Kimpton Monaco Hotel Denver names a new director of catering

Shayla Englund has more than eight years of experience in the hospitality industry.

Kimpton Monaco Hotel Denver has named Shayla Englund its director of catering. Englund has more than eight years of experience in the hospitality industry and has been a part of Denver’s growing food and beverage scene for more than five years. Bringing to bear her experience in both hospitality sales and event operations, Englund will oversee Kimpton Monaco Hotel Denver’s catering sales.

Englund comes to Kimpton Monaco Hotel Denver from Coohills Restaurant in downtown Denver where she served as the restaurant’s event coordinator. At Coohills, Englund was responsible for doubling annual revenue over the course of three years and increasing wedding revenue by 35 percent annually.

Prior to her role as at Coohills, Englund served as an event assistant, lead hostess and sales associate in restaurants in Denver and New York. Englund received a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality, Tourism and Events from Metropolitan State College of Denver.

As the Director of Catering, Englund will oversee private dining events at Panzano as well as catering for meetings and events at Kimpton Monaco Hotel Denver, ranging from business lunches and social gatherings to rehearsal dinners and wedding brunches. Hotel Monaco offers three event spaces ranging from 740 to 2,220 square feet and accommodating up to 250 people. For more information on private events at Hotel Monaco, go here or call 303-294-3057.

Kimtpon Monaco Hotel Denver is Denver’s most unique and sophisticated hotel, located in the heart of downtown Denver and within walking distance of Larimer Square, 16th Street Mall, Colorado Convention Center and Denver's top sporting complexes, as well as dining and nightlife. A full-service boutique hotel, Kimpton Monaco Hotel Denver offers a myriad of personal touches such as bold décor with a hint of surprise, a pet-friendly environment, hosted evening wine hour, unique honor bar options and a goldfish for every guest room upon request. A bold, vibrant and seductive destination, Kimpton Monaco Hotel Denver is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike. To learn more, visit, or call 1-800-990-1303.

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a leading collection of boutique hotels and restaurants and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travelers feel genuinely cared for through thoughtful perks and amenities, bold, playful design and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Kimpton is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. For more information, visit

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