Detroit Foundation Hotel Announces New Leadership

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James Dannecker, Jaimie Skriba, Laia Whitfield // Courtesy of Detroit Foundation Hotel
James Dannecker, Jaimie Skriba, Laia Whitfield // Courtesy of Detroit Foundation Hotel

Detroit Foundation Hotel has named three new faces to its executive team: James Dannecker, Jaimie Skriba, and Laia Whitfield.

Leading the team is Dannecker, who joins as general manager. Dannecker previously served as director of task force operations for Aparium Hotel Group, supporting multiple properties across the portfolio.

He has worked with boutique properties across the country for the duration of his career, from The Restoration On King Boutique Hotel to the SLS Las Vegas and Hotel Palomar. At Detroit Foundation Hotel, Dannecker hopes to use his expertise to bring the community together and create the foremost hospitality experience in Detroit.

Skriba will serve as the property’s new director of lifestyle. Skriba started her hospitality career in Michigan working across the art and beverage industries. She then moved to France, where she traveled the country studying wine and working with various hospitality groups on photography and marketing.

In her new role, Skriba plans to further integrate the Motor City community into the Detroit Foundation Hotel’s events and programming, uplifting those who make up the expansive culture while providing guests the opportunity to experience a slice of Detroit.

As Detroit Foundation Hotel’s new director of sales, Whitfield brings with her eleven years of dedication within the hospitality industry. Her ability to seamlessly foster long-lasting business relationships is evidenced in her previous roles where her hands-on approach to sales allowed her to engage a diverse audience, changing the trajectory of client relations at all properties she has touched. At Detroit Foundation Hotel, Whitfield will spearhead sales and marketing initiatives that will showcase all that makes Detroit Foundation Hotel a hub for the community.

“Having grown up in the area, I’m excited to come back to my roots at such an important time for Detroit,” says Dannecker. “I’m thrilled to have such an exceptional team working alongside me to bring both guests and locals together over unforgettable experiences.”

Located in the heart of the city, Detroit Foundation Hotel brings together world travelers and neighbors alike while showcasing Detroit’s legacy and knack for innovation through thoughtful touches from Detroit businesses and artisans.

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