Joie de Vivre taps Benjamin Duverge as GM of San Francisco's The Marker

The Marker, a boutique Joie de Vivre hotel located in San Francisco’s historic theater district, appointed Benjamin Duverge as its GM. Since joining the team, Duverge implemented collaborations with nonprofit 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,” Antoine Berberi, regional VP of operations at Two Roads Hospitality, said in a statement. “Since joining The Marker, he has played a key role in establishing like-minded partnerships that support the local art and entertainment community.”

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ArtSpan is a nonprofit organization that partners with businesses, store fronts or empty spaces to display local art exhibitions, and Local Vocals is a show connecting guests with San Francisco by showcasing rotating bands and musicians.

Prior to his role at The Marker, Duverge was the GM for Viceroy Princes’ Island Istanbul and Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, where he was responsible for setting up resort operation services for both properties. Adding to his executive level experience, Duverge was the GM 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 spa suite has 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 chandeliers and refined colors and patterns are also included in the space. The design of the spa suites and Bellevue Room foreshadow the upcoming enhancements and amplify the Beaux Arts style of the building. Additionally, The Marker has 208 newly renovated guestrooms with new amenities.

Located in San Francisco’s Theater district, The Marker is surrounded by the city's theaters, restaurants, museums and shops. Local artwork is also on display at the on-site restaurant – Tratto, a modern Italian trattoria serving Italian fare and cocktails – from resident artist Amos Goldbaum. Goldbaum created a variety of large landscape pieces for the restaurant that are inspired by the vistas, streets and skylines of San Francisco.

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