Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, is pleased to announce that John Remmers has been named General Manager. Remmers will assume the Hotel Vitale role as part of his new assignment as Area General Manager for Two Roads Hospitality in San Francisco, where he will also oversee Joie de Vivre’s The Marker. With 32 years of experience managing hotels and boutique hotel brands, John is perfectly suited to step into this leadership position and guide two distinctive, San Francisco Joie de Vivre properties.
“I am delighted to lead the team at Hotel Vitale, and especially to have the opportunity to work in San Francisco with such a renowned brand,” Remmers said. “Hotel Vitale is a stunning property with distinctive offerings – and I look forward to building upon its stellar reputation with guest-focused initiatives that leverage the property’s unique assets.”
John comes to Hotel Vitale most recently from Hotel Nia, where he served as the General Manager for the opening of the new property. He hired the operations, management and sales teams; developed the SOPs for each department; and created the menus, wine lists and cocktail offerings for the hotel’s food and beverage offerings.
Prior to Hotel Nia, John served in an executive capacity at Magnolia Hotels, a collection of four-star boutique hotels situated in historic buildings in Dallas, Denver, Houston, Omaha and St. Louis. He was with Magnolia for a decade, starting out as a General Manager at the Magnolia Houston and working his way up with increasing responsibilities to become Vice President for the brand. Under his direction, he elevated Magnolia Houston to Four-Diamond status; earned “hotel of the Year” for Magnolia Park Cities, Magnolia Dallas and Magnolia Houston; and successfully transitioned Magnolia Houston to a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.
Prior to Magnolia Hotels, John served as General Manager for several luxury properties in the Houston Area, including Hotel ZaZa, the Warwick and Dolce Hotels & Resorts, an independent boutique brand within the Wyndham family. Before this, he served for seven years as General Manager for three properties under the Omni Hotels & Resorts brand in Charleston, SC, Dallas, TX and Jacksonville, FL.
John started his career in Houston working at five-star luxury hotels, including a management training program at the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and the Ritz Carlton. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.
Hotel Vitale, San Francisco’s only luxury waterfront hotel, offers waterfront views that include iconic San Francisco landmarks such as the Ferry Building, the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island and Alcatraz, all of which can be taken in from Hotel Vitale’s unique outdoor terrace event spaces and from the Americano patio on the hotel’s lobby level. Additionally, Hotel Vitale’s Deluxe Waterfront guestrooms and Americano offer unparalleled vantage points for The Bay Lights’ extraordinary viewing experience. Hotel Vitale offers many indulgences and amenities with a “luxury, naturally” experience for every guest. The popular penthouse-level Spa Vitale provides therapeutic massage with unique roof-top soaking tubs, and Americano Restaurant, under the direction of Executive Chef Josua Perez who creates globally inspired dishes such as Feta Piquillo Dip, Baked House-made Ricotta and Pizza Bianca with pancetta and Garlic Confit.