Industry Update
Appointment13 January 2016

Matt Cowden

Appointed General Manager
At 21c Museum Hotel in Oklahoma City - OK, USA

Matt CowdenLouisville, Ky. – 21c Museum Hotels has named Matt R. Cowden general manager of 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City, currently under construction at the historic Fred Jones Assembly Plant, located at 900 W Main Street and set to open Summer 2016. Cowden comes to 21c with a deep knowledge of downtown Oklahoma City and more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience. He started his career with Marriott before joining Starwood Hotels, first as director of sales and marketing and then as general manager. In his role as general manager of 21c Oklahoma City, he will be responsible for overseeing all hotel operations, sales, and community and guest relations. 21c Museum Hotels is currently recruiting for other positions including director of sales & marketing and area director of human resources. For more information, visit

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.
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