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 Ron Antonucci, General Manager at the Pittsburgh Marriott North, 
Named Marriott International's General Manager of the Year 
Pittsburgh, PA., April 11, 2007 - It was a proud moment in time for Ron Antonucci, General Manager at the Pittsburgh Marriott North at Cranberry Woods. The highly respected industry leader was named General Manager of the year during the 2007 Marriott International Global Conference held recently in San Francisco, CA, where 343 Marriott Hotels & Resorts throughout the U.S. were represented.  President and Chief Operating Officer of Marriott International North America Lodging Operations, Robert J. McCarthy made the official presentation. 

The General Manager of the Year is awarded to a General Manager who demonstrates exemplary and courageous leadership throughout the year, while consistently being a role model of professional expertise, innovation and high achievement.  "Ron's outstanding leadership over the past four years, combined with his innovative thinking and ongoing dedication to his community, team members, clients and guests have masterfully moved this prized hotel to another level," stated Mike Conway, senior vice president of marketing, Winegardner & Hammons, Inc., and the hotel's management company.

Antonucci is a 30-year hospitality veteran and holds a B.S. Degree in Business from Robert Morris College in Chicago, IL and an MBA degree from Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, PA. He is currently a member of the Butler Chamber of Commerce, Cranberry Township Chamber of Commerce and the Cranberry Rotary. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Hotel Association and the Regional Learning Alliance.   

The 295-room, Pittsburgh Marriott North, a winner of the 2005 Marriott International Hotel of the Year was in the spotlight again at the 2007 conference, taking top national awards for excellence in the following categories:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Sales Leadership
  • Market Excellence
  • Customer Excellence
  • Spirit to Serve our Guests 
The upscale, smoke-free hotel caters to business and leisure travelers offering a host of services and amenities to include, 14,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, high-speed wireless Internet access, Revive* bedding package, concierge level, business center, indoor pool, fitness center, RiverCity Grille & Lounge, free parking and more. Located at the intersection of I-79, Rt. 228, the award-winning Pittsburgh Marriott North at Cranberry Woods is just north of Pittsburgh, PA. 

About Winegardner & Hammons, Inc.
Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. is a full-service hotel management company with a reputation for progressive and successful hospitality management.  The WHI owned/managed portfolio includes resorts, all-suite, extended-stay, full service and conference center hotels in many diverse markets across the United States.  WHI currently manages over 26 hotels in the United States and is affiliated with most major hotel brands.  For more information on WHI, please visit our web site at www.whihotels.com. 

Contact:

Nadine DeGenova
407-682-2625
nadine@prproof.com

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Also See: Marriott Honors Top Hotel Owner and Franchise Companies; Over 20 Companies Recognized for Hospitality Excellence / October 2003
Marriott International Announces Hotel of the Year Honorees for Eight Brands / March 2005
Marriott Names Six as 1999 General Manager of the Year / Kristine Gagliardi Named GM at San Francisco Marriott / Mar 2000
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