Oklahoma City is an incubator for vibrant arts, music and culinary communities with small-town midwestern charm, big-city amenities and a rich heritage. For the past year, 21c Museum Hotel has been proud to call Oklahoma City home. Looking back on an incredible year, 21c Oklahoma City could not have been possible without the support of the community and hard work of our teammates. Please join us in toasting to a great year and many more to come!
“The most remarkable thing to come out of our opening year for me has been the building of the 21c OKC team. Having not previously been experienced in the workings of a hotel, I had to hit the ground running with accelerated learning curve. Not only was this new for me, but we were in the process of building a team that would make 21c OKC a success. The process of opening a hotel stretched everyone beyond what we anticipated and sometimes it was exactly those activities that not only brought us all out of our shells, it helped us to realize new potentials. Along with the idea of the 21c OKC team falling closely with the company philosophy of YES, it has been something memorable that the idea of “team” has so often been really interchangeable with the idea of family. Getting to work beside our Teammates day in and day out has made this a truly spectacular year!” – Melanie Briley, Director of Sales and Marketing
“I am extremely blessed to work with incredibly passionate, hard-working teammates who strive each date to deliver the 21c experience to all our guests. It has been a pleasure to watch each of them grow personally and professionally over the past year.” – Matt Cowden, General Manager
“21c is the most open-minded institution I have ever worked for, in terms of the artwork we exhibit as well as the values embraced by our company culture. In a really wonderful way, I feel like working at 21c is almost like being back in school. The diverse group of brilliant individuals who make up our team all offer something new to learn from, and whether I am researching an artwork, having a conversation with a guest or teammate about an exhibit, or speaking with a teammate in a department completely different from mine, I am constantly flexing myself to learn more, to understand more.” – Michaela Slavid, Museum Manager
“21c Oklahoma City has become a second home of mine over the past year. It has been a privilege working alongside talented teammates and seeing the property grow in numerous ways. There is an element in 21c Oklahoma City, from a new dish at Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge to cultural programming like Filmography, that continues to surprise and excite me each and every day. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.” – Emily Neuman, Market Specialist