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Stonebridge Companies Promotes Two, Adds Eight for Leadership Roles

Michael Cranor
Brian Leiker

Denver-based Stonebridge Companies — a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer — in support of its ongoing business growth, has promoted two of its team members and employed eight new associates for various leadership roles at a number of its more than 60 hotels across the U.S.

Brian Leiker, a 19-year veteran of the hospitality industry, has been promoted to general manager of the 230-room Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center, located within downtown Denver’s historic former Colorado National Bank building. Leiker has been with Stonebridge Companies for 13 years and most recently served as general manager of the 302-room dual-branded Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center. His strong track record of success includes bringing hotels into the top percentile of their respective brands for guest satisfaction scores while growing revenue and market penetration.

Michael Cranor joins Stonebridge Companies’ corporate team as cluster revenue manager. In this capacity, he focuses on helping maximize revenue at Stonebridge’s growing Denver International Airport cluster. During his more than 11 years with the company, Cranor’s past roles have included property revenue manager, accounting manager and task force general manager; general manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Highlands Ranch, Colorado; and accounting manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Cherry Creek.

“Stonebridge Companies is committed to the growth and development of our team members and we’re thrilled to have Brian and Michael advance their careers within our company,” said Chris Manley, chief operating officer of Stonebridge Companies. “We’re proud of their hard work, dedication and commitment to our guests and team members. They exemplify the Stonebridge Companies’ Distinguished HospitalityTM brand and their professional progressions are well deserved.”

Stonebridge Companies has a rapidly expanding portfolio of 60-plus hotels with more than 10,500 guest rooms nationwide. To accommodate its growth, the company has also added eight new members to its team of more than 3,100 associates, including three in Colorado:

  • Randie Mallory, general manager, Residence Inn by Marriott – Denver/Cherry Creek. Approaching 10 years in the hospitality industry, Mallory began her career as a housekeeper before advancing to operations manager, assistant general manager and her first general manager position in 2017. She most recently served as a brand specialist for Marriott’s western region.
  • Chris Tolbertson, general manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott – Loveland/Fort Collins. Since 2002, Tolbertson has worked at a range of Marriott brand hotels. He most recently served as general manager of the TownePlace Suites in Littleton, Colorado and the Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver Tech Center/South.
  • Kate Thompson, director of sales and marketing, Renaissance Hotel – Denver Downtown City Center. Thompson holds a strong background in the hospitality industry, having served most recently as area director of sales and marketing for Sage Hospitality in Nashville, Tennessee. She has also worked as director of sales and marketing for Union Station Hotel in Nashville and The Curtis Hotel in Denver.

“We’re delighted to add such strong professionals to our already impressive team at Stonebridge Companies,” added Manley. “Not only will these new team members support our company’s continued growth, but they will also reinforce our commitment to providing Distinguished Hospitality™ to our guests.”

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