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Matt Korsos And Elvira Skomorowska Join The Leadership Team
DENVER – March 4, 2020 – The Magnolia St. Louis, proudly announces today the addition of two new leaders joining the ranks of the acclaimed Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Matt Korsos has been appointed as the new General Manager and Elvira Skomorowska will serve as Director of Sales. Both new hires are long time industry veterans with experience working with top boutique hotel brands across the country.
“These leadership changes come at an exciting time for the Magnolia St. Louis. The downtown area is experiencing a renaissance of sports, entertainment, food and culture, ” said Sarah Treadway, CEO of Stout Street Hospitality. “We could not be more thrilled with the level of experience they both bring to their role, and the guest experience will greatly benefit from their industry knowledge and wealth of leadership skills.”
Korsos brings more than 20 years of experience in the hotel industry and has held positions in every area of hospitality from bellman to front desk to sales, and food and beverage. He was a part of the opening team of the Magnolia St. Louis back in 2013, serving as Director of Operations for the property, before taking his first job as a General Manager in Omaha. There he won several industry awards for his leadership. In his new role, Korsos will oversee all aspects of the hotel, emphasizing an elevated guest experience and bringing his passion for service to the role.
“I am thrilled to be back in the Stout Street family…I always knew I wanted to come back to this company and was delighted when this opportunity came along,” said Koros. “Tribute Hotels are known for their elevated guest programming and I am excited to bring some new fresh ideas to our guests that focus on unique experiences, service and quality.”
Elvira Skomorowska is also a long time hotel industry veteran with close to 20 years of experience in sales and marketing for boutique properties. She will serve as the new Director of Sales for the Magnolia St. Louis and the is joining the team from Chicago, where she worked for the Journal Hotels. There she was integral in collaborating with Revenue Management, spearheading talent and driving sales and marketing efforts for the property. She also previously worked with The Blackstone, Autograph Collection in a similar role.
“I am honored to join the amazing team at the Magnolia St. Louis, which is one of the most spectacular in the downtown area,” said Skomorowska. “I look forward to bringing my experience to this role and creating new sales concepts that help attract news audiences and markets.”
About St. Louis Magnolia Hotel
Magnolia St. Louis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, was originally built in 1924 as the Mayfair Hotel by Charles Heiss and shines brightly as the crown jewel of downtown hospitality and sophistication. It is the site of many historical firsts, including the first female general manager in St. Louis and the birthplace of “chocolates on a pillow” by cinematic icon, Cary Grant. Here, each of our 182 guest rooms, including the lavish Cary Grant and Presidential Suites, provide one of downtown St. Louis’s only boutique experiences.
Right in the heart of the city, guests discover pure hospitality centrally located near all of St. Louis’s major corporate headquarters and within walking distance to America’s Center Convention Complex, Busch Stadium, restaurants, bars and the renowned Gateway Arch. As an added convenience, they have proudly partnered with Marriott Hotels. This partnership allows guests to experience the independence of Magnolia while enjoying elite benefits such as Free Night Awards without blackout dates and VIP access to sporting events, culinary endeavors, concerts and more with Marriott Bonvoy.
About Stout Street Hospitality
Managing hotels since 1993, Stout Street Hospitality is a fourth-generation family business. The Denver-based company focuses on development, management, acquisition, re-branding, new construction, and conversion of existing independent hotel properties. The core product line consists of award-winning, independent boutique hotels under the Magnolia brand that offer a style unlike that of trendy or branded hotels. The company currently operates Magnolia hotels in Denver, Dallas, Houston, Omaha, Neb.; St. Louis; and the recently opened Magnolia New Orleans. For more information, visit www.stoutstreethospitality.com.
About Tribute Portfolio
Tribute Portfolio is a growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike. With 30 hotels open and growing, Tribute Portfolio has struck a chord with those who seek out independent experiences and crave a connection with the community when traveling. From boutique resorts like Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in California and urban hotels such as The Vagabond Club in Singapore, to hotels in indie-spirited locales like Noelle in Nashville and The Slaak in Rotterdam, each Tribute Portfolio hotel celebrates its individuality offering travelers a fresh, often colorful, perspective. Stay with character and stay connected: Instagram, Facebook and twitter. Tribute Portfolio is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.
Media Contact: Courtney Lis, DPP Communications, (970) 581-6231, firstname.lastname@example.org