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San Francisco, CA (October 19, 2015) - The Axiom Hotel (28 Cyril Magnin St.), opening this winter, is pleased to appoint Patty Kang as Director of Sales & Marketing. With a multifaceted background in the hospitality industry, Kang brings a fresh and international approach to her new role at the Axiom Hotel, owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and managed by Kokua Hospitality, LLC.

Kang's career began in the luxury hotel market at the Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Seoul in South Korea before obtaining a degree from Cornell University's School of Hospitality Management. Kang went on to gain experience in corporate catering sales at the Aramark in Chicago, Illinois before diving into the marketing world with real estate company Manhattist in New York City. Later, Kang went on to become the Food & Beverage Outlets Manager at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Most recently, she oversaw all marketing and rebranding efforts as Marketing Manager for the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley, CA before making the jump across the Bay to oversee sales and marketing for San Francisco's new Axiom Hotel. 

"I want guests to experience the brand culture of the Axiom Hotel," says Kang. "It's about being the Center of Next and pushing our boundaries of creativity."

Kang sits on the Board of Directors for the Cornell Northern California Alumni Association. A natural-born teacher, she continues to mentor prospective and current students at Cornell University. 

About Axiom Hotel

Scheduled to open this winter, the Axiom Hotel is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, two blocks from Union Square, three blocks from the Moscone Convention Center, and steps from the cable car turnaround. Developed by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and managed by Kokua Hospitality, LLC, the hotel will feature 152 rooms and tech-forward amenities unrivaled to any other property in the city. For more information, please visit www.axiomhotel.com. For up-to-date news about the property, follow the hotel's Facebook and Twitter.

About Host Hotels & Resorts

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company and is the largest lodging real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners of luxury and upper-upscale hotels. The Company currently owns 94 properties in the United States and 16 properties internationally totaling approximately 59,000 rooms. The Company also holds non-controlling interests in five joint ventures, including one in Europe that owns 18 hotels with approximately 6,200 rooms and one in Asia that has interests in four hotels in Australia and India. Guided by a disciplined approach to capital allocation and aggressive asset management, the Company partners with premium brands such as Marriott®, Ritz-Carlton®, Westin®, Sheraton®, W®, St. Regis®, Le Méridien®, The Luxury Collection®, Hyatt®, Fairmont®, Hilton®, Swissôtel®, ibis®, Pullman®, and Novotel® in the operation of properties in over 50 major markets worldwide. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.hosthotels.com.

About Kokua Hospitality, LLC

Kokua Hospitality, LLC, is a hotel management firm founded by its parent, The Chartres Lodging Group, LLC, with the mandate to become the operator of choice for strategic institutional and select private lodging investors by producing superior results as turnaround specialists. Created by veteran lodging investment and management experts to appeal to an investor's sensibility, Kokua Hospitality blends best-in-class operating practices with an owner's DNA. Kokua Hospitality manages a growing portfolio of hotels and resorts nationwide. For more information on Kokua Hospitality, please visit www.kokuahospitality.com.

Contact: WAGSTAFF WORLDWIDE, INC. - Lani Vaill or Janice Yu-Moran

lani@wagstaffworldwide.com or janice@wagstaffworldwide.com / 415.274.2510

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