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Interstate Hotels Appoints Management Teams for Hyatt Place Hotels
in Austin, Grand Prairie, Houston and San Antonio, Texas
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Arlington, VA – December 18, 2008 – Interstate Hotels & Resorts today announced the appointment of the executive teams of the following Texas hotels: Hyatt Place Hotel Austin Arboretum, Hyatt Place Hotel Grand Prairie, Hyatt Place Hotel Houston/Greenspoint and Hyatt Place San Antonio Airport-South.

Most recently with the Interstate Hotels & Resorts-managed Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest Resort, Scott Snofsky has been named General Manager of the Hyatt Place Hotel Austin Arboretum.  Snofsky, both an Interstate and a hospitality industry veteran, brings his vast experience to his new role in Austin.  Kathie Morgan has been selected for the Director of Sales role at the Hyatt Place Hotel Austin Arboretum.  Morgan, most recently with the Hilton Austin Airport, brings her comprehensive transient and group sales knowledge to her new position.

Hyatt Place Austin Arboretum features 127 spacious guestrooms and 950 square feet of meeting space.  Conveniently located just 10 miles northwest of downtown Austin and within close proximity to the technology corridor and the finest retail shopping area of Austin this location is perfect for the corporate and leisure travelers to the area. Visit the hotel online: http://www.austinarboretum.place.hyatt.com/

Mark Mitchell has been appointed General Manager of the Hyatt Place Hotel Grand Prairie, alongside Tracy Gleeson, the newly selected Director of Sales.  Mitchell, a 15-year hospitality industry veteran, brings a vast amount of industry knowledge to the position.  He has most recently served as Director of Sales and Marketing with Quartz Mountain Resort, located in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma.  Additionally, Tracy Gleeson brings immense sales experience to the Director of Sales role.  Most recently with the Marriott Dallas/ Fort Worth Hotel & Golf Club, Gleeson has over 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry.  Gleeson serves on the board of the Great Southwest Industrial Park, as well.

Located in the heart of the Grand Prairie/Arlington area, the Hyatt Place Hotel Grand Prairie features 134 guestrooms and 1,664 square feet of meeting space.  Only minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the hotel is also nearby Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, Ameriquest Field and the future home of the Dallas Cowboys.  Visit the hotel online: http://www.grandprairie.place.hyatt.com/

Angie Schade was recently appointed to the General Manager role at the Hyatt Place Houston Greenspoint.  A veteran of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Schade was formerly with the Courtyard Fort Worth West Lands End as General Manager and the Director of Sales at the Residence Inn Houston Medical Center.  Jonathan Elkins has been selected to the Hyatt Place Houston Greenspoint as Director of Sales.  Most recently serving as the Sales Manager with the Hilton Garden Inn Bush Intercontinental Airport, Elkins brings a vast knowledge of the North Houston market to his new position.  

Ideally located just eight miles from Houston Intercontinental Airport and ten miles from downtown Houston, the Hyatt Place Houston Greenspoint offers a complimentary airport shuttle service. The hotel is also conveniently situated close to many of the major energy and oil and gas companies in Houston as well as multiple sporting venues and an array of restaurants.  Additionally, the hotel offers 1,200 square feet of meeting space.  Visit the hotel online: http://www.houstonairport.place.hyatt.com/

Most recently with Intercontinental Hotels Group serving in an Area Manager role, James Hill is the new General Manager of the Hyatt Place San Antonio International Airport.  Hill brings a vast amount of knowledge to the position, having been in the hospitality industry for more than ten years.  Gina Mirabella has been appointed Director of Sales of the Hyatt Place San Antonio International Airport.  Mirabella, also a hospitality industry veteran, was most recently a Sales Manager with the Hampton Inn San Antonio Downtown.

The Hyatt Place San Antonio Airport-South features 126 guestrooms and 1,200 square feet of meeting space.  Located just one mile south of San Antonio International Airport and 10 minutes from the Riverwalk and the Alamo, Hyatt Place San Antonio Airport-South allows guests to be within reach of all San Antonio offers including the fine shops and restaurants at The Quarry.  Visit the hotel online: http://www.sanantonioairport.place.hyatt.com/

Interstate Hotels & Resorts has also hired Tommy Yates into the position of Area Director of Sales overseeing all four, new Texas Hyatt Place properties.  With over 10 years of experience in hospitality sales, Yates brings his extensive experience in business transient sales to his new position.  Yates recently served as Business Travel Sales Manager with the Sheraton Suites Market Center Dallas.  In addition, John Rodriguez was hired as the Area Director of Revenue Management and brings hospitality experience in both revenue management and sales. John most recently served as Area Director of Revenue Management with John Q. Hammons Hotels and Resorts.  

Hyatt Place is a new kind of Hyatt for today’s relaxed lifestyle. Hyatt Place is ranked Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-Scale Hotel Chains with Full Service according to J.D. Power and Associates. Catering to today’s discerning travelers; Hyatt Place combines The Hyatt Touch® with stylish design, purposeful amenities and forward-thinking technology.  Hyatt Place is a brand of Global Hyatt Corporation that currently offers nearly 120 locations nationwide and will offer 130 hotels by year-end 2008.  For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.com. 

The Hyatt Place Hotel Austin Arboretum, Hyatt Place Hotel Grand Prairie, Hyatt Place Hotel Houston/Greenspoint and Hyatt Place San Antonio Airport-South, are operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the nation’s largest independent hotel management company.  For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, visit the company’s Web-site: www.ihrco.com.

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Contact:

Leslie Freeman
Regional Director of Sales / Interstate Hotels & Resorts
leslie.freeman@ihrco.com

 

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Also See: FFC Capital Corporation Signs Interstate Hotels & Resorts to Manage Four Hyatt Place Hotels; The Texas Properties Recently Converted from AmeriSuites / August 2008

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