Industry Update
Appointment 8 September 2021

James Dannecker

Appointed Director of Task Force Hotel Operations
At Aparium Hotel Group in Chicago - IL, USA

James Dannecker

James J. Dannecker joins the team as Director of Task Force Hotel Operations leading efforts to improve processes, services and standards across Aparium's portfolio. Dannecker brings over a decade of experience in hospitality having most recently served as Task Force General Manager for Davidson Hospitality Group.

The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University

James Dannecker (Class of 2006) is a graduate of The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan - United States
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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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Recent Appointments at Aparium Hotel Group

Harper Counts - Corporate Director of Sales

10 September 2021 — Harper Counts joins the team as Corporate Director of Sales overseeing the sales teams both within the organization and across Aparium's portfolio of properties. Prior to joining Aparium, Counts was the Director of Sales and Marketing for The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, and will lend her expertise in the luxury market to boost growth at Aparium's award-winning luxury properties.
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Max Wastler - Vice President of Brand

8 September 2021 — Max Wastler joins Aparium as Vice President of Brand overseeing the image and experience of the Aparium brand as a whole and each individual brand within the portfolio of hotels and restaurants. Wastler brings nearly two decades of branding and marketing experience to Aparium having previously consulted on strategy and storytelling for companies such as J.
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Shel Buhler - Director of Bars & Beverage Programming

8 September 2021 — Shel Buhler joins the team as their new Director of Bars & Beverage Programming. Buhler will be responsible for bar programming and concepts and work closely with the restaurant and bar teams to further elevate service.
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