CIRC Hotel Announces Additional New Executive Team Members As Opening Date Approaches

Downtown Hollywood’s CIRC HOTEL has announced new members of its executive team, including Heather Alexsa, Director of Rooms; Anne-Marie Khoury, Director of Human Resources; Tom LaBau, Director of Engineering; Massimiliano Lozzi, Executive Chef; Ashley Macias, Director of Finance; and Milan Markov, Director of Food and Beverage.

Set to open this spring in Downtown Hollywood, the 12-story modern boutique hotel will be located at the landmark $200 million mixed-use Hollywood Circle development on Young Circle. Managed by Trust Hospitality, CIRC HOTEL previously named Kara Lundgren General Manager and Matt Lois Director of Sales.

Alexsa is experienced in all areas of hotel management, from project management and business relations, to marketing communication and customer services and support. During the past 10 years, she was resort manager, GM and assistant general manager at a variety of properties, including ­­­­Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista and Hyatt Place Marathon.

As Director of Human Resources, Khoury is recruiting and hiring new staff for CIRC and will oversee and manage all staff compensation and benefits. Her experience includes corporate Human Resources manager at Ocean Properties Hotels and Resorts and task force talent acquisition manager for Marcus Hotels and Resorts, among others.

LaBau has more than 30 years of experience in building engineering and management, from the Northeast to South Florida. For the past 16 years he was director of engineering for several hotels and Fisher Island in Miami. LaBau joins CIRC HOTEL from the Plunge Beach Hotel in Lauderdale by the Sea.

Lozzi has extensive restaurant and hotel experience from Italy (San Pedro Vatican Hotel) to South Florida. He was chef/sous chef and executive chef for Setai and President Hotel in Miami Beach, along with stints at Portovino Ristorante, Pazzo Ristorante and Carmine’s La Trattoria.

Macias brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to CIRC. She was director of finance for Islamorada Resort Collection and corporate controller at Vista Hospitality Management in St. Augustine. Macias also served as general manager and area GM for several properties.

For nearly 13 years, Markov has built an impressive food & beverage resume. He was restaurant manager of Carpaccio in Bal Harbour Shops for more than four years, as well as Zuma in Miami and, most recently, at Quinto La Huella at EAST Hotel in Brickell City Centre.

The 111-room CIRC HOTEL features Olivia Restaurant & Bar, an authentic Italian restaurant by well-known South Florida restaurateurs Piero Filpi (Mezzanote and Carpaccio) and Marcello Sindoni (Il Toscano). In addition, the hotel will feature The Muse Rooftop Bar & Lounge, a chic rooftop bar and lounge on the hotel pool deck, a state-of-the-art fitness center, flexible meeting space, and more.

Located at 1780 Polk Street, CIRC HOTEL is the showplace of the newly-developing Young Circle center of downtown Hollywood. Visit for reservations or more information. Follow on Facebook at @CircHotel.

In addition to CIRC HOTEL, Hollywood Circle will include 389 luxury CIRC RESIDENCES – one-, two- and three-bedroom terrace apartments featuring an 8th floor recreation deck with an oversized swimming pool, club room and health club; a five-story parking garage with 941 spaces; a 47,000+ square-foot Publix grocery store and adjacent Publix liquor store; and 13,000+ square feet of additional retail space. Hollywood Circle is being developed by Gold Coast Florida Regional Center.

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About Trust Hospitality

Trust Hospitality is a full-service hotel management company that has operated branded and independent hotels throughout the Americas for over 30 years.  As pioneers in the management of urban and resort boutique hotels, Trust Hospitality offers comprehensive hotel management services tailored to the specific requirements of each property. These customized solutions serve not only the operational needs of each hotel, but also the lifestyle character of the property, the brand and the ever-increasing demands of reaching and engaging with each hotel’s target customer. Trust Hospitality is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, with additional offices in New York City, Guadalajara, Mexico, Bogota, Colombia, and Salvador, Brazil.




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