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Dan DeFrancia Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing
for the 358-room Hilton Bellevue, Bellevue,  Washington
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SEATTLE/BELLEVUE, Wash., May 27, 2008—The Dow Hotel Company (DHC), a hotel owner/investor and management company, today announced the appointment of Dan DeFrancia as director of sales and marketing for the 358-room Hilton Bellevue, located in metropolitan Seattle, Wash.  DeFrancia assumed his new responsibilities effective April 15, 2008.  

A native of Colorado, DeFrancia has called the Seattle area home for more than 17 years. A graduate of Seattle University, he is an accomplished industry veteran.  He started his career in Tucson, Ariz. at the Westin La Paloma, followed by moves to the Denver area with Westin and Embassy Suites.  He spent six years at the prestigious Meadowood Napa Valley Resort in St. Helena, Calif.  

DeFrancia returned to the Pacific Northwest to work at the historic Rosario Resort in the San Juan Islands.  He spent the last four years at the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie, Wash., before joining the Hilton Bellevue as the new director of sales and marketing.  The Hilton Bellevue recently underwent a $7 million renovation and brand conversion from Doubletree to Hilton.  The hotel also converted the popular night club, Misty’s, into Skyview, a beautiful atrium banquet room.

“Dan DeFrancia has a proven record of success and is a welcome addition to The Dow Hotel Company and the Hilton Bellevue,” stated Michael Pitstick, general manager.  “His leadership and sales experience in upscale resort and luxury hotels, combined with his broad marketing background, will be a valuable asset to our team.”    

Seattle-based The Dow Hotel Company is a hotel owner/investor and operator of 10 first-class, full-service hotels throughout the United States.  The company’s portfolio of owned and managed properties consists of hotels, under such brands as Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, Doubletree and Radisson Hotels and Resorts.  The company aggressively seeks to acquire, co-invest with joint venture partners and/or manage mid- to large-size, first-class, full service hotels, especially those with extensive food and beverage capabilities.

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Contact:

The Dow Hotel Company
www.dowhotelco.com
 

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Also See: Dow Hotel Company Names Michael Pitstick General Manager of Hilton Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington / March 2007
Dow Hotel Company Purchases the 353-Room Doubletree Bellevue Hotel for Approximately $48.5 million; Plans Renovation and Conversion to Hilton Brand / June 2005
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