Hilton Fort Collins Hotel Completes Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation

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Hilton Fort Collins hotel completes multi-million-dollar renovation led by new general manager Kevin F. Smith

“For three decades, Kevin has been a trusted leader for hotels that are now part of Atrium Hospitality,” said Daniel Abernethy, president, Atrium Hospitality. “We are confident we have the right person in place to lead Hilton Fort Collins as it enters this exciting new phase.”

Hilton Fort Collins recently completed the final stages of a renovation spanning all 255 guest accommodations and public areas, including the atrium-style Spring Street Grill, Espresso Shoppe, Spring Street Lounge, ballroom space, and pool area with indoor swimming pool and whirlpool. The fitness center was also newly renovated in addition to a facelift to the exterior including new outdoor signage and upgraded landscaping and parking. Among the high-tech updates are new RFID keys and the implementation of Hilton Digital check-in and room selection technology for Hilton HHonors members.

This renovation was completed under Kevin F. Smith, recently appointed as Hilton Fort Collins general manager by Atrium Hospitality. A seasoned hotelier with 32 years of experience at the helm of Atrium legacy hotels throughout the West and Midwest, Smith joined Hilton Fort Collins, adjacent to Colorado State University in the Rocky Mountain foothills, in the midst of the multi-million-dollar renovation.

Smith’s appointment marks his return to Hilton Fort Collins, where he launched his hospitality career working in the hotel’s restaurant in 1985. Most recently, he served six years as general manager of Capitol Plaza Topeka in Kansas. He has also served as general manager of Madison Marriott West in Middleton, Wis. (2004-2010), Holiday Inn Springdale in Arkansas (2000-2004), and Holiday Inn Denver International Airport (1997-2000).

Hilton Fort Collins’ spacious guest rooms and suites feature the brand’s popular Serenity Dreams bed, and executive rooms offer exclusive access to a Concierge lounge. Dining options include Spring Street Grill, serving a locally sourced and seasonally driven menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; Spring Street Lounge, offering microbrews (including a 10-tap draft beer system), wines by the glass, and light fare; quick snacks and Starbucks® brewed coffee at the Espresso Shoppe; and 24-hour room service. The hotel accommodates groups of up to 1,300 with 20,000 square feet of flexible event space. For more information, visit Hilton Ft. Collins at http://www.hiltonfortcollins.com or call (970) 482-2626.

About Atrium Hospitality
Atrium Hospitality is a leading hotel and asset management company headquartered in Alpharetta, GA. The company oversees a portfolio of more than 50 hotels in 26 states, licensed primarily through the Marriott, Hilton and Intercontinental brand families. For more information, visit http://www.atriumhospitality.com.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at http://www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Cyndi McDonald
The Hilton Fort Collins
since: 01/2011
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