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Susan Foresman Appointed General Manager of the
University Plaza Hotel in West Lafayette, Indiana

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Lafayette, IN, July 15, 2008 – As a recent graduate of the Leadership Lafayette Academy, Susan Foresman knows the importance of civic leadership in the community.   In her new role as General Manager of the University Plaza Hotel in West Lafayette, Indiana, she’ll have the opportunity to further stimulate civic engagement to benefit the community.

Prior to her recent appointment, Foresman was the Director of Sales and Marketing at the University Plaza Hotel since 2006.  She began her career at the hotel as Food and Beverage Director in 1996.  Over the next six years, Foresman held various management positions with Murphy Reader/ Associates, Inc. as Food and Beverage Director, General Manager of the Cumberland Place Exhibition Center and Vice President of Food, Beverage and Convention Services.  From 1993-1996, she served in a variety of food and beverage positions with The Levy Restaurants at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. 

“Susan has contributed greatly to the success of the University Plaza Hotel, in her previous role overseeing business development and marketing for the property.  Her extraordinary leadership skills will support the University Plaza Hotel staff – providing the best possible experience to guests of the hotel,” said Richard Quinlan, Vice President of Operations for Hostmark Hospitality Group. 

“I am very excited to lead a great team of people – many who have been employed at the hotel for more than 15 years.   In my new role, I am committed to partnering with business and civic leaders to contribute to the ongoing success of the Lafayette community,” said Susan Foresman, General Manager of the University Plaza Hotel. 

Foresman, a native of Clinton County, is a graduate of Purdue University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional and Tourism Management.  She is a member of the Purdue Alumni Association, President’s Council, John Purdue Club and the Religious Conference Management Association.  Ms. Foresman is a Certified Meeting Professional and participated in the 2005 Disney Institute for Management, Leadership and Marketing.  
 
Over the last year, the University Plaza Hotel (www.universityplazahotelwestlafayette.com) completely renovated its guest rooms with new bedding and carpet, marble bathroom vanities, wall coverings and furniture.  Renovation of the hotel’s lobby, meeting rooms and public areas recently commenced and is scheduled for completion this fall.  The hotel’s exterior also will be completely renovated and will feature a new color scheme and enhanced landscaping.  The 171-room hotel is located at 3001 Northwestern Avenue in West Lafayette and features 13,000 square feet of meeting space, the Garden Café restaurant and Tailgate Lounge, full service catering, an indoor and outdoor pool, a business center, 18-guest suites and an exercise room.

Located one mile from Purdue University, the University Plaza Hotel also is within a few minutes of Purdue Research Park, shopping, recreation and entertainment venues.  The hotel is managed by Hostmark Hospitality Group and owned by an affiliate of True North Management Group.  

About Hostmark Hospitality Group
Hostmark Hospitality Group (www.hostmark.com) is a leading hospitality management firm operating upscale full-service hotels, resorts and focused service hotels and restaurants worldwide and is based in Schaumburg, IL.  
 
About True North Management Group
True North Management Group (www.tninvestors.com) is a privately held real estate investment management firm headquartered in New York, NY.  True North seeks to build on the track record of its founding partners and to establish, for its investors, equity and high yield investment platforms that offer the highest risk adjusted return opportunities in the real estate sector. 
 

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Contact:

Monica Hildebrand
Monica Hildebrand Communications
monica@mhcpr.com 
972.742.2555

 

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Also See: True North Hotel Group and Norwich Partners Open the 124 room Courtyard by Marriott in Lebanon, New Hampshire / December 2006
True North Hotel Group Presented with Marriott International’s 2004 Partnership Circle Award / December 2004
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