By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jan 31, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Saint Kate, Milwaukee’s premiere independent arts hotel, announced today that Scott Sloan will serve as the general manager.

As manager, Sloan will handle daily operations of the 219-room arts destination, including planning pre-opening and opening activities, overseeing the creation of three new restaurants, leading more than 170 team members, and collaborating with community influencers and artists to guarantee top-notch experiences for guests.

"At Kate’s house, our guests will be invited to partake in the arts in ways that stir their soul and encourage individual creation, ideation and dialogue, all while being supported with impeccable service," says Sloan.

Sloan has a strong employment history in the luxury and boutique hotels industry and he is passionate about art and music. For 13 years he worked with Sage Hospitality resources and most recently, he served as general manager of The Elizabeth Hotel, an Autograph Collection, in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Sloan’s extensive hospitality background includes serving as general manager of distinctive boutique hotels nationwide including The Napa Valley Marriott and Spa in Napa, Calif. and The Curtis Hotel in Denver. His also served as general manager and operational roles at Marriott Minneapolis Southwest in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Hilton San Diego in Del Mar, California, Marriott Ogden in Ogden, Utah, and Hilton College Station and Conference Center in College Station, Texas.

"Scott was carefully chosen for his lead role based on his drive to create compelling experiences for guests, his personal motivation to embrace the arts as a convener and keen eye for the details large and small that welcome and envelop guests from the moment they walk in the door," said hotel visionary Greg Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation. "His vast experience running luxury independent hotels will be extremely valuable as he executes on our vision for Saint Kate."

In addition to Sloan’s appointment, Tim Smith, current general manager of The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, will take on oversight of Saint Kate with his promotion to managing director.

"I grew up in a family that appreciated the beauty of the arts, and I have cultivated that same passion within my own family. Saint Kate excites me because it is not just an arts hotel, but a true creative destination that everyone will be able to participate in," said Sloan.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.