Hall Of Fame Inductee — 2009
WALTER ISENBERG has a long history of providing both outstanding service at his hotels, and exceptional community service to his city. Isenberg and his partner, Zack Neumeyer founded Sage Hospitality in 1984. Sage owns and operates 54 hotels in 23 states ranging from urban full-service hotels to select service suburban properties. Mr. Isenberg directs company operations including property management, development and finance.
Sage is consistently recognized for its significant commitment to corporate citizenship. Sage was the first recipient of Marriott’s Spirit to Serve Award, given to franchise partners that live the vision to be an outstanding corporate citizen. Sage has lead the industry with its green operating practices and has developed both LEED Silver and Gold hotels.
Walter Isenberg is a member of the American Hotel Lodging Association’s Government Affairs Committee and serves on the boards of The Downtown Denver Partnership; VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau (where he was a former chairman); Colorado Concern; The Children’s Hospital Foundation; Mountain States Employers Council; Starwood Hotels and Marriott International’s Owner Advisory Councils.
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