September 21, 2012

Cover Story

CEO of the Year

Utah’s business landscape is rich with professionals who have le...Read More

Featured Articles

Did you go Skiing this winter?

Around Utah

Sections

Spotlight
Martin Plaehn

Spotlight
Karen Sendelback

Legal Briefs
Social Media and Employers: Friends or Enemies?

Money Talk
The Case for HSAs

Economic Insight
Time to Show Up

Lessons Learned
Make a Move

TechKnowledge
In the Lab

EntrepreneurEdge
Rent to Own

Business Trends
Back from the Dead

Executive Living
Artful Inspiration

Features
A Breath of Fresh Air

Features
Worst-Case Scenario

Regional Report
Northern Utah

Focus
Measure Up

Industry Outlook
Travel & Tourism

Players
Players

Article

Hotel Monaco Grows Up

Di Lewis

September 21, 2012


The Hotel Monaco didn’t need a renovation, Kelly Elggren says. Despite that, two years ago in the midst of a recession, the hotel started a full-building renovation.

“We wanted a more grown-up feel,” says Elggren, director of sales and marketing at Hotel Monaco, at Wednesday’s grand reveal of the redo.  She says the design wasn’t tired, but when describing the hotel they were using words like hip and trendy when they wanted to feel like the hotel was grown up.

“I feel like if we’re going to go out and tell people we’re the best, we need to be the best,” Elggren says, explaining the renovation.

She says the hotel spent $5 million during the last two years replacing everything in the rooms, lobby and meeting spaces, as well as giving Bambara a facelift.

General Manager Marylynn Beck says the rooms were done with out-of-state workers, but the meetings spaces and lobbies employed between 20 and 25 locals.

Hotel Monaco’s parent company Kimpton has a theme for every hotel it owns and Monaco’s is “guilty pleasure,” Elggren says. What she likes about the theme is it can mean something different to everyone and touches on different emotions.

Whatever it means to each person, the total overhaul of the hotel’s interior is all designed to feel sophisticated and luxurious. With touches like ivory faux crocodile leather headboards, richly colored deep blue walls and a goldfish in every room, the hotel is meant to be a guilty pleasure for anyone.

Things like a managers’ social hour in the evening with massage available and the hotel’s “Live Like a Local” program are a part of what Elggren says is “just making sure people are having not just a hotel stay, but an experience.”

Utah Business Social
UB Events View All
30 Women to Watch 2014!Utah Business Event
May 22, 2014
Thirty of Utah’s most dynamic women will be recognized at the 15th Annual 30 Women to Watch Awar...
Rocky Mountain Leadership ConferenceUtah Business Event
Jun 19, 2014
Utah Business and Hero Partners are thrilled to announce the Rocky Mountain Leadership Conference...
Community Events View All
Responsive Web Design
Apr 23, 2014
Discover the latest techniques to make your website more readable and functional across various s...
Verizon Wireless Hiring Event
Apr 23, 2014
Verizon Wireless is hosting a recruiting event at the Radisson Hotel in downtown SLC (215 W South...

info@utahbusiness.com  |  90 South 400 West, Ste 650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   |  (801) 568-0114

Advertise with Utah Business

Submit an Event

* indicates required information
* Event Name:
Price (general):
Website (if applicable):
Coordinator's Name:
Coordinator's Email:
Coordinator's Phone:
Venue Name:
Venue Address:
Venue City:
Venue Zip:
Event Capacity:
Date(s):
to
* Event Description:
  Cancel