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Aloft Newport on the Levee

Celebrate your style at Aloft Newport on the Levee, a hip new hotel that’s steps from Newport on the Levee, our namesake retail, dining and entertainment center.

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Meet Our People

Kristopher Thomas

General Manager

7 Years with Musselman

Blen Seid

Assistant General Manager

Amber Badgett

Director of Sales

3 Years with Musselman

Missy Jackson

Executive Housekeeper

2 Years with Musselman

Lauren Goderwis

Sales Manager

7 Months with Musselman

Kristopher Thomas has been a member of the hospitality, casino, and food and beverage industry for over 15 years.  Kristopher has been with Musselman Hotels since 2011. Kristopher was the Senior Food and Beverage Manager for Belterra Casino and Resort from 2009- 2011. Prior to working for Belterra  Casino, Kristopher received the bulk of his hospitality experience as a member of the opening team for the Marriott Louisville Downtown were he carried multiple food and beverage management titles from 2004-2009. Kristopher is a native of Louisville, KY and a proud father of four. He is a huge fan of sports and arguably the biggest Boston Celtic fan ever.  Kristopher aspires to one day be adopted by Larry Bird, the greatest basketball player ever!

Blen joins the Aloft team with nearly 10 years of hospitality experience with both branded luxury and independent boutique properties. In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing all hotel operations, as well as community and guest relations.

Blen notes the Aloft Hotels culture of creativity, individuality, and freedom of expression are a big draw to her.

When Blen is not working she is watching Gilmore Girls with her daughter, reading or on a hunt for a great cup of coffee.

While studying Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky Amber took a job at the Springhill Suites by Marriott Redmile. It was there, as a Front Desk Representative, that everything changed…she fell in love with the hospitality industry and Musselman Hotels. From working the front desk to being promoted to Sales Coordinator, then Sales Manager, and finally Director of Sales and Marketing. The now 13 years in the industry continue to excite, challenge, and grow Amber personally and professionally. In her free time, Amber enjoys spending time with her amazing son Jackson. She also enjoys traveling, exercising, kayaking, watching movies and…eating.

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Missy is a 22-year hospitality veteran starting in her 1st hotel, the Hyatt Regency, as a room attendant and moved on to her 2nd new hotel as Assistant Housekeeper 6 months later. Then was asked to be the Executive Housekeeper to Director of Housekeeping and it was uphill from there where she eventually helped open 5 new hotels. She has enjoyed the ride and will one day retire at 104 years old.

Lauren is a Northern Kentucky native, she graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2017 with a degree in Public Relations. She worked at the Cincinnati Zoo for 2 years as an Event Coordinator in the Group Sales Department where she fell in love with customer service and hospitality. Lauren joined the Aloft team in January 2018 as the Sales & Catering Manager. She looks forward to continuing learning and growing her career with Musselman Hotels. In her free time, she loves a good happy hour, hanging out with her friends and family, and exploring Cincinnati.

Spacious rooms with appealing Decor. Beds are awesome! Friendly, helpful employees at the front desk and the bar in the lobby. Convenient parking and restaurants, an aquarium and movie theater within walking distance. Just a short drive across the bridge to downtown Cincinnati for sporting and cultural events. We arrived late for check in and were pleasantly surprised to find that we had been upgraded to a lovely suite. I will definitely stay at this hotel again when traveling to Cincinnati.
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Recognizing Excellence

Associate of the Year
Maria Flores
2018 Associate of the Year
Associate of the Year
Ronell Pitts
2017 Associate of the Year
Associates of the Quarter
1st Quarter 2018
Stephen King
2nd Quarter 2018
Maria Victoria Torres
3rd Quarter 2018
Kim Engle
4th Quarter 2018
Kirstie Downnen
Associates of the Quarter
1st Quarter 2017
Stephen King
2nd Quarter 2017
Ronell Potts
3rd Quarter 2017
Ramona Kelch
4th Quarter 2017
Whitney Kyle
Hotel Awards
Hotel Awards
Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2019
Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2018
Musselman Hotels Property of the 4th Quarter 2018
Musselman Hotels Property of the 3rd Quarter 2018
Musselman Hotels Property of the 2nd Quarter 2018