Industry Update
Appointment29 July 2020

Aaron Black

Appointed General Manager
At Daxton Hotel in Birmingham - MI, USA

Aaron Black

Black boasts 23 years of experience opening and managing luxury hotels, and joined the Aparium team last year as General Manager of Daxton. Most recently, Black was General Manager at The Armstrong Hotel in Fort Collins, CO, where he spent over two years, and worked in managerial positions at luxury properties around North America in Boise, ID, Portland, ME, Burlington, VT, St. Louis, MO, Palo Alto, CA, Maui, HI and Toronto throughout his career. Black obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Prince Edward Island.

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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