BALTIMORE—Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced the appointment of Juan Webster as General Manager of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor. Since opening in downtown Baltimore in 2009, Hotel Monaco Baltimore, home of the former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad headquarters, has been recognized as a one-of-a-kind upscale boutique hotel known for its sleek design, exceptional service, and delicious cuisine from adjoining restaurant B&O American Brasserie.
Most recently, the hotel was named the Best Hotel in Maryland by Southern Living magazine on its 2017 South’s Best List.
In his new role at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore, Webster will be responsible for leading and overseeing all personnel and operating departments to ensure the highest level of guest satisfaction on which the Kimpton brand prides itself. He will oversee business development and implementation, as well as guest relations for the 202-room hotel that also features more than 10,000 square feet of meeting, wedding and event space.
Webster’s passion for community service and entrepreneurship attracted him to the Kimpton brand, as the company also prides themselves on upholding those important values. He has won many awards recognizing his commitment to the local community, including the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the International Rescue Committee of Baltimore and commendation from the both the past and present mayors of Baltimore for his local contributions. Webster and his wife Kisha also founded the LACC Foundation, a nonprofit organization aimed at impacting the lives of the homeless. Most recently, he was named a member of the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2016 40 Under 40 class, which recognized young professionals who have made great contributions to their companies and communities. Webster is currently serving on several local boards including the mayor’s Squeegee Corps, which is guiding Baltimore’s youth to a path of employment; Kennedy Krieger Institute’s PACT, which has the mission of promoting the development of young children with special needs and their families; and Suited to Succeed, which works to improve the economic independence of women experiencing hardship by providing professional attire, career development, life skills training, networks of support and tools to help them to become successful in life.
Webster joins Kimpton with nearly 15 years of hospitality experience, most recently serving as General Manager of the Radisson Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor. Prior to that, he served in various management and operations positions with Sheraton Baltimore City Center and Hilton Durham at Duke University in North Carolina and opened North Carolina’s first five-star, five-diamond hotel, The Umstead Hotel and Spa. Webster received his undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then continued his education at North Carolina Central University, where he studied hospitality and tourism administration.