ROCHESTER, Minn./DENVER, Colo. (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
Richfield Hospitality, a leading hotel management company, today announced that it has been retained by Kahler Hotel Group to operate five hotels in Rochester, Minn. Kahler Hotel Group whose board of directors is chaired by Javon R. Bea, who is also president and CEO of Mercy Health System, a vertically integrated health system with 69 medical facilities in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. All the hotels, totaling nearly 1,300 rooms, are located in the downtown district and are the closest to the renowned Mayo Clinic.
“Serving as board chairman of these hotels is a natural extension of my life’s interest in wellness and caring for people,” Bea said. “The majority of our guests, several of whom have specialized healthcare needs, visit Rochester to go to the Mayo Clinic. Their journey requires a unique level of service that is centered on wellness. When we looked at management companies to operate these hotels, Richfield’s commitment to guest service excellence and experience with flexibility to the hotel’s unique specialize needs with both branded and independent hotels set them apart.”
“This is a great portfolio of hotels,” said Greg Mount, president of Richfield Hospitality. “To provide the special service that guests require, especially when including health care related issues. This portfolio also can leverage economies of scale to operate at a highly efficient level, while encompassing luxury to extended stay hotel categories.”
“The reputation of Mr. Bea and his leadership at Mercy Health System, has set the bar at the highest level for Richfield, and we are up to the challenge,” he noted. “Mercy Health System has been awarded the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award. The company also has received numerous other acclaims, including being ranked #1 and #2 on AARP’s Top 100 Best Places to Work for Workers over 50 and named among the top 25 Integrated Healthcare Networks by Modern Healthcare magazine for more than consecutive10 years. Our operating philosophies are similar, and we look forward to building a long-term relationship.”
Rochester’s only hotels, interconnected to the Mayo Clinic via the city’s climate-controlled underground pedestrian walkways, include: