24 Nov Employee Spotlight #2 Ft. Lea Miocevic and Carl Hall
As the holidays approach, we couldn’t be more thankful for the incredible team of professionals behind NATIV Hotel. This edition of our Employee Spotlight features two different employees that have contributed to the success of our business. If you haven’t already met these talented individuals, we’d like to introduce you to Lea Miocevic and Carl Hall.
Front Desk Concierge
Working as a hotel concierge is one of the most important roles in a hotel. The position requires a great deal of patience, complete knowledge of NATIV’s vast amenities and top-notch customer service skills. These qualities, among countless others, make Carl Hall one of the most valuable members of the team.
What three words would you use to describe the organizational culture at NATIV?
Driven: Every day we push for that extra sparkle and shine: promotion from on social media; little extra touches of welcomeness for our guests. We can proudly review this past year and the A-list talent that has joined us in the Stereo Lounge.
Inspired: to create a memorable experience for all guests in an elegantly appointed setting. Our talented team has created dream wedding receptions and killer theme parties.
Diverse: it’s phenomenal to work with so many creative people from different places and backgrounds
I feel that since opening night NATIV has elevated the concept of nightlife in Denver. Our venue is intimate but exclusive. Stereo Lounge has an incredible sound and video system that is further enhanced by the superb talent on the decks. I like to think of NATIV as a destination hotel. Where else in Denver can one lose themselves on the dance floor and have a comfy bed waiting not 50 feet above?
What do you consider your personal motto or personal mantra?
For quite some time my mantra has been to not let things outside my personal control get me down. It can be a struggle as I feel like I have failed if something isn’t up to my standards; but as I am one man there is only so much that I can do at a time. So, I leave my problems at the door when get to work and I will not bring a bad day home with me. Sometimes it’s very comforting to forgive ourselves for being the fickle humans that we all are.
I am a born and raised Colorado native. I grew up in Littleton and I am a 2005 Graduate of Columbine High School. I have briefly lived in Clearwater, Florida as well as Houston, Texas but Denver always calls me back. I have completed some college coursework with an emphasis on business and industrial design.
What type of playlist or radio station is your go-to when you’re off work?
My favorite radio station is the comedy station 103.1 I have that paying 90% of the time when I’m driving. My taste in music is very eclectic I am usually listening to my extensive collection of vinyl. Everything from jump blues, rock-a-billy and doo wop. I also enjoy the modern sounds on my iPod with some Imagine Dragons, Cut Copy or M-83.
What is the most interesting item on your bucket list?
A tough question but I would have to say the most interesting item on my bucket list is to get a pilots licence. I have always loved to fly and personal flight was a fascination of mine. Flying an airplane is the closest I can get!
VIP Bottle Service / Cocktail Waitress
Although serving drinks to an excited crowd can be quite challenging at times, Lea Miocevic provides excellent service to each and every one of her guests. NATIV’s hosts some of Denver’s most coveted parties — such as Drake’s private party last month — which makes Lea an integral part of the organization.
What three words would you use to describe the organizational culture at NATIV Hotel?
Fun, spontaneous, and energetic.
What do you like most about working at NATIV Hotel?
The people I work with. We have become a strong team.
How do you feel about NATIV’s impact on nightlife and culture in Downtown Denver?
There is nothing else like it. NATIV is unique in the sense that it has a lot more to offer than most places. We are not only a nightclub, but also a hotel and restaurant.
Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.
What’s your favorite part of living in Colorado?
Aspen, Vail… I love snowboarding and Colorado is the best place for that.
Where did you grow up, and if applicable, where did you go to college / what degree / area of study?
I grew up in Colorado. I studied integrative biology at CU Denver before moving on to do dental hygiene.
What type of playlist or radio station is your go-to when you’re off of work?
I listen to my itunes playlist. No more radio for me
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
What’s the most interesting item on your bucket list?
Where is your favorite place in the world?
Croatia! The Adriatic Sea.
Did you miss our last edition of Employee Spotlight? We featured Chelsea Nordstrom and Lauren Hannah. Be sure to visit our blog frequently for exciting news, updates and staff recognition! As home of some of the best holiday parties in Denver, NATIV Hotel is the perfect location for celebrating among friends, family and coworkers. Be sure to follow NATIV events for your inside scoop on LoDo’s favorite entertainment venue.