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Kelly Wilson Named Director of Sales & Marketing at Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center

Dave Farmer Uncategorized

Originally appeared in Hotel Online in December, 2017

DENVER – Dec. 22, 2017 – The Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel, housed in one of the state’s most famous and historic buildings – the former Colorado National Bank Building – has announced the appointment of Kelly Wilson as its director of sales and marketing. Wilson joins the team with nearly 20 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing and a multitude of industry accomplishments: she received the Sage Hospitality Sales Leader of the Year award in 2004, saw year-to-date growth in many of her sales roles and started her own task force consulting company, Bloom Hospitality, in 2008. While Wilson has worked with hospitality organizations such as KPartners Hospitality, serving as a leader in hospitality sales, she is no stranger to the Renaissance Denver Downtown. Wilson was the sales manager and part of the pre-opening management team of the property in 2014.

Most recently, Wilson was the director of sales for Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown where she increased weekend business by 4 percent. The majority of Wilson’s career has been spent locally in Colorado, where she has served roles ranging from sales manager, director of sales and senior sales manager for various properties including Hilton Garden Inn Denver Tech Center, The Curtis Downtown Denver and Holiday Inn Denver East Stapleton, among others.

“We are so excited to have Kelly return to our team,” said Michael Damion, general manager of the Renaissance Denver Downtown. “Kelly has accomplished so much over the course of her career and we love her passion for creating and cultivating relationships with clients and colleagues. She will be a valuable asset to the property.”

At the Renaissance Denver Downtown, Wilson will strive to lead the team in implementing revenue-generating practices that exceed competitive sales objectives. Wilson will supervise and train the sales team at the property and will work closely with Damion to strategize sales and marketing initiatives to maximize hotel revenue.

Outside of her day-to-day role, Wilson is involved in two different non-profit organizations: Rocky Mountain Huntington’s Disease Association and YES (Youth Education & Sports Fundraising).

Located within downtown Denver’s former Colorado National Bank building, the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center is housed in one of the Colorado’s most famous and historic buildings, with a lobby that The Denver Post coined “the most beautiful room in Denver.” Awarded by Marriott as the 2015 “Hotel of the Year” for Renaissance hotels in the West, the Colorado National Bank hotel features 230 guest rooms, seven of which are suites; 6,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; and a fitness center. Anchored by its award-winning restaurant, range, the hotel also offers guests craft beer and cocktails at Teller Bar, located in its lobby, and the first free-standing illy caffé in the state. Imbued with a series of 16 murals from the iconic western muralist, Allen Tupper True, the property showcases historic elements from the building’s original construction in the early 1900s, set against the accommodations, amenities and comforts of a modern luxury hotel. The Colorado National Bank hotel is ideally situated along the 17th Street corridor, a half block from the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall and a short walk to Union Station and the Colorado Convention Center. For more information, visit, follow @RenDenDowntown on Facebook and Instagram, or call (303) 867-8100.