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SAN FRANCISCO (May 18, 2017) – The Marker, a boutique Joie de Vivre hotel located in San Francisco’s historic theater district, today announced the appointment of Benjamin Duverge as the general manager. Since joining the team, Duverge has implemented collaborations with non-profit organizations to support the local art and entertainment community, including an in-house art exhibit by ArtSpan in the hotel’s Living Room area, and Local Vocals during the hotel’s wine hour, a live music show for guests showcasing local singers. Duverge will be responsible for overseeing all hotel operations at The Marker and brings more than 14 years of hospitality industry experience, specializing in executive level leadership and driving tangible results in all areas of hospitality management.

“Benjamin’s global hospitality experience offers a fresh perspective in leading the success of our newest San Francisco property,” said Antoine Berberi, regional vice president of operations at Two Roads Hospitality. “Since joining The Marker, he has played a key role in establishing like-minded partnerships that support the local art and entertainment community.”

Prior to his role at The Marker, Duverge was the general manager for Viceroy Princes’ Island Istanbul and Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, where he was responsible for setting up extensive resort operation services for both properties.  Adding to his executive level experience, Duverge was the general manager for Hotel Zetta San Francisco, where he oversaw the closure, renovation, rebranding, and reopening, in addition to the operational and financial performance of the full-service lifestyle hotel in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood.

The Joie de Vivre hotel recently debuted eight spa suites, in addition to a new meeting space and the Bellevue Room ballroom, designed by San Francisco-based designer Ken Fulk.  Each spacious spa suite features enhanced bathrooms with soaking tubs, and guests also have the option to book an in-room spa treatment.  The Bellevue Room’s floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the local Theater District, and striking chandeliers and refined colors and patterns add elegance to the new space.  The design of the spa suites and Bellevue Room will inspire the upcoming enhancements and amplify the Beaux Arts style of the building, while giving it a more modern appeal.  Additionally, The Marker features 208 newly renovated, vibrant and stylish guestrooms with playful amenities.

For more information about The Marker, visit www.themarkersanfrancisco.com or call (844) 736-2753.  

About The Marker

Housed in a turn-of-the-century building in the heart of downtown San Francisco, The Marker, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, is located just steps away from the historic beauty of Union Square. Distinct among San Francisco’s lifestyle hotels, the signature warmth permeates the property from the service to the design of the interiors. Surrounded by the city's top theaters, restaurants, museums and shops, the urban boutique hotel features 208 newly renovated, vibrant and stylish guestrooms. The Marker celebrates the vibrancy of the city and the dynamism of their guests through innovative programming and thoughtful service. Guests can enjoy thoughtful, special amenities including unlimited PressReader access for the digital newsstand, bicycle rentals to explore the city, in-room spa services and more. The lobby living room's plush, over-sized couches and curated local activations beckon guests to stay a while and soak in the comfortable, social atmosphere while unique programs, steeped in local authenticity, connect guests to the best of the destination. Follow The Marker San Francisco on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information, please visit www.themarkersanfrancisco.com.

Contact: Sonia Sparks

TheMarkerPR@glodownead.com / 415.394.6500

About Joie de Vivre Hotels

Since its founding in San Francisco in 1987, Joie de Vivre Hotels has made curating authentically local and eclectic experiences its signature. Each one of Joie de Vivre's hotels is an original concept designed to reflect its location and engage the five senses. Today, the brand manages the largest collection of boutique hotels and resorts in California and also has properties in Chicago, New Orleans, and Washington, DC. Joie de Vivre is establishing its foothold on the East Coast with hotels soon to open in New York City and Baltimore, MD. Joie de Vivre Hotels is a Two Roads Hospitality brand. Follow @JDVHotels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for news and updates. For more information, please visit www.jdvhotels.com.

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