Hans Ritten announced as GM of Silversmith Hotel in Chicago
Remington Hotels, a full management and hospitality service company, welcomes Hans Ritten as general manager of Silversmith Hotel. With extensive experience in the hospitality industry in both branded and independent luxury hotels, Ritten will apply his knowledge to manage daily operations, improve guest satisfaction scores, implement a new food and beverage concept and oversee Silversmith Hotel?s $12 million renovation.
?I?m thrilled to join the incredible team here at Silversmith Hotel,? says Hans Ritten, general manager. ?Having worked with Remington Hotels for a number of years, I can guarantee our guests will enjoy the same distinct experience that?s become synonymous with independent Remington hotels.?
With a proven track record of success directing luxury hotels, Ritten previously managed One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Fla., where he oversaw daily operations for the 193-room resort. Under his leadership, One Ocean Resort & Spa earned top awards from Travel & Leisure and Cond? Nast Traveler and earned AAA four-diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star status. Prior to his work at the resort, Ritten served as director of operations at University Club of the University of Missouri, as well as the Kansas City Airport Marriott. Holding a degree in both business administration and hotel and restaurant administration, Ritten served as the director of food and beverage for Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront and Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor.
?Hans?s wealth of industry knowledge is undoubtedly an asset to Silversmith Hotel,? says Sileshi Mengiste, vice president Remington Hotels Luxury Division. ?With his strong skill set, creative thinking and problem solving capabilities, we are confident that Hans will uphold Silversmith?s reputation that represents Remington?s high standards for the optimal guest experience.?
As part of a collection of luxury hotels and resorts managed by Remington Hotels, the refined Silversmith Hotel, located in downtown Chicago one block west of Michigan Avenue and one block east of State Street, is encased in classical architecture from the late 1800s. Providing 143 rooms including 63 suites, Silversmith Hotel features high-tech amenities in an inviting setting. The centrally located hotel provides easy access to dining, shopping and attractions. Flexible event venues accommodate banquets, business meetings, conventions, receptions and special occasions.