Industry Update
Appointment10 April 2019

Derek Haug

Appointed General Manager
At Hotel Erwin in Venice - CA, USA

Derek Haug

Hotel Erwin, the quintessential boutique hotel in Venice Beach, California, today announced the appointment of new, dynamic leader, Derek Haug as General Manager, to oversee all hotel operations and management.

Mr. Haug comes to Hotel Erwin with more than 20 years of hospitality experience and a well-rounded understanding of all facets of hotel management. Most recently, Derek held leadership roles with Loews Hotels for the past twelve years and comes to Hotel Erwin from Loews Santa Monica Beach. There he oversaw all food, beverage, conference, catering and spa operations for the resort, creating and launching new restaurant and bar concepts. He has more than six years of experience in Southern California in addition to hospitality experience in Tucson, Arizona, Snowmass Village, Colorado. Derek holds a degree in hospitality management from the University of Minnesota.

With his extensive knowledge and experience with lifestyle brands and resorts, Derek is a great asset to Hotel Erwin's dedicated team of associates as they undergo concept changes and renovations to the unique property with unparalleled rooftop and signature restaurant. Derek strives to continue to provide guests with a memorable Venice experience and uphold the standards of excellence and effortless Venice beach culture Erwin himself has infused into the hotel.

Recent Appointments at Hotel Erwin

Ashley Truman - Executive Chef

16 January 2020 — Hotel Erwin, the wonderfully weird and beautiful boutique hotel in Venice Beach, today announced the appointment of Ashley Truman as Executive Chef. In her new role, Truman will draw from her diverse industry experience to further enhance the dining experience for special events at the hotel, High Rooftop Lounge, Erwin's Kitchen & Cocktails and Venice Way Pizza, opening next month.
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Jason Kushel - High Rooftop Lounge General Manager

17 September 2019 — Hotel Erwin, the wonderfully weird and beautiful boutique hotel in Venice Beach, California today announced the appointment of charismatic leader, Jason Kushel, as the new General Manager of its famed High Rooftop Lounge.
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Amy Scherer-Ramskill - Director of Sales and Marketing

30 July 2019 — Amy is accountable for leading the sales team, driving revenue and advising all marketing and business strategy for the hotel. With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, Amy brings a dynamic, multifaceted approach to the hotel's existing sales and marketing team.
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