DENVER, Colorado, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Denver's Sage Hospitality, one of the nation's top hotel investment and management companies, has named Frederick J. Kleisner II as the Area Managing Director overseeing The Oxford Hotel and the new 112-room Crawford Hotel, an independent hotel opening in Denver's revitalized Union Station this July.
Room rates at The Crawford will start at $289 per night for a Pullman-style room, which was designed to reflect a modern take on the glamorous private sleeping cars. Other room types include Classic rooms, which are inspired by the building's Victorian era beginning, and the contemporary Loft rooms in the building's former attic, which feature exposed wood timbers and high vaulted ceilings.
A fifth-generation hotelier with 23 years experience at the upper end of the industry, Kleisner brings a lifetime of knowledge and experience to The Oxford and Crawford hotels. Prior to coming to Denver, Kleisner opened and spent six years as the General Manager of Portland's award-winning the Nines, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel that is also managed by Sage Hospitality.
"We are thrilled to have Fred's strong leadership skills as we prepare to open The Crawford this summer," said Sage Hospitality President and CEO Walter Isenberg. "He has exhibited tremendous leadership in all aspects of luxury hotel operations, enabling him to effectively identify traveler needs, understand market trends and formulate innovative changes to maintain and grow market share. He also has a unique understanding of what it takes to open a highly anticipated hotel like The Crawford."
Prior to opening and operating the Nines, Portland Oregon, Kleisner oversaw the opening of The Empire Hotel, a swanky, 413-room property in New York. He also previously spent six years with Wyndham International, including the management of The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa in Telluride and The El San Juan Hotel and Casino in Puerto Rico, a Wyndham "trophy location" boasting 382 guest rooms and luxury suites, 15 food and beverage outlets and 10 retail outlets. Each property experienced revenue and profitability growth under his leadership, while The El San Juan and The Peaks also achieved and maintained coveted AAA 4 Diamond status.
Blessed with an inborn passion for hospitality, Kleisner holds a Bachelor's of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Located in the heart of Denver's LoDo district, The Oxford Hotel was featured on Condé Nast Traveler's 2014 Gold List as one of the "511 Best Places on Earth." The 80-room historic property features 10,000 square feet of newly renovated meeting space, the iconic Cruise Room martini bar, McCormick's Fish House and Bar and the Oxford Club, Spa & Salon.
When it opens in July, The Crawford Hotel – which is across the street from The Oxford Hotel - will also offer 3,000 square feet of meeting space and a fitness center. The new Union Station will feature an amazing mix of more than a dozen Colorado-based retailers and restaurants, including Mercantile Dining & Provision by Chef Alex Seidel and Stoic & Genuine by Chef Jennifer Jasinski, the Kitchen Next Door and Snooze, an A.M. Eatery.
For more information on The Oxford Hotel, please visit www.theoxfordhotel.com. For more information on The Crawford Hotel, please visit www.thecrawfordhotel.com. For sales inquiries at both hotels, please call 303-628-5421.
About The Oxford Hotel
Uniquely LoDo, The Oxford Hotel is located in the heart of central Denver. This historic, boutique hotel has been completely renovated to cleverly combine the opulence of the past with present-day comfort and convenience. In-room amenities include flat screen TVs, complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet service, Bose Wave radios with iPod docking stations and luxurious pillow top mattresses and bedding. McCormick's Fish House and Bar sits adjacent to The Oxford Hotel, offering a daily menu of fresh fish and fine food. The Cruise Room, which opened the day after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, serves award-winning martinis in an Art Deco atmosphere. The hotel is also home to the Oxford Club, Spa & Salon, which offers a complete menu of relaxing spa services, plus a full service salon and a fitness center offering the latest in cardio and strength training equipment and a full schedule of group exercise classes. www.theoxfordhotel.com
About The Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station
The Crawford Hotel is located within Denver's historic Union Station in the heart of the LoDo District. The 112-room independent hotel offers a modern, luxurious escape from the bustle of the active train station. Three different types of rooms offer unique design elements of their own and no two rooms are alike. The Pullman-style rooms on the second level evoke train travel at its heyday; with a subtle Art Deco nod. The Classic guestrooms on the third floor are inspired by the building's Victorian era beginnings, with a touch of modern elegance and luxury. And the Loft rooms give you the experience of staying in a downtown Denver loft with exposed wood timbers and lofty vaulted ceilings. Amenities include a fitness center, 3,000 square feet of meeting space and room service that is unlike any other. Guests of The Crawford Hotel can enjoy Union Station's amazing line-up of restaurants, including Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, The Kitchen Next Door, Stoic & Genuine by Chef Jennifer Jasinski and Mercantile Dining & Provision by Chef Alex Seidel. Guests also have access to the Oxford Club, Spa & Salon on 17th Street. To book a stay in a piece of history, visit www.thecrawfordhotel.com.
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