• Kimpton Hotel Monaco Appoints Two New Senior Leaders

     
    POSTED February 20, 2017
     

Downtown Denver’s Kimpton Hotel Monaco has appointed two new members to their team: Victoria Noe as director of catering and Brittany Gripp as group sales manager. Noe and Gripp have years of experience in management from local Denver properties.

Noe comes to her latest position following her position as senior event manager for Epicurean Catering at Sports Authority Meal. In her role, she will be responsible for planning more than 275 meetings annually that have anywhere from 250 to 2,500 guests. She has previously served as catering sales manager at two properties in Colorado. She is a certified wedding planner and earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Colorado State University.

“It is with much excitement that we bring Victoria into the position of Director of Catering of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver,” says Matt Snyder, general manager, Panzano. “Victoria’s knowledge of the event and catering industry and experience in customer service will greatly benefit clients as they plan their meetings and events at our hotel.”

Gripp joins the team after holding the same position at The Driskill Hotel. She will be responsible for forging relationships with CVB sales managers and developing lucrative sales stratefies.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brittany to the Hotel Monaco team as Group Sales Manager,” says Sandy Burkett, general manager, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver. “We are confident that Brittany will leverage our position in key markets to increase group sales while maintaining current customer satisfaction.”

On September 1, over 1,500 businesses across the country illuminated their buildings with red lights to draw attention to the devastation that the live events and performance art industries have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Whether a team is still working from home, or has made a phased return to the office, the past few months have seemed monotonous with not as many in-person meetings and events to break up work weeks. Meeting with a group boosts motivation, and Zoom meetings can’t compare when it comes to rallying morale. After months at home, planning small meetings and corporate getaways away from home is a great way to motivate and revitalize a team’s performance–especially when the destination provides all of the benefits that Colorado offers.

 

According to a survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), frequent travelers feel safer when hotels adhere to AHLA's Stay Safe guidelines, which detail cleaning protocols for hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic.