Denver’s heart (and mine) is breaking over the Monday departure of The Ritz-Carlton Denver GM Andrew Rogers, who has taken the job of opening a new 300-room Ritz in Chengdu, China. Rogers, 40, is flying to his new country, returning May 29 to Denver to escort his all-girl fam (except for Ollie the Maltese) to Vermont for the summer while he plants roots in China. He retrieves his family at the end of the summer and they all make the trek to their new life.
Rogers was the first hotelier to bring the coveted AAA Five-Diamond rating to a Denver hotel, and he and his team achieved that two years in a row. Denver will miss you, Andrew, and” gung hay fat choy” (Happy New Year) because that’s all the Chinese I know.