WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners and White Lodging Services have announced the opening of the 215-room Denver Marriott Westminster full-service hotel and Tiller’s Kitchen and Bar restaurant in Westminster, Colo.
“I am excited for the hotel opening and to represent the Marriott brand here in Colorado,” said General Manager Dave Kennedy. “We are looking forward to welcoming guests and providing a quality experience for both visitors and those that live in the local community.”
Previously, Kennedy was the general manager at the Renaissance Flatiron Hotel in Broomfield, Colo. Kennedy joined White Lodging in 2002 as a regional director of training and recruiting and was later promoted to general manager of the Boulder Marriott Hotel in 2003. His recent hotel teams have garnered numerous awards for customer service, event service excellence and food and beverage quality.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the opening team for the new Marriott in Westminster,” said Stasia Patience, director of sales and marketing. “I’m so proud of our team’s hard work and look forward to providing excellent service to our guests now that we are open.”
Patience brings over 33 years of experience working for Marriott branded hotels and has been with White Lodging for eight years. A Denver native, Stasia was previously the director of sales at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, as well as the Boulder Marriott, prior to joining the Denver Marriott Westminster team.
The six-floor Denver Marriott Westminster is the first newly constructed, full-service hotel in the Denver/Boulder corridor to open in more than 10 years. The 215-room hotel broke ground in August 2012 and features a new guestroom design, 12,000 square feet of event, ballroom and meeting space, and an experienced sales and event management staff.
Tiller’s Kitchen and Bar presents a fresh regional approach to dining while celebrating the bounty of craft producers, local farms, Colorado ranches, and sustainable food sources. The restaurant is distinctly American in menu character, indigenous to Colorado, and metropolitan in style. The comforting use of dark rustic woods, warm earth tones, textured wall finishes, and amber lighting on a foundation of stone, glass, and steel will define a Colorado sense of place. Tiller’s wine library streams floor to ceiling in an open fire lit lifestyle space.