News for the Hospitality Executive
Director of Sales Respectively at the The Platinum Hotel
and Spa, Las Vegas
Las Vegas - July 29, 2008 Ė The Platinum Hotel and Spa today announced the appointment of Robert Schrader to general manager and Teri Morales to director of sales. In his new position, Schrader oversees the day-to-day operations of the four-star, non-smoking, non-gaming boutique hotel, and Morales leads the sales and catering department team.
Robert Schrader brings an impressive history of working for industry leaders. He has held executive level positions with Ritz Carlton, Pan Pacific, Four Seasons and luxury independent hotels.
Most recently Bob served as the Vice President of Resort Operations for the Cote Companies located in Minneapolis, MN, where he was responsible for the direct oversight of four hotels, four golf courses a marina and eight managed property associations. Prior to the Cote Companies Bob was an Executive Consultant with RES Consulting located in Leawood, KS, where he provided consulting services for organizations such as Abercrombie & Kent and the Kansas City Vacation Planning Center.
This will not be Bobís first foray into the Las Vegas market. He had previously worked as Vice President of Hotel Operations for the Resort at Summerlin, which today is the JW Marriott. Bobís credentials also include acting as General Manager for Miraval in Tucson, AZ, Ritz Carlton in Kansas City, MO of the Pan Pacific Hotel in San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA.
Bob has relocated to the Las Vegas area along with his wife, two daughters and son.
A 23-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Schrader attended Southern Illinois University. He is a member of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International and the International Spa Association.
Prior to joining the Platinum, Teri Morales worked for The Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Corporation for 15 years. During her tenure, she served as director of business travel/travel industry for the Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn, Mich., director of national accounts for the Las Vegas Marriott Territory Sales Team and national sales manager for the Ritz-Carlton at Lake Las Vegas. She also served as executive meeting manager for the Venetian and Palazzo hotels in Las Vegas.
Morales studied criminal justice at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. She previously served as a member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hendersonís Economic Development Department Liaison Committee where she assisted new businesses relocating to Henderson.
The Platinum Hotel & Spa features 255 suites with stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip and the Sunrise Mountains. All units in the 17-floor high-rise include large living rooms with sofa sleepers, fully stocked kitchens, and private terraces. All suites include wall-mounted plasma HDTVs, whirlpool baths, and many feature electric fireplaces as well as washer-dryer units. The hotel features the luxurious WELL Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, as well as the beautiful and contemporary restaurant, Kilawat and the STIR lounge and café, located on the lobby level. Please call 702.365.5000 or visit www.theplatinumhotel.com for more information.
The Platinum Hotel and Spa
|Also See:||Marcus Hotels and Resorts Opens the Platinum Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas; the 255 Unit Condo Hotel Receives Marcus's Proprietary Operating Systems, Spa, Food and Beverage Expertise / November 2006|
|A Las Vegas Novelty: Marcus' New off-Strip Hotel, the Platinum Hotel, Promises Guests a Placid Experience / May 2007|