Industry Update
Appointment 9 October 2019

Jim Crawford

Appointed General Manager
At Hotel Deco in Omaha - NE, USA

Jim Crawford

Aparium Hotel Group has recently appointed Jim Crawford general manager of Hotel Deco, a boutique hotel located in Omaha. In this position, Crawford will administer all of Hotel Deco's departmental operations, and contribute to the hotel's long-term growth strategy and continued success.

With more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Crawford takes a hands-on approach to hospitality, overseeing every facet of Hotel Deco's operations. From guest facing relations in the hotel lobby to behind-the-scenes operations for the hotel's signature restaurant, Monarch Prime & Bar, Crawford fosters a collaborative, enthusiastic and culture-driven environment, which results in accommodating and superior service for locals and guests who dining or staying at Hotel Deco.

Prior to joining the Hotel Deco team, Crawford spent four years as assistant general manager at Embassy Suites Downtown Omaha. Before that, Crawford was the director of operations of Omaha Marriott for six years before being promoted to general manager, a role he held for six additional years.

Aparium Hotel Group

Aparium Hotel Group is a company founded and controlled by experienced professionals in hotel development, management, and marketing who hold the belief that great hotels are a destination sought out by travelers and a favorite place for locals - a philosophy Aparium calls Translocal Hospitality.
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