Industry Update
Appointment18 June 2021

Austin Cooper

Joined Catbird as Director of Sales and Marketing

Austin Cooper

Today, Catbird - an independent hotel by Sage Hospitality Group opening July 2021 in Denver's RiNo Art's District - introduces Director of Sales and Marketing Austin Cooper.

Cooper joins the Catbird team with 13 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Cooper has held various sales roles within Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Warwick Hotels & Resorts, Kimpto n Hotels & Restaurants and Aparium Hotel Group. He brings to Catbird an intimate knowledge of the boutique and lifestyle sector of hospitality, in addition to a passion for mentorship and team guidance.
Cooper received a bachelor of science in hotel, restaurant and institution management, with a minor in entrepreneurial studies from Iowa State University. Outside of hospitality, Cooper has experience in real estate and commercial property management, floral and event design, as well as within the ethanol industry procuring grain.

Iowa State University

Austin Cooper (Class of 2011) is a graduate of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa - United States
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Sage Hospitality Group

Denver-based Sage Hospitality Group was founded in 1984 and continues to lead the hospitality industry in hotel and restaurant management as well as real estate investment. Sage is known for outstanding relationships with hotel brands and creating places that people want to go to, not through, including 10 unique restaurant concepts by Sage Restaurant Concepts and independent luxury properties by Sage Hotel Management.
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