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Kimpton’s Sky Hotel In Aspen Promotes Briana Von Ohlen To Gm Of 39 Degrees Lounge

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Kimpton’s Sky Hotel in Aspen is thrilled to welcome food and beverage expert Briana Von Ohlen as the new general manager of 39 Degrees Lounge. With 13 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Von Ohlen is qualified to take 39 Degrees to the next level, bringing to the role a history with the Lounge, and familiarity with the Aspen food and cocktail scene. She has been with 39 Degrees since 2009 when she started as a bartender, and most recently she was the lounge manager. As general manager, Von Ohlen will be in charge of overseeing the day-to-day operations of 39 Degrees.

“The Sky Hotel is undergoing a transformation of sorts, with an expanding team and a recent renovation to 39 Degrees Lounge,” said Sky Hotel General Manager Corey Enloe. “We have been looking for the right person to continue to elevate the experience at 39 Degrees, and Von Ohlen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to do just that.”

Von Ohlen began her food and beverage career more than 10 years ago as a bartender. Prior to 39 Degrees, she worked at The Molly Gibson Lodge in Aspen, as their reservations manager. She also is a First Level Sommelier, and has a proven track record of customer service, creativity and problem solving.
“I am thrilled to continue working with 39 Degrees Lounge as the new general manager,” said Von Ohlen. “I love the creativity and fast paced environment of the industry, and experimenting with an infinite number of possibilities in the realm of cocktails and food.”

The Sky Hotel has recently been recognized as “A Place to be Scene” by Travel + Leisure magazine, "One of the Top 10 Places to Bar Hop Around the Globe" by USA Today for the hotel’s lounge, 39 Degrees, and “A Boutique Property with a Progressive Vibe” by Wine Enthusiast magazine.

The Sky Hotel is a Kimpton-managed hotel with a unique combination of serenity and style. Nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain, the Sky Hotel and its 39 Degrees Lounge offer world-class shopping, a bustling nightlife, vibrant cultural scene and family-friendly activities - all close at hand. This high-style four-star boutique hotel is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike, featuring recently renovated guestrooms with a chic, retro vibe coupled with friendly and professional service. For more information on additional packages and specials, call (970) 925-6760, visit www.theskyhotel.com, connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SkyHotel or follow us on Twitter @skyhotelaspen.

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the leading collection of boutique hotels and restaurants in the United States and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to America. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travelers feel genuinely cared for while away from home through thoughtful perks and amenities, distinctive design that tells a story and inspires a sense of fun at each hotel and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Out to help people live full, balanced lives, Kimpton aims to inspire with touches like yoga mats in every room, complimentary coffee and tea to start the day, hosted evening Wine Hour, in-room fitness programming and complimentary bike rentals. The award-winning restaurants and bars are led by talented chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local. Kimpton also leads the hospitality industry in eco-friendly practices that span all hotels and restaurants, and is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly-regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a Fortune magazine “Best Place to Work” five times since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates 60 hotels and nearly 70 restaurants, bars and lounges in 26 cities. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com and www.KimptonRestaurants.com.

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