Sarka Takovich has been appointed manager of the Lexington's 21c Museum Hotel which will open in the first quarter of 2016.
Takovich has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She was previously director of operations for 21c Louisville and was a member of the 21c Bentonville, Ark., opening team, according to the hotel company's news release Tuesday.
Prior to joining 21c Museum Hotels in 2012, Takovich spent seven years with Noble House Resorts at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in Little Torch Key, Fla., where she served as director of operations.
As general manager of 21c Lexington, she will be responsible for overseeing all hotel operations, sales, and community and guest relations.
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"I am thrilled to open 21c Museum Hotel Lexington and have the opportunity to introduce the 21c culture and hospitality to the local community and out-of-town guests," Takovich said in a statement.
21c Museum Hotels is currently recruiting for other executive positions, including food and beverage director and area director of sales and marketing, according to the company.
The $43 million hotel, which is going into the 101-year-old McKim, Mead & White-designed National Bank Building on the corner of Main and Upper, will be an 88-room hotel with more than 7,000 square feet of exhibition space for art.
Construction on the boutique hotel, the fifth in the chain owned by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, began in June 2014.