Real Deal & Tour of Hotel Covington
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Check-In/Networking
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Program
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Tour and Happy Hour
Join ULI Cincinnati on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 for a Real Deal & Tour: Hotel Covington – The Center of Covington’s Historic Downtown, The Centerpiece of its Renaissance.
Kentucky’s first “skyscraper”, a former fine department store turned Covington’s City Hall is now an upscale boutique hotel with 114 rooms, a fine dining restaurant, a beautiful bar and lounge, a huge outdoor patio, and meeting and banquet rooms. The Hotel has been featured in many local and national publications including Vogue Magazine, New York Times Style Magazine, Bloomberg, Cincinnati Magazine, and Cincinnati Refined. Travel and Leisure which names Cincinnati as a top national travel destination said Hotel Covington was the top place to stay here. The Enquirer’s Polly Campbell named one of the Coppins’ menu items among “the best things she ate this year”.
On any day or evening, the hotel lobby, bar and restaurant are packed with out of town travelers, bridal parties and guests from the adjacent Madison Event Center, local Covington residents and businesses, and people from all parts of the region. The space within this historic building is extraordinary and blends historic building elements with contemporary interior design and décor and local products and accessories. Hotel Covington is a major catalyst for the revitalization of Covington’s historic business district and when you visit the project and tour the area, you will see why.
This program will focus on the challenges of executing this trailblazing project due to the difficulties of assembling capital for an unbranded hotel in an emerging location. It required over three years of persistent effort by the development team, along with significant community support. Attend this function and meet the visionary developer behind this unique and catalytic project.
Guy van Rooyen will be our featured presenter. He has over eighteen years of experience in finance, turn-around management and development. He is currently the CEO at Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs with responsibility for the strategy and vision of the company as well as its day-to-day operations. He also serves as President of the Salyers Group where he is responsible for the strategic direction of the diversified holding and development company whose brands include Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs, The Madison Event Center, Fabulous-Bridal and the most recent addition to the portfolio, Hotel Covington. In addition to his Salyers Group responsibilities, Guy is a founding partner in vR Equity – a private investment firm and serves on the board of Crown Plastics, the Covington Business Council and the Northern Kentucky Chamber. Prior to joining the Salyers Group, Guy held senior positions at several financial services and consulting companies, including Seattle-based ShareBuilder Securities and Gomez Advisors in Boston.
$25 for ULI Members $35 for Non-Members