Hans Bratt Appointed at Mayfair Hotel, Florida

9th Nov 2004

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, the new manager
of the Mayfair Hotel & Spa, formerly Mayfair House Hotel, has appointed Hans
Bratt to serve as the hotel’s general manager.  Bratt will help facilitate
the rebranding of the historic Coconut Grove hotel as it undergoes $10
million in renovations and becomes the Mayfair Hotel & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel.“Hans has the experience and knowledge needed to not only oversee all
operations of a hotel, but to guide its re-emergence as a South Florida
icon,” commented Tom LaTour, chairman and CEO of Kimpton Hotels &
Restaurants.  “Bratt is familiar with luxury, lifestyle hotels and with the
South Florida market.  He has a proven track record of success and an
obvious passion for the hospitality industry.”

Bratt most recently held the position of general manager at The Raleigh
Hotel on South Beach.

“I have spent my entire working career in the hospitality industry and I
look forward to continue doing what I love at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa,”
commented Bratt.  “If I didn’t believe in the hotel’s superior quality and
level of service and amenities - I wouldn’t be here.  I have been in the
hotel arena since I was 20 years old and I’ve learned what sets a quality
hotel apart.  I see that in the Mayfair.”

Bratt, a citizen of the US and Sweden, has 22 years of experience in the
hospitality industry and has held management positions at prominent hotels
in the United States, Europe and South America.  Prior to The Raleigh, he
was the general manager at the InterContinental Cozumel Resort.  He is
fluent in English, Spanish, German and Swedish.

“I look forward to re-introducing the Mayfair to the public as a unique,
welcoming place to stay.  It will be an experience all its own - and an
alternative to the South Beach scene,” Bratt said.  “I am the kind of GM who
wants to be able to personally greet each and every guest, shake their hand
and learn their life story.  I am 100 percent hands on and believe that this
is what sets me apart and has allowed me to succeed and get to where I am


Bratt has a four-year degree from the Sigtuna Humanistic University in
Sweden and has completed hotel management courses at both Cornell and UCLA.
He currently resides in Coral Gables, FL.

With chic style and eclectic elegance, the Mayfair Hotel & Spa is an AAA
Four-Diamond hotel, rich with unique architectural design, finely appointed
rooms, luxury amenities and service.  Located within walking distance to
Biscayne Bay, just 10 minutes from downtown Miami and 15 minutes from the
Miami International Airport and South Beach, the Mayfair Hotel is a perfect
place for business travelers and tourists alike. Guests enjoy the benefit of
shopping, dining, exploring museums and art galleries, listening to live
music, and partaking in the radiant nightlife all within walking distance of
the hotel. For more information or reservations contact 1-800-323-7500 or



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