Loews Hotels taps Geneya Sauro to lead Minneapolis hotel

Loews Minneapolis Hotel

Loews Hotels & Co. appointed Geneya Sauro as GM of the Loews Minneapolis Hotel. Sauro will oversee all day-to-day operations of the 251 guestroom hotel including the hotel’s four food-and-beverage outlets, and the hotel’s full-service spa, Embury, as well as the overall guest experience while ensuring the implementation of strategic hotel initiatives.

Geneya Sauro

“We are thrilled to be able to promote Geneya to general manager of Loews Minneapolis Hotel,” David Weidlich, VP, operations, Loews Hotels & Co., said in a statement. “I am confident she will push the hotel to continued success with her leadership skills, and proven track record of success.”

Sauro has more than 20 years of experience in the hotel industry and has been with Loews Hotels & Co. for 16 years. Most recently, Sauro was the executive assistant manager of Loews Minneapolis Hotel, where she oversaw all operational divisions including rooms, food and beverage, convention services, engineering, and Embury. She played a key role in the property’s transition to a Loews Hotel & Co. hotel in 2014, and its multimillion-dollar renovation in 2015.

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Prior to joining the Loews Minneapolis Hotel team, Sauro began her tenure at Loews Hotels & Co. in 2001 as a conference manager at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort steadily progressing her career to include director of conference and catering, then senior director of food & beverage.

Sauro held positions with Four Seasons, Omni, Westin, Radisson and Marriott hotels before joining Loews Hotels & Co. She is a graduate of Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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