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3233 11 Jan 2022

New GM David Curell Takes the Helm at The Josie Hotel

Curell to lead The Josie Hotel under the Marriott International Autograph Collection Hotels portfolio

Rossland, British Columbia, CANADA January 11, 2022 The Josie Hotel is excited to announce Kelowna native and avid skier David Curell as the new general manager at Rosslands boutique ski-in, ski-out hotel.

Regularly ranked among the best ski hotels in North America, the 106-room property sits at the base of RED Mountain Resort, the legendary, independent, 3,850-acre (1,558-hectare) winter and summer playground. Home to The Velvet Restaurant and Lounge, The Josie Hotel will be the third B.C. hotel in the Marriotts Autograph Collection and is the ninth Canadian hotel in the Autograph Collection that embodies an eclectic, contemporary and authentic brand.

Curells hospitality experience includes two openings, one transition and 12 years of experience in North America, all with market-leadingluxury boutique hotel companies.

He brings a dynamic, team-focused and results-oriented leadership style to The Josie Hotel team. His greatest training ground was the (then) AAA, five-diamond Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver.

Curells seasoned resume includes managing prestigious hotels such as The Opus Hotel Vancouver, Hotel Vitale San Francisco, the Clift San Francisco, Viceroy Santa Monica, Fogo Island Inn Newfoundland, Cuixmala Eco Resort Mexico and Autograph Collection by Marriott. He was most recently the general manager of Versante Hotel.

Im delighted to be working with the Josie team, and to welcome guests to The Josie Hotel under the Autograph Collection Hotel umbrella, said Curell. Im committed to taking the Hotel forward into its next chapter. I intend on being actively involved in the community, and I know thats something the team does a fantastic job of, from getting involved with community events, to working with local producers.

The Josie Hotel joins Marriott Internationals Autograph Collection Hotel family, with RED Mountain Resort now open for the 2021/22 ski season. Be sure to purchase your IKON season pass at ikonpass.com and plan your stay at The Josie Hotel at www.thejosiehotel.com. Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to book their stay with their Bonvoy points directly on the site.

About The Josie Hotel

Experience the true soul exhilaration of living for today at The Josie. The Josie is a boutique ski-in, ski-out hotel located at the base of RED Mountain Resort (RED) in Rossland, British Columbia. With 106 guest rooms and suites, crackling fire pits, a premier spa, fitness facility and ski concierge services, The Josie merges boutique accommodations with authentic RED adventure and the distinct spirit of Rossland. The destination property boasts more than 2,500 square feet of unique venue space and an adjoining terrace, all boasting stunning vistas of RED and the Rossland range. The Velvet Restaurant and Lounge (The Velvet), The Josies full-service dining establishment, serves locally inspired craft dishes paired with signature cocktails and a curated wine list. The hotel has earned an array of accolades, including the title of Canadas Best Boutique Ski Hotel 2019 2020 and a place among the Top 3 Worlds Best New Ski Hotels in the 2019 World Ski Awards; and named #2 Best Ski Hotel in USA Todays 10Best Readers Choice Awards in 2019 2020. To meet The Josie, visit thejosie.com and follow @thejosiehotel.