Movers and Shakers Week Ending 10.05.18
Ed Blair Now Serving as General Manager of Denver’s the Curtis – a DoubleTree by Hilton
The Curtis – a DoubleTree by Hilton announced that Ed Blair is now serving as the “Rebel Leader” or general manager at Denver’s only hotel dedicated to pop culture where all guests are encouraged to “Stay Happy.”
Managed by Denver’s Sage Hospitality – one of the nation’s top hotel investment and management companies – the Curtis was recently named one the “6 Best Hotels in Downtown Denver” by FODOR’S.
With more than 22 years of hospitality experience, Blair spent the last three years as the general manager at Sage’s Embassy Suites Denver Downtown where he was honored with the “Sage Passion Award” for 2017. He previously spent almost a decade as the general manager of The Oxford Hotel, where he was named “Leader of the Year” in 2012. Under his direction, The Oxford was also honored as Sage’s the “Hotel of the Year” in 2011, based on its strong financials, market share, guest, employee and audit metrics.
A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Blair also previously served as the chief operating officer of the Mile High United Way and an associate pastor at Colorado’s NorthPoint Covenant Church. He is a founding member of Denver’s Road to Work Business Advisory Council, which provides training and employment opportunities for people suffering from poverty and those with disabilities and also serves on the board of Denver’s 14th Street General Improvement District.
“Ed is a highly respected leader in the Denver business community who is dedicated to creating an elevated hotel experience for guests, which makes him a perfect fit for the Curtis because the hotel has such a unique personality,” said Walter Isenberg, president and CEO of Sage Hospitality.
DLR Group appoints new Senior Principals and Principals
DLR Group CEOP Griff Davenport, FAIA has announced the appointment of two new senior principals and 26 new principals, including four in Denver.
- Vicki David – AIA, NCARB – Planning
- Maggie Flickinger – Associate AIA – Business Development
- Amy Hoffman, IIDA, LEEP AP – Interiors
- Jessie Johnson, AIA, LEED AP – Architecture
“DLR Group is driven by a leadership culture and our new senior principals and principals will be instrumental in fulfilling our promise to elevate the human experience through design,” said Davenport. “I’m inspired by the fact that 46 percent of our new principals are women and one-third of DLR Group’s new principals during the past three years have been women. This is indicative of the change in our profession and within DLR Group, that will bring new voices and innovation into the design industry to meet the needs of clients in our local communities, and around the globe, in the coming years.”