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Louisville, KY. May 13, 2016 – 21c Museum Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Dunbar to the position of General Manager of 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati. Dunbar joins the 21c team with nearly 20 years of hospitality experience with both branded luxury and independent boutique properties. In his new role, Dunbar will be responsible for overseeing all hotel operations, sales, and community and guest relations.

Dunbar has extensive experience in hotel operations and a track record of ensuring excellent guest service. Most recently, he served as General Manager of Dream Hotel Group’s property, Dream Midtown. There, he oversaw a property renovation and improved guest experience by a redefining of a culture of service.

“Michael’s focus on establishing a strong and authentic culture that drives both guest and employee satisfaction resonates with our mission at 21c. With his wide-ranging experience and dedication to delivering results, Michael will be successful in his new role at 21c Cincinnati,” said Craig Greenberg, President of 21c Museum Hotels.

Dunbar began his career with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, working for the W brand, and served on the opening team for a number of W properties in New York and California. His past experience also includes management roles at Denihan Hospitality Group’s boutique property, The Surrey.

Dunbar notes, “I look forward to being a part of the Cincinnati community. It’s such an iconic city, and I was really drawn to the energy and excitement that 21c has brought to this historic building. 21c’s culture of creativity, individuality and freedom of expression is also a big draw for me. I’ve always had a service-oriented approach and a belief that a great team is what makes a hotel truly special.   

About 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati is a combination boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and chef-driven restaurant. Building on its mission of engaging the public with contemporary art and supporting the revitalization of American downtowns, 21c Museum Hotels renovated the 100-year-old Metropole Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, restoring and preserving many of the building’s original features, including a sweeping staircase leading to the second floor ballroom, original mosaic tile floors and the exterior terra cotta tile. The 156-room property features 8,000 square feet of exhibition, meeting and event space and presents rotating curated exhibitions, interactive site-specific art installations and cultural programs. Exhibition space is open to the public free of charge. Guests and locals alike also enjoy a rooftop bar and spa with stunning views of downtown Cincinnati and the surrounding area. 21c Cincinnati is home to Metropole restaurant, led by executive chef Jared Bennett, with a menu built around dishes cooked in a custom-built, wood-burning fireplace

Contact: Emmie Kunhardt

ekunhardt@baltzco.com / 914 953 8720

About 21c Museum Hotels

21c Museum Hotels, the award-winning Louisville, Kentucky-based boutique hotel and restaurant group, was founded by contemporary art collectors and preservationists Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson. The couple opened the first 21c Museum Hotel in 2006 along downtown Louisville’s West Main Street, rehabilitating a series of 19th century warehouses. Much more than just a place to spend the night, 21c is an inventive union of genuine hospitality, careful design and culinary creativity — all anchored by a mutli-venue contemporary art museum with thought-provoking exhibitions, interactive site-specific art installations and a full roster of cultural programming. 21c operates hotels in Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; Bentonville, Arkansas and Durham, North Carolina and Lexington, Kentucky. Hotels are under construction in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Nashville, Tennessee. Projects are under development in Kansas City, Missouri and Indianapolis, Indiana. The company is equally focused on creating unique, chef-driven restaurants that are as much a part of the community as the hotel. 21c operates a diverse roster of restaurants including Proof on Main at 21c Louisville, Metropole at 21c Cincinnati, The Hive at 21c Bentonville, Counting House at 21c Durham, Lockbox at 21c Lexington and Garage Bar in Louisville, Kentucky.

For more information visit www.21cMuseumHotels.com.

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