Hospitality executive Matt Lois has been appointed director of sales for the CIRC Hotel, set to open in Downtown Hollywood in early 2018. The 12-story modern boutique hotel is part of the $200-million mixed-use Hollywood Circle development on Young Circle.
Lois will oversee all sales and meeting related aspects of CIRC Hotel, which will be managed by Trust Hospitality.
With seven years of sales and marketing experience, Lois has held leadership positions at various properties and travel companies throughout South Florida including Splendia, Bookit.com, Delmay and Partners and Marenas Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach. He studied hotel management at the Imperial Hotel Management College in Vancouver, Canada as well as the Swiss Hotel Management School in Montreux, Switzerland.
“Matt’s leadership skills, level of professionalism and personality make him perfect addition to our team as sales director,” Kara Lundgren, GM of CIRC Hotel, said in a statement. “He brings a welcoming and dynamic approach to CIRC Hotel sales.”
Once open, the 111-room CIRC Hotel will include the Olivia Restaurant & Bar, an authentic Italian restaurant by well-known South Florida restaurateurs Piero Filpi (Mezzanote and Carpaccio) and Marcello Sindoni (Il Toscano). It will also include The Muse Rooftop Bar & Lounge, a bar and lounge on the hotel's rooftop pool deck, as well as a modern fitness center, flexible meeting space and more. Located in downtown Hollywood, CIRC Hotel is within walking distance of numerous restaurants, bars, cafés and boutiques.
Downtown Hollywood is an arts and culture hub with a collection of curated outdoor murals, installations and galleries. Directly across from CIRC Hotel is The ArtsPark at Young Circle with a Visual Arts Pavilion that offers glass blowing, jewelry making and painting, along with the nearby Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, which presents contemporary gallery exhibitions, live stage performances and high-quality education programs.
Located at 1780 Polk Street, CIRC Hotel is situated between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, minutes from Hollywood Beach and Hollywood Broadwalk.