MINNEAPOLIS (March 3, 2016) — Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown announces the appointment of Mark Naber as Hotel Manager, effective immediately. With nearly 20 years of hospitality industry experience, Naber will oversee the guest experience at the hotel including overseeing the hotel’s operations, guest services department, and restaurant, FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar. With his appointment, Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown is poised to strengthen its presence in the Midwest as a must-visit hotel for both business and leisure travelers through excellent service and innovative, memorable experiences.
“We are thrilled to have Mark join our team at Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown,” said Steven Lindburg, General Manager, Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downton. “His wealth of knowledge and prior work at resorts brings a fresh, unique perspective to customer service that will enrich our guests’ experience with us.”
Naber comes to the hotel from Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa, where he served first as Director of Food and Beverage then as Hotel Manager. While at Radisson Aruba, Naber implemented the Discover Program providing guests with daily, complimentary activities that focused on the wants and needs of the resort's energetic, experiential traveler. The Discover Program allowed guests the ability to choose what type of vacation they wanted to have on a daily basis and offered exercises for both the body and mind. Naber plans to implement something similar that speaks to the business and leisure travelers at Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown.
“I am very excited for this new chapter with Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown and ensuring we are providing great service for our guests,” said Naber. “The level of service provided in a city hotel should be the same as at a resort. It is the details that make the difference for guests. I truly believe that all of the ingredients of a hotel speak for themselves.”
Hailing from The Netherlands, Naber has long been part of the international hospitality industry. He graduated from the Amsterdam School for Hotel and Event Management in 1997 and immediately began work in the field. In 1999, he joined the Claus! Event Center (formerly Claus! Partyworld) at the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Hoofddorp, North Holland. As event manager and eventually general manager, he oversaw parties and social functions from 50 to 4,000 people while simultaneously developing new themes, concepts, entertainment, and dining options.
Naber lives with his wife and their two children. He is a mountain biker and kite surfer as well as a certified lifeguard.
About Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown, the newest Radisson Blu hotel in North America, is located at the site of the first Radisson Hotel. Situated in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the hotel offers heartland-inspired cuisine at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, modernly appointed guestrooms for the leisure and business traveler as well as accessibility to Minneapolis’ most sought-after attractions. www.radissonblu.com/hotel-minneapolis or call +1 (612) 339-4900. Connect with Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown on social media: @RadissonBluMpls on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.com/RadissonBluMinneapolis.
About Radisson Blu®
Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with nearly 300 hotels in operation in 69 countries and territories. Radisson Blu’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Distinguished the world over as the brand with Hotels Designed to Say YES!SM, Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.
Radisson Blu is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. For reservations and more information visit, www.radissonblu.com. Connect with Radisson Blu on social media: @RadissonBlu on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.com/RadissonBlu.
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