• Kimpton Solamar Hotel Appoints Devin Mahoney as General Manager

     
    POSTED March 10, 2018
     

The 235-room stylish boutique Kimpton Solamar Hotel announced the appointment of Arizona native, Devin Mahoney as general manager.

A seasoned hospitality industry leader, Mahoney will be responsible for day-to-day hotel operations, guest relations and business development for the hotel. “Kimpton Solamar has so much to offer vacationers, business travelers, and local San Diegans,” said Mahoney. “I am incredibly proud to be a part of the Kimpton family and look forward to becoming an integral part of the community and leading the team to meet new challenges and provide the highest level of service to our guests in 2018.”

Mahoney spent two years as general manager at Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Phoenix, where he received Kimpton’s ‘Freshman of the Year’ award for high performance amongst new company general managers.

“Devin’s extensive knowledge of the Kimpton brand coupled with his award-winning leadership at the property in Phoenix make him a great asset to Kimpton Solamar,” said Kate Connor, Director of Sales and Marketing at Kimpton Solamar Hotel. “We have big plans for the East Village property in 2018 and look forward to bringing them to life under Devin’s leadership.”

With more than 20 years of diverse culinary experience, Chef Greg Wiener will be fulfilling his lifelong dream of returning to Napa Valley, overseeing food and beverage operations as executive chef at The Estate Yountville for the recently-renovated Vintage House, soon-to-be completed Hotel Villagio.

 

Thomas J.W. Voss has just been appointed managing director of the 1,048-room-Fairmont Austin, opening the summer of next year. He will be responsible for overall operations, performance and strategic direction for the newest and largest Fairmont hotel in the U.S.

With more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Voss has held a number of positions, including executive roles with Starwood Hotels.

 

It was announced in late February that during the month of March uber-restaurateur Stephen Starr would be introducing a unique "Support our Schools" program in his 20 Philadelphia restaurants.

Philadelphia schools have long been a subject of discontent and Starr’s plans to raise $100,000 during the one-month period would help support multimedia labs, elementary school playgrounds and six-week summer internships. Starr’s restaurants average 40,000 customers per week and diners would be encouraged to add a donation when paying their bill.