Industry Update
Appointment30 November 2017

Richard Graham

Appointed General Manager
At The Fontaine in Kansas City - MS, USA

Richard GrahamAhead of the December 2017 unveiling of its design renovation, The Fontaine announces Richard Graham as general manager to oversee the 132-key boutique hotel located in the heart of Kansas City’s landmark Country Club Plaza District. An established leader with deep roots in the Kansas City hospitality scene, Graham brings more than a decade of boutique hotel experience to his role as general manager of The Fontaine. Graham is responsible for overseeing The Fontaine’s day-to-day operations as the hotel flows into its next chapter, in addition to ensuring the delivery of the refreshing, renewing hospitality experience travelers anticipate before arrival and remember long after departure. Most recently, Graham served as director of hotel operations at Kansas City’s Ameristar Hotel & Casino where he was responsible for the entire scope of hotel operations. He spent his decade prior at Hilton President Kansas City where he held executive leadership roles.
Recent Appointments at The Fontaine

Jody Hall - General Manager

26 July 2018 — he Fontaine, A Kansas City Hotel, added Jody Hall as GM of the recently renovated hotel, located within the Country Club Plaza District. In his new role, Hall is responsible for overseeing operations for the 132-room boutique hotel, which is managed by luxury and lifestyle operator Pivot Hotels & Resorts.
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Kevin Nicholls - Executive Chef

30 November 2017 — As part of its rebranding and redesign, The Fontaine announces the strategic appointment of Kevin Nicholls to executive chef. Kansas City born and raised, and with an impressive international pedigree having worked in the kitchen at the five-star Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Chef Nicholls brings a worldly perspective to The Fontaine’s culinary program along with his unmatched passion and enthusiasm for food with local soul.
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