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David Bartholomew, CHRM - Revenue Manager

David Bartholomew, CHRM - Director of Revenue

David began his hospitality career in 2013 as a Reservationist/Revenue Analyst at Hotel Teatro in downtown Denver and joined Hotel Boulderado in March 2016. In a short period of time, he progressed to Reservations Manager, training all front-office staff with reservation procedures and assisting the Revenue Manager. David progressed to the Table Mountain Inn in Golden as Front Office & Revenue Manager, eventually taking on revenue management for Hotel Boulderado and received his Certificate in Hospitality Revenue Management from the American Hotel Lodging Educational Institute.

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Michele Rittgers- Director of Sales & Marketing

Michele joined Hotel Boulderado in 2017. As a transplant from Chicago, Michele brings over 25 years of experience in the luxury hospitality and event industries to the hotel. Michele holds a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a Master's degree from Northwestern University in Business and Integrated Marketing Communications. Her career has taken her around the world both as a meeting planner as well as a hotelier in locations such as Cologne, Germany, London, UK, Lausanne, Switzerland and Johannesburg, South Africa. Michele has extensive experience in larger properties, having started her hotel career with Hyatt International, as well as boutique hotels. Her favorite place and true passion however, is Colorado, because it reminds her so much of her home country of Switzerland. Fluent in German, Spanish, French, Italian and, of course, English and with a passion for the luxury hospitality industry Michele leads our Sales & Marketing team with global influences, but decidedly local elegance.

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(303) 440-2892

Laurel McKown - Director of Housekeeping & Sustainability

Laurel McKown - Director of Housekeeping & Sustainability

Laurel is a 30-year employee of Hotel Boulderado and oversees the housekeeping department and the property's sustainability program. Her background includes the mental health field, teaching, and working for the Grand America Company. She attended Carnegie Mellon Art Institute and received her B.F.A. from Wittenberg University.

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John Payne - Executive chef

John Payne - Executive chef / Director of Food & Beverage 

Since January 2017, Chef John Payne has served as executive chef at Hotel Boulderado's Spruce Farm + Fish, The Corner Bar and License No. 1.  His extensive experience working for highly acclaimed, farm-to-table restaurants on the West Coast, combined with several years of hospitality experience with Grand Hyatt hotels make him perfectly suited to oversee Hotel Boulderado's three restaurants.
Chef John spent ten years working his way up the ranks at several well-known San Francisco restaurants, most notably Jeremiah Tower's Stars.  He finessed his culinary skills in Seattle, working under James Beard Award Winning Chefs Tom Douglas and Jerry Traunfeld at their respective Seattle-area restaurants.
In 2008, Chef John was tapped to handle the opening of the new Grand-Hyatt Seattle's restaurants and enjoyed several years working for Hyatt, where he gained first-hand experience in the balance of hotel and restaurant responsibilities.  At Hotel Boulderado, Chef Payne is charged with helping develop the brand identity for Spruce Farm Fish, which operated under a different name and separately from the hotel for many years. He also oversees The Corner Bar, a longtime Boulder favorite, and License No. 1, which holds the city's first liquor license after prohibition.

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Ken Davids - Maintenance Manager

Ken Davids - Maintenance Manager

Ken is a longtime worker for Concept Restaurants, starting a job with Jose Muldoon's in 1982. Two years later, he began working at Hotel Boulderado as kitchen manager of Franco's Restaurant. In 1989, he moved into the maintenance department and shortly after became department head.

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Peter Morrison - Executive Chef, Banquets & Special Events

Peter Morrison - Executive Chef, Banquets & Special Events

Peter grew up in Shawnee, Kansas and began working in kitchens at age 15. While earning a bachelor's degree in political science from University of Kansas, he continued working in restaurants and developing a love for food and the service industry. His grandparents' avid gardening and grandmother's simple, yet delicious Americana cooking were inspirations and led him to Vail in 1995 to attend culinary school at Johnson & Wales University. In July 1998, Peter started as a cook at Hotel Boulderado and worked his way up to Executive Chef - Banquets and Special Events in 2004, developing a passion for great food, service and historic hotels. While at Hotel Boulderado, he has contributed to local nonprofits such as The Boulder County AIDS Project and Serving Up Hope Luncheon to benefit Community Food Share.

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Bernadette milnick´┐Ż- banquets manager

Bernadette milnick - banquets manager

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