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Destination Hotels Brings on Isaac Gerstenzang
as Corporate Director of E-Commerce

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Englewood, Colo. – September 23, 2008 – Andy Anderson, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Destination Hotels & Resorts, recently announced Isaac Gerstenzang was hired as the new corporate director of e-commerce.
 
Gerstenzang, who has more than 11 years experience in the hospitality industry, will be responsible for overseeing and leading Destination’s Internet marketing effort, including overall strategic vision and direction, as well as development of next-generation Web sites in order to support corporate and property-level branding programs. Gerstenzang has already begun implementing a reputation management tool that will allow properties to monitor third party sites as well as analytically compare themselves to their comp set.
 
Gerstenzang was most recently with the New York Palace Hotel, where he oversaw the redevelopment of the hotel’s two Web sites, integrated customer relations management technologies and played a significant role in the property’s re-branding. Prior to the Palace Hotel, Gerstenzang served as the director of marketing for the Oliver Winery in Bloomington, Indiana. He received degrees in both business and journalism from the University of Colorado as well as a master’s degree in business administration from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.
 
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held lodging management company headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo. With more than 30 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 6,000 guest rooms, 11 golf courses and 13 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Houston, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.
 
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Contact:

Kristin Yantis Mettler, 
Malen & Mettler, (775) 831-4422
kmettler@malenandmettler.com
 

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Also See: Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts Appoints Three Execs to Lead Company in Technology, Distribution & Revenue Management and e-Commerce / October 2007
The Villa Group Names David Kuhn Corporate Director E-Commerce Sales & Marketing / August 2007
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