking ways to improve. “Kira continually looks for ways to expand her knowledge about the hospitality industry as a way to provide increasingly better service and experience,” said Osterhout. “Kira has a passion for this industry and is an example of the type of professional that will elevate the hospitality industry.”

Thomas J.W. Voss has just been appointed managing director of the 1,048-room-Fairmont Austin, opening the summer of next year. He will be responsible for overall operations, performance and strategic direction for the newest and largest Fairmont hotel in the U.S.

With more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Voss has held a number of positions, including executive roles with Starwood Hotels.



Meet Minneapolis recently awarded Jim Kyndberg, executive chef for Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown, with its Hospitality Hero award. The award recognizes a company or individual who has contributed significantly to the public image of Minneapolis through outstanding hospitality and service.


Meet Minneapolis recently presented its Hospitality Hero award to Seng Sengpanya, the sous chef at The Marquette Hotel. This award honors a company or an individual who has contributed considerably to the public image of Minneapolis through exemplary hospitality and service.

Sengpanya has been with The Marquette Hotel since beginning her career there as a housekeeper 30 years ago. Over the years, she has worked her way through multiple departments before becoming the hotel’s sous chef.