SEATTLE, Wash. – April 18, 2016 – Noble House Hotels & Resorts – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – is pleased to announce the appointment Christopher Preston as Director of Catering to The Commons Hotel, located close to downtown Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus. Preston will oversee the day-to-day operations of the events and catering departments, while maintaining focus on the strategic goals of The Commons Hotel.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Christopher to The Commons Hotel,” says Duane Rohrbaugh, general manager at The Commons Hotel. “We’re confident his passion and vast experience in the luxury hospitality sector will guarantee successful execution and satisfaction for our group guests, no matter the caliber of each individual event.”
With more than 15 years of extensive experience in the hospitality industry, Preston brings a rich background in catering and event management, leadership and sales excellence. Prior to joining The Commons Hotel team, Preston most recently served at The Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis. As senior catering manger, he was accountable for providing complete event management of corporate, wedding and social events, skillfully training members of the catering team and consistently exceeding quarterly sales goals. Throughout his career, Preston has served at luxury hotels and brands such as the Waldorf Astoria, Hotel Ivy and Swissôtel, successfully managing and preparing large-scale events, as well significantly increasing event revenue.
As director of catering, Preston will oversee a wide range of events including large conferences of up to 500 guests, grandiose wedding receptions or galas, and corporate dinners or intimate receptions in The Common Hotel’s 20,000 square feet of flexible event space.
Celebrating both the intellectual and the artist, The Commons Hotel incorporates a theme of contrasts inspired by its collegiate ties to the university and industrial history of the Twin Cities, providing a welcoming atmosphere that embraces diverse people, cultures and communities who share the common desire to discover. The 304-room property gives nod to the geek-chic persona with playful experiences fancied around literary, art and science, from flights of local brew and alchemist mixology lessons at The Beacon Public House, to Sudoku Sleep-Ins and complimentary in-room book deliveries from the resident Book Butler.
With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts reflects the importance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make
profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.
For more information about The Commons Hotel, call 1-800-822-6757 or visit www.commonshotel.com. The Commons Hotel is located at 615 Washington Avenue S.E., Minneapolis, Minn. 55414.
Noble House Hotels & Resorts
A privately held company for more than 30 years, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. was founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group, transitioning in 1994 to a hotel ownership management company. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., the corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 18 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning across the U.S. From luxury resorts in San Diego, Calif. and Seattle, Wash. to Jackson Hole, Wyo. and the Florida Keys, each property maximizes and showcases its physical setting. Noble House is continuously growing, operating more than 40 hotel restaurants, bars and lounges, showcasing local culture and inspiration from local surroundings. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, staying true to local history, culture and ambiance. For more information, visit www.NobleHouseHotels.com or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP.