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Kate Neu Appointed As Marketing Manager at the Newly
Renovated Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa, Dallas, Texas
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DALLAS – August 16, 2007 – La Corsha Hospitality Group and the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa Dallas are proud to announce the appointment of Kate Neu as the new Marketing Manager. She will be responsible for coordinating key marketing alliances, in kind community involvement, aiding in the development of the annual marketing, advertising, and media plans, as well as develop and maintain brand initiatives and awareness for the historical Dallas icon, which will re-open under new management and ownership in the fall of 2007. The Stoneleigh is owned by Prescott Realty Group and Apollo Real Estate Advisors, L.P.

Neu comes to the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa with over three years of experience in the hotel industry. Prior to joining the Stoneleigh, she was Marketing Manager at Austin’s historic Driskill Hotel. She has also worked with The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Hill Country Wine and Food Festival and the South by Southwest Music Festival. 

"Kate is uniquely qualified to take on the role of Marketing Manager because of her previous experience with the luxury, historic hotel industry," said John Langston, Managing Director for the hotel. "We are delighted to have her join The Stoneleigh team."

The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa is currently undergoing a $28 million renovation and will offer the impeccable hospitality and premier standard of luxury assured by renowned hotelier, Jeffrey Trigger and his La Corsha Hospitality Group, along with the hotel’s newly appointed executive team which includes Managing Director John Langston, Director of Sales and Marketing Gretchen Stofer Darby, and Chef David Bull. The hotel’s glamorous past inspires 170 elegant guest rooms, Tribute Suites to legendary past visitors and the opulent Penthouse, which will host Dallas’ most elegant social events and wedding receptions.

Originally from west Texas, Neu graduated magna cum laude from St. Edward’s University in Austin with a degree in communications. She currently resides in Uptown Dallas. 

About Apollo Real Estate Advisors, L.P.  
Apollo Real Estate Advisors is one of the most active and prominent opportunistic real estate investors in the U.S. and internationally. Apollo specializes in acquiring under-managed and distressed properties and developing or redeveloping properties in major urban areas throughout the U.S. and Europe. Since Apollo's founding in 1993, the firm has overseen the investment of eight real estate funds totaling more than $5 billion in equity. The firm's Web site is www.apollorealestate.com.  

About Prescott Realty Group
Prescott Realty Group (www.prescottrealtygroup.com) is a Dallas-based, full-service commercial real estate investment, development and operating company. The company focuses its resources on neo-traditional, urban infill sites and mixed-use developments providing people live/work/play pedestrian oriented neighborhoods.  

About La Corsha Hospitality Group
La Corsha Hospitality Group is an Austin, Texas-based hotel management and consulting company. The company was founded in July 2006 by 25-plus year hotel industry veteran Jeff Trigger. Trigger and his associates have an extensive background that specializes in repositioning and restoring historic hotel properties. His signature world-class work can be seen in the properties he's previously overseen transformations of, including downtown Austin's The Driskill Hotel, in Dallas hotels like The Mansion on Turtle Creek and The Adolphus Hotel. Trigger has been named to the list of "Best Hotel Managers in The World" by Leaders Magazine and listed as a "General Manager of The Year" by Business Traveler Magazine. 

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Contact:

Marie Fahey
972.931.7576 x23
marie@pharrpr.com

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Also See: The Stoneleigh Hotel, Dallas, Names Executive Leadership Team, John Langston Appointed Managing Director; Hotel to Re-Open Fall 2007 after $28 Million Renovation / June 2007
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